Did you know that the Outer Banks has a full-time doctor of audiology? Krista Follmer, AuD, joined Dr. Anthony Jackson at Outer Banks Ear, Nose & Throat in March 2016. As an audiologist, she provides hearing testing for all ages including infants and vestibular testing for patients with balance disorders.  Dr. Follmer also provides hearing aid fitting and services for both pediatric and adult patients.

Follmer hails from the resort area of Ocean Pines, Maryland (near Ocean City) and is very familiar with beach town living. What’s more, she frequently vacationed on the Outer Banks, so when the audiologist position became available, she and her family decided to make it a permanent vacation. Husband Nick, who was her high school sweetheart, and their two sons (6 and 3), have settled nicely into our community.

Coming from a small town on the Eastern Shore, Follmer recalls that it was a whole new world when she entered the University of Maryland College Park.  She compares, “That University is about the same size as the entire Outer Banks!” After completing her undergraduate degree in hearing and speech science, she continued her studies at the University of Maryland and received her clinical doctorate of audiology in 2008.  More recently, Follmer worked as a faculty audiologist at Johns Hopkins University in the Division of Audiology/Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.  While working at Johns Hopkins, she was able to participate in clinical research and provide audiology services to patients with complex medical conditions.  

If you suspect that you may have hearing loss, require hearing aids, or if you have ringing in your ears, contact Outer Banks Ear, Nose & Throat at 252-449-5760 or visit the Outer Banks Ear, Nose & Throat page on our website.

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