Our Audiologists & Staff

Dr. Paul Brueggeman, Au.D, CCC-A, FAAA

Dr. Paul Brueggeman, Au.D, CCC-A, FAAA

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Paul Brueggeman has spent over 16+ years as a clinical audiologist focusing his clinical work on hearing aid fittings and the rehabilitation of hearing for people with hearing loss. He has written numerous articles on topics involving hearing rehabilitations, as well as two academic textbook chapters. Dr. Brueggeman is dedicated to ensuring that your needs are met and will work diligently to provide the most excellent hearing care possible. Paul is a native of South Dakota who has spend his career serving the needs of those with hearing loss. He and his wife have two boys and live in Sioux Falls where they enjoy biking, camping and traveling. Dr. Brueggeman also enjoys mountain biking, watching SDSU football and autocross racing.

Jim Dodds, HAD

Jim Dodds, HAD

Hearing Aid Dispenser

Jim Dodds is a Hearing Instrument Specialist operating out of a satellite clinic in Freeman, SD. He has spent 30+ years successfully treating patients and reconnecting them to the sounds of life. Mr. Dodds was raised in White Lake, SD where he graduated from high school. He then furthered his studies at Dakota State University in Madison, SD graduating with a business degree in 1967. Thereafter, he resided in Madison, SD and worked for Cenex many years before changing his career to help people hear better.  After having successful clinics in North Platte and Lincoln, NE he retired and moved to Dell Rapids to be near family. The Sioux Falls center asked Jim to join their team part time and help treat patients and guide them on choosing the best technology to advance their hearing. He is happy to be with the Sound Decision team and loves helping people hear better. Jim has four children and one grandchild that he loves spending time with. He enjoys golfing in his spare time as well.

Kate Layne, PSC

Kate Layne, PSC

Patient Services Coordinator

Kate was born in Sioux Falls, SD and has lived here ever since. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in July of 2020 – her internship in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina was quickly put to a stop due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kates vast background in Hospitality has allowed her to succeed in her previous positions as well as her current position as a PSC here in Sioux Falls.

Whether it’s your first hearing appointment or your 10th, you will be greeted by Kate with a smile that’ll put you at ease and make your visit as easy as can be.

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Customer Reviews

From the time I went into the clinic and through each step in the process of testing, the staff was very helpful. If there was a slight delay, they would inform me and keep me up on what was happening. The office is very clean and uncluttered. A great experience...

Sioux Falls Santa, on Google

Top-notch service and attention to detail. Everything was explained thoroughly and the process was straight forward. Would recommend Sound Decisions to anyone! Thanks so much

Andrew Wiswall, on Google

The Audiologist and his receptionist are amazing they care about their patients and are willing to go the extra mile. I will definitely refer family and friends. Thank you for your awesome Customer Service !

Coralee Multerer, on Google

Everyone was so friendly and the Audiologist is very professional. He gives you your best options and is willing to help you to fit your budget. My husband has severe hearing loss and with the new technology, his new hearing aids will restore sounds to a much better level! 😀

Kathy Otten, on Google

Dr. Paul is super friendly, knowledgeable and helpful! We had a great experience with my daughter. He is wonderful with children and takes his time with his patients! He went above and beyond with extra information to help us. We are glad to have found them and will definitely be...

Tami Aronson, on Google

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