Karen Ford, Au.D., is a clinical audiologist with Children’s Health℠. She cares for children of all ages who experience hearing loss and balance disorders.
Audiologists specialize in providing diagnostic, rehabilitative and other services for conditions that affect hearing and balance. They use tests to diagnose and treat these problems using techniques such as hearing aids, balance therapy or hearing rehabilitation. They also work closely with ear, nose and throat physicians (otolaryngologists) to care for the medical causes of hearing problems.
Dr. Ford earned her doctorate in audiology in 2009 from the A.T. Still University Arizona School of Health Sciences, in Mesa, Arizona. She also earned a Master of Science in audiology and a Bachelor of Science in speech-language pathology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Dr. Ford is a clinical audiologist and faculty associate with UT Southwestern.
She is highly experienced in the evaluation and diagnosis of all types of hearing loss and balance disorders. She has previous experience with a variety of tests to examine the loss of balance control and look for possible causes for dizziness and vertigo. These tests include computerized dynamic posturography, electronystagmography and slow harmonic acceleration.
Dr. Ford performs diagnostic behavioral audiological assessments as well as auditory brainstem response testing (ABR) to evaluate the integrity of the auditory system.
Dr. Ford is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Audiology.
Education and Training
- Graduate School
- AT Still University (2009)
Southern Methodist University (1978)