Dr. Karen Pastell, audiologist and owner of Prairieland Audiology LLC has been involved in the hearing healthcare field for over 20 years. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Florida. In addition she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Pastell has worked for a non-profit speech and hearing clinic in Seattle, WA and for a private practice in Anchorage, Alaska. After moving to Illinois she provided technical support for a hearing instrument manufacturer in the hearing aid and FM divisions which has kept her on the cutting edge of the most advanced hearing healthcare technology. She opened her practice in 2007.
Dr. Pastell is board certified by the American Board of Audiology and a member of the American Academy of Audiology, Academy of Doctors of Audiology, and the Illinois Academy of Audiology.
Dr. Pastell is involved in the community both personally and professionally. She is a member of the Joliet Chamber of Commerce, the Council for Working Women (2014 Chair), and the Joliet Zontas.