Meet Dr. Beki & Staff

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Founding Hope Hearing

Hope Hearing was founded to give those seeking hearing amplification and tinnitus treatment a quality Audiology practice to call their own. 

Dr. Beki Kellogg graduated from Baylor University in 2005. She then completed a four year Audiology doctoral program graduating from the University of North Texas in 2009.

She is originally from Texas and practiced at a medical setting and busy private practice. Her family moved here from Denver where a majority of what she treated was tinnitus patients. Her diverse expertise gives her an abundance of professional medical experience to treat many different hearing related ailments. 

Heather Employee at Hope Hearing & Tinnitus Center Cedar Rapids
Serena Employee at Hope Hearing & Tinnitus Center Cedar Rapids

Meet the Hope Hearing Staff

Get to know our talented & friendly staff before you step foot in the clinic! We look forward to meeting you in person.

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Heather Thatcher

Originally from Illinois, Heather has also spent time living in the Pacific Northwest, as well as Arizona before moving to Iowa 14 years ago.  She graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in Anthropology in 2004.  She has spent many years in a management position providing hands on Customer Service. She has spent many months doing hands-on training and in 2020, she obtained her certificate for Hearing Instrument Specialist and Audiology Technician.  

 

She believes in giving 110% and enjoys building a rapport with her patients and treating them like family.  She likes knowing that at the end of the day she gave it her all and that her extra effort makes a huge difference in the overall care and improvement in a patient's health.

 

She is a member of the International Hearing Society and the American Tinnitus Association.  

 

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children.  She is a die-hard Arizona State Sun Devils fan, but has recently been recruited as a Cyclone fan as her oldest son now attends school there.

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Serena Lydon

Serena is the Patient Care Coordinator Manager at Hope Hearing & Tinnitus Center.  She graduated from Mount Mercy College with a degree in public relations.  She enjoys connecting with people and lets kindness and gratitude guide her interactions.


She is honored to be a part of a team that makes an impact on a patients well being. 


Outside of Hope Hearing, Serena enjoys family time with her husband, two children, Madelynn and Mason, as well as her two fur babies, rescue kitties, Ollie and Teddy. 

She's also a black belt in TaeKwonDo!

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Andrea Bunting

Andrea is the Patient Care Coordinator at Hope Hearing & Tinnitus Center. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Spanish. She also obtained her masters in Criminal Justice and has always found joy in helping people. Her past years of experience in the health field helped reveal the importance of focusing on improving people's quality of life. "It has truly been a blessing not only being part of an amazing team, but to see the tinnitus progress, joy and relief from our patient's experience first hand!"

 

In her free time she enjoys being outdoors and planting flowers, kayaking, biking and going to the gym, but more than anything, spending time with her chocolate lab, Diesel, AKA monster.

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Jonathan Stirn

Jonathan Stirn is Hope Hearing and Tinnitus Center's newest Audiologist. He is an Iowa native growing up in a small town along the Mississippi River. Jonathan initially graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Cornell College. Early on, he had quite the adventure in multiple careers working in a biology lab while owning & operating a food truck with his long-time friend on the weekends. Jonathan eventually discovered his true calling in healthcare. He returned to the University of Iowa and completed another Bachelor's degree in Speech & Hearing Science in 2018. Jonathan continued his graduate education at the University of Iowa and has just recently graduated with a Doctorate of Audiology while also completing a national program centered in leadership and education for the care of individuals with disabilities. He is excited to serve his future patients with a focus on patient-centered care. He believes that building trust through strong clinician-patient partnerships results in the best long-term success for the patients here at Hope Hearing!

 

In his free time, Jonathan is an avid traveler, hiker, and gardener. He loves traveling back to his hometown for time spent boating on the river. He loves finding new hiking trails with his two dogs, Cato and Apollo!

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1727 Boyson Road, Hiawatha, IA 52233

319.393.2796

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