Alicia D.D. Spoor, Au.D. is Audiologist and President at Designer Audiology, LLC in Highland, Maryland. Prior to opening her own practice, Dr. Spoor worked at the Mayo Clinic Arizona on the hearing aid team and the cochlear implant team and in two Maryland private practices. Dr. Spoor is professionally involved at both the national and state levels. She is currently the Secretary for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), Chair of the Audiology Quality Consortium (AQC), and Legislative Chair for the Maryland Academy of Audiology (MAA). She previously chaired ADA’s Advocacy Committee and was President of MAA in 2010. Dr. Spoor is also a member of the American Academy of Audiology’s (AAA) Strategic Document Committee on Adult Hearing Screening and is a contributing author to the third edition of Audiology Practice Management. Dr. Spoor has presented at universities, local, and national conferences on a variety of audiology and advocacy-related topics in the past. Recently, Dr. Spoor was named a VIP- Very Important Professional, Successful by 40 by The Daily Record (Baltimore, MD) and a finalist in the Hearing Care Practitioners category of Oticon's Focus on People award. Outside of work, Alicia enjoys traveling with her husband, spending time with her dog, attending music and theater events, and playing soccer.
Good Morning!I think I have more questions for you to consider before providing an answer. The audiometric data provided does not include whether your hearing loss is... Read more
In short, the answer is education and state licensure requirements. A nice overview can be found on the website for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology here (PDF).
Most of the major hearing aid manufacturers have hearing aids that are directly or indirectly (requires an intermediate device) compatible with iPhones (and Androids). The... Read more
It sounds as though you need to see your Audiologist. This could be feedback from cerumen (wax) in the ear, an intermittent wiring problem in the hearing, the receiver... Read more
As some have mentioned already, there are programs available, depending on the location (Lions Club), state (Medicaid), and need based (sliding scales). HearNOW through... Read more
Find an audiologist who can complete a Communication Needs Assessment (not just a hearing aid sale consultation). You may be a candidate for:1. A hearing aid in your left... Read more
As others have said, there are a variety of manufacturers that offer both CROS and BiCROS systems. Depending on your communication needs and hearing levels, a specific... Read more
I would recommended looking into Ear Gear. They offer multiple options for active hearing aid users to both secure the hearing aids and help prevent excess moisture and debris... Read more
I cannot speak about the company itself, but I do know that some audiology offices, like mine, stock and recommend the SoundHawk for patients and/or over-the-counter sales.... Read more
Dr. Steele, and many others, have similiar answers to what I would respond. I do think it's worth noting that it's important to have a full communication needs assessment to... Read more
The first thing you should do is visit an Audiologist to ensure the cerumen (wax) is completely gone and to have a comprehensive audiologic evaluation (i.e. hearing test). The... Read more
Before completing a cerumen (wax) management system at home, visit a healthcare professional first. In most states, physicians, nurse practitioners, and audiologists are... Read more
Purchasing hearing aids for a person of any age or lifestyle requires a significant amount of consideration. The "best" or "easist" or "most durable" hearing aid depends on... Read more
Hearing loss is categorized into three types: conductive, sensorineural, and mixed. A conductive hearing loss means there is an issue in the middle ear space (ear drum and... Read more