Dr. Zamora joins us after serving our veterans for almost 15 years as the Chief of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the VA. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences and her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Arizona State University. Her Doctorate of Audiology was completed at A.T. Still University. She has been practicing since 1996, and comes to us with over 20 years of experience. Prior to working for the VA, she also served patients in private practice, hospitals and has even worked in school districts.
On a personal note, Dr. Zamora has several family members with hearing loss, including her husband and son. Her son has worn hearing aids since he was 2 months old, so she is well versed in the needs and care of individuals with hearing loss. When asked why she went into the medical field and specifically audiology she said,
“I think I was destined to become an audiologist. After taking a few classes at the university, the function of the ear for our hearing and balance just fascinated me. Studying a small, specific part of our anatomy that most of us take for granted, realizing how complex the process of hearing and balance was, I was hooked. Three years after I earned my degrees, I was blessed with a child that I was able to recognize as hearing impaired. Managing his care and treatment from a mother’s perspective, has been such an eye opening experience.”
In her spare time, Dr. Zamora enjoys caring for her five dogs and four cats, woodworking, antique hunting and repurposing, and working on her home that was built in 1905.