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

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.

Kristen Beck, Office Manager, Patient Care Coordinator

Kristen Beck
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.

Marilyn Hildreth, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Marilyn Hildreth, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Marilyn Hildreth has been an audiologist since receiving her Master’s degree from Long Beach State University in 1995.  She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Florida in 2010.  She attends continuing education courses throughout the year to keep up to date with the latest advances in technology.

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Throughout her career, she has worked in a variety of audiology settings.  Working closely with patients and improving their quality of life through better hearing is where she excels.

Dr. Hildreth relocated to Southern Oregon from Southern California in 2022.   Her patients have generously welcomed her by sharing their favorite local things to do.

Anna Edmondson, Patient Care Coordinator

Anna Edmondson
Patient Care Coordinator

Anna is new to the wonderful world of audiology and is delighted to be a part of such a supportive and welcoming community.  Originally from Maine, Anna moved to Ashland in 2013.  They have an eclectic professional background in store management, performing arts, fine arts, teaching, childcare, energy work, and martial arts. 

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Their favorite part of working for Imaginears is knowing that they are helping people reclaim quality of life.  They are learning ASL but are nowhere near as good as Pork Chop yet! 

Pork Chop, Official Mascot

Pork Chop
Official Mascot

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.

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