Continuing their efforts to provide the best patient care, Professional Hearing Services, Inc. recently expanded their professional staff when Kari Fieber earned her Hearing Instrument Specialist license from the South Dakota Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers and Audiologists.
“Kari has been such a great asset to our clinic for 6 years now,” Dr. Todd Decker, Audiologist and owner of Professional Hearing Services, Inc. said. “I am excited for our patients to have a chance to work with someone who cares so much about improving their quality of life through better hearing.”
To earn this certification, applicants must complete the training manual, have a thorough understanding of the FDA hearing aid regulations and the IHS Code of Ethics and be able to apply them as required. They are also graded on sanitary habits and proper sterilization of equipment and must be familiar with the audiometer in use, and all its functions. Applicants must be able to define and interpret conductive, mixed and sensorineural types of hearing loss from audiogram examples.
Fieber joined Professional Hearing Services in 2012 and is the patient technology coordinator. In addition to seeing patients, she is responsible for ordering and keeping track of all new technology or devices coming in and out of the office.
“I’m excited to start this new endeavor and to be able to serve our patients on a whole new level,” Fieber said.
The mission of the South Dakota Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers and Audiologists is to protect the health and safety of the consumer public by licensure of qualified persons, enforcement of the statutes, rules and regulations governing the practice of hearing aid dispensing and audiology, including the appropriate resolution of complaints.
Professional Hearing Services, Inc. staff now includes 3 Doctors of Audiology and 1 Hearing Instrument Specialist: Dr. Todd Decker, Audiologist; Dr. Angela Seuser, Audiologist; Dr. Kellsie Busho, Audiologist, and Kari Fieber, Hearing Instrument Specialist.