Meet the Team

Tracy Armstrong, M.A., CCC-A

Director of Audiology

Tracy received her Master’s Degree in Audiology from the University of Texas in 1992. Throughout her career, she has worked extensively in the areas of aural rehabilitation, amplification services, diagnostic testing, vestibular evaluation, tinnitus management, cochlear implants, and bone- anchored auditory prosthetic devices. Tracy has taught hearing loss coping skills classes to the community, she has served as the American Tinnitus Association’s San Antonio representative, and she has been a guest speaker at many SHHH (Self Help for Hard of Hearing) meetings.

Developing a personal relationship with her patients is what Tracy most enjoys about working as an audiologist, and she works hard to understand each individual patient’s communication needs and challenges. Tracy believes that helping people hear is a combination of appropriate technology, guidance, listening, adjusting, and empathy.

Tracy is the proud mother of twins. Her son Jeb is at the University of Texas, studying biology. Her daughter Sadie is at the University of Washington, studying bioeconomics. Tracy dedicates much of her spare time volunteering: she has served on the RRISD Bond Oversight Committee and the RRISD Safety and Security Task Force. She has volunteered as a master naturalist where she spent time recording the habitats of salamanders and has fostered puppies through Austin Pets Alive. Tracy loves to backpack and cook in her spare time.

Tracy is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Texas Academy of Audiology. She is also an active member of the Coalition for Global Hearing Health, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to improve ear and hearing health and the lives of people who are deaf or hard of hearing, especially those in low- and middle-income communities.

Laura De La Cruz

Audiology Coordinator

Laura De La Cruz is the audiology coordinator for Austin Auditory Specialists, where she assists with administrative needs and minor hearing aid repairs.

Laura graduated from the University of Houston in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She was inspired to pursue a degree in communication disorders because of a relative who has special needs.

Laura recently relocated to Austin from Houston. In her free time, she likes to bowl with her husband and son, in addition to staying at home and spending time with her cat.

Robert Nason, M.D.

Consulting Physician

Dr. Robert Nason serves the families of Austin and Cedar Park, Texas at ENT Specialists of Austin. Dr. Nason is an ENT doctor with board certifications in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery and fellowship training in pediatric otolaryngology.

Dr. Nason graduated magna cum laude from Rice University before earning his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. There, he won the Edward Randall Medal for Academic Excellence and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

Lindsay Young, M.D.

Consulting Physician

Dr. Lindsay E. Young is an otolaryngologist and board-certified head and neck surgeon at ENT Specialists of Austin. She is trained to treat both pediatric and adult patients and serves the local communities of Austin and Cedar Park, Texas.

Dr. Young grew up in San Antonio and attended college at Southern Methodist University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a major in anthropology and minors in music and pre-medical studies. She went on to medical school at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where she was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha — the only nationally recognized honor society for medical students — and graduated in the top of her class.

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Call Austin Auditory Specialists at (512) 354-1489 for more information or to schedule an appointment.