At Columbine Hearing Care, we take pride in maintaining a close-knit team of trustworthy, experienced healthcare providers. Here’s a closer look at our outstanding Littleton hearing healthcare team.
Dusty Ann Jessen, AuD, CCC-A
Practice Owner & Director of Audiology
Dr. Jessen has proudly served as director of audiology at Columbine since 2002. She earned her Master of Science in Audiology from Arizona State University and her Doctorate in Audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences.
Dr. Jessen is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds a current Colorado Audiologist and Hearing Aid Provider license.
She is a Past-President of the Colorado Academy of Audiology, and a member of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiologists, Academy of Doctors of Audiology and the Hearing Loss Association of America.
Dr. Jessen is creator of the 5 Keys Communication counseling and education program and author of Frustrated by Hearing Loss? 5 Keys to Communication Success. Her book and program are being used by hearing care providers around the world and Dr. Jessen frequently speaks at national and international conferences about communication strategies and the importance of person-centered care. Visit the 5 Keys website for more information.
Dr. Jessen is a proud Colorado native and an avid dog lover. Along with her own 2 dogs, Dr. Jessen and her family have fostered countless homeless pups.
Kristen Aucott, AuD, CCC-A
Dr. Aucott joined the Columbine Hearing Care team in 2010. She received her Master of Science in Audiology from the University of Florida in 1996, where she also received her clinical doctorate in 2005. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds a current Colorado Audiologist and Hearing Aid Provider license.
Along with delivering expert treatment to her Littleton hearing loss patients, Dr. Aucott understands and experiences hearing loss firsthand. She has hereditary hearing loss that’s treated with digital hearing devices, and she loves improving the lives of those with hearing loss by offering them the same top-notch treatment and care as she has received as a hearing loss patient.
Dr. Aucott enjoys an active lifestyle exploring the Colorado outdoors with her husband and two young children.