Boulder Valley Audiologists

Gina Muhlberg, M.A., CCC-A

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Gina Muhlberg
Gina earned her Master's Degree in Audiology from the University of Colorado in 1979. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is also a member of the American Academy of Audiology. Gina has spent most of her professional career working in ENT practices with an emphasis on hearing aid fitting. She participated in the Boulder Community Hospital Foundation medical mission to Mante, Mexico as part of a team of audiologists which provides over 300 hearing aids annually.  On her off time Gina enjoys hiking, biking and spending time with her family.

Samantha Warren, Au.D. CCC-A

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Dr. Samantha Warren is a state licensed audiologist that earned her Bachelor’s of Science in 2010 and her Doctorate of Audiology from Illinois State University in 2013. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, and is an active member and former executive board member of the Colorado Academy of Audiology.

"My interest in audiology began after the advice of physician family members that a career in medicine would not offer me the patient connection I was after.  Instead, I started to pursue speech therapy in in order to get the relationship I was after with patients, but learned quickly during the required audiology courses that audiology was my true passion. I love that audiology combines diagnostic critical thinking, an ever changing technological aspect, as well as the ability to grow with patients and their families. I love getting to know my patients intimately, and since moving to Colorado in 2013 I have been able to see my patient's kids and grandkids grow up, celebrate their milestones, and share the excitement of the start of my family in 2018! I enjoy working with pediatrics and adults alongside the medical team members and feel passionate about auditory rehabilitation when working with hearing aids.

When I’m not in Boulder or Lafayette seeing patients, you can find me at home with my husband, daughter, and dog working in our yard or hiking our favorite trails in Rocky Mountain National Park. We enjoy climbing mountains but prefer the less crowded 13ers to 14ers, and love golfing all over Colorado."

 

Natalie Nelson, Au.D.

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Dr. Natalie J. Nelson, joined the practice as a state licensed clinical and dispensing audiologist in November of 2017. She specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of both hearing and tinnitus disorders. 

Natalie discovered the field of audiology through a small detour as a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education student. Through an introduction to audiology course, Natalie discovered she had some hearing loss, thus paving her path toward becoming a future Doctor of Audiology.

Natalie’s passion for audiology stems from the enjoyment of working with patients and their loved ones to improve their quality of life through better hearing. She particularly enjoys reconnecting patients to their family, friends, and everyday environments through the fitting and use of amplification.

Natalie obtained her Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders and her Doctorate of Audiology from Northern Illinois University. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, and the Colorado Academy of Audiology.

When she is not practicing audiology, Natalie enjoys hiking, lifting weights, cheering on the Chicago Cubs, and spending time with her husband, Nathan, and rescue pup, Ivy.

Jillian Barney, Au.D., F-AAA, CCC-A

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Dr. Jillian S. Barney received her bachelors degree in psychology and speech, language, and hearing sciences in 2013 from University of Colorado- Boulder.  She earned both her master's and doctoral degrees in audiology in 2016 and 2017 from Gallaudet University in Washington DC.   She moved back to Colorado in 2016 to complete her clinical residency at the Denver VA hospital.  She is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Audiology (F-AAA), and Colorado Academy of Audiology, and is certified to practice audiology and dispense hearing aids in the state of Colorado.

Dr. Barney has a genuine passion for patient care. She strives for a one-on-one connection with each of her patients.  Her personal goal is to give the ability to communicate more effectively back to each of her patients so that they are able to maintain and develop personal connections in their lives.

In her free time Jillian enjoys reading, hiking, competing in roller derby matches, and playing board games!

Acayla Rushing, Audiology Technician

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Acayla is a graduate of the  University of Colorado Boulder, receiving her Bachelors in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. Acayla first discovered her path to Audiology three years ago when she took a class focusing on communication disorders.. She quickly fell in love with the science of Audiology and when the opportunity arose, began to intentionally pursue the field.
Acayla is deeply passionate about working with people, experiencing who they are and connecting on a personal level. It is through these connections that she finds joy in assisting patients on the path to rediscovering the potential of their lives after hearing loss. She wholeheartedly believes that at the end of the day, if you make even one person’s life a little bit brighter, it’s all worth it.
Outside the office, Acayla loves to spend time in nature;  exploring, hiking, journaling and capturing our world’s wonders with her camera. She enjoys educating the public in outdoor educational settings and spending time with her loved ones and dog, Cupcake.