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AUDIOLOGISTS

JODI HABERSTOCK, DOCTORATE OF AUDIOLOGY (Au.D.)

Jodi Haberstock has her undergraduate and Master’s degree from Minot State University (Minot North Dakota), and her Doctorate of Audiology degree from A.T. Still University (Mesa, Arizona).

Jodi has worked for the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), Saskatchewan Cochlear Implant Program, and as a pediatric support audiologist for a hearing aid manufacturer before opening her own privately and locally owned clinic in 2010 – Carlton Trail Hearing Clinic. Currently, Jodi works with both adults and children at Carlton Trail Hearing Clinic in addition to being a part-time sessional instructor at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta.

Jodi was drawn to audiology as she had a family friend who received a cochlear implant. She was amazed at what a significant difference it made in this family friends hearing ability. Jodi was fascinated with the science and precision of surgery that goes hand in hand with cochlear implants, which lead her to audiology as a career in general.

Since beginning her career Jodi has always had an interest in pediatric audiology, hearing aid technology, and tinnitus management.

Outside of work Jodi enjoys staying busy with her two sons and their multiple activities. Jodi has been involved with Scouts Canada for many years and enjoys hiking and camping with their group. In the summer Jodi enjoys time at the lake with friends and family.

RACHEL KRAUSS, DOCTORATE OF AUDIOLOGY (Au.D.)

Rachel Krauss received her undergraduate degree from Minot State University (Minot, North Dakota), and her Doctorate of Audiology degree from Idaho State University (Pocatello, Idaho).

Rachel was born and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and returned back to Prince Albert to work at Carlton Trail Hearing Clinic following her convocation in 2020. Rachel currently works with both adults and children at Carlton Trail Hearing Clinic in addition to working as a part-time pediatric audiologist at the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) at the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital (JPCH) in Saskatoon, SK.

Rachel originally was planning on completing a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) at Minot State University. However, during her undergraduate studies she discovered the other side of the Communication Disorders undergraduate program she was pursing – Audiology. She found the ability to help those communicate, such as with her grandpa who had hearing loss, through technological advancements extremely powerful and interesting. This drew her rather to pursue a Doctorate of Audiology graduate degree rather than a SLP graduate degree.

Rachel’s general interests in audiology involve pediatric audiology, advancements in hearing aid technology, tinnitus management, and vestibular dysfunction.

Outside of work Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching different sports, going to work out classes, and spending time with her and her husband’s dog, Rudy. Rachel commutes often for work in Prince Albert and enjoys listening to audiobooks and podcasts during her commute.

Rachel will be on maternity leave beginning of April 2024 with plans to return end of April beginning of May 2025.

HEARING INSTRUMENT PRACTITIONER

KRISTIAN HABERSTOCK, BC-HIS

Kristian Haberstock originally received his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education from the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan). Kristian later went back school to receive his Diploma of Hearing Aid Practitioner from Grant McEwan University (Edmonton, Alberta). Kristian has passed the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Science exam, which is an international competency exam that grants him the designation of “Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences (BC-HIS)”.

With Kristian’s education degree he taught within the Saskatchewan public school system and with his remaining years in education he taught Adult Basic Education at Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formally known as SIAST). Kristian has since left his teaching career and has been working at Carlton Trail Hearing Clinic since 2018.

Kristian was introduced to audiology through his wife and audiologist, Jodi Haberstock. Since Carlton Trail Hearing Clinic opened in 2010 Kristian saw the clinic grown and thus the need for a support individual at the clinic to better serve patient needs. After much discussion, Kristian left his teaching career, went back to school, and received his Hearing Instrument Specialist diploma. He has been working in the hearing healthcare world ever since.

Kristian’s main area of interest is in hearing aid technology. He enjoys working with the many aspects of hearing aids which can include cleaning and servicing hearing aids, hearing aid adjustments, Bluetooth pairings and connectivity, and in general helping to solve patient issues and answering questions.

Outside of work Kristian has a wife and two boys, which he says takes up most of his time (in a good way). He enjoys traveling and spending time at the lake in the summer months.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

LAYNA MARINO, ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

Layna Marino is our front administrative assistant and is the most likely the first face you will see when you enter the clinic. Layna has worked in multiple medical areas in the past and lived in many areas across Canada. Her interests include music, animals, creative writing, as well as photography.

Outside of work Layna enjoys spending time with her family and friends, creative writing, utilizing her artistic skills for crochet and other projects, and theatre.

KIMBERLY ROBLIN, BILLING SPECIALIST

Kimberly Roblin is our back end billing specialist but on occasion she can be found up front helping or answering our phones. Kimberly has been with Carlton Trail Hearing Clinic for multiple years and is our expert in third party billing. Kimberly’s interests include studying the brain and mindset shifts, such as neuroscience and neurolinguistics.

Outside of work Kimberly enjoys camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities such as enjoying nice weather in her backyard, BBQing for friends and family, or roasting food over an open fire! Kimberly and her husband, who is a professional artist, also travel and attend many trade shows throughout the year.

Pediatric Hearing Assessment

At Carlton Trail Hearing Clinic, we are committed to ensuring all children have an equal opportunity to develop and hear normally.

These skills are learned without teaching for the most part, as is responding to commands, walking, falling down, crying for attention, and learning to walk. The learning ability, by the time school begins, has already begun to slow down so it’s important to catch hearing problems as soon as possible. Children also respond to affection when they are one, then speak, read, draw, and sing by the time they are five (maybe even in more than one language). They often learn many skills by observation and experience without being specially taught. If we catch hearing problems early, learning experiences will not be lost.