Our Audiologists serve the general Athens, GA and Watkinsville, GA area with high-quality hearing care. Serving adults and children with hearing, tinnitus and balance treatments.
If your baby doesn't have a screening before going home is important get their hearing checked within the first 3 month of life.View More
Our office takes a person-centered approach to addressing your hearing loss.View More
The decision to be proactive about your hearing health is the start of a wonderful journey to better communication and overall quality of life.View More
The evaluation of APD can only be done by a Doctor of Audiology.View More
When you arrive for your appointment, the audiologist will introduce themselves and explain what tests will be performed in your appointment.View More
The inner ear is home to the hearing and balance centers.View More
The safest way to remove earwax is to consult with a specialist who is trained in audiology.View More
We offer treatment for tinnitus at our 3 locationsView More
Signia's newest platform uses their Augmented Focus technology to separate the sound of speech from surrounding sounds, process them separately and create a clearer output.View More
Starkey Evolv AI hearing aids bring the power of artificial intelligence to hearing aid technology, giving users never-before-possible performance in the most difficult listening environments.View More
The new Phonak Audéo Paradise is now available with Phonak's new PRISM technology platform.View More
Widex Moment is a new intelligent hearing aid from WS Audiology that uses machine learning to learn alongside the user.View More
The latest hearing devices from Oticon support your brain and auditory system by giving it more of what it needs to make better sense of the sound around you.View More
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.
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.