Our Audiology Staff

Serving the Southeastern Iowa area since 1981, we know we can provide you with the best hearing services. Whether you're here for your annual checkup or you think you need hearing aids, our trained staff always gives you excellent service.


Dr. Jason Aird

Audiologist, President, and CEO

Dr. Aird grew up in Dubuque, IA and earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Northern Iowa in 1992 and 1994 respectively. 


Dr. Amanda Carr


Dr. Carr grew up in Cedar Rapids, IA and earned her B.A. (2007) and Au.D. (2011) degrees from the University of Iowa.


Dr. Kate Klimara


Dr. Klimara grew up in Brookfield, WI. She earned her B.A. from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN and her Au.D. from Purdue University.


Jenna Shield

Business Manager

Jenna grew up in West Liberty, IA. She joined the Iowa Audiology team as the Business Manager in 2008.

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Jeni Laughlin

Patient Care Coordinator

Jeni grew up in Kalona, Iowa.  She graduated with her BA in Education from the University of Northern Iowa, and continued her education with her Masters in Quality Education from Graceland University.


Neila Bell

Audiology Assistant

Neila grew up in Ely, IA, and earned her B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of Northern Iowa (2020).


Allison Duplain

Audiology Assistant

Allison grew up in Dayton, OH, and earned her B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Iowa (2022).

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Trudy Jacobs

Audiology Assistant

Trudy grew up in Spring, TX and received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO (2021).


Kenneth L. Lowder, Au.D.

Founder, Emeritus

Dr. Lowder grew up in Lovington, IL and earned his bachelor's degree from the Eastern Illinois University in 1964 and his master's degree from Chicago's DePaul University in 1968.