Many patients in the early stages of hearing loss are nervous about where they should purchase hearing aids. They can be unfamiliar with the differences between an audiologist and a Hearing Aid Dispenser who sells aids at a retail hearing aid store. The answer is simple: specialized medical training.
Audiologists are trained in colleges and universities. Our audiologists have a minimum of a Master's Degree in Audiology. Audiologists work closely with physicians to accurately evaluate a patient’s hearing and provide individualized medical diagnosis, as well as treatment options to improve hearing and quality of life.
Rachel Crout Goldsmith, Au.D., CCC-A
Dr. Rachel Crout Goldsmith, Au.D. specializes in diagnostics and amplification for pediatric and adult patients. She provides comprehensive hearing aid services, including nontraditional osseointegrated hearing devices.
Dr. Crout Goldsmith is a native of Savannah, GA. She earned her Doctor of Audiology from Auburn University and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Prior to joining the practice, she began her career working at an ENT clinic in Asheville, North Carolina.
Dr. Crout Goldsmith is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She is licensed to practice Audiology and dispense hearing aids by the Georgia State Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology.
She and her husband reside in Isle of Hope with their son, Benjamin. In her free time she enjoys Pure Barre, college football, and spending time with her family.
Leah Blackwell, Au.D., CCC-A
Leah Blackwell specializes in diagnostics and hearing aids with the use of real ear measurements for both the adult and pediatric populations. She believes in building relationships with her patients to ensure that their hearing health care improves their day to day lives.
Leah holds a Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and a bachelors of science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Armstrong State University. She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology. She is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia by the Georgia State Board of Examiners.
In her free time, you can find Leah spending time with her family (including her fur babies) in the many squares of Savannah and at the Golden Isles of Georgia.