Dr. Reynolds has been practicing Audiology for over 30 years. She created & directed the Audiology program at multiple practices across the country and here in the Twin Cities. After 17 years of leading and growing the Audiology program at a large multi-specialty practice locally, Dr. Reynolds decided to start her own private practice in Woodbury to enable her to achieve her full vision for an Audiology program oriented to directing her full focus to patient care and allied programs to support the hearing impaired community.
She is honored to share her 30 plus years of experience both at her practice supporting individuals with hearing loss & tinnitus and through community education programs.
Dr. Reynolds is committed to supporting hearing impaired individuals live the life they want both through improved hearing and lifestyle management strategies. Through the years she has had the joyful fortune to support patients in creating better connections with family, friends and community.
Dr. Reynolds completed her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls and graduate work at the University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign. She was raised on White Bear Lake, MN where she developed a love of natural, wild spaces. She strives to create balance in her life by getting back into nature at any opportunity. When she carves out time to be in nature you will find her cross country skiing, fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking, camping, hiking, bicycling and gazing at the stars.
An audiological evaluation is the clinical starting point for adults if you suspect hearing loss (you think your friends and family mumble), experience tinnitus (ringing buzzing, humming or other sound in your ears), perceive fullness or pressure in the ears, experience dizziness or vertigo or if there is a family history of hearing loss.
Risk factors associated with hearing loss include; excessive noise exposure, tinnitus, high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, and heart disease. If you have risk factors for hearing loss, obtain a diagnostic hearing evaluation by a Doctor of Audiology.
The Better Hearing Institute found that 95% of individuals with hearing loss can be helped with today’s digital hearing aids. Hearing instrument technology has improved dramatically in recent years. I can now improve communication ability for most types and severities of hearing loss; even if you have been told in the past that nothing can be done. Technology incorporates automatic listening programs that analyze the sound environment detecting if you are in quiet, light noise, loud noise or listening to music. The processor automatically adjusts to maximize both communication and comfort. Today’s instruments incorporate technology specifically designed to manage and provide relief for tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
According to the American Tinnitus Association, more than 50 million Americans are impacted by tinnitus. Tinnitus is a ringing, humming, buzzing or other sound in your head or ears that does not have an outside source. The sound can be constant or can come and go. Tinnitus is typically associated with some degree of hearing loss. Many people with tinnitus have some degree of hearing loss, however, not everyone with hearing loss experiences tinnitus. Tinnitus does not cause hearing loss; although it can be one of the symptoms of hearing loss.
For some people, tinnitus is just a nuisance; for others it is a life altering condition. Many people have been told or believe that nothing can be done about tinnitus. Not true! Today, there are many successful management techniques available.