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.
Hearing Instrument Specialist
I was raised here in Grand Junction where my father practiced as a Pulmonologist. I am married to my beautiful wife Stacy and we have 2 amazing children, Brayden and Mya. Some of my many passions include activities with my family, dance, golf, and in my spare time I love being a DJ for events and weddings. My goal in life is to leave a lasting impression on those that I come in contact with. I am excited to continue this working for Colorado West Audiology.
I am an energetic, innovative, community networker and relationship builder. Ten years of hospital experience in multiple departments has made me a unique and diverse associate. Building relationships and developing lasting networks is my specialty. I have truly grown to have a passion for the aging population. Being able to help and improve the lives of others makes me truly happy. My strongest assets are my energy, personality, strong work ethic, and personal skills.
- President’s Award St. Mary’s Hospital 2016
- Raul Ramos Memorial Award from United Way 2016
- Scrubs member with St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation 2014 - present
- United Way Mesa County cabinet member 2014 – present
- United Way co-chair for St. Mary’s with a marked increase every year in participation and giving 2013 – present
- St. Mary’s Heart member 2010 – present
- Employee of the year Hilltop LAP program 2002