Pender Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Hearing Instrument Specialist Melisa Sternberg to our Outpatient Specialty Clinic.

Melisa graduated from Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska, as a Certified Nursing Assistant and Certified Medication Technician. She is also an EMT-B. A firm believer in continuing education, Melissa enrolled in the Rehabilitation Technician – Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy program offered by SCC and, upon completion, ran a rehabilitation program.

From 2012-2018, Melisa was a practice liaison with a private audiology practice in Lincoln and joined Beltone Audiology and Hearing Center later that year. She has a background in all major hearing technology manufactures including Starkey, Phonak, Oticon and ReSound. Melisa’s commitment to helping patients is reflected in the many awards she has received, including Beltone Advanced Master Hearing Aid Practitioner in 2019; Consultant of the Year in 2018 and 2019; Senior Master Practitioner in 2020; and “Gage County Favorite” in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

In addition to her professional experience, Melisa makes patients feel comfortable through a special connection she shares with their families. “Being the spouse of a person with hearing loss allows me to better understand the challenges of my patients as well as the challenges of loved ones they live with,” says Melisa. “By helping the patient, I am thankful to also affect the lives of those around them.”

Melisa and her husband, Jason, have three children. She enjoys baking, traveling, water sports and most importantly, spending time with her family.