Meet the Team
Better hearing and a better quality of life can be yours for many years with the help of the right hearing professional. At El Dorado Audiology, we pride ourselves on developing long-term relationships with our patients. Relationships based on unsurpassed personal service that begins the first time you walk through our doors and continues long after your initial appointment.
Talk to the experts.
Kathy O’Brian, BS, HAD
Hearing Instrument Specialist & Community Educator
Kathy joined EDA in 2015. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication and serves both as a hearing specialist and our community educator giving public talks, serving at local health fairs, and teaching the physician community about hearing loss. Kathy is a member of the AZ Hearing Healthcare Providers group.
Carolyn Jaret, MS, CCC-A
Founder & Audiologist
Carolyn is the founder of El Dorado Audiology and one of the audiologists for the practice. She holds a Master’s in Audiology and a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology. She is also a member of several prestigious audiology associations and is on the board of directors for the Tucson Hearing Society.
Lou Cheek, AuD
Lou joined the EDA staff in 2015. She holds a Doctorate in Audiology and a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology, and she has been practicing since 1986. Lou founded Adobe Hearing Center in Tucson.
Laura Paz, HAD
Senior Hearing Instrument Specialist
Se habla Espanol
Laura joined EDA in 2009 and was personally trained by Carolyn to become a hearing specialists. Laura is one of the only bilingual hearing aid dispensers working in the Tucson area and helps to coordinate our outreach programs to the Spanish speaking community. She is a member of the AZ Hearing Healthcare Providers group.
Brittany Newland, BS, HAD
Hearing Instrument Specialist
Brittany joined EDA in 2016. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and is a member of the AZ Hearing Healthcare Providers group. She is also our staff photographer and manages our social media sites.
Hearing Aid Technician & Office Administrator
Se habla Espanol
Kristina joined EDA in 2014. She formerly worked as a medical assistant. Kristina assists our dispensing staff with wax removal procedures and has been trained as a hearing aid technician that can trouble shoot a wide variety of hearing aid repairs. She also serves as our bilingual office administrator working on the front desk and handling insurance claims.
Shawna Bauer, BA
Shawna joined EDA in 2015. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and is a business manager with more than 25 years of experience. She serves in our patient finance office, oversees our insurance claims, and handles the majority of business and HR related tasks as well as fixing computer problems and managing our marketing efforts.
Marketing Coordinator & Administrative Assistant
Kristin joined EDA in 2016. She is our marketing coordinator and serves as an administrative assistant handling insurance claims and finance paperwork. Kristin handles the majority of our new patient phone appointments and paperwork and also serves at many of our local health fairs.
Barb joined EDA 2004 and has been on the staff longer than anyone except Carolyn. She organizes our large inventory of hearing aids and accessories and helps coordinate repairs, orders, and keeping supplies well-stocked for all our patients.
Patient Care Coordinator & Administrative Assistant
Shirley joined EDA in 2016. She serves on the front desk as well as handling supply orders and other administrative tasks for the office.