MEET OUR AUDIOLOGISTS:
Kim Block, AuD
Dr. Block opened Lakeside Audiology in 2015 after realizing the void of care that existed within her own community for those youngest listeners affected by hearing loss. The past two years she has worked tirelessly to build a space where those with hearing loss can seek answers, support and inspiration. Dr. Block graduated from the University of Maryland's Doctoral program for Audiology in 2006. Her experience has included working at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland, Providence Health System in Portland, Oregon, and most recently at Cornerstone Ear, Nose & Throat in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her areas of specialty from birth through elderly include behavioral and electrophysiological hearing evaluation, management of hearing loss through amplification and rehabilitation, and vestibular assessment. She is Board Certified in Audiology and holds her Specialty Certification in Pediatric Audiology. Dr. Block is licensed to practice audiology in both North and South Carolina.
Dr. Block and her husband are local residents of Tega Cay, where they are raising their three girls, ages 8, 6 and 4. Their family enjoys outdoor recreation, including biking, hiking and time out on Lake Wylie. They are committed to their early-morning workouts and have a passion for cooking good, wholesome, healthy food. Above all else, they realize that every day that they get to see the sun rise is a gift, and intend to live each day as such.
Meghan Jensen, AuD
Dr. Jensen joined the Lakeside Audiology team in January 2017. She has had extensive experience working with patients from infancy through adulthood and has a strong background in amplification and diagnostics. A significant amount of her past work experience was gained at Cornerstone Ear, Nose & Throat in Charlotte, NC where she served as the Director of their Audiology Services. Most recently she has served as staff audiologist at the Children's Developmental Services Agency of Mecklenburg County. Dr. Jensen received her Master's Degree in Audiology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her Doctorate of Audiology from Salus University in Pennsylvania. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Compentency in Audiology from the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association, and has earned her Specialty Certification in Pediatric Audiology. Dr. Jensen is licensed to practice audiology in both North and South Carolina.
Dr. Jensen is also proud to be a member of the Board of Directors for Beginnings of North Carolina, a non-profit agency that provides informational and emotional support services to families of children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. She lives with her husband and their two boys, Tyler (4) and Bryce (2), in Charlotte. In their free time, they can often be found riding their bikes to destinations along the greenway or enjoying the playgrounds of Freedom Park.
MEET OUR STAFF:
Mrs. Whitt joined the Lakeside Audiology team in April 2016 as our Billing Coordinator. She quickly proved herself to be a valuable asset to our team taking on the many challenges of insurance billing. Mrs. Whitt, her husband and two daughters are residents of York County. In her free time she and her husband enjoy hiking, making furniture, as well as spending time together as a family.
Mrs. Laws has contributed to the Lakeside Audiology team as a patient care representative and marketing specialist since we opened. Her administrative and interpersonal skills are second to none. When not engaged in her volunteer role at Lakeside Audiology, Mrs. Laws can be found volunteering at the ROC in Rock Hill, playing with her nine grandchildren, out on the lake with her husband of 44 years, or playing bridge with her girlfriends.
Ms. Scales joined the Lakeside Audiology team in January 2017 as our Patient Care Coordinator. With previous experience in both project management and administrative support, she has added immense value to the flow and productivity of our clinic. Ms. Scales lives in Tega Cay where she is raising her three children. In her free time, she enjoys spending it with her family and volunteering during her children's activities and many local swim leagues.