Francisco M. Ross, Au.D., CCC-A
Dr. Ross earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with dual majors in Linguistics and Communication Disorders from the University of Florida, before taking a two-year gap to teach English in South Korea. He began his Doctor of Audiology program when he returned, and was hired at UF Shands Teaching Hospital immediately upon graduation, where he provided evidence-based hearing healthcare to patients with special emphasis on tinnitus and sound tolerance disorders, as well as teaching doctoral-level courses in Amplification I and II and Advanced Amplification Technologies. Relocation to the West coast has been a lifelong dream, now finally realized. In his free time, he enjoys walking the local trails when outdoors, and PC gaming with his partner when at home.
“Hearing is not only vital for communication, but also for personal safety and quality of life. When hearing is restricted, people need comprehensive assistance, and while hearing aids are often the best solution, they are never the only solution. I teach my patients about all available options to improve their functional hearing ability, such as communication enhancement strategies, assistive listening devices, and auditory training, so that they can make fully informed decisions about their own health.”
What is a Doctor of Audiology?
To be an audiologist in Oregon, a person must have either a Master’s or Doctoral degree from an accredited university graduate program in audiology. Being accepted into an audiology program is as competitive as getting into nursing, dentistry and physical therapy tracks. An audiologist must complete many hours of practicums and a fellowship year of training before being certified. A hearing instrument specialist in Oregon must have at least a high school diploma or GED, and a total of 160 hours of training in theory as well as practical, supervised training.
Lead Patient Care Coordinator
I love working here at Audiology Professionals! The Doctors are good hearted people and I’ve enjoyed learning so much from them. I love helping people live a better life so this job is a perfect fit for me. Aside from enjoying my work here, I also really enjoy spending time with my family and spoiling my pets since I’m a huge animal lover!
Tiffany Ottem, Patient Care Coordinator
I had been working for Visitor Information for the past few years and decided to make a change into a career that not only allowed me to help people more directly, but also utilize all of my skills. Audiology Professionals has offered me that, and I look forward to becoming part of this wonderful family. When I’m not at work, I enjoy buzzing around town on my scooter, roasting my own coffee, and practicing my photography skills with my boyfriend, Will, and my cat, Clarence.