Doctors of Audiology
Dr. Jenifer Cushing
Jenifer Cushing, Au.D. is the professional director of A&A Hearing Group and primary audiologist in the Frederick office location. She graduated with a Doctorate in Clinical Audiology from the University at Buffalo and, while there, published over twenty peer reviewed scientific articles while working at the Center for Hearing and Deafness, more than any other graduating audiology clinician before her. Her expertise is in hearing diagnostics and hearing aids, and she has a unique expertise in electrophysiological measures because of her graduate research.
Dr. Cushing works with patients of all ages including infants and individuals with special needs. She enjoys giving presentations to her peers and to the community on topics related to hearing health and technology.
Dr. Jenifer Cushing is a Fellow of Academy of Doctors of Audiology and Maryland Academy of Audiology. Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her three children, volunteering in their classrooms, yoga and hiking, and trying new adventures.
Dr. Alicia D.D. Spoor
Alicia D.D. Spoor, Au.D., FAAA, joined A & A Hearing Group in 2011. Previously, Dr. Spoor was part of the cochlear implant and hearing aid teams at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. She received her Doctor of Audiology degree from Gallaudet University, in Washington, D.C. and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University in Audiology and Speech Sciences. Clinical internship experiences included Bethesda National Naval Medical Center (BNNMC), Ft. Belvoir Army Community Hospital and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES). In addition, she has 8 years of formal American Sign Language (ASL) education and has completed intensive coursework in Deaf culture and multicultural sensitivity.
While at Gallaudet University, Dr. Spoor taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, , specializing in tinnitus treatment and assistive technology as well as participating in humanitarian outreach efforts to populations with hearing challenges.
Dr. Spoor served as president of the Maryland Academy of Audiology in 2010 and is currently is on the Board of Directors for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA).
Dr. Andrea Liacouras
Andrea E. Liacouras, Au.D., CCC-A, is a nationally certified doctor of audiology. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in Elementary Education and Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Dr. Liacouras completed her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Audiology, with a focus in pediatrics, at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. She completed her audiology residency at Georgetown University hospital and has worked in a variety of hospital, clinical and private practice environments obtaining extensive knowledge in diagnostics, amplification options, electrophysiological and vestibular assessments and evaluations.
Dr. Liacouras treats her patients like family. She believes in empowering her patients with knowledge so that the most beneficial decisions regarding hearing healthcare needs are made. Dr. Liacouras is fully versed in a wide range of hearing aids. She is also fluent in Sign Language. Dr. Liacouras is licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia and is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association.
Dr. Courtney Campbell
Courtney Campbell, Au.D. is A&A Hearing Group’s Doctor of Audiology at the Chevy Chase location. Dr. Campbell has had extensive experience with diagnosing and managing hearing disorders and her passion is finding the best hearing solution for each individual. She also has a strong interest in hearing research and spent several years at the University at Buffalo doing research on tinnitus and noise induced hearing loss in animals.
Dr. Campbell herself has hearing loss and because of her own experience wearing hearing aids, she is able to relate to patients and their experiences from a very personal perspective.
Dr. Campbell received her Doctorate degree from the University at Buffalo and completed her audiology residency with A&A Hearing Group. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, Academy of Doctors of Audiology and Maryland Academy of Audiology.
Dr. Shannon Wrabel
Shannon Wrabel, Au.D., received her Doctorate in Audiology from Towson University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language-Pathology and Audiology. Her graduate clinical rotations included: the Baltimore County School System, St. Agnes Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Baltimore Veterans Administration. Her main interests include: hearing aids, assistive listening devices and the geriatric population. She has been serving the Lutherville-Timonium Area with their hearing healthcare needs for over six years. She joined A&A Hearing Group in 2012. Dr. Wrabel is licensed by the Maryland Board of Examiners for Audiologists and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
Dr. Krystle Hanna
Krystle Hanna, Au.D., CCC-A, is a nationally certified doctor of audiology. She received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland, and her Doctorate degree in Audiology at Montclair State University in New Jersey where she performed research in speech understanding in noise. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospital, clinical and private practice environments obtaining extensive knowledge in diagnostics, hearing aid options, and vestibular assessments and evaluations.
Dr. Hanna believes in treating each patient as if they were a family member, and helps them make decisions about their hearing healthcare with the goal in mind to develop a loyal long-term patient. Dr. Hanna is licensed in Maryland and is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association.
Ross Cushing - Executive Director
Ross Cushing has one goal: to make sure each patient seen at any of A&A Hearing Group's offices has an excellent experience from start to finish for every appointment. His professional background includes audiology work in the government and private sector. He has published professional peer reviewed papers as well as consumer articles on audiology related topics ranging from tinnitus to best practices for patient care. Dr. Cushing provides audiology related consultation for the state of Maryland and private companies.
Dr. Cushing received his Doctorate in Clinical Audiology and a Masters in Communicative Disorders & Sciences from the University of Buffalo, where he was awarded the honor of top graduating audiology clinician. He is a Fellow of Academy of Doctors of Audiology and the Maryland Academy of Audiology.
Dr. Jennifer Larmann
Jennifer Larmann, Au.D. is now back home at A&A Hearing Group, having previously worked in our Chevy Chase location a few years ago and then moving out of state. We are proud to have her representing all of us as our Doctor of Audiology in our Ashburn, Virginia location.
She received her Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from Nova Southeastern University and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from West Virginia University. She is licensed by the Board of Examiners for Audiology in the state of Maryland and Virginia and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
Dr. Larmann’s areas of expertise include: diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology for the adult and pediatric populations, counseling and aural rehabilitation, selection and fitting of amplification, and working with assistive listening devices.
Dr. Larmann loves working with her patients and in her spare time fondly recalls her travels to Trinidad and Guatemala to participate in humanitarian mission trips allowing her to assist in fitting local children and adults with amplification devices.
Caroline Pirtle, BC-HIS
Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences
Caroline Pirtle is a Hearing Instrument Specialist and is Nationally Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. Caroline has been working at the A&A Hearing Group’s Frederick location since 2009 and long before that with the previous owner. Caroline is an excellent hearing instrument specialist and is a valuable asset to the practice as any patient will tell you. Caroline enjoys working the Deaf population and can communicate in American Sign Language. She is licensed to practice in both Maryland and Virginia.