Travis B. Hopkins Williams specializes in diagnosing hearing loss and hearing aid fitting and verification. He joined Associated Audiologists after earning his doctorate of audiology degree from Washington University’s St. Louis School of Medicine. He performed his clinical externship at Washington University in St. Louis with the Division of Audiology. His doctoral research project analyzed the impact of directional microphone technology on speech recognition in noise in a BICROS hearing aid. Dr. Hopkins Williams’ personal experience with hearing loss is what inspired him to pursue a career in audiology. He began to lose his hearing in grade school and wore hearing aids, but received a cochlear implant when he was 13 years old. Today, his hearing sensitivity and speech reception are essentially normal.