Our Hearing Professionals
Dr. Chandace Jeep, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology/Clinical Owner
Dr. Chandace Jeep has owned Animas Valley Audiology since 2008. She holds a Clinical Doctorate of Audiology and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2006. Her 4th year Audiology Externship was at Denver Ear Associates where specialties related to hearing, tinnitus, and vestibular assessment and management were gained. Clinical experiences from private practices include offices located in Colorado Springs, Parker, Castle Rock, and Englewood. She conducted and published original research in 2005-2006 on the effects of voluntary contraction of the middle ear muscles on Otoacoustic Emissions. Dr. Jeep consulted for a manufacturer of hearing aids and educated patients and other hearing healthcare professionals on hearing loss and advancements in amplification technology from 2006-2008. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and a member of the Colorado Academy of Audiology (CAA). Her specialties include evaluation and diagnosis of hearing loss in newborns, infants, children, and adults, fitting of amplification on all ages, tinnitus evaluation and management, and fitting of bone anchored hearing aids/processors. She is the Audiology Regional Coordinator for two local birthing hospitals, Mercy Regional Medical Center and Southwest Memorial Hospital, and helps track newborn hearing screenings.
Dr. Jeep is a Durango native and was thrilled to return to beautiful southwestern Colorado in 2008 with her husband, three children, and their white lab. Having grown up here, patients note the personal touch she has when providing hearing healthcare services, which stems from loving the Four Corners community and the people who live here. She has a soft spot in her heart for public educators and first responders, as her mother-in-law is a retired teacher from DHS and her husband is a firefighter/EMT with the Durango Fire Protection District. Her interests outside of hearing healthcare include skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, golf, and cheering on her kids at their various sporting events and music concerts.
Dr. Carly Duvall, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Carly Duvall has been practicing audiology in Colorado since 2014, when she graduated from The University of Colorado at Boulder with her Doctorate of Audiology. She completed her 4th year externship at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Denver and practiced in the metro area before pursuing her dream of living in the mountains. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Dr. Duvall has clinical experience working with patients of all ages, primarily performing behavioral diagnostics and fitting of amplification. She has also worked closely with Primary Care and Ear, Nose, Throat physicians by conducting vestibular evaluations and diagnostics to help identify otologic pathologies in patients with hearing, balance and tinnitus concerns. Her passion is getting to know patients and families affected by hearing loss, balance issues, and tinnitus, and loves guiding and educating patients through their audiologic and vestibular treatments and journeys. She believes that every patient is unique, and strives to provide patient- and family-centered care by finding individualized treatments depending on the needs of the patient and their family. She is proud to be a part of the Animas Valley Audiology and Durango community!
Dr. Duvall is originally from Crowley, Louisiana. She received her BA in Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University. While she is a southern girl at heart, she has lived in Colorado for 10 years and fallen in love with exploring all of the beauty that our state has to offer. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, hiking; and attempts fishing from time to time. She is also a big college football fan (Geaux Tigers)! She lives in Durango with her husband, Blake, two amazing children Hank and Ruby and two pups, Bandit and Dixie.
Dr. Beth Connors, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Beth Connors has been practicing audiology since 1994. She received both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Audiology from Radford University in Virginia in 1992 and 1994. She received her Doctorate of Audiology from Salus University (formerly Pennsylvania College of Optometry, School of Audiology) in 2005.
Dr. Connors practiced audiology in Virginia for 27 years and has worked mainly with ENT physicians, helping to diagnose abnormal hearing disorders and dispense amplification. She works with adults and older children. She loves learning and is interested in how hearing affects cognition, especially memory and Executive Function. She enjoys getting to know patients on a personal level and finding out what their interests are.
Dr. Connors was born in Florida but lived all over the country growing up, including Colorado. She moved here from Arlington, Virginia where she has lived for the past 35 years. She is looking forward to exploring the area and likes to hike, bike, read, practice yoga and try new things. Beth has a daughter, a son and an orange tabby cat.
Kristianna Bartel has been with Animas Valley Audiology since 2015 and is the Practice Administrator and Medical Biller. She has worked in the medical field for 18 years and possesses the knowledge and experience required to run our busy practice. She enjoys watching her staff grow and flourish. She loves interacting with patients, even though most of her duties keep her busy in the back office.
She was born and raised in Durango and loves this community. She briefly moved away for school but she and her husband both moved back to build a life in their beloved hometown. Her husband, Rustin, is a firefighter for Durango Fire Protection District. They have three children; Wyatt, Rylee and Colt, and an Australian Sheppard named Bella.
As a family they love exploring the area but spend much of their time watching their children participate in sports and activities, including football, wrestling, volleyball, cheerleading and rodeo. They love being so close to family and enjoy spending time with family and friends on their downtime.
Patient Care Coordinator/Hearing Instrument Specialist
Sylvia joined the Animas Valley Audiology team in December of 2021 after she and her family moved to Colorado from New Jersey. She worked in audiology in New Jersey for 9 years prior to her move.
She received her HIS (Hearing Instrument Specialist) certification in 2019 and is currently serving as AVA's Patient Care Coordinator. She is typically the first friendly voice you hear on the phone and the first friendly face you see when you enter our office. She enjoys getting to know our patients on a personal level and helping them with their hearing aids when she can.
She and her husband have a son and a daughter and are enjoying learning and exploring Colorado and the surrounding areas.