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Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose and throat (ENT) and related structures of the head and neck. Their special skills include diagnosing and managing diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, upper pharynx (mouth and throat) and structures of the face and neck 
   
   Thomas J. Tegt is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Prior to completing his residency training at UNMC, he completed an internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Tegt is actively involved in the Lincoln community. In his spare time, he enjoys sports and aviation.
   
   Michael Rapp, M.D., FACS, a Lincoln native, earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Rapp completed a residency in otolaryngology and received general surgery training at Southern Illinois University Affiliated Hospitals. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is Board Certified in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
   
   Timothy Tesmer, M.D., a Nebraska native, earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and completed his residency in otolaryngology and received general surgery training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky. He is Board Certified in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
   
An audiologist is a professional who specializes in evaluating and treating people with hearing loss. A clinical audiologist conducts a wide variety of tests to determine the exact nature of the patient’s hearing problem.
   
   Jean Baumeister, MS, CCC-A, is an audiologist since 1983 and is Board Certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association. Jean earned her Masters of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin at Steven's Point. Previously, Jean worked in Iowa, Wisconsin, Omaha and for the Lincoln Public Schools. She has been with ENT Nebraska since 2003.
   
   Megan Masterson, AuD, CCC-A, earned a Doctor of Audiology degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She also earned her bachelor's degree in speech, language, and hearing sciences from Purdue University. Masterson completed an externship at IU Health in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she worked with infants, children and adults across the field of audiology.
   
   Darci Venem, AuD, CCC-A, F-AAA, earned a Doctor of Audiology degree and a Master of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received a bachelor's degree in communication disorders from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Venem completed an externship in Minneapolis, Minn., where she worked with pediatrics and adults across the field of audiology. She has extensive knowledge on dizziness and balance disorders.
  

Kathy Christensen is a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist with over 30 years of experience. She assists our audiologists in the Hearing Aid Division.