Meet the team
Better hearing and a better quality of life can be yours for many years with the help of the right hearing professional. At Texoma Hearing Institute, we pride ourselves on developing long-term relationships with our clients. Relationships based on unsurpassed personal service that begins the first time you walk through our doors and continues long after your initial appointment.
Call us today at 940-215-6024.
At Texoma Hearing Institute, hearing healthcare is delivered by Doctors of Audiology. As opposed to hearing aid dispensers, our professionals have the highest level of education and training so that you can be assured the best possible hearing outcome.
Au. D., CCC-A
Kimberly Ravelo, Au. D., CCC-A completed her undergraduate degree at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She went on to receive her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock.
She completed her 4th year externship in Audiology in Oklahoma City with the OU Physicians Department of Otorhinolaryngology.
She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology (CCC-A) and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA). She is also a member of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance and the Texas Academy of Audiology.
Kimberly’s special interests include Cochlear Implants and Dizziness/Balance Disorders. She has been practicing with Head & Neck Surgical Associates since January of 2014.
Au. D., CCC-A
Pam Bender, Au. D., CCC-A moved to Wichita Falls in the fall of 1975 after having graduated from North Texas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and a Master’s degree in Audiology. She was awarded ASHA’s Certificate of Clinical Competence in 1976.
After graduation, she joined the Otolaryngology practice of Head and Neck Surgical Associates where it has been her privilege to serve the Wichita Falls and Texoma area for over forty years.
Dedicated to bringing the most advanced care to her patients, she returned to earn her Doctoral degree in Audiology from Salus University graduating in 2010. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and a member of the Texas Academy of Audiology. Dr. Bender experiences her greatest reward working with patients and their families, as together, we seek to find the best hearing solution for each individual’s lifestyle and hearing needs.
Dr. Karen LaValley
Karen LaValley, Au.D., CCC-A has been serving the hearing impaired community in North Texas since 1981. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Tech University and a Master of Arts in Audiology from North Texas State University.
She was awarded a Doctorate of Audiology from Salus University and a Master of Business Administration from Midwestern State University.
She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Audiology and is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Away from work she enjoys her church activities and traveling with her husband, especially visiting her daughter in Anchorage, Alaska.
Zoe Doss Kavanaugh
Au. D., CCC-A
Zoe Doss Kavanaugh graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelors of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology. During this time, she was privileged to research with Drs. Woods and Yund at the Human Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab at the Martinez, California Veteran’s Medical Center. She then went on to earn her Doctorate of Audiology.
Zoe was accepted to work with Dr. Benjamin Hornsby for Vanderbilt University’s prestigious T-35 training fellowship funded by the NIH, and continued to work in his lab until the end of her Audiology training. Zoe then completed Vanderbilt University’s Honors Externship. Zoe maintains a Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She has enjoyed working at Head and Neck Surgical Associates since 2016. Zoe and her wonderful husband, Fr. Peter, have 3 children, and enjoy running a co-op at St. Benedict’s Orthodox Church, reading books together, cooking, going on hikes, and weight lifting.
Woods DL, Doss Z, Herron TJ, et. al. (2015). Speech Perception in older hearing impaired listeners: benefits of perceptual training. PLoS One. Mar. 10(3):e0113965.
Woods DL, Arbogast T, Doss Z, Younus M, Herron TJ, Yund EW. (2015). Aided and unaided speech perception by older hearing impaired listeners. PLoSOne. Mar. 10(3):e0114922.
Woods DL, Doss Z, Herron TJ, Yund EW. (2012). Age-related changes in consonant and sentence processing. J Rehabil Res Dev. Jan. 49(8):1277-1291.
The Audiologists at Texoma Hearing Institute work seamlessly with ear, nose & throat physicians on a daily basis. This collaboration ensures that comprehensive medical and surgical hearing solutions are available in one location. From hearing aids to cochlear implants, Texoma Hearing Institute offers the latest technology and widest variety of hearing solutions in the area.
Jerry Giles, MD finished his Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery residency in 2010 at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX in 2005. His undergraduate education was completed at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT in 2001.
Dr. Giles is married to Mindy Lethcoe, a graduate of Midwestern State University, and is the proud father of two little girls.
Cui Y, Huang L, Elefteriou F, Yang G, Shelton JM, Giles JE, Oz OK, Pourbahrami T, Lu Cy, Richardson JA, Karsenty G, Li C. Essential role of STAT 3 in body weight and glucose homeostasis. Molecular and Cellular Biology. 2004 Jan; 24(1):258-69. PMID: 14673160.
Giles JE, Worley NK, Telusca N. Gold Laser Tonsillectomy—A Safe New Method. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Sep;73(9):1274-7. PMID: 19556015.
Molony TB, Giles JE, Thompson TL, Motamedi KK. Device fixation in cochlear implantation: is bone anchoring necessary? Laryngoscope. 2010 Sep;120(9):1837-9. PMID: 20602458
Giles JE, Molony TB, Kutz JW, Zhou CQ, Motamedi KK. “BAHA and BMI: does obesity influence complication rates?” Oral presentation at the AAO-HNS annual meeting, Boston, MA, 9/28/2010.
Molony TB, Giles JE (presenter), Thompson TL, Motamedi KK. “Device fixation in cochlear implantation—Is bone anchoring necessary?” Oral presentation at the Triological Society Combined Sections Meeting; Orlando, FL, 2/4/2010.
