Advantage Audiology & Hearing Healthcare

(218) 333-8833

Bemidji, MN

Turn Up the Volume of Life

Professional Staff

Heather Zimmel, Au.D., CCC-A

Heather Zimmel, Au.D., CCC-A
Founder, Owner & Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Heather Zimmel, owner of Advantage Audiology & Hearing Healthcare, has been practicing audiology since 2008. Dr. Zimmel spent 1.5 years working alongside the Ear, Nose & Throat physicians at Brainerd Lakes Health (currently Essentia) to diagnose hearing loss.  The bulk of her practice was spent doing what she enjoys the most: diagnostics, hearing aid fittings, and counseling.

In May of 2009 Dr. Zimmel entered into private practice to focus on counseling, hearing aid technology & amplification to improve hearing and the lives of those living in Bemidji and the surrounding area.

“Building relationships, getting to know my patients, understanding their needs, and then working together to find the best solution for those needs, is what I love most about my profession.  Seeing the smile on a patient’s face when they are hearing well and able to communicate with their family and friends is something I feel blessed to be a part of.”

Dr. Zimmel is a native of Minnesota, born & raised in Mahnomen. She has a wonderful husband & three adorable children. Outside of the office, you'll find Dr. Zimmel chasing her three children, reading, spending time at the lake and volunteering at school.  


  • Doctor of Audiology: University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2009 Master of Arts in Audiology:
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science: Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2005


  • Licensed Audiologist: State of MN Board of Speech Pathology & Audiology
  • Licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser: State of MN Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology
Jessica Yanish

Jessica Yanish
Medical Office Assistant

Jessica Yanish has been with Advantage Audiology since May of 2015 as the Medical
Office Assistant. She had previously worked as a paralegal in Fargo, ND for 15 years.
Jessica has enjoyed learning and building her career in the hearing healthcare industry
these past two years. She enjoys working with the patients and assisting them with any
hearing healthcare needs from cleanings of hearing aids to scheduling appointments.
Jessica is married with two children, a son, Hunter and daughter, Addyson. She enjoys
spending time with her family and friends, camping, spending time outdoors,
photography, and reading.