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Lauren Wright

Lauren Wright is a doctoral resident at the Waldorf location. She is currently completing her Doctor of Audiology degree (Au.D.) at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. During her time at Indiana University, she served as the fundraising chair of the Indiana University chapter of the Student Academy of Audiology where she planned, coordinated, and executed events to fundraise for the organization and community outreach opportunities. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Towson University in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and minored in Deaf Studies. While at Towson University, she became proficient in American Sign Language as well as conducted research in hidden hearing loss. Lauren has completed clinical rotations at the Indiana University Hearing Clinic, Midwest Ear Institute, and Indianapolis Public Schools.

She has a special interest in vestibular testing and comprehensive diagnostic audiological assessment. Being able to help others communicate with their loved ones and improving an individual’s quality of life are some of the many things that drew Lauren to the field of audiology. Lauren strives to provide the best patient care and experience possible at every appointment.

In her free time, Lauren can typically be found on a basketball or volleyball court or cuddled up with her dogs reading a good book.

Alanna Schloss

Alanna Schloss is a 4th-year audiology resident from the University of Maryland. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland in 2017. Alanna enjoys getting to know her patients and loves that audiology allows her to connect with people of all ages. She treasures knowing that by providing personalized hearing healthcare, there is a significant improvement in a patient’s quality of life. Alanna’s capstone project, titled “Role of the Auditory Periphery in Self-Assessment of Hearing Abilities in Younger and Older Adults,” is currently under review to be published in Hearing Research. Additionally, she has presented posters regarding her research at the American Auditory Society and Association for Research in Otolaryngology annual conferences. Her clinical rotations include the Kennedy Krieger Institute, NIH, and Live Better Hearing. In her free time, Alanna likes listening to live music, playing the guitar, and spending time with friends, family, and her dog, Quinn.

Casey O’Neill

Casey O’Neill is an Audiology Resident at the Live Better Hearing + Balance from Towson University. As a graduate student, her thesis project was entitled, “Localization of High-Frequency Noise with Traditional Hearing Aids and Personal Sound Amplification Products.” Some of the most significant accomplishments of her college career include graduating from the Honors College, presenting research with a faculty member on complex auditory perception tasks, and volunteering with Special Olympics Healthy Hearing. Casey loves audiology because it allows her to work with people of all ages and form strong relationships with her patients. Outside of work, she loves to play tennis, spend time at the beach, and relax with family and friends.