Dr. Tosha Strickland is an Idaho native. She obtained her Doctorate of Audiology from AT Still University in Mesa, Arizona. She holds two Bachelor's Degrees, one in English, Business and Spanish from Brigham Young University and one from Utah State University in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education.
She finished her clinical rotation at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas in 2008. As a member of the cochlear implant team at Texas Children's, Dr. Strickland worked closely with 300 plus cochlear implant patients and surgeon Dr. John Oghalia from Baylor College of Medicine. She subsequently has worked at hospitals in Walnut Creek and Berkeley, California.
She currently owns her own clinic, Strickland Ear Clinic, where she specializes in pediatric and adult audiological rehabilitation, cochlear implants, hearing aids, research and community outreach. She holds current licensure in Idaho, Utah, California and Texas. She is the Idaho chapter president for the Alexander Graham Bell association for deaf and hard of hearing Idaho Chapter president.
When appropriate Dr. Strickland may conduct a bedside exam in the hospital or at an assisted living facility in order to manage wax removal, hearing aids, cochlear implants or conduct an audiological evaluation for adults and kids.
Karie is a California Native. She moved here with her daughter in 1987 to enjoy the beautiful season changes that Boise and surrounding areas offer. Karie has worked in the Boise/Meridian area for almost 30 years at various medical/dental offices helping patients at the front desk or with their billing/insurance needs. Her daughter is now an adult with two young children of her own. Karie spends time with her grandchildren out of doors as much as possible and still enjoys the changing of seasons that originally brought her to the area.
She thoroughly enjoys working at Strickland Ear Clinic as it affords her the opportunity to witness hearing issues being resolved in not only adults and older patients but children who might not otherwise receive aid with their hearing problems. Karie's hobbies are gardening, cooking, watching home improvement shows and spending time with her family.
Nicholle grew up in SW Washington. Her husband, Terry, was raised in Meridian, and he convinced her to move here from the west coast. She will tell you that it was a great decision. She loves the friendliness of the people, and the "small town" feeling of Meridian. The sunshine and mountains don't hurt either.
Nicholle has two Associated Degrees and over 20 years experience working in a medical office setting. The few times she has tried something else, she longs to be back in the office helping people. It brightens her day when she can see that what we do here at Strickland Ear Clinic helps people enjoy a more fulfilling life.
Nicholle enjoys the outdoors. She loves to camp with her family. She can often be seen on the banks of a river reading a book while her husband and kids fly fish. She has 3 children, 1 girl and 2 boys that were adopted in 2008. They are teenagers now and keep her on her toes running to and fro from activity to activity. She loves the time they spend together.
Kristin Vane has her Bachelor's Degree in Information Management from Brigham Young University. She has 10 years bookkeeping and medical billing experience and loves the environment at Strickland Ear Clinic where quality of patient care is a top priority. Kristin love reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.
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