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Audiology & Hearing Aids

The Hearing Center provides a setting in which your hearing needs can be assessed comfortably, accurately and efficiently. Our services include evaluation, hearing aid selection, fitting and followup.

We repair all makes and models of hearing aids and offer an extensive selection of batteries and supplies. We perform a variety of tests including ENG and OAE. We also perform cochlear implant mapping. Diagnostic services for balance disorders are available with a physician's referral.

Our Audiologists

Our Audiologists are available five days a week to answer your questions about hearing loss and balance disorders. We strive to maintain honest, respectful relationships with all of our patients in a relaxing, stress-free setting. To learn more, please give us a call.

Catherine Drescher, Au.D. | Lee Frantz Oines, Au.D. | Kasey Brickey, Au.D.

Catherine Drescher, Au.D. graduated from the University of Louisville with her doctorate in 2004. She spent the next eight years in Alabama working in various settings including small ENT practices, a speech and hearing clinic, and a large teaching hospital. Catherine relocated to Montana in December of 2012 and assumed the role of Director of Hearing and Balance for Rocky Mountain ENT. Her specialties include the evaluation and treatment of tinnitus, cochlear implants, and diagnostics.

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Lee Frantz Oines, Au. D. received her Master of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado in 1978. She has worked in a variety of audiologic settings since that time.

Initially, her time was spent in the public schools in Iowa and Wyoming. From there she moved on to work at the University of Utah and with a local ENT. In 1983, she came to Missoula as the audiologist at Community Medical Center and then owned her own hearing and speech business for 17 years.

She joined Rocky Mountain Hearing and Balance in 2008. Currently, she is serving on the Montana Hearing Aid Licensure Board and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology.

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Kasey Brickey, Au.D. graduated from Portland State University in 2012 with a bachelor of science in speech and hearing sciences. She went on to continue her education at Pacific University of Oregon where she graduated with her doctorate of audiology in 2015. Following completion of her degree, she relocated to Montana to join the Rocky Mountain ENT team. She specializes in evaluation and treatment for hearing loss including cochlear implants and tinnitus as well as evaluation of vestibular disorders.

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Bone Anchored Hearing Aids

Bone anchored hearing aids are implantable devices used for individuals with a conductive hearing loss for whom middle ear reconstruction is not feasible, or those who have unilateral deafness.  The surgery is relatively simple, performed in either one or two stages depending on age, and takes advantage of the ability of the skull to relay sound to the inner ear from a hearing aid that snaps to a small post implanted in the skull.

After meeting with our Audiologists and determining that a traditional hearing aid is not the right choice, you will have a consultation one of our surgeons. Please contact us today to find out which hearing solution is best for you.

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