Trinity Health is pleased to welcome Kelsey Artz, AuD, to our team of hearing specialists. Kelsey is a Doctor of Audiology trained in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of hearing and balance disorders in adults and children. Her goal is helping people optimize hearing to enhance relationships and stay involved in the activities they enjoy. A Bottineau native, Kelsey earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Hearing Science from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. She received her Doctor of Audiology degree at A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ, and completed her doctoral training at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, NC. Among her areas of expertise are hearing aids and assistive technology, testing for vertigo and other balance disorders, and support for cochlear implant and bone-anchored hearing devices.
Tricia Nechodom, AuD
Tricia M. Nechodom, AuD, is a Doctor of Audiology, skilled in all aspects of evaluation and diagnosis of hearing disorders through the lifespan. Her clinical interests include: hearing aid prescription and fitting, Cochlear implant programming, hearing conservation, pediatric diagnostics, electrophysiological hearing tests for infants and young children and newborn hearing screening program.
Tricia earned her degree at the University of Minnesota and completed her training at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and the University of Minnesota Medical Center. She is a certified pediatric specialist through the American Board of Audiology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She belongs to the American Cochlear Implant Alliance, ND Hands & Voices and the North Dakota Hearing Society. Tricia aims to advance audiological best practice protocols and guidelines within Trinity and the state of North Dakota by actively participating in local and national continuing education, conferences, and training opportunities.
Jerrica Maxson, AuD
Jerrica L. Maxson, AuD, is a Doctor of Audiology, skilled in all aspects of testing and diagnosis of hearing disorders with clinical interests in pediatric audiology, cochlear implant programming, and fitting/management of hearing aids for children and adults. A Minot native, she received her early audiology training at the University of North Dakota, completing her doctorate at the University of Iowa. She then completed a 4th year externship at the Central Institute for the Deaf Oral School in St. Louis, a school dedicated to teaching deaf and hard of hearing children to listen and speak for communication. She served as a pediatric cochlear implant audiologist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital before returning to her hometown to join Trinity Health.
Jerrica holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She is the North Dakota Chapter Champion with the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. She is professionally licensed with the North Dakota Board of Examiners for Hearing Instrument Specialists, and the North Dakota State Board of Examiners for Audiology. She has been a board member of the North Dakota Hands & Voices since institution in 2011.