Johnson Audiology hired Ali Carmichael, Au.D., to expand its staff in the Middle Tennessee offices in Murfreesboro and Franklin.
Dr. Carmichael said she pleased to join Johnson Audiology.
“The Middle Tennessee community, and my co-workers at Johnson Audiology have made me feel right at home," she said. "Finding such warm southern hospitality has made the move into a new town such an easy transition.”
She will see patients in the Murfreesboro office Monday through Thursday and in Franklin on Fridays.
Dr. Carmichael received her Doctorate of Audiology degree from University of Wisconsin and her Bachelor of Speech Language and Hearing Science from Northern Michigan University. Her clinical experience includes the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Clinic, Ascension-Stevens Point and Prevea-Green Bay Outpatient ENT and the Green Bay, Wisconsin public school district.
She is skilled in comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and treatment, ototoxic monitoring, otoacoustic emissions, AABR, comprehensive tinnitus evaluations, aural rehabilitation and comprehensive counseling.
“Growing up a musician I loved all things music and sound," Dr. Carmichael said. "When I was deciding on speech language pathology or audiology at university, I tended to naturally lean more toward the audiology side of things because I have such an appreciation of sound because of my love of music.
"By choosing the audiology route, I have the ability to help patients hear the music better and enjoy the parts of life they were missing because of their hearing loss.“
While Dr. Carmichael’s experience includes clinic, hospital and school system settings, she said joining a private practices helps create "lasting bonds with your patients."
"I love that Johnson Audiology isn’t just a partner in a patient’s hearing journey but a partner in the community as well through its Johnson Audiology Hearing Foundation and the variety of local charities that the staff adopt in each of its five offices," she added.
Johnson Audiology owner, Megan Johnson, Au.D., is pleased to have Dr. Carmichael join the practice.
“She has jumped into our daily routine seamlessly both with our current patients and staff," Dr. Johnson said. "I also am excited about her desire to get out into the community for public speaking engagements to groups like civic organizations, schools, and churches to educate Middle Tennesseans about the importance of addressing hearing loss at first onset.
"She also has a passion for teaching people about noise induced hearing loss, which so often is preventable when people understand what types of sounds can damage hearing.”
Dr. Carmichael was raised in Pulaski, Wisconsin, near Green Bay. She and her high school sweetheart, Josh, are settling into the area and look forward to experiencing the amazing food scene she is finding. Her one-year-old kitten, Bindi, loves to go on hikes on her harness and leash, so Dr. Carmichael is mapping their plans to explore the Murfreesboro Greenway System among others.
Dr. Carmichael joins Rachel Gray, Au.D, who has been a part of the Johnson Audiology team since 2017 in Middle Tennessee. They, along with insurance specialists, Cindy Rice and Mandie Holder; community outreach coordinator, Chris Cornwell; and patient care coordinator, Makayla Fryman, thank current patients of Johnson Audiology for their ongoing support.
The Murfreesboro office at 615-295-2970 or the Franklin office at 615-656-1109. Johnson Audiology has 11 audiologists working in five locations in Tennessee and Georgia. Franklin's office is located at 3325 Aspen Grove Dr. Suite 105 in Franklin. More information can be found by visiting https://www.johnsonaudiology.com.