About Us

Our Audiologists

Katie L. Grote, M.A.

Katie Grote is a certified audiologist and a licensed dispenser of hearing aids. She specializes in advanced diagnostic testing and hearing aid fittings for adults. Katie has been with Spokane Valley Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastics since 2002. She enjoys making a difference in patients’ lives through better hearing and an improved quality of life. When away from audiology, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children. Her family has a love for the outdoors. They enjoy boating, camping and hiking.

  • Certified Audiologist, American Speech Language and Hearing Association
  • M.A. Audiology, Washington State University
  • B.A. Communication Disorders, Eastern Washington University
  • Fellow member of the American Academy of Audiology
Christine Hanson, Au.D.

Christine Hanson, Au.D.

Dr. Christine Hanson is a certified and licensed audiologist. She has a strong background in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss, along with fitting and verification of amplification for adult and pediatric patients. She enjoys working with a wide range of patients, but has a passion for pediatric audiology, and loves helping families navigate the complexities of having a child with hearing loss, from diagnosis to intervention. When not practicing audiology, Christine enjoys playing roller derby, hiking, and knitting.

  • Certified Audiologist, American Speech Language and Hearing Association
  • Doctor of Audiology, University of Northern Colorado
  • B.S. Organizational Communication, University of Portland
  • Fellow member of the American Academy of Audiology

Wendy Traynham, Au.D.

Dr. Wendy Traynham is a certified and licensed audiologist who has practiced since 1995. Wendy has a strong background in hearing aid fitting and diagnostic evaluations for patients of all ages. She has performed electrophysiological evaluations, including auditory brainstem evaluations and electronystagmography.

Wendy enjoys downhill skiing, bicycling, hiking, swimming, reading and spending time with her family.

  • Certified Audiologist, American Speech Language and Hearing Association
  • Doctor of Audiology, A.T. Still University
  • M.A. Audiology, Washington State University
  • B.A. Speech and Hearing Sciences, Western Washington University
  • Fellow member of the American Academy of Audiology

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