At Upper Peninsula Audiology we understand that hearing is more than one of our senses. Hearing, listening and communicating allows us to be a part of the world. With forty years of combined experience, our goal is to help you hear the world around you.

What makes us different?

Our audiologists hold a doctoral degree in Audiology and are certified by the State of Michigan as well as ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Association) and/or AAA (American Academy of Audiology). We encourage walk-in appointments for cleaning and checking of your hearing aids. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9-5 and Saturdays by appointment.  All of our audiologists follow best practices to give you top quality care.  We are also a proud member of the Dr. Cliff Approved Provider Network.

Iron Mountain Office Now Open!

We are excited to announce the opening of our new office in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Contact us to set up your appointment. We look forward to meeting you!

Contact our Iron Mountain Office

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Melissa Collard


Melissa Collard is a Copper Country native and a graduate of Calumet High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Audiology from Western Michigan University. She also received her doctoral degree in Audiology (AuD.) from Western Michigan University. Before moving back to the area in 2011, she was working at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, MI.

Melissa is passionate about hearing healthcare, serving her local community and showing through actions what excellence in Audiology looks like. Melissa and her husband Gregg have two children and two dogs (Copper and Lola) who may come to greet you when you walk into the office.

Sherrie Vorbeck

Office Manager

Sherrie Vorbeck serves as our Office Manager and Biller and as a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC). Sherrie graduated from Jeffers High School and worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Portage Hospital before joining our team in 2012. Sherrie received her COHC certification through the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation in Louisville Kentucky. She lives in Houghton with her family and enjoys spending her free time exploring the amazing Keweenaw outdoors.

Krista Frick


Dr. Krista Frick received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her doctorate (AuD.) from Wayne State University. She then practiced in the greater Detroit area before moving back to the Upper Peninsula to work as a VA Audiologist in Iron Mountain. She joined the team at Upper Peninsula Audiology in the fall of 2018. Dr. Frick enjoys working with patients of all ages, and feels privileged to have the opportunity to help her patients be better able to interact with the world around them. In her free time she and her husband enjoy chasing their four children and exploring everything the Keweenaw has to offer.

Kati Stilwell


Dr. Kati Stilwell is from lower Michigan and has found her home in the beautiful UP. She received her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Health Sciences from Northern Michigan University in 2015. Kati received her doctoral degree in Audiology in May 2019 from Central Michigan University.
Dr. Stilwell is the only audiologist in the Upper Peninsula who is a member of the Dr. Cliff approved network. She is passionate about best practices and providing top of the line hearing healthcare to all of her patients. She is also the only audiologist in the Upper Peninsula who works with cochlear implants.
Kati and her husband, Adam, have 3 dogs. In her spare time she enjoys hiking the Keweenaw, painting, knitting and visiting her family & friends.