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Samantha King received her Bachelor of Science from University of Illinois and Doctor of Audiology from Western Michigan University. She received her Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2007. Dr. King joined the audiology staff at Constance Brown Hearing Center in 2008.  She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Dr. King has experience in all areas of clinical audiology and hearing aid technology. Prior to coming to Constance Brown Hearing Centers, Dr. King was an audiologist at Southwest Regional Rehab Center and the Charles Van Riper Clinic.  Dr. King loves working with her patients.  She notes “I love it because everyone has their own story. I like to learn about their lives and help them to become reacquainted with the world that they have been missing because of their hearing loss. Hearing loss can be so isolating and it is so rewarding to help my patients come out of that isolation and reconnect with loved ones.”


Ms. Hamann received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology from Carlow College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and her Master of Science degree in Audiology from the University of Michigan. She has held a Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association since 1987. She has been a member of the Constance Brown staff since 1995. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a longstanding member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Ms. Hamann is particularly skilled in evaluating children, having worked at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Motts Children's Health Center before coming to Constance Brown. She is also an Advisory Committee member for the State of Michigan Early Hearing and Detection & Intervention Program (EHDI).  She presently manages our newborn hearing-screening program, and has expertise in the areas of early hearing detection and intervention as well as central auditory processing disorders.



Amanda Knapp, Au.D., CCC-A Audiologist

Amanda Knapp received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and her Doctor of Audiology degree from Western Michigan University. She received her Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2011.  Dr. Knapp joined the staff at Constance Brown Hearing Centers in August 2013.  Prior to joining CBHC, Dr. Knapp worked at Mid-Michigan Ear, Nose & Throat in East Lansing, MI. She has clinical experience in all areas of audiology and hearing aid technology.


Samantha King , Au.D., CCC-A

Audiologist

Kate Hamann, M.S., CCC-A

Senior Audiologist

Rachel Clayton, M.A., CCC-A

Audiologist

Rachel Clayton received her Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University and Master of Arts degree from Indiana University. She received her Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1998. Ms. Clayton has been a member of the Constance Brown clinical staff since 1998.  She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Ms. Clayton has experience in all areas of clinical audiology and hearing aid technology. Her areas of expertise include medical audiology and adult hearing aids.

Dr. Mulford received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois, her Master of Arts degree from Western Michigan University and her doctorate from the School of Audiology at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She is a licensed hearing aid dealer in Michigan and received her Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1970. Dr. Mulford has been a member of the Constance Brown clinical staff for 40 years.  She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and QUOTA - an an organization whose mission is to help the hearing impaired as well as disadvantaged girls and women. Her areas of expertise include diagnostics, hearing aids and hearing conservation.  She has a special interest in tinnitus.  Her dedication and initiative to the Center has resulted in her participation in developing many programs. Dr. Mulford has considerable experience in audiology, having served as a consultant to several otology clinics and to the Michigan Department of Public Health.  When asked about things she loves about her job, she notes “My true love is diagnostic audiology. I love puzzles – crossword, anagram, mechanical, construction, jigsaw, brain teasers - and each new patient is like a puzzle. How much hearing loss, what type of hearing loss, what does the patient need right now, where do we go from here? I also enjoy the power of being able to manipulate hearing aids and make them do what I want them to do with the computer – so rewarding after so many years of being at the mercy of analog instruments!”


Nicki Mulford, Au.D., CCC-A

Senior Audiologist

Audiology Team Members

Kim Kragt, M.A., CCC-A

Clinical Director

Ms. Kragt  received her bachelor of science degree from Northern Michigan University and her Masters of Arts degree from Michigan State University.  She received her certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2001.  She joined Constance Brown Hearing Center in 2005 and became the Clinical Director in November, 2013.  Prior to joining CBHC, Ms. Kragt worked in a private practice audiology clinic in Grand Rapids.  She is a member of both the American-Speech-Language- Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology.  She enjoys working with both adults and children. Her passion is working with clients and their families to establish and work towards their individual hearing goals. Specific areas of interest include auditory processing and hearing aid fittings.

Sandra Almlie

Audiology Extern

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