Our Hearing Professionals
Dr. Maria Sakellarides
Dr. Maria Sakellarides has been a practicing audiologist since 1977. She received a Bachelors Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology in 1976 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and her Masters Degree in Audiology in 1977 from the University of West Virginia in Morgantown. In May 2000, she received her Doctor of Audiology Degree from the University of Florida in Gainsville. In June 2001, she established her own practice in Arlington, Virginia called Advanced Hearing Health Care, P.L.C.. She has worked in the Northern Virginia area since 1993. Dr. Maria has expanded her practice and she has a second location in Lorton, Virginia.
Dr. Maria Sakellarides, is extensively trained in all aspects of hearing loss, hearing aids and counseling that will assist a patient through various stages of their hearing impairment. She is able to dispel myths related to hearing loss, hearing aids and assistive listening devices. Her goal is to provide hearing aid satisfaction and better quality of life. Advanced Hearing Health Care offers the latest hearing aid technology in the latest styles. Current hearing aid users are always welcome to come in for an evaluation of their hearing aids.
Dr. Maria established her own practice in Arlington, Virginia July, 2001 called Advanced Hearing Health Care, P.L.C..
- Certified in Audiology by American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)
- Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA)
- Fellow of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA)
Professional audiologists, or Doctors of Audiology (Au.D.'s), are educated in the science and management of disorders of hearing and balance. The Au.D. graduates are prepared to utilize the newest advances in technology to help patients hear better.
According to Dr. Maria, our goals are to "promote the acceptance of hearing healthcare for the hearing impaired and their families through the use of hearing aids, assistive listening devices, effective counseling and aural rehabilitation strategies. As professionals, our job is not necessarily that of selling hearing aids. Our priority is to make sure our patients find solutions to their hearing problems. Each patient receives individualized attention. "WE ARE HEAR TO LISTEN."
Dr. Crystal Lilly
Dr. Crystal Lilly, Au.D., CCC-A is a passionate audiologist dedicated to improving the quality of life in others. She earned her bachelor of science degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Deaf Studies from Towson University in 2010. She then went on to earn her Clinical Doctor of Audiology degree from Towson University as well in 2014. Prior to receiving her clinical doctorate degree, Dr. Lilly completed her clinical residency at a well established Ear, Nose and Throat facility which enabled her to assess, diagnose and facilitate appropriate aural rehabilitation to individuals with otologic and balance disorders.
Dr. Lilly has a special interest in the neurological and psychological effects of hearing loss. She is committed to helping patients and their loved ones to learn and understand these aspects in order to enable her patients to overcome these effects and thus, have improved quality of life.
Dr. Lilly is currently licensed in the state of Virginia for Audiology and holds her clinical competence certificate from the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association.
Dr. Courtney Little
Dr. Little joined Advanced Hearing Healthcare in 2018. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders (2008) and her clinical doctorate in Audiology (2012) from the University at Buffalo. Dr. Little has worked both in private practice and ENT setting and has extensive experience with hearing and tinnitus evaluations, auditory rehabilitation and hearing aid fitting/follow-up. Dr. Little has hearing loss herself and has been wearing hearing aids for over 13 years giving her a unique perspective on hearing loss and hearing aid usage. She has an immense passion for helping people treat their hearing loss and working to find the best hearing solution for each person. Dr. Little currently resides in Reston with her husband and two dogs and is expecting her first child this coming Spring!