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About Alicia Williams, AuD, CCC-A
Alicia Williams, AuD, is a certified audiologist who cares for adults with a variety of hearing losses and ear disorders. She is experienced in evaluating patients to diagnose the type and degree of their hearing loss and its effect on their daily life, and determining the most appropriate audiologic treatment plan for each individual. Her primary area of interest is implantable hearing devices, including cochlear implants and auditory brainstem implants. She is also experienced in fitting hearing aids and assistive listening devices.
In addition to fitting and providing support for different hearing technologies, Dr. Williams enjoys working with patients to get the most out of the hearing device(s) they use. She provides counseling to ensure they have appropriate expectations, educates about communication strategies, and promotes self-advocacy in daily life to maximize their benefit in every situation, as well as their long-term outcomes.
Before joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Williams worked as an audiologist at Scripps Health, where she performed diagnostic audiologic evaluations and treated patients with hearing loss using hearing aids and cochlear implants. Prior to that, she served in the Adult Cochlear Implant Program at The House Institute in Los Angeles, where she specialized in evaluating patients to determine candidacy for cochlear implantation, programming of their cochlear implant after surgery, and counseling to ensure they have realistic expectations before embarking on the cochlear implant journey, as well as guidance for aural rehabilitation throughout the process of adapting to their new way of hearing.
She completed her clinical externship at UC Davis Medical Center, where she worked with both adult and pediatric patient populations providing a variety of diagnostic and rehabilitative services in audiology.
Dr. Williams earned a doctoral degree in audiology (AuD) from the University of Kansas Medical Center. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
In her free time, Dr. Williams enjoys watching movies, trying new cuisines, hiking with her dog and traveling. She is fluent in Spanish.
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- Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
- University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
Date Joined Staff
- Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Conditions and Treatments
- Acquired Hearing Loss
- Assistive Listening Devices
- Auditory Brainstem Implant
- Cochlear Implants
- Conductive Hearing Loss
- Congenital Hearing Loss
- Ear Disorders
- Hearing Loss
- Hearing Loss With Age (Presbycusis)
- Implantable Hearing Devices
- Mixed Hearing Loss
- Noise-Induced Hearing Loss