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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

Lisanne Strauss, MA : Patient Care Manager

Lisanne Strauss, MA

Citrus Hearing Clinic LLC

Patient Care Manager

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 Otosclorosis 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.