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Our Hearing Professionals - East Office

Elizabeth Pickett, Au.D., CCC-A

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

251-470-8874

Dr. Pickett has been employed at Premier Medical for 13 years. She received both her undergraduate degree in speech and hearing sciences and her doctorate in audiology from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Dr. Pickett is currently a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is licensed through the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Pathology and Audiology. Dr. Pickett specializes in hearing and balance diagnostics and treatment and hearing aid fittings.

Sonya Kerr, Au.D., CCC-A

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

251-470-8874

Dr. Kerr had been employed at Premier Medical for 23 years. She received her undergraduate and master’s 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-Language-Hearing Association. She is licensed through the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Pathology and Audiology. Dr. Kerr specializes in hearing and balance diagnostics and treatment and hearing aid fittings.

Elizabeth Hearn, Au.D., CCC-A

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

251-470-8874

Dr. Hearn has been employed at Premier Medical for 17 years. She received her undergraduate and master’s 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 the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Tinnitus Association. She is licensed through the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Pathology and Audiology. Dr. Hearn specializes in hearing and balance diagnostics and treatment.
 

Deanna Lowe, M.S., CCC-A

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

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. She is currently a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and is licensed through the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Pathology and Audiology. Mrs. Lowe specializes in hearing and balance diagnostics and treatment and hearing aid fittings.

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

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

251-470-8874

Dr. Riis has been employed at Premier Medical for three years. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, her master’s from the University of South Alabama and her doctorate in audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Dr. Riis is licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Pathology and Audiology and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Dr. Riis specializes in hearing and balance diagnostics and treatment, hearing aid fittings and intraoperative neuromonitoring.

Rebecca Laurence, Au.D., CCC-A

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

251-470-8874

Dr. Laurence has been employed at Premier Medical for one year. Dr. Laurence received both her undergraduate degree and doctorate in audiology from the University of South Alabama. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Pathology and Audiology. Dr. Laurence specializes in hearing and balance diagnostics and treatment and hearing aid fittings.

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

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

251-470-8874

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 doctorate in audiology from the University of Florida. Dr. Vickers is currently a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed through the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Pathology and Audiology. Dr. Vickers specializes in hearing and balance diagnostics and treatment and hearing aid fittings.

Lauren Taylor O’Keefe, Au.D.

Lauren Taylor O’Keefe, Au.D.
Audiologist

251-470-8874

Dr. O’Keefe is one of the most recent audiological additions to Premier Medical Group’s elite hearing team. Holding both a bachelor’s in speech-language pathology and audiology and a doctorate in audiology from the University of Southern Mississippi, she specializes in adult and pediatric diagnostics, hearing aid evaluations and progressive tinnitus. 

Leslie Chunn

Leslie Chunn
Office Manager

251-470-8874

Ms. Chunn has been employed at Premier Medical for 28 years as the audiology department’s office manager. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. Ms. Chunn is certified in diagnostic audiology and hearing aids. Ms. Chunn specializes in hearing and balance diagnostics and treatment.