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About Us

Our entire staff is assembled for one purpose: to serve our patients. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible hearing care we can, based on your individual needs. We provide a comprehensive array of services related to evaluation, rehabilitation, and prevention of hearing impairment.

We pledge to provide comprehensive hearing healthcare to individuals of all ages. We are committed to assisting each patient towards the goal of improved quality of life through better hearing.

Our mission is to provide comprehensive, compassionate and cost-effective care for each of our patients. Our goal is to improve hearing, communication and the overall quality of life for the patients we are privileged to serve.

We are a small locally owned company with friendly familiar faces eager to help you hear your best. Attuned to the latest advances and products, we are prepared to offer the best of new equipment and technology. Additionally, every product we sell includes the highest level of service from our experienced, trusted team.

Choosing a hearing professional is one of the most important decisions a hearing impaired person can make. Since a hearing aid cannot be prescribed like eyeglasses, the proper hearing aid recommendation and fitting is highly dependent on the judgment and skill of the professional selecting the instrument. We test your hearing, select, and dispense the hearing instrument best suited to your personal, professional, cosmetic and financial needs.

Our philosophy is to provide a plan that is custom tailored to meet each individual’s needs and expectations. We pride ourselves on a being a very patient-centered practice. We always take the time to listen to you so we can better understand the day-to-day challenges you are facing as a result of hearing difficulties. We find that this is the best way to develop treatment goals and intervention strategies that are both relevant and achievable.

Professional Staff

 

6-cropped.jpgTosha Strickland, AuD, F-AAA, CCC-A

Audiologist

Dr. Tosha Strickland is an Idaho native. She obtained her Doctorate of Audiology from AT Still University in Mesa, Arizona. She holds two Bachelor’s Degrees, one in English, Business and Spanish from Brigham Young University and one from Utah State University in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education.

She finished her clinical rotation at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas in 2008. As a member of the cochlear implant team at Texas Children’s, Dr. Strickland worked closely with 300 plus cochlear implant patients and surgeon Dr. John Oghalia from Baylor College of Medicine. She subsequently has worked at hospitals in Walnut Creek and Berkeley, California.

She currently owns her own clinic, Strickland Ear Clinic, where she specializes in pediatric and adult audiological rehabilitation, cochlear implants, hearing aids, research and community outreach. She holds current licensure in Idaho, Utah, California and Texas. She is a contracted audiologist with the Idaho Infant Toddler Program and is the Alexander Graham Bell association for deaf and hard of hearing Idaho Chapter president.


5-cropped.jpgTara Spencer

Tara Spencer is an Idaho native. She has previously been a licensed massage therapist and worked in physical therapy for 4 years. She is married to Mike Spencer and has 4 children, ages 18 to 12. Tara enjoys tennis, cycling and rock climbing; her favorite season is summer and she loves Indian food.

Se Habla Español

 

4-cropped.jpgKristin Vane

Bookkeeping, Medical Billing

Kristin Vane is a Minnesota native. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Information Management from Brigham Young University. She is married to Eric Vane and has 4 boys ages 12-20. She has been a full-time stay-at-home mom for the last 18 years. She recently moved to Idaho 4 years ago from Granite Bay, California where she and her family had lived for 15 years. She enjoys reading, computers, organizing and family.

 
 

3-cropped.jpgSue Meeks

Coding, Billing

Hi, I'm Sue Meeks, and I do the insurance billing for Strickland Ear Clinic. I am a professional certified coder through the American Academy of Professional Coders. In addition to my part-time job here at Strickland, I am also a adjunct instructor at Carrington College. I have been teaching medical billing, coding, and medical terminology there for the past 6 years.

I am married, and we have five children thanks to our "blended" family. We also have 10 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. That isn't counting my "fur baby" Shih Tzu, Hondo, who runs the household and is very spoiled. My hobbies are camping (some friends say I can't call it camping since I have a motor home), fishing, and reading. My favorite place for a vacation is either the Oregon or Southern Washington coast!

My favorite part of working with everyone here at Strickland Ear Clinic is that every one of us truly cares about our patients and what we can do to help with their hearing issues and improve their quality of life.

 


1-cropped.pngNicholle Jones

Receptionist and Scheduler

Nicholle grew up in SW Washington. Her husband, Terry, was raised in Meridian, and he convinced her to move here from the west coast. She will tell you that it was a great decision. She loves the friendliness of the people, and the “small town” feeling of Meridian. The sunshine and mountains don’t hurt either.

Nicholle has two Associated Degrees and over 20 years experience working in a medical office setting. The few times she has tried something else, she longs to be back in the office helping people. It brightens her day when she can see that what we do here at Strickland Ear Clinic helps people enjoy a more fulfilling life.

Nicholle enjoys the outdoors. She loves to camp with her family. She can often be seen on the banks of a river reading a book while her husband and kids fly fish. She has 3 children, 1 girl and 2 boys that were adopted in 2008. They are teenagers now and keep her on her toes running to and fro from activity to activity. She loves the time they spend together.

 

2-cropped.pngKarie Niccolls

 OFFICE MANAGER

Karie is a California Native. She moved here with her daughter in 1987 to enjoy the beautiful season changes that Boise and surrounding areas offer. Karie has worked in the Boise/Meridian area for almost 30 years at various medical/dental offices helping patients at the front desk or with their billing/insurance needs. Her daughter is now an adult with two young children of her own. Karie spends time with her grandchildren out of doors as much as possible and still enjoys the changing of seasons that originally brought her to the area.

She thoroughly enjoys working at Strickland Ear Clinic as it affords her the opportunity to witness hearing issues being resolved in not only adults and older patients but children who might not otherwise receive aid with their hearing problems. Karie’s hobbies are gardening, cooking, watching home improvement shows and spending time with her family.

Support Staff

We put as much effort into hiring our support staff as we do in hiring our professional staff. We believe in providing quality service across the spectrum of your visit. Our support staff makes sure your visit to our office is smooth sailing. We pride ourselves on making sure our staff is trained with one thing in mind. Making sure your visit is as painless and stress-free as possible. They are here to help you to navigate the paperwork and procedures that are a necessary component of every busy office.

Insurance

We are pleased to participate with most major insurance companies. Our list is constantly being updated. Please contact our office directly for the latest information.

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(208) 375-HEAR (4327)

1516 W Cayuse Creek Drive,
Ste. 100
Meridian, Idaho 83646


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