Staff

PRIMARY AUDIOLOGISTS

David Pfingstgraef, B.Sc., B.Sc.(CD), M.Cl.Sc., Aud(C), CCC-A, Reg. CASLPO

David has provided audiological services in Elgin County and the area for the past 25 years. David completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Communicative Disorders (Speech Language Pathology and Audiology) from The University of Western Ontario. He then went on to complete a Master of Clinical Science degree in Audiology at The University of Western Ontario. He is a registered audiologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and is a Past-President of this regulatory college. He is also a certified member of the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. David is also the regional audiology consultant for the Ontario Ministry’s Infant Hearing Program Southwest Region.

Joanne Parsons, B.Sc.(CD), M.Cl.Sc., Reg. CASLPO

Joanne has provided audiological services in Elgin County for more than 20 years. Joanne obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Communicative Disorders (Speech Language Pathology and Audiology) from The University of Western Ontario. She then went on to complete a Master of Clinical Science degree in Audiology at The University of Western Ontario. She is a registered audiologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). Joanne has a particular interest in aural rehabilitation. Joanne provides audiological services at our St. Thomas, Aylmer, and Lambeth clinic locations.

CLINIC ASSOCIATE AUDIOLOGISTS

Lauren White, B.H.Sc. (Hons), M.Cl.Sc., Reg. CASLPO

Lauren obtained an Honours Bachelor of Health Science degree with a Specialization in Health Promotion from The University of Western Ontario. She then completed a Master of Clinical Science in Audiology at The University of Western Ontario. She is a registered audiologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). Lauren provides audiological services at our St. Thomas, West Lorne, and Blenheim clinic locations.

Carol Lee-Young, M.Sc., Au.D., Reg. CASLPO

Carol completed an honours degree in Psychology at Brock University. She then obtained her Master of Science in Audiology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and a clinical doctorate in Audiology from the Osborne College of Audiology, Salus University in Pennsylvania. She is a registered audiologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASPLO). She is also certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  Carol has a particular interest in the rehabilitation of hearing impaired children, as well as vast experience with many different hearing aid manufacturers.  Carol provides audiological services at our St.Thomas and Lambeth clinic locations.

Shane Moodie, H.B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Cl.Sc., Reg. CASLPO

Shane was previously a faculty member at The University of Western Ontario, serving as a Clinical Lecturer/Supervisor at the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Shane was a research associate with the National Centre for Audiology (NCA), and served as a consultant for the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services’ Infant Hearing Program. Shane obtained his Audiology degree from The University of Western Ontario.

Ioan Curca, Ph.D., M.Cl.Sc., Aud(C), Reg. CASLPO

Ioan graduated from Medical School and the Otolaryngology Internship program in Romania. He obtained his PhD in Medical Sciences with an emphasis on balance disorders. Ioan has his Master of Clinical Science degree in Audiology from The University of Western Ontario.He also completed the Comprehensive Practical Vestibular Assessment Course with the University of Toronto. He is a registered audiologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and certified member of the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. He has been a Research Associate with the National Centre for Audiology since 2010. Ioan provides audiological services at our clinics in St. Thomas, London, and Stratford.

Kelly Jellous, M.Cl.Sc., Reg. CASLPO

Kelly completed an honours degree in Psychology at Queen’s University. She then completed a Master of Clinical Science in Audiology at The University of Western Ontario. She is a registered audiologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). Kelly is a certified Infant Hearing Program Audiologist who worked at the Hospital for Sick Children for five years before returning to the area to be close to family. Kelly has a particular interest in the rehabilitation of hearing impaired children in the local community.

Gail McHardy-Leitch, B.Sc., M.Cl.Sc., Aud(C), Reg. CASLPO

Gail has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Masters Degree in Clinical Science (Audiology) from The University of Western Ontario. She has been an audiologist for over 15 years. She is a member of the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and is a certified Audiologist with Speech-Language and Audiology, Canada (SAC). Gail has vast experience with most hearing aid manufacturer’s products and is an advocate for the use of assistive listening devices such as amplified phones, alarm clocks, and alerting devices. She works hard to find individualized solutions to her clients’ hearing and communication problems.  Gail provides audiological services in our St. Thomas, Blenheim, West Lorne and Aylmer locations.

Kimberly Hurley, M.Sc.Aud., Au.D.

Kimberly is a native to Stratford, Ontario and is excited to be providing services in her hometown.  She obtained her honours degree in Kinesiology at Acadia University.  She then completed her Masters of Audiology at the University of British Columbia, followed by her clinical Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida.  She has recently moved from Iqaluit, Nunavut, where she worked as the sole Audiologist to the Baffin Island Region.