Get to know about Dr. Juliëtte Sterkens.

This website was created by audiologist Dr. Juliëtte Sterkens. She lives in Oshkosh, WI and together with her husband LeRoy "Max" Maxfield she started doing hearing loop installations in 2009 to make the Fox Valley more accessible for her patients. They stopped doing installations in 2012 as their focus switched to hearing loop advocacy and public speaking only. They are happy to answer any questions visitors to the website may have about hearing loops. They are always happy to help YOU advocate for hearing loops in your community. Dr. Juliëtte Sterkens, moved to Oshkosh from the Netherlands in 1981. She practiced as an audiologist in the Fox Valley from 1983 until 2012. She is a licensed Dutch speech therapist, holds a Master’s degree in audiology from UW-Oshkosh and a professional doctorate in audiology from AT Still University in Arizona. Dr. Sterkens retired from her Fox Valley Hearing Center practice in 2012 and left the practice in the caring and competent hands of audiologist Dr. Candy McGinnis. Thanks to grantfunding from the David and Carol Myers Foundation, Dr. Sterkens was named the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) National Hearing Loop Advocate. She currently spend most of her time educating audiology students, professionals and consumers about the benefits of hearing loops for people with hearing loss.

For her efforts Dr. Sterkens has received several awards:

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