Only AudigyCertified™ practices have access to AGX® Hearing technology — always the most advanced and effective technology available.

But great technology is just the beginning for us. Understanding the way you live, your personal hearing needs, and the better-hearing goals you have for yourself helps us craft a more personalized and comprehensive hearing solution than anyone else can offer.

Harold Kim, M.D.


He has been in private practice in Portland since 2004. Dr. Kim’s practice encompasses the field of otology and neurotology, caring for individuals with chronic ear disease, hearing loss, dizziness, and skull base conditions such as acoustic neuroma and glomus tumors.

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Patty Fletter, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Fletter graduated with her master's degree from Portland State University in 2004, and she completed her Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from A.T. Still University at Arizona Health Science University in 2010.

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Deana Acarregui

Certified Medical Assistant

Deana Acarregui is the certified medical assistant and surgery scheduler at Northwest Ear Institute. She has worked in the Portland area as a medical assistant since 2003.

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Michelle Thoming


As a people person, Michelle Thoming is right at home helping patients and fellow team members in her receptionist role at Northwest Ear Institute.

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