Our Professionals

Dr. Todd Decker

Audiologist, Owner

Dr. Decker has been an Audiologist for 25 years; 5 years working in a hearing aid manufacturer and 20 years in private practice. He medically evaluates the hearing of children and adults and can improve their lives with the treatment of hearing conditions.

Dr. Decker has a M.S. in Audiology and an Au.D. He is the current President of the SD Board of Audiology and Hearing Instrument Specialists and was the past president of the SD Hearing Health Practitioners Association. He is also a past President of the Watertown Kiwanis.

Dr. Todd moved from Minnesota to Watertown 20 years ago. He and his wife Julianne have 3 beautiful daughters all adopted from Russia. They enjoy “Family Friday pizza and movie night.”

“I am inspired to do what I do because helping to improve the life of an individual, one at a time will help make a stronger and more caring community.” His motivation comes from “the opportunity to utilize the gifts God has given me to enhance the life of another human being so they may have the ability to become the best they can be. I am inspired by having a caring and professional team with me to provide the best outcome and patient experience we can.”

Angela Arends

Clinic Coordinator

Angie has been with Professional Hearing Services since 2012 and prior to that worked at a multi-provider medical practice handling insurance billing as well as collections and patient concerns.

 

Angie is the Clinic Coordinator and leads the team in daily clinic operations.  She also handles outside vendors and clinic financial items. Angie can assist you in any questions or concerns you have regarding your visit to Professional Hearing Services.

 

She and her husband Casey have 3 children and a son in law and daughter in law. In her free time she enjoys going for walks, spending time with her nieces and nephews, traveling and spending time with family.

 

When asked what inspires her, she states “I am inspired by my family and being able to watch people’s lives change for the better. I have always had a desire to help others. I enjoy being able to help patients find a way to treat their hearing loss that does not make the cost a burden for them.”

Kara

Patient Care Coordinator

Kara became a part of the Professional Hearing Services team in December of 2020.  Prior to joining PHS Kara spent several years working in healthcare.

 

Kara is the Patient Care Coordinator and will be the first person to greet you when you arrive for your appointment.  She also assists patients in scheduling appointments and preparing paperwork to ensure all of the patient’s needs are met.  Kara is a helping hand to providers and other team members in various clinic needs.

 

Kara and her husband, Cory, have one daughter.  In their spare time they enjoy spending time at the lake, watching movies, and being with family. Kara enjoys working with people and helping people live their lives to the fullest.

 

Kara said her inspiration is “Knowing that I am part of a team that is able to help improve the lives of others is an amazing feeling.  It brings me joy seeing and hearing about the happiness that patients, and their families, experience by being able to hear every day sounds and being able to be a part of the conversations with those around them.”

Dr. Angela Seuser

Audiologist

Dr. Seuser educates patients on their hearing related healthcare and helps improve their quality of life through better hearing.

Dr. Angela spent several years in Vermillion completing her Bachelor and Doctorate degrees and has been with Professional Hearing Services since her residency in 2015. Dr. Seuser graduated from University of South Dakota with her Doctorate in Audiology and is a member of two national Academies.

She and her husband Ian are busy raising three young babies on a farm/acreage outside of town. She is a lover of mornings and ironically loves silence. If you see her in the office, it is likely she will be drinking a coffee or water!

Dr. Angela says her inspiration comes from believing in and living by pushing herself and others outside the boundaries of the comfort zone to grow.

When asked about her motivation she states “my children inspire me every day. I see them soaking in everything I do and it reminds me to experience life and treat people the way I hope they will someday.” She believes every person that comes through the doors at PHS is seen and heard as a unique individual and receives individual care.

Lisa Stoltenburg

Patient Care Coordinator

Lisa has been with Professional Hearing Services since 2015. Her background includes working in retail, working in a medical clinic for over 20 years she also has a degree in commercial tailoring and still helps friends and family with their sewing needs.

 

Lisa works the clean and check desk on the east side of our building. She will take care of your device cleaning and any troubleshooting needs.  She specializes in minor hearing aid repairs and assists with checking in and out all of the hearing technology in our office.

Lisa and her husband Galen have two sons. Lisa’s favorite thing to do is spend time with family and travel.

​Lisa says her inspiration comes from the stories she hears. “Everyone has a story to tell and I enjoy hearing all of their unique stories. I love helping our patients overcome issues they may be having with their hearing devices or accessories. I always want the patient to feel we are all here to improve their quality of life through better hearing.”

Kari Fieber

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Kari has been with Professional Hearing Services since 2012. Kari graduated from Northern State University with a B.A. in Sociology and received her Hearing Dispensing License in July of 2018. 

Kari specializes in product knowledge and orders all of our hearing aids and lab supplies.  Kari is able to provide adult patient care for hearing aid adjustments, hearing aid fittings, hearing screenings, ear mold impressions and physical examinations of the ear. Kari is currently accepting appointments.

In her spare time Kari enjoys spending time with her husband Chris and their 3 children. They enjoy camping, riding horse, attending her children’s sporting events and playing board games.

When asked what inspires her, she states “Working with a team that all share the same vision. I am motivated by helping people hear and improving their quality of life. That help can come in many forms such as cleaning a hearing aid or simply listening to our patients and letting them know we genuinely care about them.”

Lauren Ellingson

Insurance Coordinator

Lauren started with Professional Hearing Services in August of 2019. Before joining our team, she spent 10 years working in various forms of healthcare such as hospitals, clinics and assisted living communities.

Lauren is the clinic Insurance Coordinator and handles all insurance, patient financial related items including patient financing and assisting patients with our various Hearing Assistance Programs.  Lauren can help you with verifying insurance benefits and provide you with options for making your hearing health plan affordable.

Lauren and her husband, Travis, have two sons. During their spare time they enjoy boating and spending time outdoors together.

When asked about what inspires her and motivates her at Professional Hearing Services she says “My children inspire me to be the best I can. Now that I am at PHS, I have so much fun seeing patients come back for follow ups after their fitting and hearing them talk about the difference it has made in their life. There are certain sounds they forgot about!”