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At Northwest Audiology & Hearing Aid Center, we couldn’t be prouder of our audiology team. They possess a wealth of experience — more than 100 years combined. Plus, they have special audiological expertise from serving in clinics, hospitals, the military, hearing aid manufacturing and research. Just as importantly, you can count on them to deliver compassionate, highly personal care, with an unwavering focus on you and your individual needs.

Meet our Audiologists & Hearing Aid Team

Geralyn Drumheller, Au.D.

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    Dr. Geralyn Drumheller, Director of Audiology, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. She was awarded her Master of Education degree in Audiology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and her doctorate in Audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Dr. Drumheller began her audiology career at the Lahey Clinic, outside of Boston, and became the Director of Audiology in 1987. She was appointed to the Board of Registration for Speech Pathology and Audiology for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and served as Chairperson. She expanded her hearing aid dispensing services by joining American Hearing Centers as Senior Audiologist in the greater Boston area, and continued with her relocation to the Atlanta area joining Atlanta Ear, Nose and Throat Associates. More recently, she was employed by a world leader in hearing aid manufacturing as Supervisor of Audiology and Customer Care here in Georgia. Dr. Drumheller is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and Past-President of the Georgia Academy of Audiology.

Cindy Weiss, M.S.

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    Ms. Cindy Weiss received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from State University of Cortland in Cortland, NY and her Masters in Audiology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Ms. Weiss has experience working in a hospital, private practice and ENT setting in New York and Georgia. She has worked with both pediatric and the geriatric population in her years of service. Ms. Weiss is passionate in providing superior hearing healthcare services and products to her patients and their families. She currently is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the Georgia Academy of Audiology.

Wendy Cates Au.D.

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    Dr. Wendy B. Cates is a Dallas, GA native. She has an undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders from Tennessee State University and her Doctor of Audiology degree from East Tennessee State University. Dr. Cates has worked in hospitals and private practices, and her special interests include diagnostics and hearing aids. Her philosophy is to find the best solution for the individual hearing needs of her patient. She wants everyone she works with to have their hearing and listening needs met. Dr. Cates has her Clinical Certificate of Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a member of the Academy if Doctors of Audiology.

Leslie Beckham, Au.D.

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    Dr. Leslie Beckham-Wright is a native of Brewton, Alabama. She received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Auburn University. She received her Master’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of South Alabama and her Doctorate of Audiology degree from the University of Florida. Dr. Beckham-Wright has worked in both hospital and ENT settings, serving both the pediatric and geriatric populations. She enjoys helping patients find the best solutions to meet their hearing healthcare needs through diagnostic testing and hearing aid assessments. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Georgia Academy of Audiology (GAA). She currently sees patients in the Piedmont and Marietta offices.

Katie Hylton, Au.D.

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    Dr. Katie Hylton grew up in Cartersville, GA. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Georgia and her Doctorate of Audiology from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She spent her final year training at the University of Colorado hospital in Denver, where she gained skills in pediatric and adult hearing evaluations, hearing aids, cochlear implants and vestibular testing. Dr. Hylton currently has her Clinical Certificate of Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA CCC-A), is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the Georgia Academy of Audiology. She looks forward to helping her patients stay connected with their friends and family by having their hearing needs met.

Brittany Hightower Au.D.

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    Dr. Brittany Hightower was born and raised in Newnan, GA. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Auburn University and her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She spent her first five years of her career with a pediatric ENT office in Atlanta, gaining specialized skills in pediatric diagnostic care and hearing aid management. She also previously worked for a world-renowned manufacturer of bone anchored and cochlear implant technology, contributing to her knowledge and passion of the implantable hearing aid field. Dr. Hightower has her Clinical Certificate of Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA CCC-A) and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Hightower currently helps patients achieve their best hearing in the Atlanta location.