Rocky Mountain Ear Center, PC - Hearing, balance, facial nerve and ear disorders



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Medical Services

Hearing Aids
Cochlear Implants
Diagnostic Testing
Gamma Knife
Services for Children


David C. Kelsall, M.D.

Medical Plaza I
601 E. Hampden Ave.
Suite 430
Englewood, CO 80113
Phone: 303-783-9220
Fax: 303-806-6292

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Our Team

At Rocky Mountain Ear Center, P.C., every member of our team is a trained professional to ensure you receive the best possible quality care. We take pride in our ability to serve you and we look forward to a mutually satisfactory relationship.

Our receptionist, scheduling staff, and office manager are delighted to talk with you and answer questions any time. Call us at 303-783-9220.

David C. Kelsall, MD  - Medical Director

David C. Kelsall, MD, Otology/NeurotologyDavid C. Kelsall, MD, is Medical Director of the CNI Center for Hearing and the CNI Rocky Mountain Cochlear Implant Center (RMCIC) at the Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI). Dr. Kelsall is a graduate of Stanford University and earned his medical degree at the University of Colorado. After serving residencies in general surgery at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver and in Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, he completed his fellowship training in Otology/Neurotology/skull base surgery at the Denver Ear Institute.

Dr. Kelsall is board certified in Otolaryngology, a Fellow in the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, a member of the American Neurotology Society, and the Colorado Medical Society, and serves on the CNI Board of Directors.

As a researcher, Dr. Kelsall has played a role in clinical trials leading to FDA approval of current cochlear implants on the market and the Vibrant Sound Bridge implantable hearing aid, and has established CNI as a regional training center in cochlear implant surgery for physicians from North and South America. As a Medical Director of the World Hearing Network, he leads a team of volunteer physicians on annual missions to Third World countries, where they perform surgeries, provide hearing aids, and train local physicians. In 2001, Dr. Kelsall established the annual CNI Cochlear Kids Camps.

Dr. Kelsall is a frequent lecturer nationally and in Central and South America, and has published numerous articles in professional journals. A third-generation native of Colorado, he and his wife Tammie have three children.

Visit the CNI Center for Hearing website to learn more about how you can contribute to or benefit from these wonderful programs dedicated to helping end the silence. Here are links to CNI Center for Hearing programs:


Allison Biever, Au.D., CCC-A

Allison Biever received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta in May 1989. She obtained her Master of Arts degree in Audiology at the University of Colorado (Boulder) in May 1992. In September of 1992, she began a Clinical Fellowship Year at the Denver Ear Institute where she worked extensively with their cochlear implant program. As a clinical audiologist, her focus since 1997 has been with the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program. Allison has also completed her Au.D. at Central Michigan University with a thesis project which examined the impact of residual hearing on cochlear implantation. When she is not playing listening games with "her" children in the implant program, she and her husband are busy reading to, running with and playing games with their own daughters.

Katie Breithart, Au.D., CCC-A

Katie Breithart received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology
in December of 1996 from Colorado State University. She obtained her Master of Arts degree in Audiology from the University of Northern Colorado in May 2000 and her Doctorate from the Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2007.  As a Cochlear Clinical Fellow in 2000-2001, she worked under the supervision and training of Allison Biever at The CNI Rocky Mountain Cochlear Implant Center.  Katie is involved with many aspects of our practice, including hearing and balance testing hearing aids, BAHA and cochlear implants.  Katie lives in Littleton with her family.

Megan Read, Au.D., CCC-A

Megan Read was raised in Texas where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Abilene Christian University in December 2004. She Worked in Colorado Springs as a speech therapy assistant before obtaining her Au.D. in May 2010 from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Megan interned with Rocky Mountain Ear Center between 2008 and 2010 and joined the team in June of 2010 as a clinical audiologist. Megan lives in Highlands Ranch with her husband and two Westies.

Rehabilitation Specialists

Nanette Thompson, M.S., CCC-SLP, Cert.AVT

Nanette Thompson is a Speech-Language Pathologist and an Auditory-Verbal therapist. She grew up in Louisiana and received her masters degree from the University of Texas. She has been working with children who are deaf/hard of hearing for 12 years. She has worked in Houston at the Center for Hearing and Speech and in Dallas at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders. She lived in the United Kingdom and established an early intervention program for children with hearing loss and developed an aural rehabilitation program for children with cochlear implants. She has lived in Denver for 5 years and works for the Colorado Home Intervention Program, the Listen Foundation and the University of Colorado.

Patient Care Coordinator

Johnnie Herman, Patient Care Coordinator

Johnnie Herman is the Patient Care Coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Implant Center. She brings 21 years of administrative experience in the medical profession. Johnnie is the friendly and efficient voice patients hear when they call to schedule an appointment, order supplies or troubleshoot equipment. She also assists in handling matters related to insurance inquiries, payments and referrals. Johnnie is the "nerve center" of The CNI Rocky Mountain Cochlear Implant Center and is the proud grandmother of two beautiful young girls who live in Texas. She enjoys traveling to see them as often as possible.

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