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.
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
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, CH-AP
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 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., F-AAA
Dr. 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.