MEET OUR EXPERIENCED STAFF
Oakland Audiology is an audiology-based hearing care practice. Audiologists are professionals who specialize in the assessment, diagnosis, and non-medical treatment of hearing and balance disorders. All of our providers are licensed to practice audiology in the state of Michigan and are long-standing members of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), the world’s largest organization for the practice of audiology. AAA is dedicated to ensuring quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.
Our Audiologists have undergone extensive training in:
- Normal and impaired hearing
- Prevention of hearing loss
- Identification and assessment of hearing problems
- Habilitation or rehabilitation of persons with hearing disorders
The “Au.D.” (Doctor of Audiology ) is a professional degree for an audiologist. As of 2007, the Au.D. has replaced Masters-level audiology programs as the entry-level degree. The Au.D. program is designed to produce audiologists who are skilled in providing diagnostic, rehabilitative, and other services associated with hearing, balance, and related audiological fields. These individuals help patients with hearing problems primarily by screening for hearing loss and fitting them with hearing assistive devices. There is an emphasis on the clinical learning experience, though most programs also have a research component.
Janet Perkins, Owner
Janet Perkins brings 18 years of experience in hearing healthcare. Her career started almost 30 years ago with study as a neurotology assistant, surgical technician, and temporal bone laboratory coordinator at Michigan Ear Institute. She also worked as an audiology technician for five years at the Michigan Ear Institute and briefly at the Hearing Rehabilitation Center. Janet enjoys spending time by the water, attending concerts (with proper hearing protection of course!), and traveling. Her daughter, Lindsay, works alongside Janet here at Oakland Audiology, and her son is a high school athlete.
Jacqueline S. Wiegers, Au.D.
Jacqueline Wiegers obtained her Bachelor’s degree in communication disorders and psychology from Central Michigan University, and went on to receive her Doctor of Audiology degree at The Ohio State University. She has published research in the International Journal of Audiology, and has presented research at the annual American Academy of Audiology conference. Dr. Wiegers has a passion for helping patients with difficult-to-fit hearing loss, and assisting those with profound loss in finding the best solution for their needs. Prior to joining the team at Oakland Audiology, Dr. Wiegers held positions in a private ENT practice, and with Henry Ford Health System. In her down time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 young children.