Our Team

Dr. Rhett Heppler, Au.D.

Dr. Rhett Heppler received his Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and his Doctorate of Audiology from Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Heppler did his residency at Southwest Idaho Ear Nose & Throat in Boise, Idaho, followed by three years of practice at Advanced Hearing and Balance Specialists in St. George, Utah. In September of 2009 Dr. Heppler formed Advanced Audiology Institute to provide the highest quality of audiology services in the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

Dr. Heppler strives to deliver the highest quality of service possible and specializes in diagnostic adult and pediatric hearing and balance testing, hearing device fitting and recommendation, hearing device adjustments, and tinnitus management.

Dr. Heppler is married with three children. He enjoys spending time with family, playing sports and participating in various outdoor activities.

Courtney Smith, M.A.

Courtney Smith received her Bachelor’s in Speech and Hearing Science in 2000 and her Masters of Arts in Audiology in 2003, both from the University of Iowa. After graduating from Iowa, Courtney worked at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where she performed adult and pediatric hearing aid and cochlear implant research at one of the leading Departments of Otolaryngology in the country. Courtney moved to Las Vegas in 2005. Prior to her position with Advanced Audiology Institute, Courtney was a Clinical Audiologist at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Courtney and her husband, Jason, have two children, Carson and Samantha.

Kathleen Lee, Au.D.

Originally from New York, Kathleen Lee has been a Las Vegas resident since 2003. She received an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders through California State University, Long Beach, and an Au.D. Doctorate of Audiology through Salus University. As a clinically certified audiologist and licensed hearing aid dispenser, she is also a member of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA).

Dr. Lee has several years of experience in multiple local Ear, Nose, and Throat medical settings including the University of Nevada School of Medicine as well as hearing aid clinics where she specialized in hearing aid dispensing. Her extensive experience in these diverse settings ensures that patients will receive the best possible care and service and she is determined to find a hearing solution to meet every patient’s personal needs.

Dr. Lee enjoys spending time with her husband and two energetic sons, as well as hiking, traveling, gardening, and trying new recipes.

Meghan Wyskiel, Au.D.

Dr. Meghan Wyskiel received her Bachelor’s in Communication Disorders in 2013 and her Doctorate of Audiology in 2017 from Central Michigan University. Dr. Wyskiel completed her residency under the supervision of the Advanced Audiology Institute audiologists. After graduating from CMU, she started as a full time audiologist at Advanced Audiology Institute. Dr. Wyskiel’s aim is to deliver the best possible care and service to all patients and to make every visit a positive one. Dr. Wyskiel moved to Las Vegas in 2016 after 24 years as a resident of Northern Michigan. She enjoys traveling to new places, baking, and reading.

Kit Frank, Au.D.

Dr. Kit Frank was born and raised in Kansas. In 2009 she received a doctorate of Audiology from the University of Nebraska.  Her career began in Las Vegas working for the Veterans Administration; however, a cross country move to New York City in 2012 brought great opportunity.  Most recently she served as the Supervising Audiologist at NYU Langone Health.  In this position she was featured multiple times on Sirius Doctor Radio and as an expert on a piece for the Today Show.

The summer of 2018 brought Dr. Frank and her family back to Las Vegas where she and her husband have settled to raise their two young boys. She loves to golf, hike, knit and most importantly spend time with her family.


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