Stacie Baisch earned a Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Western Washington University in 2002 and a Doctor of Audiology degree from Northwestern University in 2006. While at Northwestern, she did research in the areas of emerging hearing aid technologies and speech understanding in complex acoustic environments. After completing studies for her doctorate, she went on to an externship with a neuro-otology specialist in Seattle, providing diagnostic services for patients suffering from hearing and balance disorders and rehabilitative services for hearing aid and cochlear implant recipients. She then returned to the San Juans to open Island Hearing Healthcare in Friday Harbor. At Island Hearing, she continues to pursue her interests in hearing aid technology and has developed an acclimatization program that helps maximize benefit and acceptance of new technologies. Dr. Baisch has established a local, independent hearing clinic that gives her the freedom to choose the latest technologies from any hearing aid manufacturer, as well as the flexibility to customize the fitting and acclimatization of each hearing aid to the individual patient. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech Language Hearing Association.