Dr. Jenifer Cushing
Jenifer Cushing, Au.D. is the professional director of A&A Hearing Group and primary audiologist in the Rockville and Frederick offices 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. 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. Emily Martinson
Dr. Emily Martinson, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A, F/AAA is A&A Hearing Group’s Doctor of Audiology at the Chevy Chase location. Dr. Martinson specializes in diagnostic testing, evidence-based practice, and managing hearing disorders. She is passionate about finding the best hearing solution for every unique patient across the lifespan, from infants to seniors. She enjoys helping patients with the entire hearing health process from diagnosis to treatment, and is with her patients every step of the way.
Dr. Martinson earned her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) Degree from East Carolina University. Her interest in research led her to purse a Ph.D. degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from East Carolina University. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and earned a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Martinson enjoys running, trying new restaurants, and anything to do with Star Wars.
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. Ross Cushing - Owner
Ross Cushing, Au.D. 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 a Doctor of Audiology in both our Ashburn, Virginia location as well as our Frederick, Maryland offices.
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, HAD, BC-HIS
Caroline Pirtle is a Maryland Licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser and a Virginia Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist. She 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 at fitting and repairing hearing aids and is a valuable asset to the practice as any patient will tell you. Caroline enjoys working with and fitting the Deaf population and can communicate in sign language.
Dr. Cindy Leeb
Cindy Leeb, Au.D., received her Doctorate in Audiology from Northwestern University. She graduated from University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences. Her graduate clinical rotations included: The Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA), Baltimore, Suburban Hearing Services, Lake Barrington, IL, Specialized Audiology Service, Chicagoland area, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest, IL , Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL ,Northwestern University Audiology Clinic, Evanston, IL and the University of Maryland Clinic, College Park, MD. Her main interests include the practical provision and successful adoption of hearing aids. She joined A&A Hearing Group in 2015. Dr. Leeb is licensed by the Maryland Board of Examiners for Audiologists.
Dr. Leeb strives to get to know all her patients, and develop long term relationships with them so that she can truly serve their hearing needs for many years to come.