Tiffany Mckinney, is a native of Arkansas, she received her Au.D. (Doctor of Audiology) degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, AR in May of 2011, where she was awarded the Audiology Scholar of the Year Award for 2011. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology cum laude, from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas. She spent one year at the University of Oklahoma Health’s Science Center at OU Physicians and OU Children’s Physicians in Oklahoma City, OK for her externship. She received her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) and is a Fellow Member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).
She has a broad background in both adult and children diagnostic audiology and has experience in fitting hearing aids for both children and adults. Tiffany has a passion for working with patients of all ages, but she especially enjoys her work with children. She participated as a clinical and research assist during her graduate studies performing hearing evaluation, fitting hearing aids, Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR), and Speech Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing on both adults and children. As part of her externship in Oklahoma, she was active in Cochlear Implant Meetings, Activations, and Mappings; and Oklahoma Newborn Hearing Screening Program, and Newborn Hearing Taskforce Meetings (Oklahoma Audiology Taskforce: OKAT) which included being involved with the Oklahoma State Department of Health helping develop state protocols for Pediatric Amplification and Infant Audiologic Diagnostic Assessment.
She also has a special interest and involvement with the Special Olympics in regards to hearing screenings, and Aim Hi Camp for hearing impaired children and teenagers. She has done extensive research and presentations on “iPod and MP3 Maximum Outputs” across the state of Arkansas at the Arkansas Academy of Audiology Conference and the Arkansas State University (ASU) Communication Disorders Conference in regards to the growing concern of potential hearing damage of leisure noise exposure from personal listening devices (PLDs), especially in the younger population where listening behaviors, suggest the need for public education on hearing safety directed primarily toward the younger population.
Tiffany lives in Redfield, Arkansas and she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her family and husband. Tiffany is an active member of her church where she enjoys teaching children and enjoys biking, canoeing, hiking, camping, and sports.