Melissa Kappes is a pediatric audiologist at Nationwide Children's Hospital's Westerville Close to Home location. Melissa has been practicing since 1999 and has extensive experience in comprehensive diagnostic testing, electrophysiology and amplification. Her interests include pediatric amplification, pediatric aural rehabilitation and clinical research, focusing on amplification in children. Melissa received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Ohio State University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Hearing Science at Ohio State. Melissa has presented at local and national conventions and is currently an executive board member for the Ohio Academy of Audiology.