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Audiologists

Our Audiologists help evaluate and treat individuals who have hearing and balance disorders.  These certified professionals work with adults and children across the lifespan to help them better communicate with others.

MELANIE CORGILL-COX, M.S., CCC-A/SLP, F-AAA

Melanie joined our practice in 1992. She received her Bachelors of Science in Speech and Hearing Science in 1987 and her Masters of Sciences in Speech and Hearing Science in 1989 from the University of South Alabama. She trained at The Children’s Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama and has dual certification and licensure in the fields of Audiology and Speech and Language Pathology. Melanie is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association.  She is licensed by the NC Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologist and Audiologist as well as the NC State Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Board.

DAVID CROWLEY, AU.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

David earned his Doctor of Audiology degree in 2010 from Gallaudet University. He received his bachelor’s degree in communicative disorders from the University of Central Florida. He is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. He is a member of American Academy of Audiology. “How we communicate with others ultimately determines the quality of our lives,” he said. “My goal is to improve both” 

KAYLA CYPHERT, AU.D., CCC-A, FAAA

Kayla earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2020 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Thiel College in 2016. Kayla is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. She also holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence for Audiologists (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA). In her free time, Kayla enjoys traveling, relaxing on the beach, reading, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

EVAN FISCHER, AU.D.

Evan is a North Carolina native from Charlotte, NC. Evan earned both his Doctorate in Audiology (2019)  and his Bachelor of Science in Biology (2015) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Evan is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathlogists and Audiologists. He enjoys assisting the patients achieve their communication goals through hearing aids and other assistive devices. When he is not cheering on the UNC TarHeels or Carolina Panthers, Evan is always on the lookout for a great place to eat. 

DANIELLE JENKINS, AU.D., CCC-A

Danielle, originally from Florida, earned her Doctorate in Audiology from Pacific University in 2021. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Central Florida in 2016, where she was also a member of the NCAA collegiate volleyball team. Danielle is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence for Audiologists (CCC-A) from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). She has a desire for helping others and believes audiology gives her the opportunity to assist the lives of people who feel disconnected from their loved ones. After completing her final year as an extern at UNC Greensboro Speech and Hearing Center, she acquired an additional passion for providing support to the tinnitus and sound sensitivity populations. In her free time, Danielle enjoys exploring the outdoors, attending sporting events and creating new recipes in the kitchen!

ELIZABETH LAROSA, AU.D.

Elizabeth, originally from Virginia, earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2018. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders from James Madison University in 2014. Elizabeth is license by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. In her spare time, Liz loves cooking and traveling with her husband.

KIERSTEN LAWSON, AU.D., ABAC, F-AAA

Kiersten is a North Carolina Native from Charlotte, NC. Kiersten earned her Doctorate in Audiology in 2016 from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from East Carolina University in 2012.  Kiersten is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (NCBOESLPA). Kiersten is ABA Certified through the American Board of Audiology (ABA) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Kiersten is also a member of the North Carolina Audiology Association. She enjoys assisting patients regain the ability to communicate with loved ones through the use of new hearing aid technology.  Kiersten lives in the area with her husband and enjoys supporting the Carolina Panthers!

CHERYL MEDLEY, M.A., CCC-A, F-AAA

Cheryl Medley completed her undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech University. She received her Masters of Arts in Audiology from the University of Texas at Austin. (“Hook’em Horns!”) She has been practicing audiology and dispensing hearing aids since 2000. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association.

MICHELLE MILLER, AU.D., CCC-A

Michelle earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Florida in 2019. Masters in Audiology in 1999 from East Carolina University and Bachelor of Science in Communication from North Carolina State University in 1997. She is certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists. She values the role an audiologist serves in assisting patients to achieve their communication goals and maintain an active lifestyle. Michelle enjoys spending her free time with her husband and children and their two rescue dogs. She is a sports fan and loves to cheer on the Wolfpack!

MICHELE M. SCHWARTZ, M.S., CCC-A, F-AAA

Michele completed her clinical fellowship in Audiology at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles in 1993. She received both her graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma: a master’s degree in audiology in 1992 and a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders in 1990. She is a member of Quota International of the Triangle, which serves the hearing impaired and disadvantaged women and children in our community. She is a fellow member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and certified in audiology by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She holds licensing from the NC Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologist and the NC Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Board. She enjoys helping patients reconnect with others through advances in hearing aid technology.

EMMA TOMASCEWSKI, Au.D., CCC-A

Emma loves working with patients of all ages and is motivated to continue learning about advances in the field, to better herself as an audiologist. She earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from East Carolina University in 2021 and her Bachelor of Science from Stony Brook University in 2016, where she was also a member of their varsity swim team. She holds her certificate of clinical competency (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. She is a member of American Academy of Audiology (AAA). Emma also has a great love of animals. She has previously been involved in several animal rescue programs, including various dog rescues, an equine rescue and a marine mammal and sea turtle rehabilitation and research organization, and you can often find her relaxing with her dogs in her spare time.

KATHERINE CONRAD, Au.D., CCC-A

Katherine received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Science and Disorders degree in 2017 from Florida State University (GO NOLES), her Master in Audiology degree in 2019 from University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and her Doctor of Audiology degree in 2021 from University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She trained at Duke University Medical Center for her residency. She is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. She also holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence for Audiologists (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Katherine works with patients of all ages but specializes in pediatric populations. When she is not practicing audiology, she enjoys spending time with family (including her two huskies) and friends, experiencing new foods, reading, and traveling the world.  

SHELBY MATTHEWS, Au.D., CCC-A

Shelby attended the University of Mississippi and graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies and Disorders in 2018. Shelby’s audiology journey began through her work at the University of Mississippi Hearing and Speech Center as an undergraduate assistant for the HILL Language and Literacy Program focusing on the development of language and literacy in children with moderate to severe language disorders, hearing impairments, and intellectual or developmental disabilities. It was during this time that Shelby developed a passion for facilitating access to communication and language to children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Following, Shelby earned her Doctorate of Audiology degree from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.. and completed her residency at Duke University Medical Center in 2021 working with both adults and pediatrics. 

Shelby currently provides services to patients across the lifespan but maintains her passion for the pediatric population. She is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence for Audiologists (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). When she is not practicing audiology, she enjoys spending time with family and 6 year old pug named Ellie, tending to her vast house plant collection, and taking up random crafting ventures as they come along.

JUDITH SAINTANGE, Au.D., CCC-A

Judith earned her Doctorate of Audiology degree in 2016 from Nova Southeastern University. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology & Audiology and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Spanish Studies from Andrews University in 2012. Judith is a Florida native and trained at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St.Petersburg, Florida. She is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence for Audiologists (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Judith enjoys working with patients of all ages and improving her patients’ quality of life by facilitating access to hearing. In her spare time, Judith enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons, exploring Raleigh, and trying new cuisines.