“I enjoy making a big difference in someone’s life, often from an early age.”
Deborah Grall is an audiologist who enjoys helping people at any age with hearing loss, often as part of a team of specialists.
“I like working with a variety of ages and situations,” she said. “When making a diagnosis, I make sure that I dig deep into the problem and treat the patient as an individual. You can often have two people with the same diagnosis who appear completely different. I try to never think
I know what’s wrong until I look at the patient as a whole.”
She has a special interest in evoked potentials, tests used to estimate hearing sensitivity and to identify neurological abnormalities of the auditory nerve and the auditory pathway up through the brainstem.
Grall grew up in the Milwaukee area, earned her master’s degree in audiology at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and earned her doctor of audiology at Penn College of Optometry in Pennsylvania. She most recently was director of clinical services at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Prior to that she served in positions at other health care centers in Milwaukee and Racine.
Grall describes herself as “a huge Green Bay Packers fan” whose family has season tickets. She and her husband Brian, a stay-at-home dad, have two young daughters.