Meet Our Team

Diane Blaising, Au.D., FAAA

Board Certified Doctor of Audiology

 
Dr. Blaising’s advanced training and 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 in Louisville, KY. 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 of the hearing system. We are concerned about you and make hearing solution recommendations to fit your lifestyle and personal needs.”

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. Dr. Blaising and her daughter are both members of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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
  • AudigyCertified™, one of about seven audiologists in Texas and 250 nationwide to receive the prestigious certification by Audigy, LLC, to hearing-aid providers who provide “hearing care excellence”

Memberships

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

Honors

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

Past Experience

  • Pediatric audiologist at the Louisville Deaf Oral School in Louisville, KY
  • Clinical Audiologist for Ear, Nose, and Throat Physicians in Kentucky and Texas
  • Adjunct Professor in the audiology program at University of Texas at Dallas and North Texas University





Heather Dean, Au.D., FAAA, CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology

Board Certified in Audiology

 
Dr. Dean’s passion for helping others hear their best begins on personal a level: Her mother has a unilateral ototoxic hearing loss. She dedicated her life to the profession because she wanted to be able to help her mother hear better one day.

I love being able to help people hear better. That may sound cliché for an audiologist, but I love when they come back and tell me stories of hearing a light switch click, a blinker click, or the birds chirp — all of these sounds they didn’t realize they were missing.”

Originally from Alabama, Dr. Dean worked for three years in an ENT office in Atlanta, GA. She came to Texas to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Her current position came about through networking on her first visit to the campus. Our practice is the perfect place for her because our values align. We encourage each other in both our professional and personal lives, and we do the same for our patients.

An alum of the University of Alabama, she loves Crimson Tide football. She’s a true southern belle at heart and is enjoying exploring Texas, which she says has welcomed her with open arms.

Doctorate

  • Audiology, University of South Alabama

Master’s Degree

  • Theological Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Bachelor

  • Communicative Disorders, University of Alabama

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Audiology by the American Board of Audiology
  • Certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Memberships

  • American Academy of Audiology
Experience

  • Audiology extern/resident at Arkansas Otolaryngology Center, Little Rock, AR
  • Clinical audiologist at ENT Institute, Peachtree City, GA





Joyce Parlin

Practice Liaison

 
As someone who personally knows the power of better hearing, Joyce Parlin loves helping others with their hearing challenges and educating the public about the benefits of treatment.

I have worn hearing aids for more than 25 years. The mix of my own experience and my past work with the senior population has made this position a great fit for me.”

Joyce’s passion for learning and service has always lighted her path. Her experience includes serving as an assistant executive director of Senior Citizen Services of Greater Tarrant County and as a CaptionCall® trainer. She volunteers with the Hearing Loss Association of America’s Fort Worth chapter and currently sits on the board as Program Chair.

Joyce earned a bachelor’s degree in studies in aging at the University of North Texas, where she received an Outstanding Academic Award. She also counts her Cityview Audiology family as an important part of her lifelong education. Says Joyce, “I have learned so much since being a part of this team.”

In addition to helping people along their better-hearing journey, Joyce enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Ken, who is a pastor, and their blended family of six adult children and spouses and 11 grandchildren.





Emily Craig

Hearing Aid Tech

 
Also Dr. Blaising’s daughter, Emily has been with our office for a year, becoming proficient in the care and cleaning of hearing aids. She is also our in-house computer support person.

Emily received her Bachelor’s degree from UT at Arlington and is currently working on a Master’s degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She spent several years in corporate management before joining our team at Cityview Audiology. Emily is married and has a big dog and a little cat.





Lisa Bixler

Front Office Staff

 

Before coming to work at Cityview Audiology, I never realized how many things in life, like hearing health, that we take for granted. Having watched people of all ages walk into our office, some not even realizing how badly they are struggling to hear their loved ones, and then walk out feeling renewed with a smile on their face, has been a rewarding experience, and opened my eyes to being more proactive and intentional about my own hearing health.”

Lisa and her husband, Chad, love to serve others together, and to travel the world on mission, but their primary mission is, and has always been, their two sons, Sean, 20, and Cobey, 17.

Lisa served as a full-time children’s minister of the First Baptist Church in Rusk, Texas, for 11 years before moving to Fort Worth in August of 2015. She currently serves as a part-time children’s minister at her church in Cresson, Texas. Lisa also directed a weekday preschool in Willow Park, Texas, before joining the Cityview Audiology family in September of 2017.




Cheryl Wolff

Front Office Staff

Cheryl worked for over thirteen years at a large hospital organization as a business analyst, but now enjoys getting to meet and help the patients at Cityview Audiology. Cheryl’s passion is her family and children. After taking some time to be with them during their preschool years, and also serving with her church as a preschool teacher, she was thankful to find a job where she can be a valued part of the community at Cityview Audiology.

I am blessed to be working with a health care team who focuses on the care and well-being of their patients with kindness and compassion.”