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Christi Campbell, M.S., CCC-A

Christi Campbell obtained her Master's degree in Audiology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 1993. Her experience includes serving as the director of a newborn hearing screening program, diagnostic audiology, vestibular rehabilitation, aural/oral therapy, industrial hearing conservation as well as hearing amplification and management. Currently, she is one of the diagnostic audiologists at OAT and is involved in research studies for ototoxic medications with the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center. Christi is a member of the American Speech Hearing Language Association and of the Tennessee Academy of Audiology and Speech and Language Pathology. She and her husband reside in Murfreesboro with their three children and are members of First United Methodist Church. Christi enjoys watching baseball, camping, and serving at her church.

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Mary Kennady, M.S., CCC-A

Mary Kennady earned her Master of Science in Audiology from the University of Alabama in 1985. She joined OAT in 1989 as an audiologist and worked through 1997. After taking a few years off with her two children, Mary rejoined OAT in 2007. She is licensed in audiology and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology. When not working, Mary is an avid knitter and enjoys ringing handbells with her church choir.

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Shelby Maxwell, Au.D., F-AAA

Shelby received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Knoxville in 2016. She carries licensure for audiology in Tennessee, is a member of the Tennessee Academy of Audiology and Speech Pathology, and is a fellow in the American Academy of Audiology. Currently, she is one of the diagnostic audiologists at OAT, specializing in auditory evoked potentials. When not working she enjoys watching Tennessee football, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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JoAnne Sacks, M.S., CCC-A

Jo-Anne is a Board Certified audiologist and has worked at OAT since 1989. She has more than 25 years experience as a clinical audiologist, specializing in the fitting, dispensing, and maintenance of hearing aids. She holds a Masters in Audiology from Vanderbilt and lives in Nashville. When not at work, Jo-Anne enjoys running, golf, gardening, and cooking.

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 Megan West, Au.D.

Megan joined OAT in July 2015 as an Audiology Extern. After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Akron, she graduated from Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium with her Doctorate in Audiology. Megan joined the team as a full-time Dispensing Audiologist in 2016. She is a licensed audiologist in the state of Tennessee, a fellow with the American Academy of Audiology, and a member of Tennessee Academy of Audiology. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering for organizations including the American Heart Association and TEDxNashville as well as running, yoga, and skiing.

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Nicole Payne, Au.D., CCC-A

Dr. Payne received her Doctorate of Audiology from East Tennessee State University. After practicing in Southern Indiana for 5 years, she moved back home and joined OAT in 2018, providing services in the Franklin office. She is a licensed Audiologist in the state of Tennessee, a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. As a professional, Dr. Payne hopes to positively impact the next generation of audiologists, improve upon patient-centered clinical practices and contribute to the continuing development of the field. She is passionate about helping people in and around her hometown make informed, collaborative decisions about their hearing and balance healthcare. Outside of professional work, Dr. Payne enjoys spending time with her husband and their Great Dane.