Our Hearing Professionals
Steven J. McDermott
Au.D., ABA, F-AAA/CCC-A
Dr. Joe McDermott, AuD, F-AAA, completed his Bachelors and Master’s degrees at the University of Wyoming and received his Doctorate of Audiology degree through Pennsylvania College of Optometry, School of Audiology in September of 2004. Currently, he serves as the director of audiology for Colorado West Otolaryngologists, P.C. Dr. McDermott holds a 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 (F-AAA), Academy of Dispensing Audiologists (ADA) and the Colorado Academy of Audiology (CAA). He is state and nationally certified to practice audiology and dispense hearing aids in the state of Colorado. Dr. McDermott provides expertise in the areas of pediatric, infant, and adult behavioral and electro-acoustic diagnostic testing including Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing, Electroneuronography (Enog), Otoacoustic Emission (OAE) and Videonystagmography (ENG/VNG). He provides in-depth evaluations for diagnosing and treating hearing loss as well as balance disorders. Dr. McDermott 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 have been added to our services. Dr. McDermott also counsels patients regarding hearing conservation through the use of hearing protection devices.
M.S., CCC-A, F-AAA
Jo-an Mealler, M.S. CCC-A, F-AAA, has been a practicing Audiologist for over 3 decades, with 25 of those years in Grand Junction. She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Audiology from Colorado State University and has completed extensive post graduate work from the University of Iowa. Jo-an is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, is board-certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is state and nationally certified to practice audiology and dispense hearing aids. Jo-an specializes in Hearing Rehabilitation, including fitting advanced digital hearing technology and assistive listening devices and has an extensive background in Hearing Conservation and counseling patients regarding noise exposure and the use of hearing protection devices. She also has expertise in infant, child and adult diagnostic testing, as-well-as providing in-depth evaluation and management of disorders of hearing and tinnitus.
AU.D., ABA, F-AAA/CCC-A
Born and raised in Colorado, Chelsie Hensley, AuD, received her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2017, after completing an externship in Florida where she enhanced her diagnostic skills in hearing and balance. She is a professional member of the American Academy of Audiology, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and is state and nationally certified to practice audiology and dispense hearing aids. Chelsie performs hearing tests, balance tests, and advanced electrophysiological testing on patients of all ages. She is passionate about providing patients with implantable and non-implantable hearing technology. Chelsie believes in working closely with patients to understand their unique communication demands to find solutions that fit their lifestyles.
Kellan Williams, BC-HIS, joined Colorado West Audiologists in 2011 as a hearing instrument trainee and earned her board certification in hearing instrument sciences in 2012. Kellan is originally from Illinois, but moved to Grand Junction in the early 1990s and truly enjoys all the activities the area has to offer. Specializing in the evaluation, selection and fitting of hearing instruments, Kellan’s considerable knowledge and expertise serve our patients well. Because she enjoys being able to help patients with their hearing needs and takes the everyday challenges of helping people hear better seriously, she is a perfect fit for our family.
Brett Adams, Au.D, CCC-A joined Colorado West Otolaryngologists in 2018. He graduated from Ithaca College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology with a minor in Deaf Studies. In 2014, he received a clinical doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) from the University of Utah. Brett is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, and is licensed to practice audiology and dispense hearing aids in the state of Colorado.
Brett’s primary professional interests include age-related hearing loss, auditory perception in noise, vestibular dysfunction, and psychoacoustics. As audiology is an ever-changing field, he most enjoys staying current with the trends of hearing aid technology. Brett values the importance of communication and seeks to utilize these technologies to improve the quality of patients’ lives.
Hearing Aid Apprentice
Anna Campanello joined Colorado West Audiologists in the spring of 2018 as a Hearing Aid Apprentice. Anna moved from Northern Indiana to Grand Junction with her boyfriend and dog in 2015. Her specialty is customer services and social media outreach. Anna is new to the audiology world and is intrigued and excited to learn more about hearing healthcare.
Hearing Aid Apprentice
Ken Honda joined Colorado West Audiologists in 2018 as a Hearing Aid Apprentice. He moved to Grand Junction from Greeley, Colorado with his wife and four children in 2004. Ken is in the process of earning his board certification in hearing instrument sciences. His thirst for knowledge and care for detail makes him an excellent specialist. Ken will be working in our new mobile clinic and is excited for the opportunity to meet our patients and to help them find solutions to their hearing changes and problems.