About

What separates Sonology Hearing Aid Clinic from a standard hearing aid store is that we are a medical practice. You are our patient, not a customer.

Care for your hearing loss will be directed by our Ear Nose and Throat physicians, Drs. Brian J. McCool and Tarika Bhuta. They are board-certified medical doctors with more than 20 years of experience.

Our knowledgeable, licensed audiologists are Jackie Battle, who has a Masters Degree in Audiology and more than thirty years of experience, and Rachel M. Lynch who has a Doctorate Degree in Audiology. They will work closely with Drs. McCool and Bhuta to accurately diagnose the type and severity of your hearing loss.

Dr. Brian J. McCool
Dr. Brian J. McCool

Dr. McCool was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. A 1992 graduate of Vanderbilt University, he received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1998. Dr. McCool is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has practiced medical and surgical ENT in Birmingham since 2003.

Dr. Tarika Bhuta
Dr. Tarika Bhuta

Dr. Bhuta graduated with Phi Beta Kappa Honors from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1994 and received her medical degree with Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honors from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 1998. Dr. Bhuta is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and is a fellow and member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She has practiced medical and surgical ENT in Birmingham since 2003.

Jackie Battle, MS-CCC-A

Jackie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and a Master of Science degree in Audiology. She is licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Jackie has been an audiologist in Birmingham for 32 years and focuses on hearing aids and amplification devices for adults. Jackie stays well-informed on the latest technology and uses different manufacturers to find the most effective hearing device for each patient’s hearing loss.

Rachel Lynch, Au.D CCC-A
Rachel Lynch, Au.D CCC-A

Dr. Lynch was raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She received her Doctorate from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and her Bachelors of Arts from the University of Alabama. Rachel completed her externship at the Memphis VA Medical Center. Upon recently returning to Birmingham, Dr. Lynch worked in the Manhattan area dispensing hearing aids for the adult population. Rachel has a special interest in adult amplification and aural rehabilitation. Rachel is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed to practice audiology in the State of Alabama. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

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