Credentials Matter!

Don’t settle for second best when you need hearing care.

  • Education, training, and professional certifications often determine whether your treatment will be mediocre and ineffective…or life changing.
  • Dr. Li-Korotky studied at the best medical Universities in the world! She earned an Medical Degree with an emphasis in otology and otolaryngology at Zhengzhou University in China, a PhD in audiology with a thesis on Age-Related Hearing Loss from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, and a Clinical Doctor of Audiology degree (AuD) from the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. 
  • The Doctor was an ear surgeon in her youth, but gave up medical practice to pursue hearing research after obtaining her PhD. She subsequently achieved a Clinical Doctor of Audiology degree and opened Pacific Northwest Audiology.
  • Dr. Li now exclusively practices clinical audiology so she can use her extensive research and clinical experience to help people enjoy a more active lifestyle. 

Dr. Li’s academic credentials are defined below:

Au.D

A Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree generally requires 4 years of undergraduate study and an additional 4 years of specialized academic work, including high-level training in the prevention, identification, assessment, and treatment of hearing disorders. Their extensive academic credentials, professional certification, and licensure, allow Audiologists to provide a full range of professional services, from consultation and diagnosis, to hearing aid fitting and programming, to post-fitting counseling and rehabilitation. Take away any of these services and you no longer have comprehensive hearing care!

Dr. Li-Korotky received her AuD from the University of Pittsburgh

Ph.D

A Doctor of Philosophy degree, is the highest academic degree anyone can earn. Because earning a Ph.D. requires extended study and intense intellectual effort, less than one percent of the population attains the degree.

Dr Li-Korotky received her PhD from the world renowned Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden., with a thesis on Age-Related Hearing Loss. The Doctor has more than 100 scientific publications to her credit, and is nationally respected for her expertise and accomplishments in the field of Audiology.

M.D.

The Doctor of Medicine degree is the terminal degree for physicians and surgeons. Dr Li-Korotky earned her M.D. degree from Henan Medical University in Henan, China, with an emphasis in otology and otolaryngology. Otology is the study of the anatomy and diseases of the ear, while otolaryngology is the study of diseases of the ear and throat. 

The Doctor began as an ear surgeon, but her professional path led to hearing research and 100+ publications.

Dr. Li now focuses exclusively on clinical audiology, where she helps people feel younger and live more actively!

Board Certified

Dr. Li has been certified by the American Board of Audiology. That means she is acclaimed as an expert in the science of audiology.  In order to become Board Certified, Dr. Li had to pass a rigorous national examination.

In order to ensure that Board Certified Audiologists are up-to-date on the latest technologies and research findings in audiology, they must engage in continuous learning…and re-certify every three years. Applicants for renewal must demonstrate that they have earned 60 hours of approved continuing education within that three-year period.

F-AAA

A Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (F-AAA) is a professional member of the organization, and must have a Doctoral degree and be licensed to practice by their state. The American Academy of Audiology is the world’s largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists. The AAA promotes quality hearing and balance care by advancing the profession of audiology through leadership, advocacy, education, public awareness, and support of research.

Dr. Li is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (F-AAA)

Fellow, Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA)

A Fellow of ADA is a professional member of the organization, and must have a Doctoral degree and be licensed to practice by their state. The Academy of Doctors of Audiology is dedicated to the advancement of practitioner excellence, high ethical standards, professional autonomy and sound business practices in the provision of quality audiologic care.

Dr. Li is a Fellow of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA).

Gold Member American Tinnitus Association

Gold Professional Membership is the premier level of professional participation in the American Tinnitus Association. Only Gold Level Professional Members are listed in Tinnitus Today. The American Tinnitus Association exists to cure tinnitus through the development of resources that advance tinnitus research.

Dr. Li is a Gold-level member of the American Tinnitus Association.

 

Our customers expect the best and we deliver!

Great Help

I came in for an appointment and was assisted by Dr. Odgear and Grace Gardner Audiologist Fellow. They both listened to me and gave me the help I needed making sure I understood what was done and my questions were answered. Great atmosphere and support by all the staff.

Super Helpful

I have a hard time hearing and needed to get an evaluation done. Dr. Odgear was really helpful, I liked all the information he had and him being open to my thoughts. The testing was fun and the results were awesome because I was given answers. I never get answers. :) thanks

Best hearing-care service in Central Oregon

I’ve worked with around half a dozen different audiology labs, and Pacific Northwest Audiology is the best. Working with audiologist Dr. Ian S. Odgear is awesome; he is extremely knowledgeable, highly skilled with his equipment and software, thoroughly comprehensive in his approach and very personable. At every appointment, Dr. Odgear has been exhaustive in pursuing the very best solutions for my hearing care, and he always delivers. The facility’s sound booth is also state-of-the-art.

…and more than 350 other 5-Star Reviews!

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