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Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers, LLC: Our Story

Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers, LLC is an independent practice owned and operated by Dr. Leah Uthe. Our practice is a combination of two practices, Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers and Kayser Hearing Aid and Audiology Center.

Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers was opened by Dr. Sandra Hobson over 30 years ago. As a practice dedicated to providing the most comprehensive hearing services available, Dr. Hobson ensured every patient was treated with utmost care and respect.

Kayser Hearing Aid and Audiology Center was established in 1982 by Dr. Dean Kayser. Their practice's values were rooted in compassionate, patient-centered medical solutions and a trustworthy continuum of care.

In order to bring our hearing services to even more people in the Des Moines community, Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers and Kayser Hearing combined to form Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers, LLC.

Now, we are able to provide even more patients with the hearing healthcare they deserve. With our newly expanded, dedicated team of professionals, we are honored to provide hearing education and services to the people of Des Moines.

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Leah Uthe

Owner/Audiologist

Dr. Sandra Hobson, an audiologist des moines

Dr. Uthe is an Iowa native who has always had a passion for helping others in need. This passion led her to search for a degree in both service and healthcare. After her first Introduction to Audiology class in college, she knew she had found her calling. She earned her B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2009, and her Doctorate in Audiology in 2016 from the University of South Dakota. Dr. Uthe has experience with diagnostic hearing testing, hearing aids and protection, tinnitus, and aural rehabilitation services. She is an advocate for hearing health education, and enjoys participating in health fairs events in and round the Des Moines metro. Dr. Uthe is dedicated to serving her patients and the community, and is looking forward to serving the Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers family.

Lindsey St. John

Patient Care Coordinator

Staff member Lindsey, front desk

Lindsey manages the front office and delivers outstanding customer service to the patients who come to Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers. Patients enjoy Lindsey's positive attitude and helpfulness. She is currently training to become an Audiology Assistant and has been in health care for over 4 years. As a new employee at Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers she is ready to assist you with your hearing healthcare and insurance questions.

Massa Atchison

Patient Care Coordinator

Staff member Massa

Massa joined the Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology team with 11 years of experience in the field of hearing healthcare. She is our Patient Care Coordinator, and she manages the day to day operations of our offices. Massa's favorite part about her job is interacting with people. Her goal is to ensure that every person who calls or comes into our office has a positive experience. During her free time, Massa enjoys reading, attending hockey games and spending as much time as she can with her family.

Massa is here to greet you with a smile and a "Good morning or Afternoon!"

Vonda Brock

Patient Care Coordinator

Staff member Vonda

Vonda started with Uthe Hearing Aid and Audiology Centers in September 2015. Born and raised in Sabetha, Kansas, a small town near the Nebraska border, she moved to Iowa in 2003. He and her husband, Kyle, of 26 years, have two children, Victoria and Justus. Victoria is veterinary technician at a local animal hospital. Justus is in his junior year at Iowa State. When Vonda is not working, she enjoys riding on a motorcycle, biking, watching sports, and time with family and friends.

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