Our Professional Staff

Margaret A. Christiansen, Au.D., CCC-A

Margaret A. Christiansen, Au.D., CCC-A
Audiologist, President

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Margaret Christiansen received her Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders and Masters in Audiology from the University of Northern Iowa.  She earned her Doctor of Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences. Dr. Christiansen holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a licensed audiologist and hearing aid dispenser in both Iowa and Illinois.  She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.

Dr. Christiansen enjoys helping her patients hear better and reconnect with the world around them.  She is president of Audiology Consultants and has been with the practice since 2001.

Heather A. Sandy, M.A., CCC-A

Heather A. Sandy, M.A., CCC-A
Audiologist, Vice President and Business Administrator

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Heather Sandy is a graduate of the University of Iowa where she received her B.A. in Speech & Hearing Science in 1998 and her M.A. in Audiology in 2000.  She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and is a licensed audiologist in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.  Heather is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, American Academy of Audiology and the National Hearing Conservation Association.  Heather has been with Audiology Consultants since April 2007 and currently serves as Vice President and Business Administrator. She is also the director of the Hearing Conservation Program at Audiology Consultants. She was born and spent most of her childhood in Davenport, Iowa graduating from Davenport Central High School.  Heather and her family reside in Davenport. 

Emily Steffel, Au.D., CCC-A

Emily Steffel, Au.D., CCC-A
Audiologist

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Dr. Steffel received her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She is a licensed audiologist and hearing aid dealer in Illinois and Iowa. Dr. Steffel was awarded her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has been with Audiology Consultants since 2013.  

Laura Mergen, Au.D., CCC-A

Laura Mergen, Au.D., CCC-A
Audiologist

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Laura Mergen was born and raised in Cedar Falls, IA. She attended the University of Iowa, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science in 2007 and her Doctorate of Audiology in 2011. Dr. Mergen holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology. She is a licensed audiologist and hearing aid dispenser in both Iowa and Illinois. Dr. Mergen lives in Davenport with her two sons. 

Kevin Kock, AuD, CCC-A

Kevin Kock, AuD, CCC-A
Audiologist

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Originally from Houston, Dr. Kevin Kock earned a dual Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and Psychology from the University of Houston. He moved to Iowa to obtain his Doctorate of Audiology in 2020 from the University of Iowa. During that time, he specialized in hearing loss prevention, leadership, advocacy and neurodevelopmental disability. Dr. Kock loves working with patients of all ages and is especially passionate about hearing conservation and self-advocacy. He holds his Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He also serves as treasurer for the Iowa Speech Language Hearing Association. Dr. Kock is a licensed audiologist and hearing aid dispenser in Iowa, Illinois, and Oregon. He lives in Davenport, IA with his Great Dane Korra and his blind/deaf Australian Shepherd Makoto. 

Kim Schee, H.A.S.

Kim Schee, H.A.S.
Office Manager, Audiology Assistant

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Kim Schee was born and raised in Davenport, IA. She is certified as an Occupational Hearing Conservationist by the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation and is a licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser in Iowa. She has been with Audiology Consultants full time since 2000. Ms. Schee and her husband Brian reside in Eldridge, IA with their son Jordan.
Heather Lawton

Heather Lawton
Industrial Program Coordinator

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Heather Lawton was raised in Davenport, IA. She is certified as an Occupational Hearing Conservationist by the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation. Ms. Lawton works as the Industrial Program Coordinator. She has been with Audiology Consultants since 2002. Ms. Lawton and her husband Curt reside in Davenport, IA.