Baker Audiology & Hearing Aids

Hearing professionals who are committed to help you hear the sound of life

Our Professional Staff

Melissa Baker

Melissa Baker
Audiologist/Owner

Melissa is a one-of-a-kind audiologist and she absolutely loves her profession. With more than a decade of experience, Melissa’s ability to test, modify, and customize hearing aids is unmatched, combined with her passion for hearing health and her patients she has really set herself apart in the profession. Melissa has worked in a variety of settings throughout here career including, ENT offices, private practice, nursing homes, Industrial, even military testing sites. Melissa is a South Dakota girl, a Custer, SD native she also spent her summers on her family’s ranch in White River, SD, she earned her BA in Communication disorders and MA in Audiology from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. When she is not at work, this busy mother of three loves the occasional nap! She also loves being outside and spending time with her family.
Tyler Baker

Tyler Baker
Co-Owner/Operations Manager

When it comes to managing the office, Tyler is the guy. A seasoned business professional, he's devoted to keeping the office running smoothly all while keeping the patient experience, hearing health, and new technologies at the forefront. He basically grew up with business, he lived on the same land that his family operated a sawmill/logging operation in the Black Hills. He brings over a decade of customer service and business management to our office with past experience as a commercial real estate department manager and most recently an insurance agency manager. A Rockerville, SD native, Tyler earned a BS in Psychology and a minor in English from The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD. When not at work, Tyler enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, woodworking (you may notice some of his influence around the office), watching baseball, and taking the occasional fly fishing trip.

Tanya Stafford

Tanya Stafford
Patient Care Coordinator

Tanya Stafford is a passionate caring person who knows how to make people comfortable and feel at ease. She is a strong and confident woman who brings years of Customers Service, Patient Administration, and organizational skills to the team.  She hails from Laurel, Maryland and is married to her High School sweetheart Greg Stafford. They have 2 beautiful children and 3 dogs. Troy 25, Chloe 15, Miso, Coco, and Bodhi. They are a Military family who has traveled the world and have a wealth of diverse cultural experiences. Tanya was an avid swimmer, good student and an athlete with a competitive nature. She loves spending time with family, being at the beach, doing crafts and DIY projects.