Hospital Patients

Audiology

MRHC Specialist:
Doug Leonard

Doug visits Manning General Hospital on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month from 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00.

MRHC Specialist:
Sondra Rierson, M.A.,CCC-A, Audiologist

Sondra Rierson, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology. Sondra Rierson is the staff audiologist serving our Carroll, Denison, Sac City, Manning, and Audubon offices. She has earned her Masters of Arts degree in Audiology from the University of Minnesota and her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Iowa. Sondra also holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is a member of the Iowa Hearing Association. Sondra was an audiologist in Colorado for four years before joining Hearing Unlimited. She holds Iowa licenses to practice Audiology as well as dispense hearing aids. She is currently working on her doctorate degree in Audiology, Au.D. As part of her professional training and development, she takes 16 hours of continuing education classes annually along with specialized manufacturer training.

Audiology is the measurement of hearing. Audiology aims to determine whether someone can hear within the normal range, and if not, which portions of hearing (high, middle, or low frequencies) are affected.  If a hearing loss is present, an audiologist attempts to decide the cause of the problem and proposes to the patient what options (such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, or surgery) may help to restore function.