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Becky L. Franz
M.S. CCC-A Clinical Audiologist
Becky L. Franz
Becky grew up in Stevens Point, Wisconsin graduating from Pacelli Catholic High School. She attended UW Stevens Point, majoring in Communicative Disorders, earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1994. She then earned her Master of Science Degree in Audiology in 1996.
Growing up with a cousin who was profoundly deaf made Becky curious about hearing loss. It was not until taking an undergraduate course in audiology that she knew exactly what she would do with that interest. Dr. Gary Glascoe, the former owner of Rural Audiology Services was so enthusiastic about what he was teaching and the work he was doing with his patients that Becky could not help but think she wanted to be just like him!
"I thank them all for trusting me with their hearing health needs,” she says. “I thank them for the loyalty over the years and look forward to serving them for many more."
After completing graduate school, Becky accepted a position as a clinical audiologist at an Ear Nose and Throat practice in Wausau, Wisconsin. She worked there for three years until she accepted an offer to work at UW Stevens Point as a clinical supervisor. It was during her time at UWSP that Becky reconnected with her former instructor, Dr. Glascoe and expressed her interest in owning her own private practice someday.
On September 21, 2001, Becky and her husband, Andy officially purchased Rural Audiology Services from Chris Glascoe, following Gary's untimely death.
Becky is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Wisconsin Speech-Language-Hearing Association (WSHA), American Academy of Audiology (AAA), the Wisconsin Hearing Alliance and is licensed to practice Audiology in the State of Wisconsin. She is also a supporter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, Fox Valley Chapter, the Better Business Bureau, and the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce.
Becky lives in Plover with her husband, Andy, and the youngest of their three children, Victoria along with their dogs Tango and Stella. When she is not seeing patients, her family and volunteer work keep her busy. Becky is an active member of St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover. She has served on the Pastoral Council and continues to serve in other various ministries. Becky has taken five mission trips to Lurin, Peru along with her two older children. She has served as a board member on the Waupaca Pregnancy Information Center and likes to help with other miscellaneous service projects. In her spare time, Becky enjoys photography, scrapbooking, camping and reading.
Becky received "Outstanding Practitioner" from UWSP in 2004. Becky has also received four Awards for Continuing Education (ACE) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This award is given to those who continue to learn throughout their professional career and always strive to improve and maintain their current set of skills.
The business has been such a blessing to Becky. She feels lucky to have met so many wonderful patients over the years.
Dr. Cari J. Kramer
Dr. Cari J. Kramer
Dr. Cari Kramer joined the Rural Audiology Staff in 2007. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communicative Disorder and Master of Science degree in Audiology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She later obtained her Doctor of Audiology degree from Salus University School of Audiology in Pennsylvania. She is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and Wisconsin Speech Language Hearing Association (WSHA).
"I am passionate about providing outstanding hearing healthcare services to my patients."
Dr. Kramer lives in Hortonville with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family at their log cabin as well as volunteering within her community.
Medical Assistant Laura Hanneman Laura joined the Rural Audiology staff in March of 2019 and has been a great addition to the business. Laura is typically the first person you will encounter both on the phone and at the front desk. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology obtained from UW Stevens Point. Laura is also a Certified Medical Assistant graduate from Midstate Technical College in Stevens Point.
"I am proud to be a part of this practice working with professional, compassionate and experienced audiologists."
On a personal level, Laura resides in Plover with her husband and 2 of her three sons. In her free time, Laura spends a lot of time with volunteer work. She also enjoys scrapbooking, camping and spending time outdoors.