AUDIOLOGY - HEARING AND BALANCE
We offer extensive audiologic and balance testing and treatment. Whether you are experiencing hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), dizziness, or other ear conditions, we can perform comprehensive evaluation of your inner ear health. We offer the following tests to evaluate the inner ear:
- Audiometry (hearing test)
- Tympanometry (measuring for pressure or fluid on the ears)
- ENG (electronystagmography, testing the balance system)
- Electrocochleography (evaluation for Meniere's and related balance conditions)
- ABR (audiology brainstem response, to test the nerve to the inner ear)
- Physical examination to assess the balance system
We also offer treatment for hearing loss, dizziness, and tinnitus. We sell Starkey, MicroTech, Siemens, and Resound hearing aids. Beyond this, we are committed to helping you get the most out of your hearing aids! Our service does not end after the sale. It is very important to discuss your hearing aid issues with us, so we can help you use your hearing aids to the fullest extent.
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) can be very frustrating. We are one of only a few sites in the region offering the Inhibitor, an easy to use, ultrasonic device, to minimize your tinnitus. Our physicians can prescribe and recommend supplements and medications to ease the discomfort as well.
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We can also help with your dizziness. After a thorough inner ear evaluation, our doctors and audiologists work together to help plan your path to recovery.
Bret Greenblatt, AuD., FAAA
Dr. Bret Greenblatt is the Director of the Audiology and Balance Center at ENT Associates of North Georgia. He has provided audiological services since the practice was founded in 1999. Bret is originally from New York and received his training at the State University of New York in the Adirondack Mountains. He specializes in the assessment and treatment of balance disorders and has completed postgraduate studies at the world-renowned American Institute of Balance. Bret recently completed his doctorate studies in audiology and balance disorders. Bret is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the Georgia Academy of Audiology, and he is certified through the American Speech and Hearing Association. Bret has also presented several lectures within the Wellstar Physicians Group, and he has published several articles for the Marietta Journal. Bret and his family reside in Marietta. Bret enjoys traveling, running, hiking, and rollerblading with his daughter.
Wendy Fotopoulos, MCD, FAAA
Wendy has worked as a clinical audiologist at ENT Associates of North Georgia since 2002. A native of Alabama, she received her undergraduate and master's degrees from Auburn University. Prior to joining ENT Associates of North Georgia, Wendy practiced audiology in Sydney, Australia and Columbia, South Carolina. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the Georgia Academy of Audiology, and she is certified through the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Wendy is currently pursuing her doctorate through the A.T. Still University of Health Science. She resides with her husband and two sons in Kennesaw and enjoys tennis and college football.
Rebecca Ratliff, AuD., FAAA
Dr. Rebecca Ratliff joined ENT Associates of North Georgia in 2010 as a clinical audiologist. She is originally from Chicago, IL, but has previously resided in the Gulf Coast area where she received her undergraduate degree from the University of West Florida and her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of South Alabama. Rebecca specializes in the managment of treatment of tinnitus and recieved extensive training in tinnitus from the Atlanta VA Medical Center while completing her externship. She is a memeber of the American Academy of Audiology and the Georgia Academy of Audiology, and is certified through the American Speech and Hearing Association. Rebecca and her family currently reside in Atlanta and she enjoys competitive running, tennis, and spending time with her daughter.