"Do call me Shirley."

I am Dr. Fors, Licensed Audiologist, and do call me Shirley!

Born and raised in central Minnesota, I have been a successful Audiologist since 1986. Since then, I have helped thousands of people improve their hearing.

As a Licensed Audiologist, I’ve worked in all kinds of settings, performing diagnostic hearing evaluations, hearing aid dispensing, intra-operative monitoring of evoked potentials, trauma call, auditory rehabilitation, and counseling.

I volunteer at the Minnesota Academy of Audiology (I was their president in 2004), managing their booth at the Minnesota State Fair in conjunction with HealthFair11. This has provided low-cost hearing screenings to literally thousands of people. I’ve also been appointed by the State Commissioner of Health to serve on the Advisory Council for Hearing Instrument Dispensing.

I’m very fortunate in that I love my work. Quite honestly, it’s more a calling than it is a job. Nothing feels better than to get comments like: "It’s wonderful to hear the birds sing again," or "Now we can turn the TV volume down," or "I don’t have to yell or repeat myself to him/her." Long term, I’m most concerned about you and your family’s ability to connect with each other. Communication is at the heart of all we do and feel.

I myself have coped with ‘cricket-like’ tinnitus since I was in graduate school (my punishment for attending too many loud concerts). Through studies, I found out there was no real cure for tinnitus, but there are strategies to deal with it. I can teach you these! There’s no good reason to put off improving your hearing. Thanks to new technology, today’s hearing aids are smaller, better, and more affordable. For a couple dollars a day, you could be hearing much, much better. And if you don’t want to buy, you can rent them.

Simply put, I help people get back "in the loop," and I’m proud to do so. If you want help with your hearing, I will be there for you. Hundreds of people, whom I’ve served for over 20 years, can testify to that.


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