Meet the Team
Dr. Stacey Samuels Cole,
Dr. Stacey Samuels Cole joined Live Better Hearing & Balance 2017. She holds Bachelor’s of Science (BS) degrees in Pharmacology and Rehabilitation Science from Xavier University of Louisiana and Louisiana State University Medical Center, respectively. She also obtained Master’s of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Rehabilitation Science with a concentration in geriatric clinical health issues. Dr. Cole relocated to Maryland in 1997 to pursue studies in Audiology at the University of Maryland, College Park, receiving her Master’s of Arts (MA) degree in 2002 and Doctor of Audiology (Au.D) degree in 2014.
She currently holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) and is state-licensed. Professional memberships include: Fellow of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology; The American Board of Audiology; the American Speech and Hearing Language Association (ASHA); the International Hearing Society (IHS); and the American Academy of Audiology (Fellow-AAA). In June of 2015, Dr. Cole was appointed to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing Aid Dispensers and Speech-Language Pathologists. Dr. Cole’s dissertation focused on the impact of cognition (working memory) and hearing loss on speech perception in the geriatric population and gained her the 2014 Student Mentored American Auditory Society Award.
Dr. Stacey Samuels Cole is dedicated to the provision of excellent hearing/balance healthcare. She ensures her ability to provide the best clinical services to her patients by maintaining cutting-edge knowledge of auditory/vestibular methodology. Her areas of expertise include audiological rehabilitation (i.e. hearing aids/amplification systems), cognition (working memory) and speech perception, and vestibular/balance testing and rehabilitation. It is important to her that each patient is educated on his or her hearing/balance status and apply this information to determine the best course of individualized treatment. Dr. Cole resides with her husband and daughter (Camille) in Ellicott City, Maryland. She enjoys white-water rafting, traveling, furniture restoration, and most of all, gardening.
Dr. Karlee Ertter,
Dr. Karlee Ertter graduated from Towson University with her Doctorate in Audiology. She completed her thesis project titled “Evaluating Quality of Life in Cochlear Implant Candidates/Recipients Using the ModNCIQ” with 4 hearing healthcare professionals to modify a questionnaire that can be used in clinical practice. She has had a variety of clinical rotations such as ENTAA Care, Lincoln Intermediate Unit in York, PA, Baltimore Veteran’s Administration, and here at Live Better Hearing where she completed her 4th-year externship. Her main interests are hearing aids and providing hearing healthcare needs to patients of all ages.
Karlee earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Sciences, and Disorders from Pennsylvania State University in 2013. In her spare time, she enjoys cheering on all Penn State sports and spending time with her family and close friends.
Specialized Services: Hearing Aid Demos, Preschool Hearing Testing