Doctor of Audiology
Krissa Downey, Au.D., has been in practice for over 15 years. Dr. Downey graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2002 with a Master of Science degree. She then began her audiology career in Kansas City, Missouri, returning to Omaha in 2005, where she gained many years of clinical experience in adult and pediatric audiology. In 2009 she completed the prestigious Doctor of Audiology program from Arizona School of Health Sciences – A.T. Still University, a division of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 2011, Dr. Downey pursued a challenging career opportunity in intraoperative monitoring. Working with premier anesthesiologists and spine surgeons in the Omaha area, she provided real-time diagnostic information while monitoring the sensory and motor functions of spinal nerves during cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgery.
In 2014, Dr. Downey had the pleasure of starting work at Central Plains ENT. Here she is able to combine her love of audiology in a private practice with the unique variety of diagnostic opportunities only available at Central Plains.
Dr. Downey is very dedicated to audiology and feels it is important to give back to the profession. She has supervised University of NE-Lincoln audiology students for the past 10 years and will continue to mentor them through their clinical audiology placements. You will often find one of these students working with Dr. Downey during one of your consultations at Central Plains ENT.