About Us

Kootenay Hearing Aid and Audiology Clinics  has  a friendly, compassionate and knowledgable team of staff.  We guarentee a postive, educational, friendly and fun experience starting from the first moment you walk through our doors. 
Meet the Owner;

​Cheryl Speerbrecker- Miner, RAUD, RHIP​


Hello, My name is Cheryl and I am an Audiologist and owner of Kootenay Hearing Clinics in Trail and Castlegar, B.C.

I am originally from Saskatchewan but I received my Bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology from Minot State University in North Dakota and my Master's degree in Audiology from San Jose State University in San Jose, California.

I purchased Kootenay Hearing Clinic in Trail, B.C. in 1996 and I opened Kootenay Hearing Clinic in Castlegar, B.C. in 1998.

I am truly passionate about my job!  I love being able to help make a difference in the quality of people's lives.  It is extremely gratifying. The best part of my job is hearing the excitement from a patient that has been able to hear their grandchildren again or someone who is able to go back to meetings and social gatherings that they have been avoiding because of their hearing loss.

People sometimes do not realize  how much they are missing until we give them some hearing back via a hearing aid.  Come and see us, it will be our absolute delight to help you hear the joyous sounds of life again! 

Meet the Staff​;
​Leslie Scharenbroch, RHIP, IAT​

I have been a member of the Kootenay Hearing team for about 9 years.  It's been a great experience so far.  I have met  alot of wonderful people and it makes me happy to know I have enhanced their lives by fitting them with new hearing aids. 

​Angela Plotnikoff, Customer Service Specalist, IAT, Caslpa Certified Support Staff Member

I've worked for Kootenay Hearing Clinic for 18 wonderful years.  You may remember me from the front desk, but now I also work as a hearing technician and an Industrial Audiometric Technician.  I have met and cared for many clients and I hope to continue taking care of you all. 

​Cori Welsh,  Customer Service Specialist

I am the newest member of the Kootenay Hearing Family. I work in both clinics, Castlegar and Trail, so you may see me depending on the day.   I look forward to greeting you as you walk through the door.

Kerra Clarkston,  Customer Service Specialist, Caslpa Certified Support Staff member

I have been a part of the Kootenay Hearing family for 11 years in the Trail office.  I feel that we are more than just hearing aid providers to our clients; We have become more like family.  I look forward to serving you and before you know it, you will feel like part of this extended family as well! 

​Susan Clarkston,  Office Manager, Caslpa Certified Support Staff member​

​I have been a member of the Kootenay Hearing team for 20 years.  I really enjoy working with a dedicated professional team who strive to help our clients hear with a personalised hearing experience and if needed a customised payment plan.