Susan W. Rawls, Au.D.
Owner and Audiologist
Dr. Rawls has been in the audiology profession for over 28 years. In 2006, she opened Cary Audiology Associates. After working in busy medical (ENT) offices for over 20 years, Dr. Rawls went into private practice in an effort to provide more personal and comprehensive care to her patients, in a less restrictive environment. As ninety percent of hearing loss is not medically correctible, private practice has given her the opportunity to spend more time on the assessment, and more importantly, the aural rehabilitation, which is critical for better hearing.
Dr. Rawls earned her Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University and her Master’s degree in Audiology from the University of Connecticut. She later obtained her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida.
Dr. Rawls is Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. She is licensed by the State of North Carolina. Dr. Rawls is also a member of the Senior Resource Alliance of the Triangle and the Cary Chamber of Commerce.
She has extensive experience with pediatric through geriatric populations. Dr. Rawls specializes in comprehensive hearing assessment as well as in the fitting of advanced digital hearing instruments.
Dr. Rawls lives in Cary. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, reading, and running.
Rachel Lazaro, Au.D.
Dr. Rachel Lazaro grew up in Cary, NC and obtained her Bachelor of Arts in VocalPerformance at UNC Chapel Hill. She obtained her Doctorate of Clinical Audiology from Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. Her education at a deaf university has provided Dr. Lazaro a unique approach to hearing loss and hearing healthcare.
Dr. Lazaro completed her externship at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida and worked at George Washington University Medical Center before returning the Triangle with her husband and 2 children.
Dr. Lazaro is Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is licensed by the State of North Carolina.
Michelle Hardin received her Bachelor of Science degree in social work from Youngstown State University. After graduating, she worked in the finance department for a local government office in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She and her family moved to Cary in 2000. She started working at Cary Audiology at its inception in 2006. Michelle is the Office Manager at Cary Audiology and wears several hats, including insurance billing and being our physician liaison. She enjoys getting to know each patient and ensuring they receive the best quality care and service. When she isn’t at the office, you will find her at the beach, running, or spending time with her 3 adult children.