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Trish Morrow, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

With over 25 years of clinical experience, Dr. Morrow brings an extensive amount of knowledge and expertise to her practice. She is highly regarded as an audiologist throughout the region. She has vast experience in cochlear implants, evaluation and programming. She provides professional hearing aid evaluation and custom fitting for programmable and implantable hearing aids. Dr. Morrow provides intraoperative monitoring for neurotology and neurosurgical operations. She also offers extensive experience in balance evaluation and therapy, and provides tinnitus evaluations and therapy options.

Dr. Morrow provides clinical services in Aberdeen, South Dakota on a monthly basis, and in Scottsbluff, Nebraska on a quarterly basis.

Dr. Morrow holds a Masters Degree in Audiology from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and a Doctorate degree in Audiology (Au.D.) from Pennsylvania College. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

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Krissa Downey, Au.D., CCC-A, CNIM

Doctor of Audiology

Krissa Downey, Au.D., has been in practice for 14 years. Dr. Downey graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2002 with a Master of Science degree. She then began her audiology career in Kansas City, Missouri, returning to Omaha in 2005, where she gained many years of clinical experience in adult and pediatric audiology. In 2009 she completed the prestigious Doctor of Audiology program from Arizona School of Health Sciences – A.T. Still University, a division of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 2011, Dr. Downey pursued a challenging career opportunity into intraoperative monitoring. Working with premier anesthesiologists and spine surgeons in the Omaha area, she provided real-time diagnostic information while monitoring the sensory and motor functions of spinal nerves during cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine surgery.

In 2014, Dr. Downey had the pleasure of starting work at Central Plains ENT. Here she is able to combine her love of audiology in a private practice with the unique variety of diagnostic opportunities only available at Central Plains.

Dr. Downey is very dedicated to audiology and feels that it is important to give back to the profession. She has supervised University of NE-Lincoln audiology students for the past 10 years and will continue to mentor them through their clinical audiology placements. You will often find one of these students working with Dr. Downey during one of your consultations at Central Plains ENT.

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Michael Grace

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Michael is a board-certified hearing instrument specialist who brings 26 years of hearing health care experience to our office. Michael graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1990 with a bachelor degree in speech and hearing sciences. He is a licensed hearing instrument specialist in the state of Nebraska, a member of the International Hearing Society, and a member of the Nebraska Hearing Society. He was past president of the Nebraska Hearing Society and district president of the California Hearing Society.

Michael has managed offices and provided hearing health care treatment in San Diego and La Jolla, California. He managed the Hearing Instrument Department for a medical clinic in Omaha. He was an owner and president of a private practice in Iowa. Michael has fit thousands of hearing aids, thus helping people improve their quality of life through better hearing.

Here at Central Plains ENT and Audiology, Michael is enjoying working with our wonderful physicians, audiologist, and staff. He performs diagnostic hearing testing, hearing instrument evaluations, hearing aid fittings, and follow-up care for our hearing instrument patients.