Helping You and Your Neighbors Hear Better in Atlanta
Our passion is helping smart people like you—people who are interested in staying connected and getting the most out of life—rediscover hearing. Our satisfaction comes from the joy our patients feel when they are hearing clearer, able to once again connect with friends, family, and the world around them.
We provide a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing services, including hearing aid screening, evaluations, hearing aids, and rehabilitative and preventative counseling. You’ll be working with our highly trained staff to couple the latest in hearing aid technology with the best fit for your hearing needs.
Atlanta Hearing Associates has helped thousands of people in the Atlanta area improve their hearing. Chances are we’ve helped your friends and neighbors, and we’re sure that we can help you, too.
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“Great professionals. Always available and will always have the patient’s interest first.”
Larry W., Patient
Joy Pritchett, Au.D., F-AAA
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Joy Pritchett, President and CEO of Atlanta Hearing Associates, graduated laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology and Master’s Degree in Audiology from Auburn University. She later graduated with a doctoral degree from Central Michigan University with a concentration in the assessment and rehabilitation of balance disorders.
Early in Dr. Pritchett’s career, she served as an Audiology consultant in a multidisciplinary consortium for the educational needs of school aged children with speech, language, hearing impairment, and learning disabilities. She continues to provide regional children’s hearing healthcare clinics who qualify on the basis of need and has done so for the past 25 years. Dr. Pritchett serves as an Audiology consultant for a host of state and federal programs for children including Head Start Programs, Babies Can’t Wait and many counties in the state of Georgia who do not have Audiology services on site.
Dr. Pritchett has been in private practice since 1997 with office locations in Dunwoody, Lake Sinclair, and Lake Oconee. Each of our Audiologists believes that the future of hearing healthcare is the development of best practices using evidence based guidelines gleaned from auditory research centers throughout the world.
The identification of evolving trends at the research level serves as a catalyst to improve patient outcomes and has become a primary focus as owner of Hearing Associates. Dr. Pritchett was one of the first Audiologists in the Southeastern United States to recognize the importance of using electro- physiologic measures to identify infants with hearing loss. First identified in the laboratory in 1971, these tests were used routinely at least five years in her clinic setting prior to gaining wide spread acceptance. Dr. Pritchett advocated at a grassroots level for universal hearing healthcare laws for neonatal hearing screening at birth. It was one of her small patients that spoke to the Georgia legislature regarding the importance of early identification that was ultimately passed into Georgia law in 1999.
Dr. Pritchett’s areas of clinical interest are: 1) establishing evidence based guidelines for the fitting of hearing aids, 2) auditory processing tests that are predictive for children who become poor readers, and 3) rehabilitative measures to reverse these processes. Dr. Pritchett is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, American Speech and Language Association, Georgia Academy of Audiology, Academy of Doctoring Audiologists, and licensed by the State of Georgia.
Married to husband Ed for over 30 years, Dr. Pritchett has three adult children.
Carmen Wright, Au.D., F-AAA
Doctor of Audiology
Lake Oconee Audiologist
Dr. Carmen Wright joined the Hearing Associates staff at Lake Oconee in 2008.
She received both her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders and her Master’s degree in Audiology from the University of Georgia.
She completed her Clinical Fellowship Year with the VA Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
She received her Doctorate of Audiology degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences. Dr. Wright is licensed by the state of Georgia, and is a member of the Georgia Academy of Audiology and member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. She has served as the North Georgia Representative of the Georgia Academy of Audiology.
Dr. Wright enjoys helping people that have suffered hearing loss. Improving communication skills allows for a better quality of life! One of her greatest joys is to witness someone being fitted with hearing aids for the very first time. While she performs diagnostic evaluations and hearing aid fittings, as most Audiologists do, she also enjoys testing and rehabilitating patients suffering from tinnitus.
Dr. Wright spent four of her college years cheering on the sidelines for UGA and is a huge Bulldog fan!
She currently resides in Watkinsville, GA with her husband, Chris and two young daughters.
