Dr. Pennell, Au.D., CCC-A is the owner and director of Hill Country Audiology. She opened the office in 2007 after seeing a need for quality audiologic services in the area. Dr. Pennell is driven by her passion for serving others, which is seen in her nearly 30 years of clinical experience performing diagnostic services and working with veterans, schools and retirement facilities.
She received a Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida, a Master’s in Audiology from the University of Texas, and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Baylor University. Dr. Pennell is licensed with the state of Texas in Audiology and holds a certificate of clinical competence in Audiology from the American Speech and Hearing Association. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the Texas Academy of Audiology.
Dr. Pennell resides in Georgetown and in her free time she enjoys practicing yoga, hiking and spending time with her husband and their three children and five dogs.
Amanda Zappler, Au.D., CCC-A brings 24 years of experience to Hill Country Audiology. She became an audiologist after discovering her youngest child had a hearing loss and learning how powerful the right hearing healthcare provider can be. Dr. Zappler strives to provide patient-centered care to empower people with hearing impairments to reconnect with the world around them.
Dr. Zappler received a Doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Still University, a Master of Arts in Audiology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders- Audiology from the University of Texas at Austin. She is certified by The American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is an adjunct professor of Audiology at A.T. Still University.
Dr. Zappler specializes in diagnostic audiology, amplifying systems, aural rehabilitation, aging auditory systems, teleaudiology, specialty products for hearing conservation and hearing loss related to noise exposure. She has worked as an educator, private practice clinical audiologist, hospital audiologist, and manufacturer’s technical audiologist and trainer.
Dr. Zappler is married with two adult children and three grandchildren. She enjoys painting, time with family and friends, hiking and playing with her two dogs.
Patient Care Coordinator
Leslie Rankin joined Hill Country Audiology in June 2013 as our patient care coordinator. She has extensive experience in customer service and administrative work. Leslie holds certificates for both hearing and vision screenings and is currently in training to become an audiology assistant . She lives in Georgetown and loves the community. Leslie spends her free time with family.
Call Hill Country Audiology at (512) 763-8855 for more information or to schedule an appointment.