Meet Our Team

  • Tyler Raup
    Au.D
    Audiologist
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    Dr. Tyler Raup earned his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and his doctorate from Towson University. He completed his clinical fellowship at Chesapeake Hearing Centers in 2018. Dr. Raup’s vast experience includes clinical training at Towson University Speech and Hearing Clinic, Baltimore City School District, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. A believer in best practices, he has extensive knowledge of the auditory system, disorders, and treatments available. Dr. Raup is a a Philly sports fan and also enjoys volunteering – raising money for cancer research and joining Starkey Hearing Foundation to bring hearing health care to communities in need.

  • Chelsea Donahue
    Au.D
    Audiologist
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    Dr. Chelsea Donahue earned her doctorate from Indiana University in Bloomington and her Bachelor of Science degree in speech-language pathology and audiology from Towson University. Dr. Donahue gained clinical experience at the Indiana University Hearing Clinic, Hear Indiana, Midwest Ear Institute, and Indianapolis Public Schools. She has a special interest in cochlear implants, vestibular testing, and pediatrics. Being able to provide individuals with the ability to communicate with friends and family is one of the many things that drew Dr. Donahue to the field of audiology. When not working clinically, she enjoys teaching dance, watching Grey’s Anatomy, and playing with her dog, Jada.

  • Carol Johnson
    Patient Care Coordinator
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    Carol Johnson serves as a patient care coordinator in our Annapolis office. While she currently resides in Anne Arundel County, she grew up on a large farm in Caroline County, on the Eastern Shore. Carol has an associate’s degree in business from Chesapeake College. She has worked in the medical field for 25 years as a lead scheduling secretary, providing exceptional care to the community. She enjoys being a part of patients’ journeys to better hear their surroundings and their loved ones. In her time off, Carol enjoys date nights with her husband, reading, and country line-dancing with friends. Most of all, she enjoys adventures with her children and grandchildren.

  • Trisha Scotton
    Patient Care Coordinator
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    Trisha happily greets patients in our Annapolis and Columbia offices. She has a BS in biology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Trisha is a Child of Deaf Adults (CODA) and is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). Her parents met while attending Gaulladet University. Trisha grew up assisting her parents by interpreting for them in their appointments and day-to-day interactions. Trisha’s goals have always revolved around open communication and accessibility– especially for those who are hard of hearing. Trisha looks forward to travelling and one day owning a home with their friends and dog Jax. On their days off, they’ll be found playing video games or watching bad movies with friends.

  • Maris Walker
    Outreach Coordinator/Patient Advocate
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    Friendly and easy to chat with, Maris Walker enjoys scheduling, helping resolve patients’ concerns, offering encouragement, and setting up outreach at health fairs, senior centers, and networking events. She has been a volunteer and mentor to many women in several support groups for almost 30 years. Since 2002 her passion has been her dedication to the Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation to help find a cure for childhood Alzheimer’s. Her two grown daughters and grandchildren are the lights of her life. Maris enjoys gardening, yoga, cruises, and walking.

  • Jennifer Schmeusser
    Insurance and Billing Specialist
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    Credentialed through the NRCCS to serve as an expert on insurance, Jennifer Schmeusser stands ready to help you with your insurance and billing questions. A lifelong Maryland resident, her favorite pastimes include eating crab with her family and playing with her boxer and miniature schnauzer. She spent 15 years designing bouquets at a flower shop and enjoys being creative through gardening and making gift baskets.

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      About Our Practice

      We are one of the oldest Annapolis audiology centers and private practices in the state of Maryland, and you can be assured that we treat each patient just as we would want to be treated. With professional competence, respect, and caring service, we strive to always give advice that is in your best interests.

      Our Specializations

      • Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
        Recommendations and fitting of ALDs such as personal amplifiers, FM systems, or loop systems to improve hearing in specific listening situations.
      • Auditory Rehabilitation
        Individualized programs to help individuals with hearing loss develop better communication strategies and improve listening skills.
      • Balance Assessments
        Evaluation of balance and vestibular function, including videonystagmography (VNG), electronystagmography (ENG), and posturography tests.
      • Counseling and Education
        Information and support regarding hearing loss, hearing conservation, communication strategies, and coping mechanisms for individuals and their families.
      • Custom Earplugs and Earmolds
        Creation and fitting of custom-made earplugs for hearing protection, swimming, musicians, and other specific needs. Also includes earmolds for hearing aids or in-ear monitors.
      • Hearing Aid Fitting and Repair
        Selection, fitting, and programming of hearing aids to address hearing loss. This includes counseling on the proper use and maintenance of hearing aids.
      • Hearing Evaluations
        Comprehensive assessments to evaluate hearing abilities, including pure-tone audiometry, speech audiometry, tympanometry, and otoacoustic emissions (OAE) testing.
      • Pediatric Audiology
        Specialized services for children, including hearing screenings, diagnostic evaluations, hearing aid fittings, and educational support for parents and caregivers.
      • Tinnitus Evaluation and Management
        Assessment, counseling, and development of strategies to manage tinnitus (ringing or buzzing sound in the ears).

      Payments Accepted

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      • Cash
      • Check
      • Credit Card
      • Discover
      • Insurance (call to verify)
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      • Visa

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