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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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Joy Pritchett, Au.D., F-AAA

Joy Pritchett, Au.D., F-AAA
Doctor of Audiology
Milledgeville Audiologist

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

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

Rita Chaiken, Au.D., F-AAA
Doctor of Audiology
Atlanta Audiologist

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.

 

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Jennifer Davis Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Milledgeville Audiologist

Dr. Jennifer Davis joined Atlanta Hearing Associates in July 2015 working out of our Milledgeville office.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hearing Speech and Language Sciences from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where she went on to graduate with her Doctorate of Audiology Degree (Au.D.).

Dr. Davis completed her Fourth Year Externship at Atlanta Hearing Associates. She works closely with patients of all ages, particularly the pediatric population and enjoys helping patients and their families understand hearing loss.

She is licensed to practice Audiology in the state of Georgia and is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

Dr. Davis is originally from Lancaster, Ohio but now resides in Eatonton, Georgia with her husband, daughter and two dogs.

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Chelsea Kilgore Au.D., F-AAA
Doctor of Audiology
Dunwoody Audiologist

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.

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Dr. Haylee Lamb, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Dunwoody Audiologist

Dr. Haylee Lamb joined the Atlanta Hearing Associates staff in Dunwoody in May 2016.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Science and Disorders from Florida State University in 2012 prior to her Doctorate of Audiology from Auburn University in 2016. During her time at Auburn, she served as chapter president of the Student Academy of Audiology and was the award recipient of the Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama (SHAA) Audiology Memorial Scholarship in 2014.

Dr. Lamb has experience working with both pediatric and adult populations. She completed her 4th year audiology and LEND traineeship at the University of Alabama in Birmingham Civitan-Sparks Clinics, providing diagnostic and rehabilitative services to pediatric populations with neurodevelopmental and related disorders.

Dr. Lamb has directed her passion for serving, connecting with people, and building community relationships toward a career in audiology. She most enjoys working with hearing impaired individuals and their families to develop solutions and improve communication and quality of life across the lifespan, with special interests in community and patient education, rehabilitation, amplification, and assistive listening devices.

She is licensed to practice audiology in the state of Georgia. She is a board certified audiologist and member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), a fellow member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), and a member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA).

A native of Tallahassee, Florida, her passions outside of audiology include traveling, ministry, and cheering on the Florida State Seminoles.

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