MEET THE TEAM
Better hearing and a better quality of life can be yours for many years with the help of the right hearing professional. At Silver State Hearing & Balance, we pride ourselves on developing long-term relationships with our patients. Relationships based on unsurpassed personal service that begins the first time you walk through our doors and continues long after your initial appointment.
Call us today at 775-473-9378.
Christine Schellin, Au.D., F-AAA
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Ashley Ellis, Au.D.
Dr. Ashley Ellis, Au.D. received her bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2012. She received her Doctorate Degree in Audiology from East Tennessee State University in 2016. Dr. Ellis has her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
Her clinical interests include: diagnostic audiology, vestibular testing, tinnitus counseling and fitting/dispensing hearing aids. Dr. Ellis enjoys spending time with her patient’s and finding the perfect tools, techniques and products that will provide optimum outcome. She is dedicated to providing services that will ensure the best quality of life. She loves to make sure grandparents hear their grandchildren, working adults excel at work and children hear the sounds around them enabling them to grow to their full potential.