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.
Chelsea Aji, Au.D., CCC-A
Chelsea has served hearing health care patients since 2018. She received her bachelor’s in communication sciences and disorders from James Madison University and her doctorate in audiology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She was drawn to audiology at a very young age after witnessing several family members struggle with hearing loss. She is honored to work with patients throughout their hearing journey, aiding in their improved connection with the world and overall quality of life.
Chelsea is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the Texas Academy of Audiology.
Chelsea provides a wide range of hearing services, including children and adult diagnostic audiometry, pediatric visual reinforcement audiometry, pediatric conditioned-play audiometry, hearing aid dispensing, hearing aid counseling, videonystagmography and auditory brainstem response audiometry.
Margaret Dean, Ph.D., CCC‑A
Margaret attended Texas A&M University, where she obtained her BBA in Marketing in 1982 and subsequently attended the University of Texas where she obtained her master’s and Ph.D. in Audiology in 2000. She has worked in various research, clinical and educational settings that have provided extensive diagnostic testing, aural rehabilitation and amplification services experience.
Margaret is board certified in audiology by the American Board of Audiology and is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Margaret is very patient focused and strives to understand each patient’s hearing and communication needs to provide optimal solutions. Margaret understands how untreated hearing loss can impact an individual daily, as well as their loved ones. She is passionate about applying her knowledge and experience to improve people’s lives through better hearing.
Danielle Jorgenson, Au.D., CCC-A
Danielle received her Doctor of Audiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2021. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Prior to joining Austin Auditory Specialists in 2022, she trained and worked at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, where she gained experience in various areas of audiology, including diagnostic audiology, amplification services, vestibular evaluation, tinnitus management, and cochlear implants. Throughout her career, Danielle has developed strong interest in providing amplification services.
Danielle recognizes that hearing loss impacts the quality of life for both patients and their loved ones. She believes that every patient deserves a customized approach to hearing health care based on their individual needs. Her favorite part of working as an audiologist is building personal relationships with her patients as she learns about their individual communication needs and challenges.Danielle believes that patient education, along with appropriate technology and motivation, help maximize successful outcomes. She truly enjoys supporting patients on their journey toward better hearing.
Laura De La Cruz
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.
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.
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.