Hearing loss is often due to a medically or surgically correctable problem and is most correctly addressed with a team approach, including a physician and audiologist. Our Hearing Center is equipped to diagnose and treat hearing disorders of all ages, ranging from newborns to adults. The licensed audiologist works under the supervision of the physician to provide a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic options.
Hearing Center Resources
Vanessa Paranagua, Au.D., CCC-A
Board certified and licensed in the field of Audiology. A native of Brazil, Vanessa completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin. She went on to complete her Masters degree in audiology at Lamar University and earned her doctorate in audiology from A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences.
Vanessa is currently a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the same prestigious organization. Vanessa has obtained manufacturer-certified training from various hearing aid companies to dispense and service their hearing aids. Her expertise lies not only in the testing of hearing and hearing aid fitting, but also in the evaluation of patients who suffer from dizziness and balance disorders. Vanessa is a resident of Frisco where she lives with her husband and their three beautiful daughters. Vanessa has worked at ENT Associates of Texas since 2004.
Daniele Paiva, Au.D
A licensed audiologist by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
Born and raised in Sao Paulo Brazil, fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, Daniele obtained her bachelor degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology at the Pontificial Catholic University of Sao Paulo (PUC-SP) in 1998. In 2003 she moved to Texas, where she obtained her doctoral degree in audiology from the University of North Texas (UNT).
Daniele has experience in different audiology settings and really enjoys working in the medical field. She performs comprehensive audiological assessments on a broad range of patients – from infants to elderly. She also evaluates patients with complaints of vertigo, lightheadedness and dizziness.
Plano is now home for Daniele, her husband and their little daughter. On her time off she enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her beloved family.
Katie Pitts, Au.D.
Katie Pitts is a licensed audiologist by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Texas Christian University and a Doctorate of Audiology degree at the University of North Texas.
She performs comprehensive audiological assessments on a broad range of patients from infants to elderly. She also evaluates patients with complaints of vertigo, lightheadedness, and dizziness. Katie has obtained manufacturer-certified training from various hearing aid companies to dispense and service their hearing aids and enjoys working with patients to improve their quality of life. Katie is a resident of Oakpoint where she lives with her husband and their young son. In her time away from work she enjoys playing beach volleyball and spending time with her friends and family.
Jerrica Tucker, Au.D.
Jerrica Tucker is a licensed audiologist by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Texas Tech University and earned her Doctorate in Audiology from The University of North Texas.
Jerrica performs diagnostic audiological examinations for all ages, with a clinical focus on amplification and tinnitus management. She also examines the vestibular system and complaints of vertigo, dizziness, and lightheadedness. Jerrica has experience with a wide range of hearing device manufacturers and has extensive training in the management of tinnitus. Jerrica lives in Gunter with her husband and enjoys spending time with family and traveling.