lisa-a-matesevacDirector of Audiology

Licensure/Certification

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence-American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology
  • State License-Georgia #AUD003468

Education and Training

  • Au.D., Clinical Doctorate in Audiology, Salus University, Elkins Park, PA
  • M. A., Audiology, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • B.S., Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY

Clinical and Professional Experience

Dr. Matesevac has been an audiologist at Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat of Atlanta since 1997 and currently serves as the Director of Audiology, supervising the audiologists and audiology assistant at all of PENTA’s locations. Her additional clinical experience has included significant work in the Atlanta metropolitan area public schools and training nursing staff who conduct newborn hearing screenings for the area hospitals, Babies Can’t Wait and Children’s First. She was also a member of the committee which was instrumental in developing the Pediatric Hearing Aid Assistance program offered by the Lions Lighthouse which became effective in the state of Georgia in January 2015.

In her role at PENTA, Dr. Matesevac was integral to the development and launch of the Cochlear Implant Program at PENTA in 2005. Dr. Matesevac focuses the majority of her practice on cochlear implant patients. She is highly experienced in cochlear implant mapping for all the FDA approved cochlear implant manufacturers.

She is also responsible for performing diagnostic evaluations for children of all ages utilizing Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR), Otoacoustic Emission Evaluation (OAE), Visual Reinforced Audiometry (VRA), play audiometry and standard audiometric techniques.  In her work, she is involved in the selection, fitting and troubleshooting of hearing aids and provides hearing aid management throughout the course of the evaluation and fitting process.

Dr. Matesevac is responsible for the development of the audiology program at PENTA and leads the audiology team which includes, training and supervising audiology doctoral students who are completing their clinical practicum with PENTA.

She is highly invested in working with families whose children have hearing loss, connecting them with families of children who are newly diagnosed with hearing loss.  She knows the importance of early diagnosis and intervention based on her own personal experience. Having a younger brother with hearing loss, Dr. Matesevac knew from a very early age that she wanted to enter the profession and work with families such as hers.

“Early intervention is critical to the potential for spoken language development. And, as a result, children with hearing loss today know no limitations on what they can achieve. Each time I turn on a child’s cochlear implant or hearing aid for the first time, I am excited for his or her future.”

Professional Societies/Associations

  • American Cochlear Implant Alliance
  • American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • Fellow, American Academy of Audiology
  • Committee member, Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Stakeholder Committee through UNHS
  • Committee member, Georgia Pathways
  • Committee member, Georgia Pathways-Medicaid subcommittee
  • Committee member, District 4 UNHS

Special Interests

  • Cochlear implant evaluation and mapping
  • Diagnostic evaluation of hearing including ABR evaluations
  • Hearing aid evaluation, fitting and management for hearing aids
  • Parent counseling
  • Supervision of Doctoral candidates
  • Training allied health professionals in newborn hearing screening