Dr. Joanna Wakefield is a clinical audiologist with experience in pediatric and adult diagnostic assessment and pediatric amplification. She received her bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from Ouachita Baptist University and her master’s degree in audiology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, followed by her Doctor of Audiology from the University of Florida. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a founding member of the Arkansas Academy of Audiology. Joanna and her husband have two beautiful daughters and enjoy traveling.
Dr. Hope Gillison is a cochlear implant audiologist who also specializes in balance, vestibular testing, auditory processing disorder, aural rehabilitation and telehealth. She graduated from Louisiana Tech University at Ruston, Louisiana with her master’s and Arizona School of Health Sciences with her Doctor of Audiology. Dr. Gillison is a member of The American Academy of Audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Arkansas Academy of Audiology.
Prior to joining ENT Center of the Ozarks, she served for 15 years at the Department of Veterans Affairs as an audiologist and supervisor. In 2019, Dr. Gillison was awarded the 1LT. Frank B. Walkup IV Distinguished Service Award for her special contributions made to the Association of VA Audiologists and to VA audiology through VA- related activities. She was also nominated and selected as the 2021 American Academy of Audiology Conference Chair.
Her passion is audiology, and she likes being a part of change, growth and assisting patients achieve a better quality of life. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her two sons play sports and spending quality time with husband, friends, and family.
Dr. Mary O’Brien is an audiologist specializing in adult and pediatric hearing assessment and treatment as well as balance evaluation and treatment. She is a native of Northwest Arkansas and received her bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and her Doctor of Audiology from the University of Memphis.
She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Dr. O’Brien enjoys getting to know her patients and creating individualized rehabilitation plans which focus on personal communication needs.