About Us

Thank you for allowing our team to participate in your hearing healthcare and for trusting us to provide the best quality of care for your needs. Whether we see you for hearing loss, dizziness or imbalance, auditory processing, tinnitus, or a variety of other needs – rest assured, you are in great hands.

We do audiology differently.

Hearing & Balance Clinics strive for excellence by following best practices gold standard of care. Our Audiologists and staff walk with you every step of the way to ensure you are a knowledgeable partner while in care with us.  Hearing & Balance Clinics strive to provide our patients exceptional care with genuine compassion while working with you to improve the quality of your lives. 

Doctors of Audiology

All of our hearing care providers are licensed Doctors of Audiology – the highest level of education for a hearing professional.

Wide Range of Services

We don't just offer hearing aids – we also help people with tinnitus, auditory processing, balance issues, aural rehab and more.

For Adults and Kids

Our experienced Audiologists work with patients of all ages on their hearing and auditory processing challenges.

Our Team

G’Anne Thomas, Au.D.

Owner, Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Thomas, a 30-year veteran in the field of Audiology, and has been serving the Northeast Georgia communities since 1988. She received her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology and her graduate degree in Audiology from University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama near her hometown of Birmingham. She received her doctorate in audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2000. She worked closely with Ear Nose and Throat physicians in private settings and hospitals prior to opening her own practice in 2003. 

Dr. Thomas is licensed in the state of Georgia and was a founding member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). She holds memberships in the Georgia Academy of Audiology (GAA) and Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA). She is certified by the Tinnitus Practitioners Association (TPA) and is certified as a Center of Specialty Care with American Institute of Balance (AIB). 

Dr. Thomas lives in Watkinsville, GA with her husband. She has two grown children; the youngest serves in the United States Air Force. Outside of audiology, Dr. Thomas loves to travel and spend time with her grandchildren. She is also an accomplished fused glass artist.  

Nathan Griffin, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Nathan K. Griffin is a clinical audiologist from Southeast Texas who completed both his Bachelors in Speech and Hearing Sciences and his Doctorate of Audiology at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Dr. Griffin completed his fourth-year residency in East Tennessee at an ENT office where he was able to become proficient in his clinical skills. He joined the Hearing and Balance clinic in 2021 and serves the patients in Watkinsville, Lavonia, and Loganville.  

Dr. Griffin is a licensed Audiologist in the state of Georgia. He hold membership in the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Georgia Academy of Audiology (GAA). He is certified as a Center of Specialty Care with American Institute of Balance (AIB) and received certifications from the International Auditory Processing Disorder Institute.

His experience in the field ranges from medical settings to private practices. Dr. Griffin has experience working with patients of all ages. He is proficient in comprehensive audiometric evaluations for both adult and pediatric patients, auditory processing disorder evaluations and therapy, vestibular diagnostics, hearing aid evaluations, hearing aid fittings, and hearing aid follow-up care utilizing best practices. 

In his free time, Dr. Griffin enjoys playing with his dog, Sutton, and spending weekends back in East Tennessee with his friends. He enjoys outdoor photography, biking, nature trails, and traveling the world to experience different cultures.

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