Meet Richfield, MN’s Hearing Specialists

Working with the right team makes all the difference.

Dale Woodard, B.S., BC-HIS

Dale Woodard, B.S., BC-HIS


Dale’s passion leverages his entrepreneurial successes, in-depth knowledge of the hearing healthcare field, leadership, consulting and coaching experience as a prominent executive development coach in the healthcare industry.

The focus of Dale’s work is to develop the Modern Audiology practices through maximizing the patient/professional relationship using techniques that bring both sides into a connection of mutual influence, vulnerability and discovery. In his previous private practice of 23 years, Dale found with radically different changes in thinking, the patient and professional both, find sustainable personal fulfillment. 

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He challenges the historical way of doing things, creating new knowledge around patient centered care, and acting to implement those changes taking the professional from a level of losing their identity to their field, to coming alive as a vibrant healer who makes a difference with compassionate care for the patient.

A long-time Minneapolis resident, Dale started and managed a successful practice to become the hearing healthcare industries number one rated provider in the Twin Cities for 12 consecutive years (reported by Twin Cities Consumer’s Checkbook). In this role, he provided consulting services to the Minnesota Department of Health, Health Occupations Program from its introduction to the field, development of licensing, and in the development of regulation and enforcement.

His certifications include, Hearing Instrument Specialist, Certified Coactive Professional Coach, Certified StrengthsFinders Coach, Certified Meyers Briggs Coach, and Certified DiSC Coach. His strengths include excellent listening and communication skills, visionary, imaginative, creative learning and loves sharing practical information that can be applied to improve results. Dale considers himself introspective and intellectually motivated, empathetic, purposeful and is values driven. His values include: Ethics, Meaningful Work/Service, Honesty, Integrity, Autonomy and Spirituality. He thrives on cultivating curiosity, compassion and courage in the face of fear and disruption.

Dale has a B.S. in Business and Marketing, from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota. His education also includes the Masters program in Counseling through Liberty University. He is a participant in MIT’s u.lab, activating capacity to lean into the emerging future in a time when the most important leadership challenges may have ever occurred. In his spare time, Dale runs marathons, develops and co-leads retreats for GenX and Baby Boomers who are transitioning into their “next thing,” is a certified TRX trainer and spends time with his wife of 35 years.

Laura Lancrete

Laura Lancrete

Patient Care Coordinator

Laura Lancrete makes “Care” real as the Patient Care Coordinator with Modern Acoustics. What sets Laura apart is her ability to see beyond what the eyes see. She empathetically joins our clients to inspire hope to receive the best care with the most personal solutions. Laura confidently collaborates with our patients to find the right time to visit our clinics. She makes sure they know how to find us with accurate directions. Upon arrival, Laura walks our patients through the experience, so there is no need for the anxieties of starting fresh on a journey in hearing assistance. Simply stated: Laura exemplifies Kindness and Love for our patients.

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Laura’s top five values are Family, Friendship, Health, Integrity, and Spirituality. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation. 

We feel so blessed to have Laura as part of our team. We know you will feel the same.

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