Meet Our Team

Erin Rellinger, Au.D., CCC-A

Audiologist

Dr. Erin Rellinger received her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her clinical fellowship at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, CA. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing and graduated summa cum laude from Elmira College in New York.
Dr. Rellinger is a licensed audiologist in the state of Georgia and a member of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA). She carries the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A), which is awarded by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She is also a member of the Georgia Academy of Audiology (GAA).
Dr. Rellinger’s clinical experience includes graduate student training at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, CA; two semesters at the Spencer T. Olin Clinic in St. Louis, MO; two semesters at the Center for Advanced Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis; a semester at St. Louis Children’s Hospital; a semester at the Dizziness and Balance Center at Washington University in St. Louis; and a full year at the House Research Institute in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Rellinger was the recipient of a T-35 Student Research Grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and studied environmental, ototoxic, and genetic age-related and noise-induced hearing loss. Dr. Rellinger moved to Atlanta in 2012 and worked in an ear, nose and throat clinic and a non-profit clinic prior to joining The Eye Consultants of Atlanta in 2014.
Dr. Rellinger knows the importance of hearing health care based on her own personal experience. Having a mother with hearing loss, she knew from a very early age that she wanted to work with families just like her own. She began working at a local audiology clinic in Severna Park, MD, at the age of 14, where she received excellent mentoring that led to a career focused on personalized hearing care.
Outside of the office, Dr. Rellinger enjoys spending her free time hiking, painting, sewing, and playing the piano and guitar. She lives in Marietta with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog.

Publications

Rellinger, E.A., & Ohlemiller, K.K. (2012). Eliminating Catalase Paradoxically Reduces Age- and Noise-Associated Threshold Elevation in C57BL/6 Mice. Association for Resarch in Otolaryngology, San Diego, CA. February 2012.

Barden, E. K., Rellinger, E. A., Ortmann, A. J., & Ohlemiller, K. K. (2012). Inheritance patterns of noise vulnerability and ‘protectability’ in (C57BL/6J x CBA/J) F1 hybrid mice. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 23(5),332-340.

Rellinger, Erin A., “Cochlear protein expression in kanamycin treated mice” (2011). Independent Studies and Capstones. Paper 619. Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine. http://digitalcommons.wustl.edu/pacs_capstones/619

Ohlemiller, K. K., Rosen, A. D., Rellinger, E. A., Montgomery, S., & Gagnon, P. M. (2010). Different cellular and genetic basis of noise-related endocochlear potential reduction in CBA/J and BALB/cJ mice, Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 12, 45-58.

Ohlemiller, K. K., Rybak Rice, M. E., Rellinger, E. A., Ortmann, A. J. (2010). Divergence of noise vulnerability in cochleae of young CBA/J and CBA/CaJ mice. Hearing Research, 272, 13-20.

Rellinger, E., Ohlemiller, K., & Gagnon, P. Unexpected Protection by Removal of the Major Antioxidant Enzyme Catalase. American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ. March 2010.

Lacey Sharp (Behn), Au.D., CCC-A

Audiologist

Dr. Lacey Sharp received her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida.
Dr. Sharp is a licensed audiologist in the state of Georgia and a member of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA). She carries the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A), which is awarded by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She is also a member of the Georgia Academy of Audiology (GAA). Dr. Sharp has won the Academy Scholar Award in both 2019 and 2020 for completing over 50 hours of continuing education.
Dr. Sharp has been the Secretary for GAA since 2016 and will serve as President of GAA from 2021-2022. She is also the 2020-2023 Chair of the AAA Political Action Committee.
Dr. Sharp’s clinical experience includes a professional externship at the Atlanta VA Medical Center Audiology Clinic. Following her externship, she worked at Emory University Hospital alongside the Emory Neuro-otology team from 2016-2018. Dr. Sharp then worked at a local private practice, Audiological Consultants of Atlanta, prior to joining Eye Consultants of Atlanta in 2021.
Dr. Sharp lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and her dog, Eve. She enjoys soccer, Florida Gators football, water sports, baking, and traveling. Dr. Sharp enjoys working with adults, geriatrics, and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). She understands the importance of diagnosing and treating hearing loss as she has an uncle with profound hearing loss.

Publications

Doettl, S, Easterday, M.K., Plyler, P.N., Behn, L.L., Poget, A.S., Mental tasking and Rotary Chair Induced vestibular nystagmus utilizing Video-Oculography. International Journal of Audiology, December 2019.

