Meet Expert Audiologists You Can Trust
Discover how easy it is to improve your hearing and your life with the right hearing specialists.
Karen Van Doorne
Owner, AuD, FAAA
Although Karen grew up in Wisconsin, she has spent most of her adult life in Western Michigan. She began her career at a United Way Hearing and Speech Center and the Muskegon Public Schools as an educational audiologist. After her boys were born, she worked closer to home in conjunction with Ear Nose and Throat Physicians. She has been in private practice for 25 years and now owns Van Doorne Hearing Care with her son Craig.
She received her doctorate in audiology in 2003 from the Arizona School of Health Sciences, a division of A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her Masters Degree from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.
As an expert in her field, she has spoken extensively on hearing healthcare, hearing technology and treatment of hearing disorders. Dr. Karen also provides audiological consultation to many doctors in the area.
Karen is licensed by the state of Michigan and is Board Certified by American Academy of Audiology and has received the honor of Academic Scholar through the American Board of Audiology. She is a member of American Academy of Audiology, Academy of Doctors of Audiology, American Tinnitus Association, Educational Audiology Association, Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology and American Auditory Society.
Through those memberships, Karen maintains the highest level of knowledge, education, and understanding of hearing loss, emerging hearing aid technologies and follows a best practice model for providing hearing care to her clients.
Craig P. Van Doorne
Craig Van Doorne, BC-HIS has extensive training in digital hearing systems and is skilled in hearing assessment, the selection, programming, and fitting of hearing aids, and counseling. Craig assists in the follow-up care of our patients using hearing technology, and provides hearing aid maintenance and repair services. Craig is also very knowledgeable in loop and bluetooth technology and has received his audiology assistant degree from Nova Southwestern University and is Board Certified in Hearing Instruments.
Dr. Macenzie Koning is a patient-centered clinical audiologist with a passion for helping patients achieve a higher quality of life with hearing health care. She received her degree from Central Michigan University, where she completed both her undergrad and graduate studies. Dr. Koning understands that improved hearing goes beyond just fitting of hearing aid technology; educating the patient, including family relationships, and dealing with the whole person is of utmost importance. She also enjoys having the continuity of care with her patients to assist in the process of better hearing, and she looks forward to starting this journey with you.
Sarah Van Doorne
Sarah hails from the East Side of MI, growing up in the Metropolitan Detroit area. After high school she moved to Kalamazoo to attend, and graduate from WMU. This is where she met her husband Craig.
After spending 11 years in the financial industry, Sarah said good bye to bank management and came aboard at Van Doorne Hearing Care.
A total people person, Sarah has loved getting to know all of our clients and helping make their day special. She enjoys working side by side with her husband in their small family practice. Sarah handles all things financial, troubleshoots minor hearing instrument complications, and schedules with a finesse honed by logistically balancing the busy life of her 2 young children. When she is away from the office you will find Sarah leading her daughters Girl Scout Troop, watching her son play soccer, snuggling her two cute dogs, or sitting by their pool relaxing.
Patient Care Coordinator
Darla grew up in West Michigan with a parent who needed hearing aids before age 40. She attended GVSU, moved to Texas with her husband and got a BS at Texas A & M University. She has 3 grown children and moved to West Olive in 2015. Just after moving she started having hearing difficulties of her own. Darla has been wearing hearing aids for over a year now. She now has an ever-growing understanding of hearing loss, its side effects, and the communication changes necessary. Darla enjoys making clients feel welcome, answering their questions, and hearing little snippets about their lives. She likes to share how the staff at Van Doorne Hearing care truly cares & takes care of their client’s hearing health and ability to communicate. Outside of work, she likes to take short hikes with her husband and dogs, and binge crochets while watching Netflix.
We treat our patients like our own family because we recognize that hearing well is important in all of your relationships!
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