Meet the Doctor

Dr. Laura Bradley Pratesi, Au.D., F-AAA, CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology

Magna Cum Laude

Auburn University, Class of 2012

Bachelor of Science - Communication Disorders

Magna Cum Laude

Auburn University, Class of 2008

Dr. Laura was born with unilateral hearing loss which was diagnosed in elementary school but was not fit with a hearing aid until graduate school. As a patient herself, she knows the burden of growing up with hearing impairment and the value of good hearing.

In Her Own Words

"I don't think you have to have hearing loss in order to be a good audiologist, but I would say I am a better audiologist because of it. I have a true empathy and understanding of what my patients are going through because I have been in their shoes.

"My hearing loss allows me to connect with my patients on a personal level, in a way that schools cannot teach. I love giving parents of children with hearing loss hope that their child can live a fulfilled and happy life."

Practice  Experience

The Villages Health

The Villages, FL

Balance and Auditory Care; Hearing Aid Fitting and Programming; Cerumen Management

The ENT Institute of Atlanta

Newnan, GA

Balance and Auditory Care; Hearing Aid Fitting and Programming; Pediatric Testing and Aural Therapy; Neonatal Hearing Evaluations; Custom-Fit Hearing Protection; Aural Rehabilitation for Speech-Delayed Children

Doctoral Externship

Columbus Speech and Hearing Center

Columbus, GA

Balance and Auditory Care; Hearing Aid Dispensing and Programming; Pediatric Testing and Aural Therapy; Neonatal Hearing Evaluations; Custom-Fit Hearing Protection; Aural Rehabilitation for Speech-Delayed Children

Doctoral internships

Martin Army Hospital at Fort Benning

Columbus, GA

Hearing Aid Fitting and Programming; Balance Evaluations and Therapy; Military Personnel & their Families

Pediatric Ear, Nose, & Throat of Atlanta

Sandy Springs, GA

Hearing Aid Fitting and Programming; Cochlear Implant Evaluations & Mapping; Aural Rehabilitation for Speech-Delayed Children

Columbus Speech and Hearing Center

Columbus, GA

Balance and Auditory Care; Hearing Aid Fitting and Programming; Pediatric Testing and Aural Therapy; Custom-Fit Hearing Protection; Aural Rehabilitation for Speech-Delayed Children