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Utah: 435-688-8991 | Nevada: 702-896-0031
Utah: 435-688-8991 Nevada: 702-896-0031

Our Doctors of Audiology

Dr. Richard Luekenga Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

Dr. Luekenga opened Hearing & Balance Doctors of Utah in 2005.  Since that time he has been dedicated to creating state-of-the-art facilities filled with the latest technology, and the most qualified and caring hearing healthcare team.

He received his Doctor of Audiology from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His doctorate is supported by his B.A. at Utah State University, clinical fellowship at Bountiful Hearing Center and further clinical experience at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, IHC Hearing and Balance Center, The Kosair Children’s Hospital,Heuser Hearing Institute (Deaf Oral School), and Avada Hearing and Balance Center, to name a few.

With this long list of experience, it’s clear that Dr. Luekenga is very passionate about good hearing and is well-versed in the advances fo hearing aid technology.  He is equally as passionate about helping patients that feel off-balance, dizzy, light-headed, or unsteady.  And, understands the need these patients have to get back onteir feet!  In addition, he provides couseling and therapy for patients who experience tinnitus (ringging or buzzing in their ears).

Dr. Ryan Whitaker, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA


Dr. Whitaker joined Hearing & Balance Doctors of Utah in 2009. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Brigham Young University in 2005 with his Bachelors of Science in Audiology and Speech Pathology. He then received his Doctor of Audiology from the University of Arizona where he minored in Cognitive Neuroscience (the study of how people perceive sound).

While at the University of Arizona, he specialized in evoked potentials, specifically researching Cortical Auditory Evoked Potentials and the Acoustic Change Complex. He gained clinical experience at Tucson Ear, Nose, and Throat; St. Joseph’s Hospital Balance Center; Arizona Hearing Specialists; and the Center for Hearing Impaired Children.

Dr. Whitaker was raised in Orem, Utah with three older sisters and a younger brother (who is also an audiologist). His grandfather was a cartoonist for the Walt Disney Studios where he drew Donald Duck and many characters in Peter Pan, Cinderella, and Alice in Wonderland before starting the BYU Motion Picture Studio. Dr. Whitaker is married and has three sons. He is passionate about college football and also enjoys hiking in Southern Utah, reading, and traveling. He has traveled extensively through South Asia including Thailand, India, Nepal, and a church mission to the Philippines.

Dr. Roger Theobald Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

Dr. Theobald is the leading audiologist at our sister clinic, Nevada Hearing & Balance Center. He is nationally certified and a Nevada state-licensed doctor of audiology with over twelve years of experience.

After graduating from Dixie College, he received his Masters in Communicative Disorders from Utah State University. He completed his doctor of audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences.

Dr. Theobald is part of the American Academy of Audiology and the American Speech, Language and Hearing Associations.

Dr. Theobald is married and has 4 children. He enjoys riding his motorcycle and participated in a motorcycle ride to Mexico for a humanitarian mission. He loves to travel and has been to Guatamala. He also enjoys camping, golfing, reading, baseball and working on the farm.