MEET OUR EXPERIENCED STAFF
Oakland Audiology is an Audiology-based hearing care practice. Audiologists are the professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and non-medical treatment of hearing. We are licensed to practice Audiology in the State of Michigan and are long-standing members of the American Academy of Audiologists (AAA), the world’s largest organization for professional Audiologists. AAA is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.
Our Audiologists have undergone extensive training in:
- Normal and impaired hearing
- Prevention of hearing loss
- Identification and assessment of hearing problems
- Habilitation or rehabilitation of persons with hearing disorders
The “CCC-A” (Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology) you see after our audiologists’ names means that they have been certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). This nationally recognized professional credential represents a level of excellence in the field of Audiology. It is another way of saying that our Audiologists possess the knowledge, skills and expertise to provide quality clinical services, and that they are committed to ongoing professional development to keep their certification current.
Janet Perkins, Owner
Janet Perkins brings 18 years of experience in hearing healthcare. Her career started almost 30 years ago with study as a nuerotology assistant, surgical technician, and temporal bone laboratory coordinator at Medical Ear Institute. She also worked as an audiology technician for five years at the Medical Ear Institute and briefly at the Hearing Rehabilitation Center.
Her oldest daughter is a sophomore at Adrian College studying health sciences, while her son is in 7th grade and partakes in soccer, lacrosse, and snowboarding. Her interests include enjoying family vacations and boating during the summer months.
Sarah Brown, Au.D., CCC-A
Dr. Sarah Brown recently joined the Oakland Audiology team and is looking forward to building long-lasting patient relationships. She has been practicing in South Eastern Michigan for 3 years and is a licensed Audiologist in the State of Michigan who is also certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She received both her Bachelor’s and her Doctorate of Audiology degrees from Central Michigan University. Prior to receiving her doctorate, she completed her externship at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, MI.
Why audiology? Her career in hearing and sound was influenced, in part, by her musical background as a pianist and from her time spent in the band during college. Her interests in music and sound drew her to find out more about how the ear worked and how she could help those who are struggling with hearing and understanding sounds.
Sarah is a good fit with Oakland Audiology because she is passionate about educating patients and selecting customized solutions based on an individual’s lifestyle and listening needs to improve quality of life through the use of hearing technology.
Michael Robinette, Au.D., CCC-A
Mike is board certified, licensed in Michigan and a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the American Speech Language hearing Association. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, line dancing, tennis and kayaking.
Amber Murphy: Patient Advocate
Amber has been working in hearing healthcare for 10 years. She started at Michigan Ear Institute as a Business office Associate, and later became the Administrative Assistant to the Audiology Department there. Her years of experience in hearing care and customer services has helped her to excel in developing patients relations and gain a greater knowledge and understanding of the challenges that hearing loss can present to patients. She joined the team at Oakland Audiology in April of 2017.
You will find Amber’s smiling face at our front reception desk where she will be greeting our patients, taking insurance information, answering calls and scheduling appointments.
Amber enjoys spending time with her family and working on projects with her husband around their home.