Dr. Dean is from Cabot, Arkansas, a small town outside of Little Rock. She’s lived in Shreveport and worked at Ark-La-Tex Ear, Nose, Throat and Hearing Center since 2009. She obtained a bachelor of arts in Speech and Hearing Communication Disorders and Sciences from Ouachita Baptist University. She then obtained a Doctorate of Audiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and completed her externship at Arkansas Children’s Hospital where she specialized in pediatric diagnostics and hearing aids as well as both adult and pediatric cochlear implants. She is licensed in Audiology by the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Dean knows that hearing loss can have a significant impact on a person’s relationships, independence, mental health and overall quality of life. She saw firsthand at an early age how hearing loss affected her own little sister. She now spends her time dedicated to helping her patients communicate more effectively.