Our entire staff is assembled for one purpose: to serve our patients. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible hearing care we can, based on your individual needs. We provide a comprehensive array of services related to evaluation, rehabilitation, and prevention of hearing impairment.
Attuned to the latest advances and products, the staff of Woodward Audiology, LLC ensures we provide our patients with state of the art technology. Additionally, every product we sell includes the highest level of customer service from our experienced, trusted team.
Please meet our family we hope you become the newest member very soon.
Dr. Michelle Woodward, Audiologist
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Michelle Woodward is a native of Clarksville, Missouri. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders from Truman State University in 1997 and her Master of Science degree in Audiology from Western Illinois University in 2000. Following her training, Dr. Woodward was hired as a clinical audiologist at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, Missouri. While at the University Hospital and Clinics, she treated patients of all ages and with varying degrees of hearing loss with hearing aids and cochlear implants for over 8 years.
In 2008, she joined Dr. James Benecke at Otology Associates, Inc. and the BJC Medical Group where she continued to use her training and expertise to evaluate individuals’ hearing loss so that the best option for hearing rehabilitation could be achieved. In addition, she provided full diagnostic evaluations for balance and dizziness. In 2015, Dr. Woodward received her Clinical Doctorate from Arizona School of Health Sciences. She is currently the owner of Woodward Audiology, LLC on the 4th floor of the Gutensohn Clinic in Kirksville, Missouri.
Her varied clinical experience, knowledge gained from hundreds of hours of continued education, and passion for helping people enable Dr. Woodward to offer her patients the highest level of hearing healthcare. She is currently certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and maintains a fellowship with the American Academy of Audiology. She is also an active member of Rotary International- Kirksville Noon Club and Quota International of Kirksville. When not in the office, Dr. Woodward can be found spending time with her husband and two daughters, running, and following Mizzou football.
Hearing Instrument Specialist
Richard Leroux, HIS Richard joined our Woodward Audiology team in January of 2017. He is a licensed hearing instrument specialist in both Missouri and Iowa and holds and Associates degree in Hearing Instrument Sciences from Ozark Technical College. His education also consists of a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology. His journey to hearing healthcare was not a straight path. He has always had a passion for helping others and began his career in law enforcement where he served as a police officer in Southwest Missouri for many years. Prior to joining our team, Richard was Hearing Lab Technology’s sole hearing aid provider in Jefferson City, Missouri. His experience includes conducting comprehensive hearing evaluations and custom hearing aid fittings. In his spare time, Richard enjoys spending time with his wife Michelle and son Juris. He enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping.
Dana Kimmel has been with Woodward Audiology since September 2015 after receiving her Audiology Assistant Certification from the State of Missouri. She currently manages our walk-in hearing aid clinic. Prior to working in the field of audiology, she worked for 11 years in a general medicine practice office. Dana is a 1988 graduate of Putnam County R-I High School. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and quilting. Dana resides in La Plata, Missouri.
Diana Hocker has been with Woodward Audiology since April of 2014. She currently serves as the Office Manager. Diana has worked in the medical field for over 30 years. She is a graduate from Kirksville High School and is currently a resident of rural Novinger, Missouri. She enjoys dancing, gardening, reading, spending time with her family, friends, and pets, and is an active advocate for breast cancer awareness.
We promise to work closely with you to discover where you are having the most difficulty communicating. Then, we will collaborate with you to determine the best solution to increase your ability to hear and understand in the situations you describe. If that solution includes hearing aids, then we are committed to recommending the technology that:
Although we’re smart enough to know that we don’t know everything, we’re dedicated enough to try! To make sure we stay on top of both the latest advances in technology and the current research related to hearing we attend many conferences, seminars and conventions every year. In addition we belong to a variety of professional organizations that provide us with a wealth of information.