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Our Hearing Professionals - East Office

Elizabeth Pickett, Au.D., CCC-A

Elizabeth Pickett, Au.D., CCC-A
Director of Audiology

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251-470-8874

Dr. Pickett has been employed at Premier Medical for 13 years. She received her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of South Alabama in Mobile and later her Doctorate in Audiology from the same institution. Dr. Pickett is currently a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association. She is licensed through the Alabama Board of Examiners in Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Sonya Kerr, Au.D., CCC-A

Sonya Kerr, Au.D., CCC-A
Audiologist

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251-470-8874

Dr. Kerr had been employed at Premier Medical for 23 years. She received her undergraduate and masters degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. She later received her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida. Dr. Kerr is currently a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association. She is licensed through the Alabama Board of Examiners in Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Elizabeth Hearn, Au.D., CCC-A

Elizabeth Hearn, Au.D., CCC-A
Audiologist

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251-470-8874

Dr. Hearn has been employed at Premier Medical for 17 years. She received her undergraduate and masters degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. She later received her Doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. Hearn is currently a member of American Speech and Hearing Association and the American Tinnitus Association. She is licensed through the Alabama Board of Examiners in Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Deanna Lowe, M.S., CCC-A

Deanna Lowe, M.S., CCC-A
Audiologist

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251-633-2667

Mrs. Lowe has been employed at Premier Medical for 23 years. She received her undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. DeAnna is currently a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association, and is licensed through the Alabama Board of Examiners in Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Carissa Pessia, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA

Carissa Pessia, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Clinical Audiologist

Dr.Pessia has been employed at Premier Medical for 3 years. She completed both her Bachelor of Arts in speech and hearing science and Doctor of Audiology from The Ohio State University. She is a member of American Speech and Hearing Association, American Academy of Audiology and Alabama Board of Examiners for Audiology and Speech Pathology. Dr. Pessia specializes in hearing and balance diagnostics and treatment as well as the fitting of hearing aids.

Nicole B. Riis, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA

Nicole B. Riis, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Clinical Audiologist

Dr. Riis has been employed at Premier Medical for 3 years. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern Mississippi, her Master of Science from the University of South Alabama and her Doctor of Audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Dr. Riis is licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners of Speech Pathology and Audiology and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She specializes in hearing diagnostics, the fitting of hearing aids and intraoperative neuromonitoring.

Rebecca Laurence, Au.D., CCC-A

Rebecca Laurence, Au.D., CCC-A
Audiologist

Dr.Laurence has been employed at Premier Medical for 1 year.  Dr. Laurence received both her undergraduate degree and Doctor of Audiology from the University of South Alabama. She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Pathology and Audiology. Dr. Laurence specializes in the identification, diagnosis and treatment of hearing and balance disorders.

Stormi W. Vickers, Au.D., CCC-A

Stormi W. Vickers, Au.D., CCC-A
Audiologist

Dr. Vickers returned to Premier Medical in January 2019. She received her undergraduate and master’s degree in communication disorders from Auburn University. She later received her Doctor of Audiology from the University of Florida. Dr. Vickers is currently a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and is licensed through the Alabama Board of Examiners in Speech Pathology and Audiology.

Leslie Chunn

Leslie Chunn
Office Manager

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251-470-8874

Ms. Chunn has been employed at Premier Medical for 28 years as the office manager for Audiology. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. Ms. Chunn is certified in diagnostic audiology and hearing aids.