John L. Tongen


A life-long resident of North Dakota, Dr. Tongen has served for many years in both clinical and private practice roles. He brings extensive experience to the study of hearing loss, particularly its potential contribution to cognitive issues such as dementia and Alzheimer’s caused by social isolation. Dr. Tongen has served as president of the North Dakota Board of Audiology and Speech Pathology as well as chair of the North Dakota Academy of Audiology. He has been instrumental in the development of clinical protocols for a medically styled management approach to hearing and communication problems.

Kevin C. Pons


Kevin C. Pons is a certified and licensed audiologist with more than 30 years of experience evaluating and treating hearing loss and hearing related disorders. He earned his bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology in addition to his master’s degree in audiology from the University of Connecticut.

If you are in North Sioux City or the greater Sioux City area and you would like to schedule an appointment at The Hearing Place with one of our audiologists or physicians, please contact our office at (605) 217-4327.