Who Can You Trust in Tallahassee to Help You With Your Hearing?

Imagine a world without sound, or only garbled sounds. You’d miss a lot! Imagine what you’d miss hanging out with friends, having dinner with your family, playing with your kids or grandkids—even hearing the birds in your yard. 

Which is why we are committed to helping you improve your hearing and get more out of life.

Hearing plays such a crucial role in your overall health and well-being – from helping to prevent dementia to keeping you connected to your family. We are dedicated to restoring your ability to hear. Meet Audiology Associates of North Florida’s team.

Meet the Team

Mary Susan Thornton, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Mary Susan Thornton, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

Mary Susan Thornton, Au.D. has over thirty years of professional experience in audiology.

Originally from Frostproof, Florida, Dr. Thornton and her family have resided in Tallahassee since 1985. In 1987 Dr. Thornton co-founded Audiology Associates of North Florida, which later merged with Tallahassee Ear, Nose & Throat. Dr. Thornton received a Master of Education in audiology from the University of Georgia in 1985. In 2005, she received a Doctorate of Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences. Dr. Thornton also serves as a clinical director for the Healthy Athletes Program of the Florida Special Olympics
Erin Lackinger, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Erin Lackinger, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

Erin Lackinger, Au.D., was with Audiology Associates for eight years beginning in 2004.

She rejoined the practice in 2018 when her family returned to Tallahassee. Dr. Lackinger received her Master of Education in audiology from the University of Georgia, and her Doctorate of Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences. Dr. Lackinger is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and the Vestibular Disorders Association.
Rachel Lynch, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Rachel Lynch, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

Rachel Lynch, Au.D., joined Audiology Associates of North Florida in 2019.

Originally from Destin, Florida, Dr. Lynch received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Florida State University in 2015 and her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of South Florida in 2019. Dr. Lynch is also a certified member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.
Halle Van Oss, Au.D., Doctor of Audiology

Halle Van Oss, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

Halle Van Oss, Au.D., received her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of South Florida.

She is a Tallahassee native and worked at the Florida State University Speech and Hearing Clinic as an adjunct professor and clinical audiologist for 8 years. Dr. Van Oss serves as a Clinical Director for Special Olympics of Florida and participated in annual audiological medical mission work in Guatemala from 2015-2019. Dr. Van Oss is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.