Dr. Gail Linn, AuD, CCC-A, Dr. Tricia Terlep, AuD, ccc-A
11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 105
Rockville, MD 20852
Q What has been a recent technological development in your field?
A Something near and dear to our practice is called “Real Ear” or “Probe Microphone” measures. This procedure allows us to put a tiny tube that is attached to a tiny microphone in a patient’s ear during the hearing aid fitting. We can measure exactly what the hearing aid is delivering to the eardrum. This procedure is not widely done but we consider it a vital component of a good hearing aid fitting. Without performing this measurement, there’s no way to know whether a patient is receiving the correct amplification on the correct frequencies.
Q What is one of your top priorities in your work?
A Providing each person with the best hearing healthcare possible. This includes using the best testing equipment, Real Ear equipment and hearing aids from all the major manufacturers.
Q How are you helping others follow in your career path?
A My daughter, Dr. Tricia Terlep, is our pediatric audiologist. Together, we have mentored, trained and hired many talented young audiologists from the University of Maryland and Gallaudet University.
I opened Potomac Audiology in Rockville in 1998. It was slow going at first, with only one fitting room and one audiologist, which was me! Today, the practice occupies 3,000 square feet of office space with seven fitting rooms and five audiologists.