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Dr. Laura Bradley Pratesi, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA : Doctor of Audiology, Owner

Dr. Laura Bradley Pratesi, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

Citrus Hearing Clinic LLC

Doctor of Audiology, Owner

drlaura@citrushearing.com

Dr. Laura was born with a progressive hearing loss, and is currently a bilateral hearing aid user. She graduated from Auburn University with her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2008. She then was the youngest person to complete Auburn's Doctor of Audiology program, graduating in 2012. Since that time, she has been named an Orlando Magazine Woman of the Year (2020), had publications featured in The Hearing Journal, and been a presenter for AudiologyOnline.

Dr. Laura founded Citrus Hearing Clinic in 2018 in order to better serve her home community with Best Practice Audiology services for all ages. She has practiced Audiology in a variety of settings, including private practice, in hospitals, and in medical clinics alongside primary care physicians, Ear-Nose-Throat specialists, physicians' assistants, nurses, and medical assistants. She has experience with patients of all ages, from newborns through centenarians.

She is a member of Clermont's First United Methodist Church where she sings in the choir. She has a young son with her husband, who helps manage the practice. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering with Moonlight Players Theatre, tending her small vegetable garden, and loving on her cats.

Doctor of Audiology
Magna Cum Laude
Auburn University, Class of 2012

Bachelor of Science - Communication Disorders
Magna Cum Laude
Auburn University, Class of 2008

Practice Experience

The Villages Health
The Villages, FL
Balance and Auditory Care; Hearing Aid Fitting and Programming; Cerumen Management

The ENT Institute of Atlanta
Newnan, GA
Balance and Auditory Care; Hearing Aid Fitting and Programming; Pediatric Testing and Aural Therapy; Neonatal Hearing Evaluations; Custom-Fit Hearing Protection; Aural Rehabilitation for Speech-Delayed Children

Doctoral Externship

Columbus Speech and Hearing Center
Columbus, GA
Balance and Auditory Care; Hearing Aid Dispensing and Programming; Pediatric Testing and Aural Therapy; Neonatal Hearing Evaluations; Custom-Fit Hearing Protection; Aural Rehabilitation for Speech-Delayed Children

Doctoral internships

Pediatric Ear, Nose, & Throat of Atlanta
Sandy Springs, GA
Hearing Aid Fitting and Programming; Cochlear Implant Evaluations & Mapping; Aural Rehabilitation for Speech-Delayed Children

Martin Army Hospital at Fort Benning
Columbus, GA
Hearing Aid Fitting and Programming; Balance Evaluations and Therapy; Military Personnel & their Families

Columbus Speech and Hearing Center
Columbus, GA
Balance and Auditory Care; Hearing Aid Fitting and Programming; Pediatric Testing and Aural Therapy; Custom-Fit Hearing Protection; Aural Rehabilitation for Speech-Delayed Children

Dr. Teresa J. Parsons, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA : Board Certified Doctor Of Audiology

Dr. Teresa J. Parsons, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

Board Certified Doctor Of Audiology

drteresa@citrushearing.com

Dr. Teresa J. Parsons graduated from the University of South Florida receiving both her Doctorate of Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) in 2020 and Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders in 2016.

Dr. Teresa says that she “fell into” the field of audiology after observing multiple healthcare professions.  She did not realize until starting classes in graduate school that it is abnormal to hear ringing in her ears! Dr. Teresa has been diagnosed with constant bilateral tinnitus and has tried many different devices for on-ear sound therapy.  Ask Dr. Teresa about her favorite tinnitus management strategies.

Dr. Teresa worked in an auditory research lab for over four years, where she investigated effects of aging and noise on the hearing system.  She is proud to have presented her research findings at conferences nationwide.

She is well-versed on all major brands of hearing aids and cochlear implants.  Dr. Teresa enjoys supporting people through the entire patient journey.

You may recognize Dr. Teresa from when she worked as a student clinician with us in the spring of 2019.  Now, Dr. Teresa and her family have moved to Clermont to rejoin the Citrus Hearing Clinic team.  She is looking forward to exploring all the beautiful nature spots in central Florida.

