Dr. Kelly Knolhoff - Audiologist

Dr. Kelly Knolhoff







Dr. Kelly Knolhoff has a passion for helping those with hearing loss and tinnitus. Dr. Knolhoff earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of IllinoisUrbana- Champaign. She received her Doctoral Degree in Audiology from Washington University in St. Louis. She has served the Lake Norman Community for the past 14 years and proudly opened her own private audiology practice, Birkdale Audiology in 2019.

This boutique practice is patient- focused and strives to offer individualized solutions, tailored to the patient’s degree of hearing loss, lifestyle and budget. She focuses on Audiology Best Practices, including utilizing real ear measurements through speech mapping for optimal hearing device fitting, and complete diagnostic testing speech in noise testing and cognitive assessment. She enjoys being active in the Audiology community and is a member of American Academy of Audiology (AAA), Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) , and American Speech – Language- Hearing – Association (ASHA). She is proud to be approved as a member of Dr. Cliff Olson’s Best Practice Provider Network.

She is a proud member of Entheos Audiology Cooperative, an organization that focuses on Best Practices for their members, and brings a reason for their work through serving others. Through Hear the Call, a non profit organization meant to bring the gift of hearing around the world, Entheos members have helped people in the United States, Guatemala, Jordan, and Africa have access to better hearing and hearing healthcare.

Dr. Knolhoff loves to teach and supervise Audiology Doctoral students. She has served as a clinical supervisor and hosted externships with students from University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, East Tennessee State University, Montclair State University, and Towson University.

Dr. Knolhoff is enjoying the Carolina Lifestyles and resides in Huntersville with her husband and two young daughters. Her family is active in the community, as members of St. Mark Catholic Church, and Lake Norman Charter Elementary Community. She loves to travel, is an avid reader, and loves outdoor family activities.

Articles I have written

Bluetooth hearing protection

Can bluetooth earpieces work as hearing protection? Many bluetooth headphones are advertised as noise canceling. Noise canceling headphones  help transfer audio more clearly and cancels

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