Christine received her B.S. in Speech Pathology/Audiology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1999, an M.A. in Audiology from Western Washington University in 2001, and an Au.D. from Salus University in 2008. Prior to opening Silver State Hearing & Balance, Christine was a clinical audiologist at the VA Sierra Nevada HealthCare System for 6 years. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and is licensed by the Nevada State Board of Examiners for Audiology and Speech Pathology, the Nevada State Board of Hearing Aid Specialists and is licensed as a dispensing audiologist in the state of California. She served as vice president for the Nevada Speech Language and Hearing Association from 2004-2006.
Christine’s clinical interests include diagnostic audiology, vestibular testing, hearing aids and cochlear implants. Outside of work, Christine enjoys spending time with her husband Scott and their three children.
Richard K. Johnson Au.D., ABA, F-AAA
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Rich Johnson completed his Bachelors degree at the University of Nevada – Reno, his masters degree at the University of Utah in 2001 and received his Doctorate of Audiology degree at Pennsylvania College of Optometry, School of Audiology in 2004. He completed an internship at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Johnson is board certified in Audiology (ABA) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (F-AAA). He is a member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and Academy of Dispensing Audiologists (ADA). He is state and nationally certified to practice audiology and dispense hearing aids in the state of Nevada and California.
Dr. Johnson provides expertise in the areas of pediatric, infant, and adult behavioral and electro-acoustic diagnostic testing including Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing, Otoacoustic Emission (OAE) and Videonystagmography (ENG/VNG). He provides in-depth evaluations for diagnosing and treating hearing loss, as well as balance disorders. Dr. Johnson counsels and fits hearing aids and amplification devices, including assistive listening devices for all ages. In addition, new assessments and fittings for implantable nontraditional amplification (bone anchored hearing aids and lyric hearing aids) have been added to our services.
Dr. Michael Hodes
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Michael Hodes is a Clinical Audiologist at Silver State Hearing and Balance. He received his undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Nevada in 2003. He received his Doctorate degree in Audiology from Idaho State University in 2008. Dr. Hodes received his clinical training in a wide variety of settings. Dr. Hodes is passionate about philanthropy in his community and abroad. He currently volunteers with Boy Scouts of America and volunteers time with Toys for Tots just to name a few. Dr. Hodes lives in north Reno with his wife and four children. Two boys and adopted twin girls. Dr. Hodes is familiar with the familial struggles that hearing loss can cause as his oldest son has a permanent hearing loss.
Dr. Danielle Beebe
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Danielle Beebe, a Reno native, graduated from the University of Nevada – Reno in 2013, earning her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Speech Pathology and Audiology and a minor in Developmental Disabilities. She graduated as the Valedictorian and Senior Scholar of her college. In 2017, Dr. Beebe graduated from the University of Arizona where she received her Doctorate degree in Audiology. Dr. Beebe completed an Arizona LEND fellowship (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) in 2016, and specializes in diagnosing and treating pediatric and adolescent populations. Her clinical interests include diagnostic audiology, vestibular testing, cochlear implants, and fitting pediatric and adult hearing aids. Dr. Beebe is state certified to practice audiology and dispense hearing aids in the state of Nevada. Dr. Beebe holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is a member of that organization. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
Outside of work, Dr. Beebe enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family. Dr. Beebe and her husband have 3 dogs who love to go on adventures with them – on a hike, to the lake, to volleyball tournaments, to the park to play frisbee, etc. She enjoys snow skiing, water skiing, playing volleyball, and spending time with her family and dogs at Lake Almanor.
Nancy R. Henderson, MA, F-AAA
Clinical / Dispensing Audiologist
Nancy received her BA in Speech Communication in 1970 from California State University, Fresno. She received a second BA in Communication Disorders from CSUF in 1971. In 1972, she received an MA in Communication Disorders / Emphasis – Audiology from CSUF. Nancy worked at Newport Speech, Language and Audiology in Laguna Niguel, California, Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, California and the Audiology Centers of Newport Beach and Huntington Beach from 1972 – 1980.
Upon coming to the Reno area, she worked at the University of Nevada Reno’s Speech Pathology and Audiology program as a Clinical Supervisor in diagnostic audiological testing in the early 1980’s. She then worked at Reno Hearing Center, the Office of R.T.Dilley, MD and came to Silver State Hearing and Balance in 2010.
Nancy holds licenses from the Nevada State Board of Examiners for Audiology and Speech Pathology and the Nevada State Board of Hearing Aid Specialists. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).
Diagnostic testing and fitting / dispensing hearing aids are the primary areas of Nancy’s clinical interests. She and her husband live in the Lake Tahoe basin and love the area and the winter and summer sports/ recreation opportunities it provides them.
Merle F. Bruce M.D.
Dr. Bruce practices Otolaryngology (ENT), Head & Neck Surgery in Reno, Nevada.
Dr. Bruce was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, attended undergraduate school at The University of Oregon and went on to graduate from University of Oregon Medical School (Oregon Health Sciences University) in 1966.
Dr. Bruce served in the US Army Medical Corps from 1965-1970.
Surgical and ENT residences were served in Alburquerque, New Mexico and University of Washington in Seattle.
Dr. Bruce has practiced as an Ear Nose Throat Head & Neck Surgeon in Reno since 1978. He maintains an appointment at the University of Nevada as an Associate Professor of Surgery and has been active with the Sports Medicine Program since 1980.
Anthony C. Zamboni M.D.
Doctor of Otolaryngology
Dr. Anthony C. Zamboni, a native Nevadan, has been practicing Otolaryngology in Reno since 1994. He graduated from Bishop Manogue High School in 1981, the University of Nevada in 1985, and the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine in 1989. He completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh in 1994. He enjoys practicing general Otolaryngology, as well as treating children with ear, nose, and throat illnesses.
Dr. Zamboni treats a wide scope of adult ear, nose, and throat disorders also. His surgical practice includes placement of ear tubes, adenotonsillectomy, nasal and sinus surgery, neck surgery, and oral and laryngeal surgery. His training in head and neck cancer includes thyroid masses and cancers, oral and laryngeal cancers, and the treatment of neck metastases. He also treats facial and neck skin cancer with special attention to both oncologic treatment and cosmetic closure. Dr. Zamboni is Board Certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.