The Doctors of Audiology at Florida E.N.T. & Allergy specialize in the prevention, identification, and management of hearing loss. They work in conjunction with the ENT physicians to discuss with you the potential causes and the treatment options for your hearing loss.
The importance of having a Physician – Audiologist partnership is that it allows you to have the utmost comfort and confidence that we have your best interests at heart and the knowledge to address your concerns. We communicate with each other to ensure that you are constantly receiving the best treatment for your hearing needs.
Click on a name below for our audiologists bios.
Katherine M. Austin Au.D., CCC-A
Dr. Austin holds a Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of South Florida. She obtained her Bachelors of Health Science degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences from the University of Florida. She is licensed by the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association. She enjoys working with patients of all ages, providing hearing and balance assessments. She especially enjoys providing hearing aids and rehabilitative counseling to those in need. In her personal time, Dr. Austin enjoys the Florida Gators, traveling, being outdoors, golf, good food, home décor, and spending time with her friends and family.
BROOKE W. DAVIDSON AU.D., F-AAA
Dr. Davidson holds a Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of South Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Florida State University. As a doctoral student, Dr. Davidson served as President of the Student Academy of Audiology. She completed her clinical residency serving the veterans of Tampa Bay at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, FL. Dr. Davidson also holds her Certificate of Developmental Disabilities from Florida State University and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (F-AAA). Dr. Davidson’s interests include comprehensive audiological and vestibular/balance evaluations, advanced amplification technology (hearing aids), electrophysiology, videonystagmography, and canalith repositioning maneuvers. As a true Florida native, Dr. Davidson enjoys her downtime in the sun surrounded by family and friends.
Sophia H. Escobar Au.D., CCC-A
Dr. Escobar holds a Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of South Florida. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Florida. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. In 2012, she was awarded Best of 2012 Hearing Healthcare Professionals. Dr. Escobar's special interests include vestibular testing and treatment, hearing aid prescription and follow up, and community outreach. Dr. Escobar enjoys and has experience working with all age groups. She married her wonderful husband, Nelson, in 2009. They have two children who are the light of their lives. When she’s not caring for her patients, Dr. Escobar enjoys family time, exercise and the beach.
Heather A. Hall Au.D., CCC-A
Dr. Hall received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Akron through a joint program with Kent State University and The Cleveland Clinic known as the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Liberty State College in West Virginia where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary studies focusing on speech language pathology and audiology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Dr. Hall’s special interests include diagnostic hearing evaluations, hearing aid fittings, follow up hearing aid care and vestibular testing. Dr. Hall is happily married and has a son and daughter who she calls her “pride and joy”. During her free time, she enjoys spending time doing local family friendly activities, camping and traveling.
Kristin B. McLoone Au.D.
Dr. McLoone earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from Syracuse University and her Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Science Disorders from St. John’s University. She completed her clinical residency at the James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital. Her interests include diagnostic hearing evaluations, amplification, aural rehabilitation and vestibular evaluations. Dr. McLoone, a native New Yorker, is an avid hockey fan and enjoys reading and relaxing in the sun during her free time.