A licensed audiologist who has been helping the people of Idaho to hear better since 1984, Dr. Curtis Whitcomb serves as Director of Audiology at Treasure Valley Hearing & Balance. Prior to joining our practice, Dr. Whitcomb earned a Master of Science degree in audiology from Idaho State University and a Doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Still University. Since 1990 Dr. Whitcomb has been a Fellow in the American Academy of Audiology.
Dr. Whitcomb's reasons for pursuing a career in audiology are simple: He is devoted to helping others. "I chose audiology as my life's work," he says, "because I believe that all people who suffer from hearing loss have the right to hear better, regardless of their age." Dr. Whitcomb also believes it is his duty as an audiologist to advocate for those suffering from hearing loss, so that they may live life to their fullest potential.
Dr. Whitcomb has been happily married for 35 years and is the proud father of two beautiful daughters. He cherishes every moment he spends with his family, and he tries to stay active in his church. Dr. Whitcomb is also a member of Bugles Across America, and he is often called upon to honor our fallen veterans by sounding "Taps" at military funerals.
Lisa has relatives who have struggled with hearing loss, so when her 26-year tenure with Dr. Wayne Davis ended upon the dentist's retirement, it seemed a natural step to switch to audiology to help others hear better. When she first met the staff, even before getting hired, she could see their passion for what they do. Now that she's part of the team, she loves the energy they all share and how infectious that energy is to the patients.
Lisa is very close to her active family. They enjoy biking, hiking, and fishing, and they are huge Boise State and Seattle Seahawks fans.
Jessica Lords recently moved from Jackson Hole, Wyoming to the Boise area to be close to her parents. She worked as an Audiology Tech in Jackson for 7 years, and was very excited to continue serving patients with hearing loss here in the Treasure Valley. She has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, and received her Audiology Assistant certification for amplification and diagnostics through Nova Southeastern University in 2013.
Jessica enjoys spending time outside with her husband and two sons. She is excited to explore Western Idaho's hiking trails and wilderness, and to enjoy the culture and experiences found right here in the Boise area!
Chelsea comes to us with a diverse background. She studied and earned her Bachelor's degree at the University of Washington and went on to pursue her post-baccalaureate in Speech-Language Pathology.
She has spent time at the Veteran's Hospital in Boise and worked as a Newborn Hearing Screener at St. Luke's NICU. In 2017, Chelsea was fortunate to be able to give back to her Treasure Valley community as a Wish Granter by giving the "gift of hearing" to an end of life patient in her role as a Provider at Treasure Valley Hearing.
One of the things Chelsea loves most about being a Provider is the connection she makes each and every day with her community for the better.
In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her family, riding her horses, fishing, camping, hiking, and anything that allows her to be outdoors in this wonderful state of Idaho!