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Our Professionals

Dr. Rhett Heppler, AuD.

Dr. Rhett Heppler, Au.D.Dr. Rhett Heppler received his Bachelors degree from Brigham Young University and his Doctorate of Audiology from Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Heppler did his residency at Southwest Idaho Ear Nose & Throat in Boise, Idaho, followed by three years of practice at Advanced Hearing and Balance Specialists in St. George, Utah. In September of 2009 he asked Dr. Christensen to join him in forming Advanced Audiology Institute.

Dr. Heppler strives to deliver the highest quality of service possible and specializes in diagnostic adult and pediatric hearing and balance testing, hearing device fitting and recommendation, hearing device adjustments, central auditory processing disorders and tinnitus management.

Dr. Heppler is married with two children. He enjoys spending time with family, playing sports and participating in various outdoor activities.

Courtney Smith, M.A.

Courtney Smith received her Bachelors in Speech and Hearing Science in 2000 and her Masters of Arts in Audiology in 2003, both from the University of Iowa. After graduating from Iowa, Courtney worked at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where she performed adult and pediatric hearing aid and cochlear implant research at one of the leading Departments of Otolaryngology in the country. Courtney moved to Las Vegas in 2005. Prior to her position with Advanced Audiology Institute, Courtney was a Clinical Audiologist at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Courtney and her husband, Jason, have two children, Carson and Samantha.

Kathleen Lee, Au.D.

Kathleen is a native New Yorker and has been a Las Vegas resident since 2003. She received an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University, a Masters degree in communication disorders through California State University, Long Beach, and an Au.D. Doctorate of Audiology through Salus University.  Dr. Lee is fully licensed in the state of Nevada as an audiologist and hearing aid dispenser, holds clinical certification (CCC-A), and is a member of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA).

Dr. Lee has had several years of experience as a clinical and dispensing audiologist in multiple local ENT medical settings including the University of Nevada School of Medicine and a clinic where she specialized in hearing aid dispensing. Her extensive experience in these diverse settings ensures that patients will receive the best possible care and service and she is determined to find a hearing solution to meet every patients' personal needs. Dr. Lee is excited to be a part of the team at Advanced Audiology Institute where she will continue to serve the local population, including patients from various referring ENT practices and those patients who have remained loyal throughout the years. Her motto is: "You are never too old to start living life to the fullest and enjoy the quality of life that you deserve by hearing your best." 

In her free time, Dr. Lee enjoys spending time with her husband and two energetic sons, as well as hiking, traveling, gardening, and trying new recipes.

Testimonials

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    Since dealing with Dr. Heppler, my world has been opened up to new things.

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    Dr. Christensen at Advanced Audiology Institute has improved my quality of life immensely.

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    Being able to hear again has certainly changed my life and my quality of living. The audiologists at Advanced Audiology Institute are fantastic.

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Locations & Contacts

Quality hearing care with 2 Convenient Nevada Locations
9080 W. Cheyenne Ave. #100
Las Vegas, NV 89129
10410 S. Eastern Ave, #110
Henderson, NV 89052