Karen Nelson, AuD

Patient Rating
4.8 / 5 (Based on 62 reviews)

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Karen Nelson

About me

Philosophy of care

“Helen Keller felt her hearing loss was more devastating than her blindness because it isolated her from people rather than things. My goal is to provide the highest quality diagnostic and rehabilitative service to patients who are struggling with hearing and communication difficulty. Understanding the impact of individual hearing loss on everyday living is essential in educating patients to make informed decisions about their hearing health care.”



Hobbies and Personal Interests

Dr. Nelson is married with three children. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, playing the piano and guitar, sports and reading.

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Medical education


AuD – Arizona School of Health Sciences, Mesa, AZ


May 11, 2021
Dr. Nelson is my audiologist. She has been my Dr. for many years. I trust her. She has helped me immensely, with my hearing loss. When asked by anyone about my hearing loss, I always recommend her.
May 6, 2021
I was disappointed in the summary explanation and guidance on addressing my hearing reduction/loss. I didn't fully understand why I needed a hearing aid for both ears. The experience felt like going to a car dealership where different options were suggested. It didn't make sense to me to use my Iphone to increase the volume in the hearing aids when I could just a simply turn up the volume of device (radio, TV, etc). I also didn't understand the hearing aid options to ensure the device remained fixed to my ear while playing sports (pickleball, basketball, baseball, etc.). The answer given was to use a headband that would hold the earing aid in place behind the ear. I felt this answer was absurd and I have never seen anyone with this kind of configuration. The chart was not well explained and I was uncertain of where an average person of my age would be in terms of hearing loss. I was glad to have the baseline test performed and now have something for future comparison as I realize my hearing will degrade over time.
May 4, 2021
It was a good experience.
May 3, 2021
I was pleased as a walk in to have received positive attention and solution to my problem.
April 28, 2021
It was a having test and I got hearing aids within a week.
April 26, 2021
I had a hearing test with recommendations made thereafter.
April 15, 2021
Dr. Nelson is very kind and professional. She recommended further testing by another doctor!
February 9, 2021
I accidentally showed up at the incorrect time. I was extremely early, but they squeezed me in! Yet she still listened to my medical concerns which prompted the visit. I didn't feel rushed.
January 28, 2021
hearing aid repair
January 27, 2021
Done well.
January 27, 2021
Visit was with audiologist to tune hearing aids and check for proper operation.
January 20, 2021
ALL GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 20, 2021
excellent as usual
January 13, 2021
I felt a little rushed at times. The mask made me uncomfortable while I was listening with the headphones. I would've preferred NOT to wear it while doing the actual testing.
January 12, 2021
my hearing loss was starting to affect all areas of my life Dr Nelson was instrumental in restoring my confidence...
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