Dr. Jessica Dimmick, AuD
Dr. Jessica Rhodes Dimmick is the President of Hearing Doctors of Iowa and Hearing Doctors of Illinois. A graduate of Western Illinois University and the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Dimmick initially worked in a series of well-established private practices across the United States. Recognized as a leader in assisting patients with the fitting of hearing instruments, Dr. Dimmick pursued the dream of building her own private practice from the ground up, starting with the flagship office in Ankeny, Iowa in March 2017. Through absorption of databases and expansion into her home state of Illinois, by October 2019, Dr. Dimmick had grown her practice to 5 locations spanning 250 miles. Since the conception of the practice in 2017, Dr. Dimmick has added 5 additional providers as well as support staff to develop the practice into a blend of urban and rural care with an eye on future endeavors to come.
“Equip yourself with the right professional, the right tools, and the right service and you’re in the right place. At Hearing Doctors of Iowa, I specialize in your customized solution.”Dr. Dimmick
Dr. Dimmick was recognized in 2018 by Fortune, Entrepreneur, and O by Oprah magazine, as a leading woman in business in the Midwest. She is a member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA) and has a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) as well as dual licensure in Audiology and Hearing Instrument Dispensing in the states of Iowa and Illinois.
Amy Melik-Israyelyan, Hearing Instrument Specialist
Amy has been practicing as a Hearing Instrument Specialist since 2007. She is licensed to service your hearing needs through the State of Iowa and has long served as a member of the Iowa Hearing Association. She is trained in hearing evaluations, programing, hearing instrument modification and minor repairs as well as continuous training on the newest and finest technology. Amy is an advocate on awareness of the importance of hearing protection, the significance of correcting hearing loss, and the positive impact it will have on the patient and their quality of life. When Amy is not in the office, she enjoys music, art, traveling, and exploring new places with her wonderful son, Michael.
Dr. Lexi Kirner, AuD
Dr. Lexi Kirner was born and raised in Quincy, IL. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Truman State University, she went on to obtain her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of South Alabama. She has clinical experience in a variety of settings including private practice, ENT clinics, children’s rehabilitation centers, and multi-specialty clinics. She holds her certificate of clinical competence in audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Dr. Kirner is licensed in the states of Illinois and Missouri.
Dr. Kirner’s clinical interests include evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of hearing loss in the adult population. She is passionate about the overall well-being of each patient and strives to meet their individual needs. Her goal is to help her patients stay active and engaged in their daily activities. She is happy to be back in her hometown and enjoys making an impact in her local community. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching her husband’s sporting events, and riding horses.
Dr. Tyler Duraes, AuD
Dr. Tyler Duraes received his Bachelor’s Degree in Speech & Hearing Science, followed by his Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Utah. He completed his clinical externship in St. Louis, MO in an ENT clinic where he provided care for patients of all ages with hearing, balance and amplification services. Upon completing his externship, Dr. Duraes moved to Des Moines where he enjoys serving rural and metro communities in Iowa, as well as United States Veterans. Dr. Duraes specializes in the prescription, fitting and follow-up care of hearing aid devices, hearing evaluation, balance disorders, and tinnitus.
Betty Ann Einweck, Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist
Elizabeth "Betty Ann" Einweck grew up in both Illinois and Iowa. She completed 3 semesters of liberal arts courses at Mount Saint Clare College. In 1982, she relocated to Quincy, IL to start her career as a hearing instrument specialist, initially working for her mother who owned a Beltone practice in Burlington, Iowa covering 5 counties since 1977. She obtained her license in the state of Missouri as a hearing aid specialist in 1983 and in Illinois in 1985, before becoming Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences in 1986. Over the course of her career, Betty Ann has operated her own practice which included 9 service centers, including the Hannibal and Macomb locations.
"What I have enjoyed as a hearing aid dispenser is having the ability to change lives through better hearing with the ever changing technology," says Betty Ann. As a member of the Illinois Hearing Society, Missouri Hearing Society and International Hearing Society, she has maintained advanced training of over 35 hours of continuing education every year to keep up to date at state association meetings, factory seminars and conventions.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, swimming and practicing yoga and spending time with her 7 grandchildren!