Our Staff

Marina E. Kade

Au.D., FAAA, Doctor of Audiology, Board Certified

Dr. Kade graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and Audiology earning her Doctorate in Audiology in 2002. Her undergraduate and graduate degrees were completed in December, 1990 from Central Michigan University, in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. She received her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in June of 1991. Dr. Kade served as a member of the Board of Director’s for the Michigan Academy of Audiology from 2000 – 2002. She is also a member of the American Academy of Audiology, and the American Doctors of Audiology. She is Board Certified by the American Academy of Audiology.

Dr. Kade has experience in various settings, from private practice, and Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) offices. She has participated in balance testing and auditory brainstem response testing (testing the pathway from the ear to the brain with electrodes). Through these experiences, she has found working with hearing impaired patients the most rewarding. Dr. Kade attends numerous conferences and conventions to remain updated in the field of Audiology.

Melissa L Anderson

Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Anderson graduated from Central Michigan University earning her Doctorate in Audiology in 1998. Dr. Anderson has experience in private practice, hospital, and industrial settings. She has participated in infant hearing screening, auditory brainstem response testing, vestibular testing and advanced hearing instrument fitting. Dr. Anderson resides in Royal Oak with her husband.

Donna Kudela

Audiology Assistant/Hearing Instrument Sales Person

Donna has been with the practice since 1998 and is currently enrolled in the International Institute for Hearing Instrument studies. She attends several training seminars throughout the year to stay current with the many advances in the hearing instrument field. She enjoys working with patients of all ages. Always cheerful, you probably hear her laughing through the office!

Taryn Thibodeau

Office Manager

Taryn has been with our practice since 2007, working in our Chesterfield office, and has been our office manager in the Warren office for over a year. Taryn is in charge of having our office running smoothly. We are so lucky to have such an intelligent, cheerful, and motivated person running our office.

Cheryl Stanson, Receptionist

Cheryl Stanson

Receptionist

Cheryl started with Hearing Consultants in 2014. She works part time helping Taryn at the front desk, answering the phone and confirming appointments. Cheryl has a husband of 23 years, and enjoys boating and spending time at her cottage.


SERVICES INCLUDED WITH EVERY HEARING AID FROM US

Your hearing instruments use the highest level of technology, but they need regular maintenance and periodic adjustments to perform at their best. Once you have purchased a set of hearing aids from us, our ‘Complete Hearing Health Care’ program provides a complete range of services at no additional cost to you!

Services included in the cost of your hearing instruments are:

  • Quarterly cleanings and adjustments
  • Annual Comprehensive check up
  • Annual audiometric screenings
  • Two-year repair warranty
  • One-year loss & damage warranty
  • 60-day trial period
  • Warranty renewals available
  • Batteries provided for the life of your hearing instruments

HEARING AID REPAIRS

With our fully-featured in-office repair lab we are able to fix many common hearing aid repairs right on the spot, including:

  • Replacing missing removal lines.
  • Adding build up material to loose earmolds or in-the-ear hearing aids.
  • Modifying earmolds or in-the-ear hearing aids if they are causing discomfort.
  • Vacuum and/or replace receiver (speaker) tubes to remove debris from the electronics.

In office repairs may prevent hearing aids from being sent out to be fixed which will save you both time and money.


TINNITUS

The persistent ringing or buzzing in your ears can add real disruption to your life. Tinnitus is usually caused by long exposure to loud noise, illnesses, medication, auditory diseases, or a host of other issues that affect the inner ear.

Through a combination of lifestyle changes and appropriate technology, we are confident that we will provide long-term relief from your tinnitus symptoms. The aim is to restore your hearing without the use of any devices.


VA SERVICES

Are you a U.S. veteran worried you may have hearing loss? You are in good company. Hearing loss is the most common service-related injury that disables veterans, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

We are proud to offer free or low-cost hearing healthcare to our veterans through VA benefits. Call us for further information on how we can help you.


CUSTOM HEARING PROTECTION

Store-bought earplugs are a great first step towards hearing loss prevention. But if you regularly need them for a specific purpose, it might be best to have specialised protection which is custom fit for your ear and optimised for your choice of activity.
We can provide custom-fit earplugs to suit a whole host of activities, including:

  • Live music.
  • Hunting and shooting.
  • Occupational protection for construction workers.
  • Swimmers.
  • Those who need earplugs to sleep better.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES

Assistive listening devices, or ALDs, help people with hearing loss regain some of that sound back to their ears electronically. Most of the modern ALDs use the power of Bluetooth technology and work with your smartphones. ALDs improve the noise-to-speech ratio, making it easier to hear and understand normal speech. They are most useful public areas such as schools, conference rooms, and theatres.

There are several types of ALDs to choose from and one of our audiologists at Hearing Consultants can help you find the right one for your specific needs:

  • Personal amplifier
  • FM radio system
  • Infrared systems
  • Induction loop system
  • Bluetooth systems

Have questions or would you like to schedule an appointment?

Contact us today to set up an appointment with a hearing specialist to discuss your hearing health, hearing aids and the best way to treat your hearing loss.

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