Meet Expert Audiologists You Can Trust
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Ben Wightman, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Ben began at Sound Advice in February of 2017. He received his B.A. from Michigan State University and Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Prior to joining Sound Advice, he worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the University of Michigan, and one of the larger hearing aid manufacturers.
Ben’s interest in audiology stemmed from his grandpa who waited too long to be treated for hearing loss. Dale Wightman, who was typically the life of the party, gradually withdrew and didn’t socially participate as much as he always had. When Ben realized he could help others seek treatment so that their hearing loss didn’t negatively impact their quality of life, he knew he found the perfect career in audiology.
Ben resides in Plymouth, MI. When he isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his son Julian, going to the gym, reading, watching movies, or rooting for his Spartans.
Jessica Messer, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Jessica grew up in Greenville, Michigan and went to Michigan State University for her undergraduate degree, where she discovered her interest in audiology through a mix of personal experiences and wonderful professors. She continued her studies at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and then completed her 4th year externship at Henry Ford Hospital.
She received her Doctor of Audiology degree in 2012 from Purdue and started working as a Senior Staff Audiologist at Henry Ford Hospital at that time. During her time at Henry Ford she gained experience in hearing aids, cochlear implants, electrophysiology and diagnostic hearing testing. She also spent a large part of her time teaching Wayne State University Doctor of Audiology students.
Jessica also met her now husband, Jamey, while attending MSU. He is originally from Livonia and works for a large accounting firm. Jessica began working at Sound Advice part-time in July, 2018. When she’s not working, she’s at home with her two sons.
Beth Borne, M.A.
Beth joined Sound Advice in December 2008 with over 17 years experience as an audiologist.
Beth received her BA from Michigan State University and her MA in Audiology from Wayne State University. After completing her Clinical Fellowship Year at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, she worked in a busy ENT practice for 2 1/2 years. She has been working in the hearing aid industry since 1994. She is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association, and licensed by the State of Michigan. She participates in continuing education to assure that her patients receive the most up-to-date technology and professional “sound advice” available. She enjoys reading and spending time with her children, and is very active in school and community events.
Teri comes to Sound Advice with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the hearing healthcare industry. Her background is management of human resources in home healthcare. She has a strong passion for caregiving.
Teri is a lifelong resident of Michigan and resides here with her husband of 22 years and children.
She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.
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