Our Hearing Professionals
AU.D., ABA, F-AAA/CCC-A & Clinical Director
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.
We’re excited to announce Kacy Creswell to our team of Audiology Professionals! Kacy received her Doctorate in Audiology from Utah State University in 2019 after completing her residency at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California.
Kacy is proficient in performing hearing tests, balance tests, and advanced electrophysiological testing on patients of all ages. When asked why she was so passionate about Audiology, Kacy responded, “So often people don’t realize how a hearing loss can have such a significant impact on their social life, and in turn, their quality of life. I love the field of audiology because it allows me to help patients stay engaged with their loved ones and other important aspects of their life.”
During the 2018 American Auditory Society Conference, Kacy presented her research on the Band Importance Functions for Male and Female Speech. She concluded female talkers, on average, have more weight in the higher frequencies when compared to male talkers. Clinically, this is important to keep in mind when counseling patients about the impacts of hearing impairment and for optimizing audibility of speech when using amplification.
When Kacy is not hard at work helping patients with their hearing health, she is enjoying her new Colorado landscape with her husband. Backpacking, climbing, camping (sun or snow), and wood-burning are a few of her favorite activities!
Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA
Office Location: Montrose and Delta, CO
Dr. Amanda Cegelske is originally from Fairmont, Minnesota but recently moved to Montrose, Colorado, to join the Colorado West practice. She received her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Wisconsin in 2021 after completing her residency at Mercy Hospital Springfield in Missouri. She is proficient in performing hearing tests to provide hearing aids and cochlear implants for patients. Dr. Cegelske enjoys providing evidence-based hearing healthcare to both pediatric and adult populations noting, “I get to provide the necessary tools to help my patients communicate with their loved ones. It’s fulfilling to help someone improve their quality of life.”
When Dr. Cegelske is not helping patients, she enjoys spending her time reading, skiing, mountain biking, and camping. Dr. Amanda is new to Montrose and is now accepting patients at the Montrose and Delta, CO locations!
Dr. Kathy Pritzl is originally from Buffalo, NY and moved to Colorado in 2003 with her husband. She received her Doctorate of Audiology from University of Northern Colorado in 2013 after completing her externship at Kaiser Permanente in Denver, CO. Dr. Pritzl practiced with Kaiser Permanente for 7 years before she and her family moved to Grand Junction in 2019. She is a professional member of American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. In addition to audiology, Dr. Pritzl loves to volunteer in the community and at her kids’ school. She also enjoys hiking, golfing, and camping.
Patient Care Coordinator
Alex is a Patient Care Coordinator who has lived in Grand junction since 2010. Alex has a passion to help others in any setting. She loves spending time with her four kids and husband. She camps a lot, rides side by side’s and dirt bikes, fishing, and anything that will give her a new experience.
Jessica is our Certified Audiology Technician. She is responsible for cleaning, updating and performing small repairs on our hearing aids and instruments. Jessica joined Colorado West Audiology in 2018 after working as a CNA for over 7 years. On the weekends, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dogs outside and fishing when she can!