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Whitney McAteer, Au.D., CCC-A, FFF-A

Whitney E. McAteer, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

Pediatric Audiologist

Licensure/Certification

  • Certificate of Clinic Competence – American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Fellow, American Academy of Audiology
  • State License – Georgia: AUD004105

Education and Training

  • Doctorate of Audiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Bachelor of Science, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK

Clinical and Professional Experience

After completing her fourth-year clinical externship at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Whitney McAteer joined PENTA in 2017. Her clinical experiences include hospital, clinical and private practice settings with first-hand exposure to a broad pediatric population.

In her role at PENTA, Dr. McAteer is responsible for diagnostic audiologic evaluations of infants, children and adolescents utilizing standard, conditioned play, and visual reinforcement audiometry techniques. She is involved in the selection, fitting, verification and follow-up of both digital hearing aids and bone anchored hearing aids from a variety of manufacturers.

Dr. McAteer is proficient in utilizing the Biologic, Vivosonic, and Natus Hand-Held auditory brainstem response (ABR) units to complete electrophysiological testing for children during natural sleep and under sedation in the operating room.

Dr. McAteer has a passion for working with children with special needs and their families including those with Down Syndrome, ADHD, cleft palate, and other disorders and syndromes associated with hearing loss. She has specialized training to work with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and has conducted research focused on providing resources to assist children with ASD in the hearing screening process.

Professional Societies/Associations

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • American Academy of Audiology

Special Interests

  • Diagnostic hearing assessments
  • Evaluation, fitting, programming and troubleshooting of traditional hearing aids and bone anchored hearing aids
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing including the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening
  • Support and counseling for families of children with hearing loss
  • Special needs populations particularly Autism Spectrum Disorder

“The best part of pediatric audiology is forming lasting relationships with children and their families. There is no greater gift than a family trusting me to guide them through their hearing healthcare journey.”