Aubree Hampton

Audiology Assistant

As the Audiology Assistant for the Hearing Center, Aubree ensures that hearing aid orders and repairs arrive in a timely manner. Her goal is to brighten your day by greeting you in the office and helping you troubleshoot hearing aid issues on the phone and in person. She enjoys learning about the cutting-edge technology in the hearing world and teaching our patients how to use their devices. Our patients will get to know Aubree as she works side by side with our Audiologists through their appointments. She carries a strong skill set in the areas of hearing aid cleaning, maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs. Many of our patients get to know Aubree when questions arise between their appointments with their Audiologist.
Aubree was drawn to the field of audiology due to her mother and grandparents struggling with hearing loss. She quickly became passionate about helping as many people as possible and educating her community about the importance of hearing healthcare. She is pursuing further education to become a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist to better serve our patients.
Aubree’s hobbies include reading, gardening, hiking, painting, and spending time with her family and pets.

Patient Testimonials

I am wearing a hearing aid for the first time and have been really nervous about the process and what to expect. I happened to find the Hearing Center from an internet search and spoke to Aubree when I called. She was very helpful, and compassionate when my appointment was scheduled. Aubree has been professional throughout this process. Dr. Sharp consulted with me and recommended a hearing aid for my right ear.I was really impressed with her professionalism yet comfortable with her personality. She was patient and answered my questions which reassured that I would adjust to the hearing aid in time. It took a few adjustments but I am hearing better and loving it! Kayla is an asset to the office and I have enjoyed my brief interactions with her.She has been totally professional and her personality is great for the office.
Thelma Malone
Thelma Malone
2021-04-14
My experience with Dr. Sharpe at the Hearing Center at Eye Consultants of Atlanta changed my outlook about hearing aids. Before I saw Dr. Sharp, I was very reluctant to try hearing aids. Dr. Sharp is terrific and very patient. She explained every step of the testing, fitting, and which hearing aids would be best for me. She answered my questions fully. Her explanations at every step made sure I wasn't surprised or startled at any time. She fully explained my hearing deficit. My experience with Dr. Sharp and the Hearing Center have made my life easier and improved the quality of life especially in this era of people having to wear masks. The hearing aids make it possible to hear the birds outside the house when I get them in in the morning. I actually look forward to inserting the hearing aids when I get up. In addition to Dr. Sharp, the rest of the staff is also excellent and very helpful. I appreciate all they do to help me hear!
Ken and Terri Bryson
Ken and Terri Bryson
2021-03-05
Erin is knowledgeable and eager that I had a successful experience with hearing aids.
Doris English
Doris English
2021-02-26
Where do I start?! Dr. Lacey Sharp is one of the most caring, patient and thorough audiologists my husband and I have ever had the pleasure to work with. She will sit down with you and really listen to what you want and need. She went the extra miles with us to make sure our insurance would cover certain expenses before we even started a process. Eye Consultants of Atlanta Hearing Clinic have been amazing as well. Aubrey and the front staff are very friendly and helpful. I feel so blessed to have found Dr. Sharp and the staff at Eye Consultants. If you are looking for a great audiologist, Dr. Sharp is the one you want!!
Stacey Todriff
Stacey Todriff
2021-02-19
Just received my new hearing aids. Dr. Hampton and Dr. Sharp ( the entire office) are absolutely the most thorough people. After picking up my hearing aids, I was totally briefed and it has been a great experience.
Milton Bell
Milton Bell
2021-01-25
Thank you Erin, Aubrey and the other Associates at Hearing Center at Eye Consultants of Atlanta. I was hesitant to get hearing aids in spite of knowing I needed them. I have been asked by my wife to please revisit hearing aids. The 20+ year old “in the canal” gizmos were unpleasant to wear and too much to endure as well as not integrating well with today’s tech they lived in a vinyl case in a drawer. Every few years I would take them out, add batteries, and try. 1-2 hours was the longest I could tolerate the earplug. Making an appointment while I was getting my eyeglasses was pleasantly easy. Showing up, getting a hearing test, listening to the options and seeing the advances was just as easy. Dr Erin Rellinger made it easy. She knew how to explain and inform me of what was going on in a way that worked. So, yeah. FIVE STARS is a given, but appreciating a personal interaction to easing in to acceptance and embracing that I will be using these little devices in my ear every day, and most waking hours goes beyond five stars. Thank you Erin, Aubrey and the other Associates at Hearing Center at Eye Consultants of Atlanta.
Mark
Mark
2021-01-21

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