Allison Holtz, originally from Severna Park, MD, received her bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology and audiology from Towson University, in 2016. Ms. Holtz is currently serving her fourth-year clinical residency at Chesapeake Hearing Centers. Once she completes the Doctor of Audiology program at Towson University in May 2020, she will continue at Chesapeake Hearing Centers as an audiologist.
Allison has previous internship experience in a variety of clinical settings, working with children and adults. Her clinical experiences have included training at the Towson University Hearing and Balance Center; Baltimore County Public Schools; Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center; and the Baltimore VA Medical Center. In addition to clinical experience, Towson University offered extensive coursework including academic and clinical training in diagnostics, hearing aids, electrophysiology, aural rehabilitation, vestibular diagnostics and rehabilitation, cochlear implants, hearing conservation, tinnitus, and private practice management.
While at Towson University, Allison served as the treasurer of the Student Academy of Audiology’s (SAA) local chapter. As part of SAA, she participated in community service events and advocated for those with hearing and balance difficulties. Allison has participated in hearing screenings with the Special Olympics at Towson University and has attended national audiology conferences such as the American Academy of Audiology’s annual meetings. She presented her research entitled “Normative Data on the Spatial Release iPad Application” at the Acoustical Society of America’s annual meeting in Louisville, KY.
Allison’s areas of interest within the field of audiology include diagnostic audiometry, hearing aids, and vestibular diagnostic testing. She entered the field because of her love of helping others, and she enjoys the relationships she builds while working with her patients. In her spare time, Allison enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.