"Hearing loss can isolate people from their friends and family. My goal is to bring them all back together again."
"Audiologists are specially trained to care for people with hearing loss and balance disorders," explains Kelly Schultz, Doctor of Audiology. She is particularly interested in pediatric audiology, teleaudiology and hearing loss prevention. She regularly works with patients of all ages and enjoys variety in her practice.
"There are simple strategies we can use to make it easier for a person with hearing loss to communicate. Teaching these techniques to friends and family set my patients up to be more successful with their new hearing aids."
Kelly is a part of a movement within the field of audiology that stresses identifying and treating children who are deaf or hard of hearing at the earliest possible age. "We have the tools to accurately assess the hearing capabilities of very young infants," she says. "Doing so allows for earlier intervention, helping children with hearing loss to develop speech, language, and social skills equal to that of their hearing peers by the time they reach kindergarten."
A Wisconsin native, Kelly is happy to live in a place she loves, working for an organization she has always respected. She and her family take advantage of the outdoor recreational activities the area offers, like bicycling and camping in summer and snowshoeing in winter.
Kelly was fellowship-trained in audiology at Marshfield Clinic. She is board certified in audiology and received her doctor of audiology degree at Salus University.