Our Staff of Audiologists
Advanced Hearing Solutions, Inc. is an independent audiology clinic that treats a wide range of hearing problems, from mild to severe hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears), and loss of ability to discriminate sounds. We offer complete and thorough diagnostic evaluation of your hearing using the latest and most sophisticated audiometric testing equipment; selection and fitting of hearing aids if they are appropriate for your type of hearing loss; treatment regimens for tinnitus; assistive listening devices for use with television (“TV Ears”) or telephone; “brain fitness training” to improve auditory discrimination;tympanometry; and other hearing care services such as noise protection and removal of excess buildup of cerumen (wax) in your ears.
Dr. Noël Crosby
Our clinic is headed by Dr. Noël Crosby, who has been an audiologist for over 26 years. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Florida State University, where she also completed her masters degree, and she earned her doctorate in clinical audiology from the University of Florida. She was on the inaugural board of the Florida Academy of Audiology, served as its president in 2000 and 2009.
Dr. Crosby worked at Sarasota’s Silverstein Institute for 14 years, for the last six of which she was Director of Audiology.While there she established the Institute’s cochlear implant program as well as Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s infant hearing screening program. In 2006 she established her own clinic. Because she operates independently of any hearing aid manufacturer, Dr. Crosby can provide her patients with unbiased evaluations and fit them with whatever hearing devices might best suit their individual needs. She has fitted hearing aids from a wide range of manufacturers, including Phonak, Oticon, Widex, Siemens, Rexton, and many more.
A founding member of her local Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), Dr. Crosby has also served on the board of directors of the Deaf Service Center of Manatee and Sarasota counties. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, Academy of Doctors of Audiology and Florida Academy of Audiology. In 2009 she also started AuDBling.com, A Hearing Loss Awareness Company.
She has coauthored professional papers on multichannel cochlear implants and on electrical audiometry in the diagnosis of acoustic neuromas, and she has lectured throughout the state of Florida on hearing loss and hearing therapies.
Dr.Crosby maintains clinical offices at two sites south of Sarasota: Englewood and Boca Grande
Karen Draper, AuD
Born and raised in Orlando, Dr. Karen Draper is a native Floridian. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Florida in 2003 and her Doctor of Audiology degree in 2007 also from the University of Florida. She is Board Certified in Audiology as well as certified through the American speech, language, and hearing association (ASHA). She is also a member of The American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Draper has over 13 years of clinical experience, most of it at The Silverstein Institute ,where she specialized in tinnitus management and programming implantable hearing systems such as cochlear implants. In addition to full diagnostic hearing and balance evaluations for children and adults, Dr. Draper is experienced in the testing, selection and fitting of hearing aids. In her free time, Dr. Draper enjoys kayaking, biking and most of all spending time with her family.
Renee Giordano has been with this clinic and it’s predecessor for nine years and is the Audiology Assistant and Office Coordinator. Her duties include scheduling appointments, maintaining all patient files, preparing warranty letters, as well as anything else that is necessary to maintain the office.
Renee became a licensed audiologist assistant in July, 2007, enabling her to work directly with patients in a variety of ways in support of Dr. Crosby.
Michael is co owner of Advanced Hearing Solutions with Dr. Crosby. He has been involved in the practice behind the scenes since it’s inception. He is now working in the office assisting with the daily activities.
Hearing Aid Specialist
I am pleased to announce that Robert Vetter HAS (hearing aid specialist) has joined the staff of Advanced Hearing Solutions. Robert is a devoted licensed hearing aid specialist and believes that â??Everyone deserves to hear wellâ?¦.to enjoy the sounds of nature, the laughter of children and to hear the music. I believe we have a solution to meet anyone’s needsâ?? Robert lives locally here in Englewood with Kristina, his high school sweetheart wife. Robert and Kristina have 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren so far. Robert is proud of his 32 years of history in the GREAT town of Englewood. His position at Advanced Hearing Solutions is full time and he will available for conducting hearing tests, all hearing aid services, lectures, etc.