Meet Our Team

Diane Blaising, Au.D., FAAA, ADA

Board-Certified Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Blaising’s advanced training and years of experience allows her the privilege of doing what she loves most: helping people overcome difficult hearing losses.

Dr. Diane Blaising began her career in audiology in 1992. She received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences, having previously earned her master’s degree in audiology from the Callier Center for Communication Disorders at the University of Texas at Dallas. She has years of experience working with hearing-impaired adults and children in otolaryngologists’ offices. Moreover, as a pediatric audiologist at the Louisville Deaf Oral School, she served preschool children who were deaf or hard of hearing.

Dr. Blaising is board certified in audiology by the American Board of Audiology. She is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association, Academy of Doctors of Audiology, the American Academy of Audiology, and the Texas Academy of Audiology. In addition, Dr. Blaising has twice been given the Ace Award for continuing education.

 

“Choosing a hearing professional is one of the most important decisions someone with a hearing problem can make. Since a hearing aid cannot be prescribed like eyeglasses, proper hearing aid recommendation and fitting highly depends on the judgment and skill of the professional selecting the instrument. We test your hearing; select and dispense the hearing instrument best to meet your needs; and provide support, counseling, and service to insure you are a successful hearing aid user. We are concerned about you and make hearing solution recommendations to fit your lifestyle and personal needs.”

-Diane Blaising

Dr. Blaising and her husband (both fifth-generation Texans) are active members of First Baptist Church in Dallas, TX. Her husband serves at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. They have two children.

Doctorate

  • Audiology, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Mesa, AZ

Master’s Degree

  • Audiology, Callier Center for Communication Disorders at the University of Texas at Dallas

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Audiology by the American Board of Audiology
  • Certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Audigy Certified. This prestigious certification is awarded by Audigy, LLC. To audiology practices who provide excellent hearing care.  Our practice is one of about seven Audiology practices in Texas and about 250 practices nationwide.

Memberships

  • Academy of Doctors of Audiology
  • American Academy of Audiology
  • Texas Academy of Audiology
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • Academy Scholar Through AAA

Honors

  • Top Doc in Fort Worth Magazine
  • Twice awarded the Ace Award for continuing education by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Past Experience

  • Adjunct professor in the audiology program at University of Texas at Dallas and North Texas University
  • Pediatric audiologist at the Louisville Deaf Oral School in Louisville, KY
  • Clinical Audiologist for ear, nose, and throat physicians in Texas and Kentucky

Rachel Ruiz, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA, CH-TM

Board-Certified Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Ruiz is enthusiastic about her role in helping her patients hear better.  “There is great satisfaction when I can help my patient have a better quality of life.”  After evaluation, she provides a customized treatment plan for each patient, whether it is tinnitus, hearing loss, vertigo, or a combination of many concerns.  Dr. Ruiz enjoys explaining the evaluation results, as well as treatment options available, and the rationale behind the options.

She performs comprehensive audiological testing, comprehensive hearing evaluations, hearing aid evaluations and hearing aid programming. She has a special interest and certification in the evaluation and treatment of tinnitus.  Dr. Ruiz is board certified in audiology by the American Board of Audiology.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Her passion for audiology stems from her family dealing with hearing loss. She earned her undergraduate and her doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

 

Doctorate

  • The University of Texas at Austin

Undergraduate

  • The University of Texas at Austin with high honors

Certifications

Audigy Certified.  This prestigious certification is awarded by Audigy, LLC. To audiology practices who provide excellent hearing care.  Our practice is one of about seven Audiology practices in Texas and about 250 practices nationwide.

Certificate holder in Tinnitus Management through the American Academy of Audiology.

Memberships

  • American Academy of Audiology
  • American Speech Language and Hearing Association
  • Texas Academy of Audiology

Honors

  • Received outstanding first year graduate student by UT faculty
  • Nominated by UT faculty for Empowering People Scholarship

Lisa Bixler, COHC

Licensed Audiology Assistant

Our licensed Audiologist Assistant came to our practice in 2017.  She and her husband, Chad, love to serve others together on mission trips around the world.  Their primary mission has always been their two adult sons.

Before moving to Fort Worth, Lisa served as a full-time children’s minister of the First Baptist Church in Rusk, Texas.  Currently, she serves as a part-time children’s minister at her church in Cresson.

Certifications

  • Licensed by the State of Texas, Audiologist Assistant
  • Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist in the State of Texas
  • Certified Dementia Practitioner within the scope of Audiology by the NCCDP