Evon “Von” Praska, AuD, is a member of Summit Health’s Audiology team working in cooperation with the Ear, Nose, and Throat to provide comprehensive audiometric services for all age groups. Board certified in Audiology, Von completed his Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders at Minnesota State University and received his doctorate of Audiology at Pacific University in Hillsboro, OR.
Von’s clinical experience includes air, bone and speech audiometric testing, tympanometry, acoustic reflex testing, distortion product otoacoustic emissions, transient evoked otoacoustic emissions testing, hearing aid dispensing, programming, and troubleshooting; threshold and neurodiagnostic auditory brainstem response (ABR) and frequency following response (FFR); cochlear implant mapping, computerized dynamic post urography, rotational chair testing, electronystagmography and videonystagmography testing, cervical and vestibular myogenic evoked potential (VEMP) testing, video head impulse test, canalith repositioning procedure, and cerumen removal.
Von grew up in Rochester, Minnesota. Both of his parents worked in health care, which exposed him to the life of a health care provider from a young age. As a patient of the Mayo Clinic at an early age, he saw first-hand the devotion and compassion a doctor can have towards their patients. This experience inspired Von to pursue audiology studies since he shares the same devotion to his patients.
Outside of work, Von appreciates spending quality time with family and friends. He’s passionate about traveling, hiking, biking, camping, cross-country skiing, and live music.