Owner, Board Certified Audiologist
I am Board Certified in Audiology, fluent in ASL (American Sign Language), and I specialize in the treatment of tinnitus and hearing loss. I, myself have suffered from debilitating tinnitus and empathize with the difficulties many of my patients face.
I have a passion for learning and am constantly researching the newest technologies and treatment options for my patients, whether it be concerns with hearing, fit and programming of hearing aids, aural (re)habilitation, tinnitus treatments, and more.
Growing up musically trained as a percussionist, I know the joy music and sound can bring to others. I understand that each patient has unique needs and goals. I focus on the hearing healthcare of each individual to properly educate, counsel, and tailor treatment to their specific needs to achieve these goals.
The anchor has a very important meaning in my life which is why it is a part of Hearing Aids of Sarasota; I always want its meaning for me to transfer through to all of my patients: I want to be your anchor in hearing healthcare, the way my Granddad was the anchor throughout my life. I am committed to evidence-based, patient-centered care. I believe in honesty and working with what’s right for you.
Too many times I've worked with (or hear from patients) that they cannot believe the amount of money spent on hearing aids that don't work and are just "thrown in the drawer". I love when I am able to assess these frustrations and adjust with proper fine-tuning and programming to make the hearing aid work as it should.
I earned my Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Arizona and received my Bachelor’s Degree, Cum Laude, in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Music Performance from the University of Florida - Go Gators!
Since graduating, I have continued to further my education and be up-to-date with research by earning the following:
• Certificate holder in tinnitus management
• American Tinnitus Association Member
• Certified Animal Audiologist
• Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology
• Hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology
• 2020 Academy of Audiology Scholar for exceeding 50 continuing education hours over a 2-years period