rita mcwilliams, au.d.

Dr. Rita McWilliams is a board certified and licensed audiologist. She holds her Doctoral Degree in Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences. Rita also holds her certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as her B.A. in Speech and Hearing and her M.A. in Audiology. Dr. McWilliams has worked with various professionals from Ear, Nose, and Throat physicians to private practices in Eureka, Auburn, and Redding California before opening her private practice in 1985. Dr. McWilliams is specialized in aural rehabilitation, tinnitus management, and many other ear and hearing loss issues. Her patients describe her as well-informed, warm, caring, and a compassionate person who truly cares about their hearing health. Outside of her private practice, Rita enjoys gardening, traveling, and spending time with her parents and daughters.

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Rita McWilliams, age 27

During fellowship year of graduate program

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Kirsten McWilliams, age 30

During fellowship year of graduate program

Kirsten mcwilliams, au.d.

Dr. Kirsten McWilliams is Rita’s oldest daughter and grew up working in her mother’s practice. Even when she was 5 days old, she was already in the office meeting new patients. Kirsten received her B.S. in Psychology from UC Davis and worked as a Hearing Aid Dispenser for four years in the clinic with her mom. She quickly fell in love with Audiology and decided to follow her mother’s footsteps and pursue her Doctorate in Audiology. She graduated top-of-her-class from University of the Pacific in San Francisco’s doctorate program in 2018. During her graduate work, she developed superior skills and knowledge with internship rotations at Stanford, Kaiser, and a private ENT practice.  She spent her fellowship year at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento where she gained experience in pediatric audiology, cochlear implants, vestibular evaluations, and diagnostic audiology. In her spare time, Kirsten volunteers as a Board of Directors member for the California Academy of Audiology, as a Northern California board representative and Legislative Liaison.

Rachel Ricks, Hearing Aid Dispenser

rachel ricks, hearing aid dispenser

Rachel has been a part of the Audiology Associates family for over 9 years. After working in positions at the front desk and billing, she has always gravitated to helping our patients hear to the best of their ability. A few years ago she became a California Licenses Hearing Instrument Specialist and is now seeing patients full-time. Rachel also oversees routine hearing aid maintenance and troubleshooting bluetooth and wireless connectivity. Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and pets, traveling, cooking, and playing the piano. She also helps coordinate the office social functions which is why you will often find the team at local Monday night trivia competitions.