Meet Our Hearing Professionals
Prior to opening her own practice, Beth worked in research at Starkey Hearing Technologies. Following this, she worked at Expert Hearing and Audiology, where she fit over 800 hearing aids in two years. Beth's favorite part about the work she does is helping people connect back to do the things they love with better hearing.
Her over 20-year career began at the Cleveland Clinic where she fit some of the most difficult and challenging cases. In the late 90’s, as a staff audiologist at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, she was the head coordinator of the universal screening program for the Neonatal and well-baby populations.
Beth earned her degrees at Michigan State University and her Masters of Science in Audiology at Wayne State University. In her spare time Beth enjoys cheering on Spartan teams (when they are doing well!) and spending time with her daughters and friends.
Dr. Katie Benson joined HEAR Today in October of 2023. She brings an extensive knowledge of private practice. Her previous work experience in private practice was 'from the ground up', she was a patient coordinator, moving up to audiology assistant and office manager and after she earned her degree she was a staff audiologist. Katie grew up in a small town in southeastern Iowa. Unless you know Iowa, she may say “you have never heard of it, it’s in a cornfield!” She earned her B.A.in Communication Science and Disorders in 2017 from the University of Iowa. Katie earned her doctorate degree in audiology in 2022 from the University of Cincinnati.
She has been visiting the Twin Cities for the last seven years and has a great network of friends encouraging her to come north. She moved to Minnesota and is excited to be a part of the HEAR Today team. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and enjoys going to American Academy of Audiology events each year. In her free time, Katie enjoys reading, traveling and watching sports. She especially loves cheering on the Hawkeyes!
Patient Care Coordinator & Office Manager
Theresa Neal is HEARtoday’s audiology assistant and office manager. She is an excellent fit for HEARtoday with her strong background in account management and customer service. She has worked for a marketing company that specializes in independent business owners helping them grow their business through customer loyalty programs, website design services and social media management. She keeps the office working smoothly from scheduling patients, working insurance claims, repairing devices and tracking orders. She handles any walk-in patients and can clean and check devices to ensure they are working as well as they can.
Theresa was certified as an Audiology Assistant in 2021. She was accredited through an online course taught by the Audiology Academy. Through this course she came proficient in hearing aid troubleshooting and repair. Theresa is always communicating with patients in a friendly and professional manner. She loves getting to know the patients and is always willing to help out where needed.
Theresa’s transition to HEARtoday has allowed her to spend more time with her family, which is growing fast! Her three grown daughters are busy making her a grandmother over and over.