Meet Our Team
Better hearing and a better quality of life can be yours for many years with the help of the right hearing professional. At Imaginears, we pride ourselves on developing long-term relationships with our patients. Relationships based on unsurpassed personal service that begins the first time you walk through our doors and continues long after your initial appointment.
Elizabeth D. Tangel, Au.D.
Owner, Audiologist of Imaginears
Dr. Tangel received her master’s degree in Audiology in 1993 from Sacramento State University, California. She received her doctoral degree in August 2008 from A.T. Still University School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona. She worked for an Ear, Nose and Throat clinic in Yakima, WA for 7 years before moving to the Rogue Valley in 2000.
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Dr. Tangel enjoys educating her patients about hearing loss and treating their symptoms. Modern advances in Audiology have allowed her to combine her computer skills with the art of Audiology in fitting patients with the most advanced amplification.
Dr. Tangel continues to further her education by attending seminars and training on a regular basis. Dr Tangel is a member of Academy of Doctors of Audiology.
Pamela Cain, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Cain received her master’s degree in Audiology in 1989 from James Madison University in Virginia. She received her doctoral degree in August 2004 from the University of Florida. Previously, Dr. Cain has worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital and National Naval Medical Center/Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, DC.
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Dr. Cain has experience with serving patients with implantable devices such as BAHA and cochlear implants as well as hearing aids. She feels passionate about helping patients learn about the best hearing technologies and treatments that will meet their specific hearing needs. Dr. Cain enjoys learning and staying current within the field of audiology. When she is not working as an audiologist, you can find her out exploring beautiful Southern Oregon and meeting its friendly people!
Office Manager, Patient Care Coordinator
Kristin has had the pleasure of working with hearing impaired patients at Imaginears for over 17 years. Her position allows her the flexibility to work on hearing aids in need of repair, help patients with their billing needs and questions, schedule appointments, chat with potential new patients about how Imaginears and its staff stands out from all the others and act as the welcome center for the office.
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The best part of Kristen’s job is watching a new hearing aid wearer walk out of the fitting room and seeing their eyes light up as if they are hearing for the first time.
Front Desk Coordinator
Tiffany Koch is the Front Desk Coordinator at Ashland’s Imaginears office. She has been in the Rogue Valley for the past 34 years and feels blessed to live here. The best part of working for Imaginears is learning about all the new technology that helps people to hear well and enjoy life more.
Her name is Pork Chop and she is a French bulldog/Boston Terrier mix. She was born last August 2014 and she was born deaf. She enjoys greeting everyone that comes into the office and will give you plenty of kisses.
She is learning sign language and has become a part of our team at Imaginears. Come in and meet her anytime.
Dr. Elizabeth Tangel of Imaginears shares her reason of “why” she became interested in audiology and helping people improve their hearing.