Dr. Elyssa Washburn, Au.D., graduated from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with a Doctorate of Audiology, and was the recipient of the Student Clinician of the Year award within her 2014 graduating class. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harding University in Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences & Disorders in 2010.
Dr. Washburn is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), holds certification through the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), and is licensed in the State of Texas as a clinical and dispensing audiologist.
Prior to her current position, Dr. Washburn gained clinical experience at Arkansas Hearing Solutions, Arkansas Otolaryngology Center – Maumelle, Searcy Audiologic Services, University of Arkansas – Little Rock Clinic, Arkansas Children's Hospital, and Physicians' Hearing Services in Southern California. She has also made contributions to the field of Audiology through qualitative research and by volunteering her services at several community and special population outreach programs, including church hearing screenings, community and senior health fairs, the Arkansas Special Olympics, and the NBRPA 2017 health & wellness conference.
Her professional interests include hearing conservation, adult and pediatric hearing, tinnitus and balance assessments, hearing device technology and verification, and assistive listening devices.
We love hearing from satisfied patients; read below for just a few of the testimonials we've received!
"Dr. Washburn is incredibly professional and knowledgeable. I took my 7 year old in because he wasn't "paying attention" in class, and sure enough, it was due to excessive ear wax (which she removed PAINLESSLY) and mild sinusitis. Dr. Washburn recommended a natural nasal spray that worked wonders. They really CARE about their patients!"
~ Dr. Janelle W.
"They carefully and patiently listened to me, adjusted my old hearing aids as best they could, then invited me to a demo of a new type of hearing aid. A hearing test was included in the demo. That's the type I ended up getting. Dr. Washburn fitted my new hearing aids, made lots and lots of adjustments, and showed me how to control them from my iPhone. She has been answering my frequent e-mails about the nuances of the hearing aids. These folks listen to you, suggest a plan and work with you on that plan. They develop what's best for you even though it may not be what you thought you wanted. I have been a client of several other hearing aid providers over the years and Love to Hear Again is head and shoulders above the others."
~ Al A.
"Dr. Washburn, Many thanks for your treasured gift of a state of the art set of hearing aids. As the recipient, I'm proud to be wearing the hearing instruments you supplied. As your motto so aptly suggests, I ‘Love To Hear Again.' A sincere thank you."
~ Ken H.
"Outstanding experience! I've worn hearing aids for about 10 years and just purchased two new Signia Silks. Dr Washburn gave me a hearing test and set up the hearing aids. She rates as the best Audiologist I've seen. Very professional and competent. Would highly recommend."
~ Ken K.
"I had a great experience at "Love To Hear Again." Dr. Washburn was friendly and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this company and I would use their services again!"
~ Justin M.
"Love to Hear Again does not quit, until they fit! I had a very difficult time getting used to wearing hearing aids. Never having worn them before, looking back, I was having a difficult time just getting used to the process. Once I apologized for coming so often. Their response was that they didn't just provide hearing aids, but service as well."
~ James U.
"Love to Hear Again Audiology practice has been instrumental in improving my quality of life, in my ability to stay social and connected to those around me, although I suffer from severe hearing impairment. Dr. Washburn, who joined the practice in 2016, is quite personable and is very knowledgeable! At various follow-up appointments she has customized my hearing aid prescription, and most recently made several enhancements to an older unit I had, thus providing a significantly improved hearing experience when using it! I look forward to many years of continuing this relationship!"
~ Kirby H.
"Dear Dr. Washburn, I am having a good day because of you! Getting the wax out of my ears and adjusting my hearing aids solved all my problems. It was a wonderful day when we met you!"
~ Doris B.
"It is rare that you encounter a business who goes above and beyond to help their customers but Drs Washburn and Navarro did just that. After discovering my mother would not receive assistance from Medicaid to pay for it, Love to Hear Again worked out a solution to provide my mother with a hearing aid that has given her a better quality of life, as she is able to join in conversations she previously was only a spectator of. Their communication with us was timely and we were aware where we were in the process at all times. I cannot give them a higher recommendation than 5 stars or I would. Blessings to you both Drs Washburn and Navarro, as you minister to those who are still in need of your assistance. This is not a paid-for review, but an honest assessment of Love to Hear Again's care and concern."
~ Mart R.
"Dr. Elyssa Washburn is excellent at handling and programming the hearing aids. The doctors have pleasant, warm personalities. It is clear that these doctors have a passion for helping people live better lives."
~ Randall C.
"I talked with my mother over the phone and with my son who recently visited her this weekend, and they both agree that her hearing has improved after Dr. Washburn and Dr. Navarro fit her with her new hearing aid. My son noticed that he no longer had to raise his voice at her to be heard, so that is a big improvement! I cannot thank them enough. They have helped her to have a better quality of life, as she now is able to join in conversations she previously was only a spectator of. Thanks and blessings to them as they minister to those who are still in need of their assistance."
~ Diana M.