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Diana Kain, Au.D., CCC-A

Diana Kain, Au.D., CCC-A
Co-Founder & Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Diana Kain is co-founder of Heartland Hearing Center. An Iowa native, she grew up in Ames with her older brother who was diagnosed with profound hearing loss at 18 months of age. Her childhood provided first-hand the impact of living with hearing loss and she has since dedicated her life to helping others.

Dr. Kain has been practicing audiology since 2001 primarily within University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (UIHC). With a strong foundation in diagnosing medically complicated cases Dr. Kain chose private practice to focus on her passion, hearing loss treatment and patient relationships.

Dr. Kain is an expert in difficult hearing aid fittings as she specializes in medical audiology, diagnostics and hearing aid technology. Throughout her career, Dr. Kain has spoken extensively on hearing healthcare and also serves as a clinical supervisor for doctoral students.

EDUCATION YOU CAN TRUST

  • Doctor of Audiology: A.T. Still University
  • Master of Arts in Audiology: University of Northern Iowa
  • Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science: University of Iowa
Jennifer Anfinson Reekers, Au.D.

Jennifer Anfinson Reekers, Au.D.
Co-Founder & Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Jennifer Reekers is co-founder of Heartland Hearing Center. Growing up in southern Minnesota she experienced chronic ear infections and hearing loss as a child, requiring surgery to reconstruct her eardrum. Living with her own hearing loss inspired Dr. Reekers to become an audiologist.

Dr. Reekers graduated from the #1 audiology doctoral program in 2009 and has clinical experience from VA healthcare systems and private ENT clinics. She entered into private practice to focus on her passion, empowering each patient with the time and education deserved on their journey to better hearing.

Dr. Reekers specializes in hearing aid technology, counseling and hearing rehabilitation, with emphasis on tinnitus treatment. Given she wears a hearing aid herself, Dr. Reekers offers a unique perspective when counseling realistic expectations and the benefits of amplification.

EDUCATION YOU CAN TRUST

  • Doctor of Audiology: University of Iowa
  • Master of Arts in Audiology: University of Iowa
  • Bachelor of Science in Speech/Language/Hearing Science: Minnesota State University Moorhead
Ashley Hamer

Ashley Hamer
Patient Care Coordinator

Ashley is Patient Care Coordinator and came to Heartland Hearing with extensive experience in customer service. She is the friendly voice to greet you on the phone and the first warm smile you’ll see each time you step into the office!

An Iowa native, Ashley enjoys answering questions and helping guide patients to hear their best. She will find you the appointment that suits your needs, help answer basic hearing aid questions or troubleshooting, help with financing, answer basic insurance questions, and more.

Ashley has always had a passion for assisting others and appreciates working in hearing healthcare, where relationships and treatment have an immediate and profound impact on people’s lives. She loves getting to know our family of happy and satisfied patients!