Meet Your Audiologists….
Connie Stephens, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA, Director of Audiology
Dr. Stephens graduated with her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in Austin (go Longhorns!), her Master of Science in Audiology from the University of Texas in Dallas, and her doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Arizona. She has special interests which include pediatric through geriatric hearing assessment and hearing aid fitting, as well as program development and management. She cares tremendously for her patients. Dr. Stephens is an Honorary Lifetime member of the Texas Academy of Audiology, state board licensed, a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology.
Carri Ray, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA
Dr. Ray attained her undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, her Master of Science in Audiology from Galludet University in Washington, D.C., and her doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Stills University of Health Sciences in Arizona. Dr. Ray works with patients of all ages and is Board Certified in Audiology by the American Academy of Audiology. She is state board licensed and is nationally certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology). Her special interests include hearing assessment and hearing aid fittings. Dr. Ray’s husband, Darrin, is the Associate Pastor of Senior Adults at Wylie Baptist Church. They have a precious daughter who will be headed to college soon. Their empty nest will stay full with a dog, a new cat, and a fish. When Dr. Ray is not working to help others attain better hearing, she can be found knitting. And, yes, she really did knit those socks she is wearing!
Ali Bailey, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA
Dr. Bailey attained her undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Bailey has been evaluating and treating pediatric through geriatric patients since 2011 and she is passionate about the bond she is able to form with her patients and their families. From the time of the initial hearing assessment to the hearing aid fitting and follow-up care, making a special connection with her patients is what makes her job such a joy! She works with multiple hearing aid manufacturers to ensure her patient's needs are met by the most current technology, performs extensive pediatric assessment, auditory processing assessment, electrophysiologic testing as well as tinnitus assessment. She is state board licensed in Texas, a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, a member of Texas Academy of Audiology, and nationally certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology). As an Abilene native, Dr. Bailey and her husband and son love spending time with friends and family and feel blessed to be a part of the West Texas Rehab family.
Christianne Robertson, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA
From the time she was a young girl, Dr. Robertson knew that she wanted to help patients with hearing problems. She even attended a “Medical High School” so began her medical journey as quickly as she could! From there she attended Texas Woman’s University (TWU) where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communicaation Sciences and Disorders. After TWU, she moved to Lubbock and attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to obtain her Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) Dr. Robertson is state board licensed and nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In addition to specializing in adult and pediatric hearing aid fittings, she also specializes in cochlear implants, tinnitus management, and electrophysiologic assessment. New to Abilene (but not new to Texas) she and her family have many hobbies and are looking forward to participating in West Texas Rehab’s Top Gun Clay Shoot!
Shalyn Pope, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA
Dr. Pope attained her undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX. She was born and raised in small town New Mexico, where she spent lots of time on the family ranch. Dr. Pope enjoys working with patients of all ages and loves spending time getting to know the individuals and families she works with every day. Her special interests include diagnostic hearing evaluations, hearing aid fittings of all manufacturers,electrophysiological testing, and Cochlear Implant mapping and follow up care. She is state board licensed in Texas, a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, and nationally certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (Certificate of Clinical Competencein Audiology). Outside of work she spends a majority of her time with her husband and son. They enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities and are avid sports fans.