Rita Chaiken, Au.D., F-AAA
Doctor of Audiology
Atlanta Hearing Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the association of Rita R. Chaiken, Au.D. with their Dunwoody office at 1713 Mt. Vernon Road Suite 3. Dr. Chaiken will join Dr. Cassie Cohen in providing comprehensive hearing examinations and hearing aid services. In addition to patient care, Dr. Chaiken will actively promote hearing healthcare through physicians, retirement communities, places of worship and civic organizations.
Dr. Chaiken earned a Bachelor of Science degree in speech pathology and audiology from Syracuse University, a Master of Medical Science degree in both clinical audiology and education of the hearing impaired from Emory University, and a Doctor of Audiology degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now Salus University), where she was awarded the PCO Audiology Alumni Award for outstanding scholarship.
Dr. Chaiken’s professional background includes serving as the first audiologist for Fulton County Schools, southeast regional manager for a hearing aid manufacturer, and founder of a private audiology practice which she owned and operated for over 12 years. More recently, she has been a private practitioner in Atlanta, and an Adjunct Professor of Audiology at Salus University. Dr. Chaiken has traveled in the United States and internationally to provide training to doctoral candidates in audiology as well as to teach workshops for experienced practitioners. The Audiology Foundation of America awarded her the Professional Leadership Award for her work educating audiologists.
Currently, Dr. Chaiken serves on the Board of Directors for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. She is also affiliated with the American Academy of Audiology, the Georgia Academy of Audiology and is Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology. Additionally, she served six years on the State of Georgia Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology.
Dr. Chaiken has been a resident of Atlanta since 1973 and has lived in the Dunwoody/Sandy Springs area with her husband and two sons since 1985.
Dr. Kerry Cohen Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Kerry Cohen is a clinical doctor of audiology certified by the State of Georgia with 15 years of experience. Dr. Cohen has extensive experience working with people of all ages, and in a variety of settings including West Point’s Keller Army Community Hospital as well as Boston’s renowned Vernick& Gopal, LLC, an otology practice and Harvard University teaching facility affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Dr. Cohen is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, a member of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, and a member of the Georgia Academy of Audiology.
Her professional interests include improving hearing, promoting hearing conservation from noise exposure and encouraging the use of hearing protection, and increasing public awareness of hearing loss.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders and Sciences from the State University of New York at Geneseo. She earned her Masters of Science in Audiology from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She holds a clinical Doctorate of Audiology from Salus University.
Dr. Cohen enjoys being outdoors with her family in her spare time. Originally from New York, she has lived in Georgia for over 6 years and currently resides in Watkinsville with her husband and their two sets of twins. Look for Dr. Cohen in our Greensboro/Lake Oconee office.
Chelsea Kilgore Au.D., F-AAA
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Kilgore joined Atlanta Hearing Associates in November. She works with patients in the Dunwoody office.
She received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia and a Doctorate of Audiology degree (Au.D.) from the University of Memphis.
Dr. Kilgore loves being back in her home state of Georgia after working at the Washington DC Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. She has experience with pediatric and adult diagnostics, with a passion for adult auditory rehabilitation including hearing aids, assistive technologies, auditory training and facilitating rehabilitation groups.
Her goal with each and every client is to work alongside individuals with hearing loss, as well as their families, to find meaningful solutions that will make a positive change in their lives.
Dr. Kilgore is licensed as an Audiologist by the Georgia Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
Dr. Sara Feigenbaum, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Sara Feigenbaum received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Mississippi and her Doctorate of Audiology degree (Au.D.) from Ball State University. During her time at Ball State, Sara served as president of the Ball State University Student Audiology Society and was awarded Outstanding Audiology Doctoral Student of the Class of 2017.
Dr. Feigenbaum has experience working with both pediatric and adult populations. She completed her 4th year Audiology Externship at Pediatric ENT of Atlanta, providing care to the pediatric population of Atlanta.
Her specialties include diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology with expertise in hearing instrument selection and fitting, aural rehabilitation, and counseling. She provides the highest standard in hearing care by looking at your hearing from every angle. She is passionate about creating a supportive environment in which the patient can be educated on their hearing loss, amplification options, and how to have the best success with their hearing aids.
Dr. Feigenbaum is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and enjoys outdoor activities including hiking with her dog and attending sporting events. Look for her in the Dunwoody office.