Doctor of Audiology

Summa Cum Laude
University of South Florida, Class of 2020

Bachelor of Arts - Communication Sciences and Disorders

Magna Cum Laude
University of South Florida, Class of 2016

Practice Experience

The Hearing Spa 
Bradenton, FL
Auditory Care; Hearing Aid Fitting and Programming; Cochlear Implant Activation and Mapping; Tinnitus Management

Miracle-Ear
Plant City, FL
Auditory Care; Diagnostic Hearing Tests; Hearing Aid Fitting and Programming; Live Speech Mapping; Cerumen Management

Doctoral Externship

Davis Family Hearing
Spring Hill, FL
Balance and Auditory Care; Hearing Aid Dispensing and Programming; Cochlear Implant Activation and Mapping; Pediatric Testing and Aural Therapy; Vestibular Assessment and Treatment

Doctoral Internships

Citrus Hearing Clinic
Clermont, FL
Hearing Aid Fitting and Programming; Cochlear Implant Evaluations & Mapping; Pediatric Testing and Aural Therapy; Practice Administration

University of South Florida Hearing Clinic
Tampa, FL
Hearing Aid Fitting and Programming; Cochlear Implant Evaluations & Mapping; Pediatric Testing and Aural Therapy

LoCicero Medical Group
Tampa, FL
Auditory Care; Diagnostic Hearing Tests; Hearing Aid Fitting and Programming

Lisanne Strauss : Licensed Audiology Assistant

Lisanne Strauss

Citrus Hearing Clinic LLC

Licensed Audiology Assistant

lisanne@citrushearing.com

Originally from Lancaster, PA, Lisanne moved to Florida in 2010 where she attended Keiser University for her associates degree of applied science in Health Science with a specialty in Medical Assisting.

Lisanne is a bilateral hearing aid user, was diagnosed with Otosclerosis in 2013, and fit with hearing aids in 2019 when she joined Citrus Hearing Clinic.

In her spare time, Lisanne enjoys gardening, cooking, organizing, and walks on the beach. She has three beautiful children. Lisanne is fluent in Spanish and eager to learn ASL. She is very excited to be a part of Citrus Hearing Clinic and proud to work with such an amazing team.

Abigail Earliwine, B.S. : Audiology Doctoral Extern

Abigail Earliwine, B.S.

Audiology Doctoral Extern

Abigail is originally from St. Clairsville, OH and completed her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Ohio University in Athens, OH in 2019. She returned to Ohio University for her Clinical Doctorate in Audiology and is expected to graduate in 2023. During her time at Ohio University, Abigail completed numerous clinical rotations at the on-site university clinic, private practices, and hospitals where she had the opportunity to learn from and work with fellow Audiologists, Ear- Nose- and Throat specialists, Physical Therapists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Primary Care Physicians while gaining experience from diverse patient populations representing varying ages and cultures.

In her free time, Abigail enjoys spending time with her family and friends, crafting, digital drawing, and playing with her dog. While at Ohio University, Abigail was a Graduate Assistant for the American Sign Language department and enjoys spreading awareness for Deaf culture and hearing impairment advocacy. Additionally, she also completed coursework to earn a Veterans’ Healthcare Certification which focused on providing healthcare professionals with a background in advanced and specific knowledge for work with veterans in health and healthcare settings. Abigail is excited to spend her final clinical externship at Citrus Hearing Clinic and learn from such an amazing team.

Doctor of Audiology
Ohio University, Expected May 2023

Bachelor of Science - Communication Sciences and Disorders
Ohio University, Class of 2019

Doctoral Externship

Citrus Hearing Clinic
Clermont, FL

Doctoral Internships

Davison Audiology
St. Clairsville, OH

Fairfield Medical Center
Fairfield, OH

Holzer Medical Center
Gallipolis, OH

Hearing, Speech and Language Clinic - Ohio University Campus Clinic
Athens, OH