Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences

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Karen Belgard, AuD, CCC-A, F-AAA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Audiologist
Koss Hearing & Balance Center
Department of Otolaryngology & Communication Sciences

BIOGRAPHY

Karen Belgard has worked as an audiologist in the greater Milwaukee area since 1986.  She received her Master of Arts (M.S.) degree from Northwestern University and her Doctorate in Audiology (AuD) from A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences.  Before coming to Froedtert & the Medical College in 2008, she worked in a large ENT Clinic and then for a smaller ENT practice. She has extensive experience in diagnostic audiology and hearing aid technology and fittings.  Dr. Belgard has lectured on Ototoxicity and Ototoxicity Monitoring as well as on hearing loss and hearing aids on both the local and state levels.

Dr. Belgard has a special interest in working with hearing impaired patients and with hearing aids. She also has a strong interest in working with physicians and patients on the topic of Ototoxicity and the importance of Ototoxicity Monitoring.  Patient education and counseling are a large part of her focus. Providing her patients with a better background regarding their hearing and balance functions allows her patients to be more active participants in their own healthcare decisions.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Doctor of Audiology (AuD) - A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences, Mesa AZ 2012
Master of Arts (MA) - Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1986
Bachelor of Science (BS) – Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 1985
Clinical Fellowship in Audiology, 1987

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSES

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology by the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association
Licensed Audiologist, State of Wisconsin

SOCIETY/PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)
Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association (WSHA)

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Assistive Listening Devices (ALD)
Balance/Vestibular Disorders (Imbalance/Dizziness/Vertigo)
Hearing Aids
Hearing Loss and Hearing Loss Prevention
Ototoxicity Monitoring
Patient Counseling and Patient Education

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)
Wisconsin Speech-Language-Hearing Association (WSHA)
Alpha Sigma Nu

CLINICAL PRACTICE

Patient Age: All
Joined Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2008

SCHEDULING INFORMATION

Established Patients: 414.805.5587
New Patients: 414.805.3666

 

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