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Laura Feldhake,AuD,CCC-A

Primary Service
  • ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Areas of Interest Pediatrics and adult evaluations, rehabilitation of hearing loss with various amplification sources, tinnitus management, balance disorders
College
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Optometry, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, School of Audiology (now named Salus University)
Biography

Board certification
Audiology with a Pediatric Audiology Specialty, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and American Board of Audiology

Philosophy of care
"Each patient, their family and myself  are a team and equal partners in trying to find the best solutions for hearing loss remediation. I work to try to find the solution which works best for the patient and their listening lifestyle needs."

Why Dr. Feldhake went into medicine
"It was always a calling to go into a medical based field. Hearing became a focus in undergraduate school due to a hearing condition that my grandfather developed."

Favorite advice to give patients
"Hearing is unlike any other sense. You know when you cannot smell or see or taste or feel, but you do not always know what you cannot hear."

Hometown
Elroy, WI

Hobbies
Reading and spending time with her Siberian Huskies

Professional associations
Dr. Laura Feldhake is St. Luke’s Ear, Nose & Throat Associates Director of Audiology Services. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is a Fellow Member of the Tinnitus Practitioners Association.

While she lived in Wisconsin, Dr. Feldhake served on the State of Wisconsin Hearing and Speech Examining Board and the Wisconsin Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Association (WSHA) Board. She also helped develop Wisconsin's infrastructure for the newborn hearing screening legislation and implementation. She is currently on the Minnesota Academy of Audiology’s reimbursement committee.

Awards
Duluth-Superior Magazine, Top Doctor in Audiology, 2013.

WSHA Honors of the Association-February 25, 2011. Recognized

WSHA-P Presidents Award-February 6, 2009- Recognized for contributions to the professions of Speech Pathology and Audiology and to the Association.

Wisconsin Audiologist of the Year - April 29, 2006 – Recognized by the Wisconsin Speech-Language-Hearing Association (WSHA) for the compassion, commitment and care shown to patients and their families.

Certificate of Commendation - State of Wisconsin, Kohler, WI, 2002. Awarded by Governor Scott McCallum in recognition of being a champion of early detection and intervention for infants with hearing loss.

WSHA Salutes Outstanding Service Award – Wisconsin Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Madison, WI 1999. Awarded for outstanding efforts in support of the Universal Infant Hearing Screening (UNHS) and Follow-up bill.

Editor’s Award – American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1996. Awarded for contributing author of Audiologic Practices: What is Popular Versus What is Supported by Evidence.

Publications
“October is Audiology Awareness Month.” Woman Today. October, 2013

Multiple entries in WSHA Newsbriefs

“Audiologic Practices: What is Popular Versus What is Supported by Evidence.” American Journal of Audiology, pp. 26-34, Vol. 4, March 1995.