Alicia D.D. Spoor, AuD - Doctor of Audiology in Highland
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Alicia D.D. Spoor, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Highland

Doctor of Audiology - Gallaudet University
  • Service Quality Badge
  • Verified Provider Badge
  • Excellence Award
Academy of Doctors of Audiology Maryland Academy of Audiology

About Alicia D.D.

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 Immediate Past President for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) and Legislative Chair for the Maryland Academy of Audiology (MAA). She previously chaired ADA’s Advocacy Committee, the initial Chair of the Audiology Quality Consortium, and was President of MAA in 2010. Dr. Spoor is also a founding 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. Dr. Spoor was named a Leading Women (2106) by The Daily Record, a ClearSound SuperHEARo, a finalist in the Hearing Care Practitioners category of Oticon's Focus on People, inaugural Craig W. Johnson Advocacy Award winner by ADA, and VIP- Very Important Professional, Successful by 40 by The Daily Record (Baltimore, MD).  Outside of work, Alicia enjoys traveling with her husband, spending time with her dog, attending music and theater events, and playing soccer.

Expert Answers

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Which in-the-ear hearing aids are best for moderate-to-profound hearing loss? I'm a 45 year-old l...

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

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What's the difference between an audiologist and a hearing instrument specialist?

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).  

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What iPhone apps are good for people with hearing loss? What are you recommending to your patients?

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

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Why does my hearing aid keep beeping? It's not the low battery sound.

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

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Is financial assistance available to cover the cost of hearing aids? Asking for my mother, who is...

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

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I have a 60% hearing loss in my left ear and no hearing in my right ear. What kind of hearing ai...

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

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I am looking for a BiCros hearing aid. Currently on trial with Audibel A4i Platinum and trying ...

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

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Is there a product I can purchase to reduce the chance of losing my hearing aids? I lead a very a...

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

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Where can I buy a Soundhawk? Has the company gone out of business?

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

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Which hearing aids have the best directional microphones?

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

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If removing earwax does not improve my hearing, what is the next step?

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

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How do I remove earwax?

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

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What hearing aids are easiest to use for an elderly person?

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

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Why is it difficult to understand words with hearing aids?

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

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What is the best solution for using a stethoscope with hearing aids?

There are many great answers so far from Audiologists who talk about the style of your hearing aids and ask about what type of sounds you are listening for through the... Read more

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How much do hearing aids cost?

What a great question, and as you can see from a variety of answers already submitted, there are a range of answers.  The short answer to your question is hearing aid cost... Read more

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Is there any effective tinnitus treatment or supplement to alleviate or cure tinnitus?

To date, there is no Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drugs to treat tinnitus.  Although there is no cure for tinnitus, there are ways to help treat tinnitus.  [This... Read more

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What is the best Personal Sound Amplification Device?

It sounds like you want a communication recommendation.  In order to find the best Personal Sound Amplifier Product (PSAP) for you, taking into account your hearing acuity,... Read more

Find Alicia D.D.

Designer Audiology, LLC
13364A Clarksville Pike
Highland, Maryland 20777
United States of America

Services Provided

Adult Hearing Evaluations

Pediatric Hearing Evaluations

Adult Hearing Aid Fittings

Pediatric Hearing Aid Fittings

Earwax Removal

Otoacoustic Emission Evaluations

Tinnitus Assessments

Tinnitus Counseling

Musician's Earplugs

Musician's In-Ear-Monitors

Unbundled Hearing Aid Pricing

Hearing Aid Repairs

Hearing Assistance Technology

Tympanometry Evaluations

Real Ear Measurements

Noise Protection Earplugs