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. Our audiologists follow best practices when fitting and dispensing hearing aids.
Audiologists are trained at colleges and universities. Our audiologists have a minimum of a Doctorate'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. All our audiologists are members of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, as well as the American Academy of Audiology.
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.
Leah Blackwell, Au.D., CCC-A
Dr. 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.
Jess Tumolillo, Au.D., CCC-A
Dr. Jess Tumolillo, Au.D. was born and raised in Narragansett, RI. She specializes in diagnostics and amplification for adult and pediatric patients.
She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders at the University of Rhode Island, graduating magna cum laude. Dr. Tumolillo then went on to receive her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Connecticut. She is licensed to practice audiology and dispense hearing aids by the Georgia State Board of Examiners, holds a certificate of clinical competence in audiology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology.
Dr. Tumolillo began her career in Savannah. While her husband was in the Army, Dr. Tumolillo went on to work at practices in Dothan, Ala., and Central Texas before returning to Savannah.