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Our Staff

Kirsten Atwood

Kirsten Atwood
Au.D., CCC-A

Dr. Atwood has been practicing Audiology for over 30 years. She completed both her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences, and Master's of Science degree in Audiology from the University of South Alabama. After more than a decade in the field, she went back to school and, in 2003, earned a Doctor of Audiology degree at the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Dr. Atwood has extensive experience in diagnostic audiology and hearing aid technologies. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association, is a founding member of the American Academy of Audiology, and an active member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and the Florida Academy of Audiology. University of South Alabama Arizona School of Health Sciences American Academy of Audiology Florida Academy of Audiology Academy of Doctors of Audiology American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Wendy Angle

Wendy Angle
Audiology Assistant

Wendy Angle is trained in all aspects of hearing aid maintenance, care, and troubleshooting. She works directly under the head audiologist, Dr. Kirsten Atwood, and handles most of the routine cleaning and maintenance.

 
Robert A. Nunez, M.D.

Robert A. Nunez, M.D.
Medical Director

Robert A. Nunez, M.D., is a board certified otolaryngologist and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons with training in adult and pediatric ENT, head and neck surgery, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine with honors and completed his postgraduate training in both general surgery and otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been a board certified otolaryngologist since 2001. University of Miami University of Pittsburgh American Board of Otolaryngology American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery American College of Surgeons Florida Medical Association Florida Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Michael MacKinnon, Au.D.

Michael MacKinnon, Au.D.
Audiologist

Dr. MacKinnon graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 2005 with his B.A. in Anthropology and minors in Japanese and Linguistics.  In 2011, Dr. MacKinnon earned his Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Washington.  Prior to joining Independence Hearing fulltime in 2022, Dr. MacKinnon owned his own audiology business and provided audiology services to various businesses and educational institutions in the South Florida area.

Ellen Kabath, M.A., CCC-A.

Ellen Kabath, M.A., CCC-A.
Audiologist

Ellen Kabath completed both her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the City University of New York. She is licensed to practice audiology in Florida as well as New Jersey. Ellen holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She is an active member in the Florida Academy of Audiology. 

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