What is an Audiologist?

An Audiologist is a professional hearing specialist who conducts evaluations and diagnoses hearing problems. Audiologists must obtain a bachelor's degree and either a master's or doctorate degree in Audiology, including over 300 hours of direct patient contact. They must also pass a national examination to become a certified Audiologist. After this preparation, they receive a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A). Audiologists receive a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education annually.

Tara Roney, MCD, CCC-A

Tara Roney, MCD, CCC-A

Tara is a native of Dothan, AL, and has been a certified Audiologist since 2002. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Audiology from Auburn University. She has obtained a Certificate of Clinical Competence from American Speech-Language Hearing Association, and is board certified by the Georgia and Alabama State Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology. 

She began her career working in Ear, Nose, and Throat physicians’ offices assisting in the diagnosis of hearing loss and dizziness. Tara has been at Westech for over 14 years, and recently became the owner and sole operator of the office. She is married to Andrew, and they have two children, Brooks and Anna Kate.