Dr. Vanessa Rentschler’s path to Audiology began with her desire to foster relationships and assist those in need of communicative support. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree (Cum Laude) in Speech Pathology and Audiology at California State University, East Bay (2002). Additional coursework was accumulated in Psychology, which she minored in. During this time, she worked with adults with aphasia (language disorder), as well as children with speech and language delays. She also volunteered with an organization in San Francisco which provides hearing protection to local musicians (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers [H.E.A.R.]).
Her Master of Science degree in Speech, Language Pathology and Audiology was earned at California State University, Sacramento (2004). Her Master’s thesis explored the efficacy Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) therapy. Clinical practicum also including working with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children at an auditory-verbal program, as well as diagnostic audiology in hospital settings.
Dr. Rentschler’s Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) brought her up to Seattle, WA in 2004. At a busy Otolaryngology/Audiology practice she refined her diagnostic testing skills, as well as hearing aid and aural rehabilitative practices. She also routinely performed electrophysiologic measures (evoked potentials). During this time she earned her Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) from Salus University, an accredited and esteemed online bridge program for clinicians already in practice (2008). Over the years she progressed from Clinical Fellow to Lead Audiologist, managing the in-house hearing aid practice as well as diagnostic testing services for three private practice Otolaryngologists.
She currently performs diagnostic testing in Portland-area Otolaryngology clinics, parallel to fitting hearing aids both in-clinic and with her solo practice, House Call Hearing LLC. Her professional interest in aural rehabilitation and hearing aid technology continues, as well as exploring assistive listening technology for children on the autism spectrum and/or with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
I look forward to expanding my audiology practice outside of the clinic. By simplifying the aural rehabilitation process, we can focus on what is truly important to you and your family. My goal is to empower you with an understanding of hearing loss and how you can benefit from current technological advances. I enjoy the unique nature of my role, and am eager to continue providing upstanding audiological services in a comfortable and accessible way.
Vanessa Rentschler, Au.D., CCC-A
Oregon License #24099