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Dr. Amy Swain
Dr. Amy has been an Audiologist since 1989, specializing in many different brands of hearing aids.
Dr. Amy went to the University of Minnesota and had not yet decided on her career path when she took a job testing the hearing in chinchillas in a hearing research lab. It was then that she decided she wanted to learn more about how we hear.
She was awarded her Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Disorders in 1987 from the University of Minnesota and went on to acquire her Master’s Degree in Audiology, also from the University of Minnesota, in 1989. She spent about 5 years dispensing hearing aids for Mayo Medical Ventures in Rochester, MN and many years after that working in private practice. Amy’s doctorate degree in Audiology came from the Arizona School of Health Sciences in the spring of 2010. Now with over 25 years of experience, she is confident she can help you hear better.
Dr. Amy Swain is a member of the Minnesota Academy of Audiology as well as a fellow member of the American Academy of Audiology. Her hearing centers are also members of the Better Business Bureau.
Audiologist / Director of Audiology
Doug later became the owner of that business and it was renamed Doug Freeman’s Audiology and Better Hearing Care. Doug earned his Master’s Degree in Audiology from University of Arizona and is the Director of Audiology at Amy Swain Hearing Centers. He will be working in the Rochester and Austin locations. Doug lives in Rochester with his wife Diane and has two children, Christopher and Nicole.
Doug has many years of experience with several brands of hearing aids.
Doug’s office hours are 9 to Noon on Mondays and 9 to 3:30 PM on Thursdays in Austin.
In Rochester his office hours are 8:30 to 5 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 8:30 to 12 Noon on Fridays.
Doug says that since 1964, technology has changed immensely and there is much greater satisfaction for hearing aid users today.
Dr. Mackenzie Springman
Dr. Mackenzie Springman has always had a desire to help improve people’s quality of life. As a child she frequently had ear infections which lead to multiple ear surgeries. Her passion for Audiology grew from her own life experiences with her ears and hearing. She believes better hearing and communication skills can greatly impact people’s quality of life for the better and strives to reach optimal results for her patients.
Dr. Mackenzie joined Amy Swain Hearing Centers back in 2020 as a graduate student. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2016. She then went on to obtain her Doctorate in Audiology at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. During her time at the University of Cincinnati, she conducted a research study on musicians to help create a hearing conservation program. The purpose of the study was to find a way to help minimize noise induced hearing loss while they practice and perform their instruments. For many musicians they rely heavily on their hearing, and it is important to preserve it for their jobs. She also earned a certificate in Animal Audiology where she would perform hearing tests on dogs. The way we test a dog’s hearing is by use of an ABR (Auditory Brainstem Response) using electrodes on the dog’s head that pick up on the brain’s response to a stimulus as we play sounds in their ears. This is similar to the way we are able to test an infant’s hearing!
Dr. Mackenzie will be working in the Rochester and Austin locations. Outside of the office, Dr. Mackenzie enjoys spending time with her husband Joseph and son Jameson, taking care of her two cats Harley and Quinn, and going up to her parent’s cabin in Outing, MN.