Dr. Cole is dedicated to the area of Ototoxic audiological/vestibular (balance) monitoring of cancer patients. She is currently spear-heading an Ototoxicity Monitoring Program designed to serve the audiological and balance needs and care of cancer patients.
History of Professionalism
Dr. Stacey Samuels Cole joined the Hearing Professionals family in 2007 as Director of Audiology where she oversees the clinical operations at our four locations. Dr. Cole previously worked as Director of Audiology in the Division of Surgery/Otolaryngology at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC and served on the District of Columbia Hearing Advisory Board. Dr. Cole has taught college-level audiology courses at the University of the District of Columbia and Howard University Medical Center, and supervises doctoral audiology students on various clinical and physiological aspects of audiology.
Education is Key
Dr. Stacey Samuels Cole currently 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.
The Ultimate Goal
As Director of Audiology at Hearing Professionals, Dr. Cole’s goal is to improve the quality of her patients’ lives through the provision of excellent hearing and 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.
Here to Serve You
Dr. Stacey Samuels Cole is dedicated to the provision of excellent hearing/balance healthcare. 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.
We invite you to come in to any of our four full-service locations to discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding your hearing/balance healthcare. We participate with most insurance plans and offer financing to meet financial needs.