Giles JE, Worley NK, Gailushas S, Telusca N. “Gold laser tonsillectomy— A safe new method.” Oral presentation at the Triological Society Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting; Orlando, FL, 5/3/2008.
Giles JE, Cui Y, Li C. “Gene targets for the STAT3 protein in pancreatic beta cells.” Poster presentation at the 41st annual UT Southwestern medical student research forum in Dallas, TX, Jan 2003.
Cameron Godfrey, MD is a board certified Otolaryngologist. Dr. Godfrey completed his medical school training at the University of Texas San Antonio,where he graduated Alpha Omega Alpha (top 10 percent).
He did additional training in London, England in General Surgery at St Thomas University Medical School before moving on to Internship and Residency in Dallas , Texas at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
Following a General Surgery Internship , Dr Godfrey completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. His training in Dallas/Ft Worth involved work at Parkland Hospital , Childrens Medical Center, the Veterans Hospital, St Paul Hospital, and John Peter Smith Hospital. Dr. Godfrey is Board Certified with the American Board of Otolaryngology.
He is also board certified in Allergy with the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy since 1996. Additionally he is certified by the American College of Surgeons in Ultrasound of the Thyroid and Parathyroid. Dr Godfrey completed the Advanced Thyroid Ultrasound Course at the World Congress on Thyroid Cancer in Toronto in July 2013.
Dr Godfrey has a special interest in head and neck cancer and has been trained in Robotic Surgery for tongue, tonsil and supraglottic ( larynx) cancers.
Dr. Grisel completed undergraduate training in Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He then finished medical school at Texas A&M University College of Medicine. During medical school, Dr. Grisel was inducted into the medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha, and graduated with honors.
He then completed his residency training at the University of Cincinnati – Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. He has been practicing with Head and Neck Surgical Associates since July, 2011.
Dr. Grisel is also the Co-Founder of the Auditory Implant Initiative and developed a cloud-based, clinical outcomes database for pateints with cochlear implants.
Steward D, Grisel J, Meinzen-Derr J. “Steroids for improving recovery following tonsillectomy in children.” Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Aug 10;(8):CD003997. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003997.pub2. Review.
Grisel J, Atkins J, Fleming D, Kuppersmith R. “Bioresorbable implant for medialization of the middle turbinate in sinus surgery.” International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. 2011: 1(1): 33-37.
Grisel J, Khosla S, Murugappan M, Lakhamraju R, Aubrey J, Gutmark E, Huntress G. “How Does the Absence or Presence of Subglottal Medialization Affect Glottal Airflow?” Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. 119(8):559-566. 2010.
Grisel J, Arjmand E. “Comparing quality at an ambulatory surgery center and a hospital-based facility: Preliminary findings. ”Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dec;141(6):701-709.
Grisél JJ, Al-Ghawi H, Heubi CH, Steward DL. “Successful Removal of an Intrathyroidal Parathyroid Adenoma Located by Technetium Tc-99m Sestamibi Scan and Ultrasound”. Letter to the Editor. Thyroid. Apr;19(4):423-5.
Burkart CM, Grisel JJ, Hom DB. “Spontaneous nasal septal perforation with antiangiogenic bevacizumab therapy.”Laryngoscope. 2008. July.
Grisel JJ, Richter GT, Casper KA, Thompson DM. “Acquired tracheoesophageal fistula following disk battery ingestion: Can we watch and wait?” International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngoly. 2008. May;72(5):699-706.
Leonard L Berry, Janet T. Parish, R Janakiraman, Lee Ogburn-Russell, Glen R. Couchman, William L Rayburn, Jedidiah Grisel. “Patients commitment to their primary physician and why it matters”, Annals of Family Medicine. 2008. Jan-Feb; 6(1):6-13.
Andrew M. Smith, Daniel R.Zeve, Jedidiah J. Grisel and Wei-Jung A. Chen. “Neonatal alcohol exposure increases malondialdehyde (MDA) and glutathione (GSH) levels in the developing cerebellum”, Developmental Brain Research.2005. 160(2): 231-8.
Jed Grisel. Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) Memorial Scholarship Essay, The Reporter, December, 2005.
Jed Grisel. “Internship Report”, Letter to the Editor, The Bulletin; American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery,September 2005.
Jedidiah J. Grisel and Wei-Jung A. Chen. “Antioxidant Pretreatment Does Not Ameliorate Alcohol-Induced Purkinje Cell Loss in the Developing Rat Cerebellum”, Alcoholism: Experimental and Clinical Research. 2005. 29(7): 1223-9.
Jed Grisel, “Remember Osler’s Words”, Letter to the Editor, Texas Medicine, April 2003, pp 13-14.
J. Grisel and R. Samy. Cochlear Implants. Otolaryngology Cases – The University of Cincinnati Clincinal Portfolio. Edited by M. Pensak, et al. Thieme Medical Publishers, New York, NY. 2010.
Melanie Ruyle Lerew, M.D. is a native of Wichita Falls. She is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Lerew completed her undergraduate education in 2006 at the University of Texas in Austin and graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 2010.
She completed her residency in 2015 at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California.
Dr. Lerew is the proud parent of two active boys
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Texas Medical Association
Wichita County Medical Society
American Medical Association
Barry Prestridge, MD, FACS is a board certified Otolaryngologist. After completing medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX, Dr. Prestridge completed a surgical internship at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, TX.
He then completed is Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery residency in Galveston, TX at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Dr. Prestridge is board certified with the American Board of Otolaryngology.