Who Can You Trust in Rapid City and Newcastle to Help You With Your Hearing?

Imagine a world without sound, or only garbled sounds. You’d miss a lot! Imagine what you’d miss hanging out with friends, having dinner with your family, playing with your kids or grandkids—even hearing the birds in your yard. 

Which is why we are committed to helping you improve your hearing and get more out of life.

Hearing plays such a crucial role in your overall health and well-being – from helping to prevent dementia to keeping you connected to your family. We are dedicated to restoring your ability to hear. Meet Mountain Plains Audiology, Inc.’s team.

Meet the Team

Norman N. Sorensen, Audiologist, Owner

Norman N. Sorensen

Audiologist, Owner

Norman is a native of Wyoming, and has been in Rapid City with Mountain Plains Audiology since November 1999.

Norman graduated from Utah State University in 1992 with a B.S. in Communication Disorders, and from Ohio University in 1994 with an MA in Hearing and Speech Sciences- Audiology. He has previously worked in a hospital in Texas and an ENT clinic in Oregon prior to coming to South Dakota. Norman especially enjoys educating people about hearing loss and how to prevent it, as well as helping those with hearing loss to enjoy their friends and family relations through better hearing.

Norman and his wife Terri have five children: Ashley, Emily, Caitlyn, Wesley, and Edwin. Norman enjoys spending time with his family, is active in church and in the Boys Scouts, and enjoys hiking, camping, hunting, and riding his horses. The Sorensen family currently reside near Hermosa and spend their spare time exploring the Black Hills.

Terri Sorensen, Receptionist, Owner

Terri Sorensen

Receptionist, Owner

Terri enjoys meeting our patients and helping them to feel comfortable in our office. She spends her free time reading, doing cross-stitch, gardening, and watching over her family.

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Laura Elshire, Office Manager

Laura Elshire

Office Manager

Laura has worked at Mountain Plains Audiology since August of 2001. She has lived in Rapid City since 1981.

Laura enjoys the Black Hills area very much for its beauty and all the available outdoor activities offered here. Laura also enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends. Laura enjoys working with our patients at Mountain Plains Audiology. She knows it to be a family-oriented business where we listen very closely to the needs of our patients and will act with integrity in meeting those needs.