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Our Mission

The mission of The Audiology Center of Snellville is to provide comprehensive audiological testing and rehabilitative services to adults and adolescents in a professional, warm, friendly, caring atmosphere. Our individualized attention reveals our commitment to providing the most appropriate and affordable hearing healthcare solutions possible.
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About Us

The Audiology Center of Snellville was founded in 1981 by Becky Schoeneck, M.S. and was originally known as Focus On Hearing. On March 31, 2006, Dr. Sam Vaught acquired the practice and changed the name to The Audiology Center of Snellville.

Dr. Vaught had an established career as an audiologist for over 20 years before earning his Au.D. in 2004 and opening his private practice. As the practice grew over the first six years, in 2012, The Audiology Center of Snellville doubled its office space to accommodate the ongoing expansion of hearing services and additional staff.

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Our Team

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Samuel Vaught, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology | Owner

Samuel F. Vaught, Au.D., is the owner of The Audiology Center of Snellville and has been practicing audiology since 1982. Dr. Vaught is licensed by the state of Georgia and is an active member of the Georgia Academy of Audiology (GAA), the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA).

Dr. Vaught has served on the GAA Board of Directors, and as a member of the convention committee, the marketing committee, and was the GAA webmaster. At the 2015 GAA Annual Convention, he was awarded the Honors of the Association for his years of service and dedication to the academy. Currently Dr. Vaught serves on the GAA Legislative Committee.

On the national level, Dr. Vaught has served the last two years on the AuDacity Convention Committee for the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.  He has served several years on the ADA Advocacy Steering Committee/Legislative Committee and in 2023 he served on the nominations committee. At the 2023 AuDacity Convention in Bonita Springs, FL, Dr. Vaught received the Craig W. Johnson Advocacy Award for his significant contributions to the profession of audiology through federal and/or state advocacy.

Dr. Vaught received his Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree in 2004 from Salus University, George S. Osborne College of Audiology. He earned both his Master of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Before entering private practice, Dr. Vaught worked in a variety of settings, including: an ear, nose, and throat physician’s office; a regional medical center; an audiology private practice; and for a hearing instrument manufacturer. His areas of special interests include diagnostics, electrophysiological testing, hearing aid technology and fitting and professional advocacy.

Dr. Vaught enjoys running and exercising. He is a huge sports enthusiast and is an avid UNC Tar Heel fan!

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Michelle Chisholm

Audiology Assistant | Billing Specialist

Michelle Chisholm joined The Audiology Center of Snellville as its first staff member in January 2007 as the office manager. Today, she serves the practice with dual responsibilities as an Audiology Assistant and an Insurance Billing Specialist.

She completed her audiology assistant training in 2014 at Nova Southeastern University in Florida and, in 2017 she completed the requirements to become a registered audiology assistant in the state of Georgia.

As an audiology assistant, Michelle assists Dr. Vaught in the office with several audiological and hearing aid procedures. Michelle also completed her certification in medical insurance billing and coding from the Georgia Medical Institute in 2005.

Michelle is originally from Bronx, NY, and moved to Georgia in 2004. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son.

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Cristal Zuno

Patient Care Coordinator

Cristal Zuno came to The Audiology Center of Snellville in March 2023 from Texas, where she worked for a physical therapy practice. Cristal works full-time as our lead patient care coordinator. She is bilingual, fluent in Spanish and English, and has more than 10 years of professional experience. She loves spending time with her husband at the gym, playing volleyball, and going on hikes. She also enjoys volunteering, traveling, and reading.


The Audiology Center of Snellville proudly accepts the following insurance plans and discount plans:
Many insurance companies will pay for a hearing (audiological) evaluation. Often a referral from a physician may be necessary depending on the insurance plan. Most insurance companies do not include any hearing aid benefits, but some do, such as BCBS-General Motors, and BCBS-Ford. We can assist you in verifying your hearing and hearing aid benefits.
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