Dr. Alicia D.D. Spoor
Audiologist & President, Designer Audiology
- Gallaudet University (2002-2006)
- Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.)
- Masters of Science (M.S.) in Audiology
- Michigan State University (1998-2002)
- Bachelors of Art (B.A.) in Audiology and Speech Sciences
Dr. Alicia D.D. Spoor’s professional career has been firmly focused on assisting people of all ages. She began working at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona in 2005 while earning her doctorate of audiology degree. Upon graduation, Dr. Spoor accepted a full-time position as an audiology doctor with the Mayo Clinic’s cochlear implant and hearing aid teams. She later moved to Maryland and worked as an audiologist in two local practices, providing a range of services to patients, including tinnitus diagnosis and management, hearing aid programming and fitting, and custom earmold fittings.
Dr. Spoor has subjective tinnitus, which leads her to treat patients the way she would want to be treated. Designer Audiology was born out of Dr. Spoor’s passion for delivering person-focused audiological care to her patients.
Special Skills/Professional Memberships
- Academy of Doctors of Audiology – Immediate Past-President
- Maryland Academy of Audiology – Legislative Chair and Past President
- American Sign Language (ASL) knowledge
- Cerumen (Earwax) Management Training
- Tinnitus Management and Retraining Therapy
- Assessment and Fitting of Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
- Adjunct Professor, Gallaudet University
Awards and Recognitions
- Leading Women, The Daily Record, 2016
- VIP List: Very Important Professionals Successful by 40, The Daily Record (Baltimore), 2015
- Oticon Focus on People award Hearing Care Practitioner finalist, 2015
- Craig W. Johnson Advocacy Award, Academy of Doctors of Audiology, 2015
Ariel Garraway, M.S. is an accelerated second-year Doctor of Audiology student at Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon. Ms. Garraway earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Science and Disorders from University of South Florida in Tampa, FL and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Audiology from The University of Manchester in Manchester, England. Ms. Garraway is passionate about advocating for patients and societal needs in hearing healthcare.
Prior to joining Designer Audiology, she completed an internship at Southern Crescent ENT in Stockbride, Georgia. After her rotation, Ms. Garraway will finish her clinical training at Yale Hearing and Balance Clinic in New Haven, Connecticut.
Now that you’ve met the team, take a look at the services offered by Designer Audiology.