Meet Dr. Kristy Lowery
Dr. Kristy Lowery, Ph.D., CCC-A, FAAA has over fifteen years of experience helping patients of all ages in a variety of settings including ear, nose and throat clinics as well as in private practice. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Audiology and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. Dr. Lowery received her undergraduate degree from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi and received a Master’s Degree in Audiology and her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her area of interest and specialty is in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss. Most of her clinical research was in the area of amplification, specifically looking at noise reduction technology in hearing aids as it relates to the objective and subjective outcomes of hearing aid users.
Dr. Lowery has been recognized for multiple awards and honors, including the Mary Whiton Caulkins Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research and the James Jerger Award for Excellence in Student Research. One of her published manuscripts was named “The Best of Audiology Literature 2007,” by Gustav Mueller. She also served as a member of a collaborative audiology advisory board through Ear Q in 2013. Dr. Lowery holds a license in every state.
Outside of work, Dr. Lowery enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys cooking, reading, and is a self-proclaimed fitness junkie, who can often be found in the kitchen trying to figure out how to make eating healthy more delicious (and convince her kids of it!). She also enjoys live music as well as watching college football (go Vols!)
What Are the Steps Involved in Diagnosing Hearing Loss?
In this article, we’ll explore how hearing loss is diagnosed. You’ll learn what symptoms to look for, how often you should have your hearing tested, and what to expect during an audiology exam.