Kelley Olenick, Au.D.
Owner of Hearing Zone
Dr. Kelley Olenick, Au.D. earned a bachelors degree in Communication Science at the University of MN, She earned a Masters of Science degree in Audiology from Idaho State University, and a clinical Doctorate degree in Audiology from AZ School of Health Professions. Kelley Olenick is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association. She has served on the Idaho State licensing board for Audiology and is adjunct faculty at ISU where she has taught Audiology coursework, performed clinical hearing and balance testing and supervised Audiology graduate students.
Dr. Olenick has more than 25 years experience in the Medical Treatment of hearing loss. She uses neuro- technology to help her patients with fall prevention and to reduce the effect of hearing loss on cognitive decline, memory loss, diabetes, and heart disease. According to Dr. Olenick, “Individuals with mild hearing loss have a 200% higher risk of developing dementia; therefore, it’s important to me that each patient who enters Hearing Zone is provided the most advanced medical treatment.”
“Treating hearing loss is the #1 most modifiable factor in the prevention of dementia.” In order to accomplish this, Dr. Olenick insists that she and her staff train extensively to keep abreast of cutting edge research and treatment technology.
Angie McCurdy, M.S., Audiologist
Angie McCurdy attended ISU and earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communication Disorders. Her interest in treating patients who have hearing loss, compelled her to complete a Masters Degree in Audiology from ISU in 2002.
“Because hearing loss is a progressive, degenerative condition, my goal is to proactively treat every patient who has hearing loss.” “It’s great to see younger adults coming in for a hearing test before they reach the age of 50.” Establishing a baseline at a young age, allows us to track changes in hearing over time. Studies show that if we start treatment early, we can reduce the associated risks of hearing loss including memory loss, falls, social isolation, and cognitive decline.”
Kenette Ellin, B.C. – HIS
Hearing Instrument Specialist
Kenette Ellin is our Hearing Instrument Specialist and is Nationally Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. Kenette has been a hearing care provider at Hearing Zone for 24 years. She specializes in hearing instrument fitting.
Kenette’s friendly personality and her willingness to “go the extra mile” endears her to all. She enjoys working in the Pocatello and Blackfoot offices.
“I look forward to each day I get to meet our patients who I grow to love and respect and I am inspired by their stories.” “Because the onset of hearing loss is so gradual, many of our patients have been isolated from their friends and family without realizing it.” “Improving the ability to communicate has a life changing effect on them and their families.” Often patients cry tears of joy because they are so happy to feel connected to their world again. “These experiences bring great joy and happiness to my life”.