Our Audiologists

AudiologistsThe 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.


Amanda Cooley, AU.D., CCC-A

Dr. Cooley holds a Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of South Florida. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from The Ohio State University. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Dr. Cooley’s special interests include comprehensive audiological evaluations, hearing aid fittings and follow up care, other advanced hearing devices such as bone anchored hearing systems, and aural rehabilitation. Dr. Cooley is happily married and has a daughter, who is their whole world. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family whether that be at home, traveling or while watching Buckeye football.


Jordan L. Ericksen, Au.D.

Dr. Ericksen holds a Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Educations from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. She completed her fourth-year clinical externship at Mountain West ENT. It was her experience there that lead her to stay in the ENT field. Dr. Ericksen's special interests include working with patients of all ages, comprehensive audiological evaluations, hearing aid fittings and follow up hearing aid care. During her downtime, Dr. Ericksen and her husband enjoy going to the beach and spending time with family.


Sophia H. Escobar, Au.D., CCC-A

Sophia H. Escobar Au.D., CCC-ADr. 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.


Bruce P. Gosche, AU.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

Bruce P. GoscheDr. Gosche received a Master’s degree from the University of South Florida before going on to receive his Doctor of Audiology degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences. He holds his Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. He believes in an individualized and patient-centered approach to helping others with their communication needs. When not in clinic, Dr. Gosche enjoys kayaking and traveling with his wife of over thirty years and spending time with his two sons. He is an avid Florida Gator fan and a lover of all dogs, especially Beagles.


Heather A. Hall, Au.D., CCC-A, CH-AP

Heather A. Hall Au.D., CCC-A, CH-APDr. 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 is a Certificate Holder - Audiology Preceptor. Her special interests include mentoring Audiology Doctoral students, 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.


Kelly Murphy, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

Kelly Murphy, Au.D., F-AAA, CCC-ADr. Murphy received a Bachelors in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida, before going on to receive her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Arizona. She specializes in diagnostic evaluations and hearing amplification, aural rehabilitation, tinnitus treatment, and vestibular evaluations. Dr. Murphy strongly believes in patient-centered care. Her passion lies in properly educating and counseling each patient to tailor their treatment plan to their specific needs. She is Board Certified in Audiology, and is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. In addition, she holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology, and is a qualified interpreter of American Sign Language.


Kayla J. Peace, Au.D., F-AAA

Dr. Peace holds a Doctor of Audiology degree from Ball State University in Indiana. She received her Bachelor of Science dual degree in Deaf Education(P-12)/Middle Grade English (5-9) from Eastern Kentucky University. She completed her clinical residency serving the pediatric population at Children's E.N.T. Specialists in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Peace is licensed by the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (F-AAA). Dr. Peace's audiology interests include pediatric and adult comprehensive audiological evaluations, advanced amplification technology for pediatrics and adults (hearing aids), and electrophysiology. In her personal time, Dr. Peace enjoys going to church, going to Disney, being outdoors, golfing, having fun with her two Dalmatians (Millie and Rosko), and spending time with her family and friends.


Caroline Sosa, AU.D., CCC-A

Caroline SosaDr. Sosa received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida, before going on to receive her Doctor of Audiology degree from Nova Southeastern University. She completed her residency at the Silverstein Institute and internships at ENT Associates of South Florida, University of Miami and HearCare. She specializes in comprehensive audiological exams, vestibular testing, electrophysiology, hearing aid fittings and follow ups, tinnitus management and rehabilitative care. Dr. Sosa is certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and licensed by the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She also speaks both English and Spanish. Dr. Sosa is a Tampa native who enjoys exercising, spending time at the beach, cooking and playing with her dog.


Danielle M. Stephens, Au.D.

Danielle StephensDr. Stephens received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Science and Disorders from Florida State University with magna cum laude honors. She went on to earn her graduate degree at the University of South Florida as a Doctor of Audiology, with an externship at the Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center. Dr. Stephens specializes in pediatric diagnostics and treatment, and electrophysiology. In addition to helping patients, she enjoys spending time with family, visiting the zoo, the aquarium and Walt Disney World®. Dr. Stephens is looking forward to caring for residents of the Tampa Bay area.


Helen L. Techler, AU.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

Helen L. TechlerDr. Techler received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, followed by a Master of Science Degree from the University of South Florida. She then went on to receive her Doctorate in Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T. Still University. She is Board Certified by American Board of Audiology, holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, and she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, the American Speech Language Hearing Association, and the Florida Academy of Audiology. She specializes in hearing aid technology and dispensing, as well as electrophysiology. She enjoys seeing and helping patients of all ages with their communication needs. Dr. Techler is a former professional figure skater with the “Holiday On Ice” National Tour. When not in clinic, she enjoys ballroom dancing, painting, singing, playing piano, cruising, and spending time with family and friends. She has been happily married to her husband Jerry since 2013.


Vjolka Zaka, AU.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

Vjolk ZakaDr. Zaka graduated Cum Laude from the University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Science, before going on to earn her Doctor of Audiology degree from Nova Southeastern University with honors. She completed her residency at South Florida ENT Associates and internships at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Bethesda Hospital East, St. Mary’s Hospital, North Broward Memorial Hospital and Pediatric ENT of the Palm Beaches. She specializes in vestibular evaluations and treatment, comprehensive audiological testing for geriatric and pediatric populations, aural rehab counseling, hearing aid prescription and follow-up care. Dr. Zaka is certified by the American Board of Audiology with a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She also received the Chancellor’s Award for demonstrating characteristics of scholarship, leadership integrity, humanity and loyalty to the profession from NSU College of Health Care Sciences. Dr. Zaka speaks both English and Albanian. She enjoys gardening, traveling, spending time with her dog and participating in hearing care mission trips during her free time.


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