Minnesota State University - Mankato, Minn.
Pacific University - Forest Grove, Ore.
Edward Hines VA Hospital - Hines, Ill.
American Academy of Audiology
Marissa joined the rehab team in 2018. She graduated with a Doctorate in Audiology from Pacific University, Ore., in 2016. She provides audiological assessments on newborn patients through geriatrics. She specializes in comprehensive audiological testing, as well as hearing aid fittings and service.
Marissa Leese always knew she wanted to work in healthcare, but didn’t know what area was right for her. During her undergraduate degree, she signed up for a few speech and language courses and found that American Sign Language courses captured her attention most. Most of her American Sign Language course instructors were deaf and hard-of-hearing. She loved learning their stories, what they thought of cochlear implants, etc. Marissa found a passion for working with the deaf and hard-of-hearing community and the variety that audiology had to offer. Ever since, Marissa has been thankful for her career in audiology and finds it rewarding to be able to work with patients of all ages.