Our Audiology Staff

Greetings Physicians...

Thank you so very much for visiting us today.

As a practicing Audiologist in the community for over since 1976, I appreciate your interest in, and support of our practice. Please take a moment to review the pages in our Physician's Area to assist you with getting to understand our office a bit better and how together, we can provide services to our patients that are unsurpassed in the Arizona community.

Once again, thank you for your time and interest.

Dr. Cathy Kurth
Au.D., FAAA, Doctor of Audiology

Please take a moment and meet our staff!

Cathy Kurth, Au.D., FAAA, Doctor of Audiology

A true Midwesterner, Cathy grew up in Glenview, Illinois. She opened the Audiology and Hearing Aid Center in 1981 in downtown Scottsdale and since then, she opened offices in North Scottsdale and the Grayhawk area.

Cathy has been practicing audiology since 1976. She received her Doctor of Audiology in 2002 from the Arizona School of Health Sciences, a division of A. T. Still University of Osteopathic Medicine. She earned her Bachelor's degree at Loyola University in Chicago and her Master's of Audiology from the University of Illinois. As an expert in her field, she has spoken extensively on hearing healthcare, hearing technology, and the treatment of hearing disorders. Cathy also provides audiological consultation to many doctors in the area. She is licensed by the State of Arizona and clinically certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is also a member of prestigious organizations such as the Academy of Dispensing Audiologists, and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Cathy received her Board Certification from the American Academy of Audiology. Through her memberships, she maintains the highest level of knowledge, education, and familiarization with hearing loss, emerging hearing aid technologies, and the changing needs of hearing-impaired patients.

In November of 2012, Cathy was awarded The Leo Doerfler Award. This award honors an audiologist who has demonstrated outstanding clinical services in the community and throughout his/her career. The Leo Doerfler Award is the Academy of Doctors of Audiology's most prestigious professional recognition and supports ADA's mission to advance practitioner excellence, high ethical standards, professional autonomy and sound business practices in the provision of quality audiologic care.

Dr. Kurth was just recently named Healthcare Hero 2014!
Congratulations Dr. Kurth

Chris Cummins-Beagle, Au.D., FAAA, Doctor of Audiology

Chris grew up in Phoenix and calls the Valley of the Sun her home. She joined Audiology and Hearing Aid Center in 2005. She has been practicing audiology since 1987 after graduating from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Master's of Science degree in Audiology. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. She is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society and made the National Dean's List. She received her doctorate of audiology degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona. She is licensed by the State of Arizona and a member of the American Academy of Audiology. Chris is intrigued by new, advanced hearing technologies such as the wireless communication now available in many digital hearing aids. Wireless communication allows excellent hearing ability in situations that have historically been a problem for many hearing impaired individuals even with their hearing aids. Chris worked in a healthcare clinic environment in Sun City for 16 years, where she developed a specialty in working in the senior population. She has also practiced in Ear, Nose and Throat physician offices. Her expertise includes performing advanced diagnostic tests and programming advanced hearing aid technologies in the treatment of auditory disorders and hearing loss.