Our Audiology Doctors & Staff

Headshot of Alicia D.D. Spoor, Au.D.

Dr. Alicia D.D. Spoor

Doctor of Audiology


  • Gallaudet University
    • Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.)
    • Masters of Science (M.S.) in Audiology
  • Michigan State University
    • Bachelors of Art (B.A.) in Audiology and Speech Sciences

Clinical Experience

Dr. Alicia D.D. Spoor’s (she/her) professional career has been firmly focused on assisting people of all ages. She began working at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona in 2005 while earning her doctorate of audiology degree. Upon graduation, Dr. Spoor accepted a full-time position as an audiology doctor with the Mayo Clinic’s cochlear implant and hearing aid teams. She later moved to Maryland and worked as an audiologist in two local practices, providing a range of services to patients, including tinnitus diagnosis and management, hearing aid programming and fitting, and custom earmold fittings.

Dr. Spoor has subjective tinnitus, which leads her to treat patients the way she would want to be treated. Designer Audiology was born out of Dr. Spoor’s passion for delivering person-focused audiological care to her patients.

Special Skills

Dr. Janet F. Morton

Doctor of Audiology


  • University of Maryland, College Park
    • Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.)
  • Mount Holyoke College
    • Bachelors of Art (B.A.) in Music Performance

About Dr. Morton

Dr. Janet F. Morton (she/her) is a Maryland native who was born in Olney and grew up in Potomac. She studied music performance at Mount Holyoke College which led to a career in arts management including at Arena Stage. Dr. Morton eventually found her calling in Audiology and earned her doctorate from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2011. She understands hearing loss both from personal and professional points of view as it is quite literally in her genes. Janet’s mother and two uncles all have varying degrees of progressive hereditary hearing loss. Dr. Morton knows the impact hearing loss can have on daily life and relationships and has found her best life in helping her patients with their hearing needs.

Julia Rose, B.A.

Doctor of Audiology Intern

Julia Rose, B.A. (she/her) is a third-year Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) student at Western Michigan University (WMU). She earned her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Rose was inspired to pursue a career in audiology to conduct meaningful work in a profession related to language and hearing. Throughout professional school, Julia discovered her love for research and developed a research interest in how individuals understand speech in noisy environments. She worked as a research assistant investigating how changes in the pitch of sentences affect one’s ability to understand sentences in noise. Mrs. Rose also completed a research traineeship at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Nebraska. Julia’s doctoral research project evaluated how vowels and consonants are affected differently by different types of noise. As a researcher and clinician, Mrs. Rose is passionate about helping people of all ages communicate to the best of their ability in difficult environments.

Darshan Patel

Patient Care Coordinator

Darshan Patel (he/him) is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Maryland College Park. He will be receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health Science and a Bachelor’s in Information Science, looking to apply to medical school in the following year. Mr.Patel will be joining as a Patient Care Coordinator, welcoming and assisting patients. Darshan has volunteered at multiple community health fairs and COVID-19 testing sites, assisting patients with the utmost care and quality. He is dedicated to helping others and looks forward to a career in medicine in the future.

Now that you’ve met the team, take a look at the services offered by Designer Audiology.


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