Trisha Ostermeier, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Ostermeier holds her Doctoral Degree in Audiology from Central Michigan University and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Ostermeier has worked as an audiologist in a variety of clinical settings, including private practice clinics, university speech and hearing clinics, hospital settings, and most recently in a large multi-specialty clinic. Dr. Ostermeier enjoys working with a wide variety of patients and has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of hearing loss.
Dr. Ostermeier grew up in Kingman, AZ, and comes from a family ranching background. She received her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Arizona. She has lived and worked in Santa Rosa, CA, and most recently in Seattle, WA. She is now excited to call the beautiful north coast, home. When she is not practicing audiology, she can be found spending time with her family, baking, gardening and enjoying the many outdoor offerings of Humboldt County.
William Speer, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Speer holds his Doctoral Degree in Audiology from the University of Florida. He holds his Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Speer has worked in many different clinical settings, including providing diagnostic and dispensing services at a large private practice otolaryngology clinic in Little Rock, Arkansas, and a variety of other clinics through Shands Healthcare Network at the University of Florida. He is co-author of a research article on sound level meter applications for the iPhone, entitled “Sound Level Measurements using Smartphone ‘apps’: Useful or Inaccurate?”, which was published in the July-August 2014 issue of Noise and Health. Dr. Speer is originally from Kansas City, but he is very excited to call Humboldt County and “the Best Coast” his new home. His passion for audiology stems from his background in and love of music: he is a cellist and also played several different instruments in a variety of bands in Kansas City and Chicago. When he’s not listening to or playing music, he can be found running, hiking, camping or fishing his way across Humboldt County.
Matthew Stuart is our Audiologist Assistant. He provides support to Dr. Ostermeier and Dr. Speer with routine hearing aid cleanings, minor in-office repairs, and basic trouble shooting. Matthew is a long time Humboldt County local who grew up in Arcata and graduated from Humboldt State University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. Matthew was the Product Manager at the Northern California Community Blood Bank before he came to work with us. Matthew and his wife bought their first home here in Eureka and enjoy spending time there with their kids. When Matthew is not at work or at home he enjoys the art of fencing and in April of 2015 he earned his instructor’s certification in French foil.
Emily Weber, M.A.
Emily graduated with a Master’s degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University. Before coming to Humboldt Audiology, she worked in the social services field for 15 years providing early intervention services to children and families, and managing social service programs in a variety of non-profit and governmental agencies. Emily grew up in the colorful Mojave Desert in Southern California. She speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys getting to know the patients and providing them with the best in personal service.
Front Office Lead
Rucinda graduated Humboldt State University with a degree in Psychology and a focus in Women’s Studies and Neuroscience. She has always had a passion for the sciences and a greater interest in audiology due to her love of music. Rucinda has been a percussionist for seven years with a special love for the marimba. When not at work she can be found reading, hiking, kayaking around the lagoons, white water rafting, enjoying a good board game at home with friends, or spending time with her three cats.
Joanna Marcuz, Au.D.
Joanna Marcuz, Au.D., March 3, 1971 to September 7, 2016, was a fourth generation Humboldt County native, a 1989 graduate of Eureka High School, a 1994 graduate of Humboldt State University, and a 2005 graduate of Central Michigan University where she earned her Doctoral Degree in Audiology. Joanna returned to Humboldt County and opened this practice where she lovingly served her patients and her community for 11 years. She is missed, but her legacy of excellent patient care in a friendly, welcoming environment lives on.