KATS is owned and operated by Dr. Ann L. Rhoten, Doctor of Audiology, a native Lexingtonian. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Communications Disorders in 1985. Accepted to the University of Louisville to the Masters of Science program in Audiology, she moved to Louisville to complete her audiology studies. Graduating with her Masters of Science Degree in Audiology in 1986, she returned to Lexington to practice audiology. Dr. Rhoten obtained her doctorate in audiology in 2006. She has worked in a variety of settings including several ENT practices, a private practice audiology setting, a large multi-disciplinary clinic and a facility for the mentally disabled. Most recently, she received a Certificate of Competency in the treatment of tinnitus and hyperacusis as well as becoming certified in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). The opening of Kentucky Audiology and Tinnitus Services represents her first endeavor as a private practitioner.