Audiologists

Kimberly Rorabaugh Abeyta, Au.D. - Fredericksburg Audiologist

Kimberly Rorabaugh Abeyta, Au.D.

Director of Audiology / Doctor of Audiology

Hearing Resource Center
A Division of Ear, Nose & Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery Center

Dr. Abeyta, originally from Pennsylvania, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Science and Disorders from University of Pittsburgh in 2007 and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Audiology from University of Pittsburgh in 2010 and 2011.  She completed her clinical residency at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2011 specializing in adult hearing aids, aural rehabilitation and cochlear implants.  Immediately after graduating with her Doctorate in Audiology, Dr. Abeyta moved to Newport Beach, California where she specialized in vestibular (balance) diagnostic testing, vestibular (balance) rehabilitation therapy, tinnitus treatment and fitting extended-wear hearing devices.  In 2012, Dr. Abeyta joined our practice here at Hearing Resource Center and Ear, Nose & Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery Center and was appointed to Director of Audiology in 2014.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, a Fellow of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) and a member of the American Tinnitus Association (ATA).  Dr. Abeyta currently specializes in adult hearing aids and the counseling and treatment of tinnitus, however she holds special interest in vestibular assessment and rehabilitation.

In her spare time, Dr. Abeyta enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

 

Mandy M. Williams, Au.D., CCC-A - Fredericksburg Audiologist

Mandy M. Williams, Au.D., CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology

Hearing Resource Center
A Division of Ear, Nose & Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery Center

Dr. Williams, originally from Virginia, received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University (JMU) in 2011 and her Doctorate of Audiology from JMU in 2016. While at JMU, Dr. Williams conducted clinical research on the effects of aging on the middle ear and presented her research at the American Academy of Audiology annual convention in 2015. Dr. Williams completed her fourth year audiology fellowship at Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Fredericksburg and joined the practice as a full time Audiologist in 2016. Dr. Williams is a licensed Audiologist in Virginia, a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, a member of the Speech and Hearing Association of Virginia, and holds a certificate of clinical competence in Audiology from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. Dr. Williams enjoys improving the quality of life and communication with loved ones for her patients. She also has a special interest in pediatric audiology.

In her spare time Dr. Williams enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.

 

Nina Buckley-Ess, Au.D., CCC-A - Fredericksburg Audiologist

Nina Buckley-Ess, Au.D., CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Buckley-Ess, originally from Virginia, received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Radford University in 2011 and obtained her Doctorate of Audiology from Salus University's George S. Osborne College of Audiology in 2016. Dr. Buckley-Ess completed her 4th year fellowship at the University of Virginia-Health Systems. Dr. Buckley-Ess is also our Audiology Fellow Program Coordinator. Dr. Buckley-Ess is very active with the American Academy of Audiology and is currently a member of the AudiologyNOW! 2017 Learning Modules Subcommittee. Dr. Buckley-Ess is also a member of Salus University Alumni Board Association.

In her spare time, Dr. Buckley-Ess enjoys road trips and traveling, especially to Pennsylvania to see her niece. She also enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.

 

Alexandra Laubscher, Au.D., CCC-A - Fredericksburg Audiologist

Alexandra Laubscher, Au.D., CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Laubscher, originally from Central Pennsylvania, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Science and Disorders from University of Pittsburgh in 2013 and Doctorate in Audiology from Arizona State University in 2017.  She completed her clinical residency at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2017 where she specialized in hearing aids, vestibular diagnostic testing and cochlear implants. Dr. Laubscher has particular interest in working with the older adults with hearing loss.

In her spare time, Dr. Laubscher enjoys working out, reading, and spending time with her family, friends and pets.

 

Laura Mainelli, Au.D., CCC-A - Fredericksburg Audiologist

Laura Mainelli, Au.D., CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Mainelli, originally from Connecticut, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Science and Disorders and her Doctorate in Audiology from University of Connecticut in 2013 and 2017, respectively.  She completed her clinical residency at Yale Hearing and Balance Center in New Haven, CT where she specialized in adult hearing aids, cochlear implants, and sedated auditory brainstem testing. At her time at Yale, she also worked on a literature review of current Ototoxicity Protocols and implementation. Dr. Mainelli enjoys following her patients from diagnostics to aural rehabilitation and is very passionate about Audiology. She is a fellow of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), where she holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology (CCC-A).

In her spare time, Dr. Mainelli enjoys spending time with her dog, Hank, her cat, Ash and her fiancé, Robby.

 

Elizabeth LaRosa, Audiology Fellow - Fredericksburg Audiologist

Elizabeth LaRosa, Audiology Fellow

Elizabeth, originally from Virginia, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University in 2014 and is currently a 4th year Doctor of Audiology student at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She is currently completing her clinical residency at Hearing Resource Center and Ear, Nose & Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Fredericksburg. She has previous internship experience in a variety of clinical settings working with children and adults. Elizabeth is a member of the Student Academy of Audiology and her areas of interest within the field of audiology include diagnostic audiometry, hearing aids, tinnitus, and vestibular assessment.

In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys cooking and baking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

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