Dr. Li-Korotky studied at the best medical Universities in the world! She earned a Medical Degree with an emphasis in otology and otolaryngology, a Ph.D in audiology with a thesis on Age-Related Hearing Loss, and a clinical Doctor of Audiology Degree (Au.D.).
Dr. Li began her career as an ear surgeon, but her professional path led to hearing research, where she distinguished herself with more than 100 publications. The Doctor now focuses exclusively on clinical audiology, where she helps people feel younger and live more actively!
The doctor is Board Certified in Audiology by the American Board of Audiology, She is a fellow of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), and a Gold member of the American Tinnitus Association.
Dr. Li-Korotky has 20+ years of clinical and research experience, with more than 100 scientific publications, so she is uniquely qualified to diagnose, successfully treat, and counsel you on the many variations and causes of hearing disorders, using the most advanced technology and treatment solutions in the Region.
After determining the unique characteristics of your hearing loss, Dr. Li-Korotky will recommend treatment strategies and present options that best address your condition. She will work with you to find solutions that fit your lifestyle and personal financial goals.
The Bottom Line:
From consultation, diagnosis and hearing aid fitting to post-fitting counseling and rehabilitation, you can be confident that Dr. Li-Korotky has the right mix of education, desire, and skill to enhance your hearing and communication abilities!
The Doctor is married to Josh Korotky (right). Their son David (below), graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, and recently joined the staff as an Audiologist Assistant, with additional responsibilities in billing, insurance, and Hearing Technology (see below).
Our Audiologist Assistant are also Hearing Technology Specialists!
Our Audiologist Assistants are skilled hearing technology experts who perform important support technical functions on behalf of and under the supervision of our Doctors. They assist our audiologists with audiometric tests, maintain audiological equipment, clean and repairs hearing aids, and help with a variety of patient support functions.
In addition to assisting our doctors, our Audiologist Assistants must continually upgrade their knowledge of hearing aid technology trends in order to optimize the patient hearing experience.
As Hearing Technology Specialists, the Audiologist Assistants demonstrate technology trends in our new Hearing Innovations Center, an interactive platform for showing how blue tooth and streaming technologies can extend the practical use of hearing aids. In essence, they show how these new technologies can “bring the world” to a user’s hearing aids!
To be an Audiologist Assistant at Pacific Northwest Audiology, candidates must have relevant academic credentials and experience, an ability and desire to gain extensive technical expertise, and a VERY strong customer service orientation.
We have two Audiologist Assistants:Jenny Jochum
Lead Audiologist Assistant
Hearing Technology Specialist Jenny graduated with honors from Central Michigan University (CMU) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology & Anthropology. Jenny also pursued graduate studies as a Master’s student in the Dept. of Biology, where she worked as a Research Assistant. After graduation, Jenny worked as a Community Programs Instructor at the Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail CO, where she created/taught family and adult classes.
The responsibilities of an Audiologist Assistant require exacting technical abilities and continual professional development. Jenny not only demonstrates a strong desire for learning; through her studies at CMU and her extensive experience with Pacific Northwest Audiology, Jenny developed the technical skills and program management capabilities necessary to lead our Audiologist Assistant program.
As with the rest of us, customer service is Jenny’s top priority!
Coming Soon Audiologist Assistant
Hearing Technology Specialist
Josh is a U.S. Army veteran (1966-1969) and recently retired (2011) from the National Weather Service, where he served as a Science and Operations Officer (SOO). Josh worked on severe storm radar detection methods and developed advanced forecast and warning programs for the National Weather Service.
For his science, operational, and warning accomplishments, Josh received numerous awards, including the Research Achievement Award, a Special Lifetime Achievement Award, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Administrators Award.
As the Marketing Director for Pacific Northwest Audiology, Josh is responsible for web site development and finding ways to distinguish our practice from all other practices…everywhere! He works hard to ensure an information rich web site filled with original and up-to-date content/graphics, HD videos, and eGuides…all presented in a way to maximize communication rather than jargon.
Josh and the Doctor collaborate to create original hearing-related content for the web site, Facebook, and the Pacific Northwest Audiology Blog. They have gone to great lengths to provide a unique environment and an exceptional patient-centered experience.
Josh is happily married to Ha-Sheng and thrilled to be working together on developing the premiere Audiology clinic in Bend.
Dr. Odgear AuD, CCC-A, F-AAA
Board Certified in Audiology
Dr. Odgear began his professional education at Mesa Community College in Mesa AZ, where he earned a Certificate in Sound Design with High Distinction, and an Associate of Applied Science in Audio Production Technology with Distinction. He then earned a Bachelor of Science in Humanities at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff AZ, and a Doctorate of Audiology from Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, AZ.
Dr. Odgear accumulated a rich history of clinical expertise on his way to the Doctorate degree, including stints at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale AZ, the Arizona Hearing Center in Phoenix AZ, and the ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic in Tempe AZ. Dr. Odgear also participated in considerable research at the ASU Auditory Prosthesis and Pediatric Amplification Laboratories in Tempe AZ.
Dr. Odgear received his Doctorate degree after completing externships (similar to a medical Doctor’s residency training) at the Portland VA Medical Center and the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, where he performed diagnostic testing, counseling, cognitive screening assessments, treatment and rehabilitation of hearing impaired veterans.
The doctor was Board Certified in Audiology by the American Board of Audiology, and certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) with a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A), the internationally recognized professional credential for audiologists.
Dr. Odgear is a truly talented audiologist. His knowledge of sound design and audio production will be an especially valuable aid in our plans to develop our Hearing Innovations Center, a highly interactive platform for showcasing new wireless hearing technologies, or as we say: the view from tomorrow!
Kat Davis RN MS Patient Coordinator Kat has very impressive credentials, including Dual Bachelor degrees in Nursing and Business, and a Masters Degree in Behavioral Sciences! The depth of her knowledge and experience is awesome, and we all consider her to be the hub of our operation.
Pacific Northwest Audiology has many patients, and many complex programs. Kat is the one who greets you with a smile, ensures you feel welcome, and makes certain you don’t slip through any cracks.
You are in good hands with Kat. She will direct you to the right doctor, and keep track of your journey through our clinic. She will make sure all the i(s) have been dotted and all the t(s) have been crossed before you leave.
When you leave you will look back with a feeling of well being. You will know that you was important to all of us, that we really cared, and that Kat was central to your entire experience!
Kat is happily married to Bobby, and we are very pleased to have them both at Pacific Northwest Audiology!
Coming Soon Doctor of Audiology AuD, CCC-A, F-AAA
Board Certified in Audiology