Kristen Keener, Au.D.

Audiologist located in Central Medical District, Austin, TX

Meet Dr. Keener

Dr. Kristen Keener, AuD is an expert Audiologist who specializes in the treatment of tinnitus and other sound sensitivity disorders at the IlluminEar Tinnitus & Audiology Center in Austin, Texas. Trusted and valued by all of her patients, Dr. Keener has over eighteen years of experience treating patients with such serious sound sensitivities as hyperacusis and misophonia across Texas, including Austin. 

Dr. Keener’s Education and Experience

Dr. Keener earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Indiana University in 1994. Two years later, she received her Master’s Degree in Audiology from Purdue University and went on to gain her Doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Still University in 2007. Dr. Keener’s training focused on a wide field of expertise, including such categories as assessing hearing loss, conserving hearing ability and providing treatment for a number of hearing disorders.

As a member of a number of professional Audiological Associations, Dr. Keener has become a valued member of her professional community over her nearly two-decade long career. Just a few of her industry associations include being a member of the Texas Academy of Audiology, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology, among others. Dr. Keener is also privileged to be one of the few Audiologists in the entire country to be trained in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy. This relatively new method of treating Tinnitus has shown a success rate of more than 80%, and Dr. Keener received her training directly from the neuroscientist who developed the therapy.

Her Commitment to Community Involvement

In addition to her professional credentials, Dr. Keener is also committed to educating patients and fellow healthcare providers about the importance of hearing and the factors that can contribute to hearing loss. To better serve her community of Austin, Texas, Dr. Keener founded the IlluminEar Tinnitus & Audiology Center in 2014. IlluminEar is the only diagnostic and rehabilitative Audiology practice in Austin that specializes in such debilitating conditions as tinnitus, as well as sound sensitivity disorders.


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IlluminEar Tinnitus & Audiology Center

Dr. Kristen Keener, AuD is an expert Audiologist who specializes in the treatment of tinnitus and other sound sensitivity disorders at the IlluminEar Tinnitus & Audiology Center in Austin, Texas. Trusted and valued by all of her patients, Dr. Keener has over eighteen years of experience treating patients with such serious sound sensitivities as hyperacusis and misophonia across Texas, including Austin. 

Dr. Keener’s Education and Experience

Dr. Keener earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Indiana University in 1994. Two years later, she received her Master’s Degree in Audiology from Purdue University and went on to gain her Doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Still University in 2007. Dr. Keener’s training focused on a wide field of expertise, including such categories as assessing hearing loss, conserving hearing ability and providing treatment for a number of hearing disorders.

As a member of a number of professional Audiological Associations, Dr. Keener has become a valued member of her professional community over her nearly two-decade long career. Just a few of her industry associations include being a member of the Texas Academy of Audiology, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology, among others. Dr. Keener is also privileged to be one of the few Audiologists in the entire country to be trained in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy. This relatively new method of treating Tinnitus has shown a success rate of more than 80%, and Dr. Keener received her training directly from the neuroscientist who developed the therapy.

Her Commitment to Community Involvement

In addition to her professional credentials, Dr. Keener is also committed to educating patients and fellow healthcare providers about the importance of hearing and the factors that can contribute to hearing loss. To better serve her community of Austin, Texas, Dr. Keener founded the IlluminEar Tinnitus & Audiology Center in 2014. IlluminEar is the only diagnostic and rehabilitative Audiology practice in Austin that specializes in such debilitating conditions as tinnitus, as well as sound sensitivity disorders.



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Meet Kayleigh

Kayleigh Dionisio is the patient coordinator and Licensed Audiology Assistant at IlluminEar Tinnitus & Audiology Center. She wears many hats here at IlluminEar, from scheduling appointments, checking insurance benefits and filing claims, monitoring outside device orders and repairs, completing minor in-house hearing aid and sound generator repairs, and technical support for assistive listening devices. She will also be here to greet you when you arrive for your appointment. If you have an administrative or technical question, there is a good chance Kayleigh can answer it, and if not, she will find the answer quickly and efficiently.

Kayleigh grew up in Austin and attended Westwood High School. She moved out west and began college at Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas with a degree in Pre-Speech, Language, and Hearing Science. Upon completing her bachelor’s degree at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, she moved back to Austin and became an Audiology Assistant.

Kayleigh plans to continue working in the field of audiology and hearing conservation in the future. She is currently completing her license in Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Instruments as well as deciding on a Master’s program to pursue.

Kayleigh likes to attend concerts, cook, and play with her play with her cat Presley in her free time.

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Accepted Insurance Providers

We are happy to file your insurance claim, regardless if it is in or out-of-network. Please call the office with any insurance or financing questions.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareCredit
Medicare
UnitedHealthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • "No one else had given me as much real information about my tinnitus. The actual solutions she offered me were well thought out, and tailored to my lifestyle."

    Sherry M.
  • "Every aspect of my time spent with Dr. Keener was very rewarding. Her interest and attention given to my tinnitus condition far exceeded my expectations."

    Larry R.
Location
IlluminEar Tinnitus & Audiology Center
711 West 38th Street, Suite B14
Central Medical District

Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 512-598-2094
Fax: 512-434-0154
Office Hours

Get in touch

info@illuminear.com
512-598-2094

IlluminEar Tinnitus & Audiology Center
711 West 38th Street
Suite B14
Austin, TX 78705