Although she started off in the College of Education when she went to UNL, Misty Mueller soon realized she loved the field of audiology after taking a speech pathology and audiology class. She stayed on this path to become an audiologist and joined ENT Specialists, PC. ENT Specialists offers a wide range of audiology services including hearing tests for adults and children, VNG testing for balance disorders, customized ear protection and hearing aid consultations and fittings.
Tell us a little about your family.
My husband, Eric, is a pharmacist for the Food and Drug Administration. We have been married for 14 years. He is originally from Illinois, and we have lived in Colorado and Chicago before moving to Omaha. Nebraska is my home state. We have three children: Alex is 11, Sarah is 9, and Justin is 7.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Starting a family and then deciding to go back to work part-time. I have been fortunate to be able to balance both a professional career and my family life.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I enjoy running. I’ve been running as a hobby since college. I have completed two half marathons: Omaha in 2009 and Lincoln in 2011. I also enjoy being able to volunteer with my kids’ classrooms on my days off, to spend time with them after school, and help with their activities.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
We own a “Husker Bus” with several friends, which we take to a tailgate spot in Lincoln for the Nebraska games.
What are you the most proud of?
My family. It is so rewarding to see your children grow and develop. Being able to balance a busy family life and a professional career is very rewarding.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Treat others the way you would want to be treated.
What is the one goal you would most like to accomplish?
To have the time to participate in more “organized” runs and events, especially in unique cities.
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
To grant wishes to those who are truly in need.
What are your plans after retirement?
I would love to travel to unique places and vacation with my family.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
I enjoyed pointe/toe, tap, and jazz dance in high school, and at one point, I thought about being a dance teacher. Now I enjoy watching my daughter on her dance team.
Which talent would you most like to have?
Musical abilities, especially the ability to sing.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
Silent Duets, by Jilliann Olvera (a local author)
What is your favorite movie?
Footloose and Dirty Dancing
What is your favorite TV show?
I enjoy watching American Idol with my family.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
I have several including Kona Grill, Oscars, Cheeseburger in Paradise, and Chipotle.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
I would take my two boys to lunch with the Chicago Cubs and my daughter to lunch with Justin Beiber.
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
They can contact me at ENT Specialists, PC, by calling (402) 397-0670 or visiting our company’s website: www.omahaent.com.