Dr. Phillips has completed a thorough 1 on 1 vetting process with Dr. Cliff himself to verify that she follows best practices in patient care.
As an independent Private Practice Audiologist, Dr. Phillips will hand-pick the best hearing technology available for your unique needs.
Advanced Otolaryngology & Audiology is consistently the most highly rated hearing practice in Fort Collins for a reason -- our #1 focus is your experience! You're in great hands with our team!
Working with an Audiologist that follows best practices (just like Dr. Cliff does in his clinics) is the key to a life-transforming hearing care experience. Treating hearing loss properly is complex, and requires a provider willing to invest the time and resources in your optimal hearing results.
Only about 20% of hearing providers follow best practices in audiology...choosing a Dr. Cliff Approved Provider ensures that you will receive hearing care that includes Best Practices -- leading to your best hearing in the situations and with the people that matter the most.
Dr. Natalie Phillips is the Senior Audiologist with Advanced Otolaryngology and Audiology in Fort Collins, Colorado. Dr. Phillips has served on the Board of Directors for the Colorado Academy of Audiology and on various convention committees for the American Academy of Audiology as well as the Support Personnel Task Force. Dr. Phillips served on the Legacy Project Steering Committee and is a Global Ambassador Emeritus for Empowering A Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020), a global initiative and movement to provide the tools, technology, and resources to empower women as leaders and successful entrepreneurs.
Dr. Phillips has experience developing early hearing detection programs in various hospitals throughout the state of Texas. Her work then took her to Southern California, where she collaborated with a neurotologist, taking over the practice of Dr. William House. She has participated in research within the field of audiology, including cochlear implants, tinnitus devices and a fully implantable hearing system. Dr. Phillips is particularly interested in tinnitus and has been providing tinnitus and sound sensitivity therapy options to patients for the past 20 years. In addition to seeing patients and being involved in research and on clinical advisory boards,she continues to pursue opportunities to participate in humanitarian audiology as well as believes in connecting with people both inside and outside of the hearing industry to be able to make a bigger impact in the world.
Dr. Natalie Phillips is passionate about building deep relationships and authentic connections to help make a difference in the world together. She is committed to assisting individuals and businesses to become more of who they are and to live out their brand. She believes in creating environments in which people can connect on different levels to help their businesses succeed. She created and is Founder and CEO of Connect4Excellence, LLC, a company dedicated to guide individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses to connect to their own mission and culture, to connect to others at organized events, to connect to their own voice with a bigger audience on social media, and to connect to be able to give back and create social impact. She is also host of Connecting A Better World, a podcast aimed to connect people to listen, learn, and spark interest and empowerment in how they themselves see what they can bring forth to make this world a better place.
Why do you feel Best Practices are critical for optimal hearing aid performance?
"What we CAN document and identify are included in the Best Practices of our office to evaluate as best we can prior to fitting, during fitting, and also post-fitting to guide our counseling as well as verify and validate our fitting methods based on the unique and individual results of each patient. This allows us to fit our patients appropriately, most comprehensive, and allows for the best success for our patients."
Why did you feel compelled to join the Dr. Cliff AuD Approved Provider Network?
"I am very appreciative of the efforts of Dr. Cliff Olson and his team to continue to create outstanding content to help bring hearing awareness to both consumers and professionals. As some of our patients travel from out of state to see us for our specialty services, we understand the hurdles for patients to travel a distance as well as being able to serve these patients in a timely manner. If we were to refer our patients to someone closer, we would want to be able to make sure they would be taken care of like our own and providers vetted in the process. Our Doctors of Audiology have already been providing the list of Dr. Cliff AuD required Best Practices, therefore, it made sense to be able to provide this option for individuals not able or willing to travel and stay closer to home."
What do you like best about Audiology?
"Being a provider for over 23 years, I have seen Audiology grow and it only continues to get better. Not only are diagnostic testing and technology improving, but being able to be connected to like-minded individual sand business owners who are innovative, open to learning new ways of communication and service, and collaborating for the best of the patient’s needs and care gives me hope for the future of our industry."
What was your journey to becoming an Audiologist?
I initially went to college to become a Pediatrician, but ended up finding my way to the Department of Communication Disorders and Speech Sciences and obtaining my Bachelor’s degree. When contemplating whether to become a Speech Pathologist or an Audiologist, I was already deeply rooted in the Deaf Community and asked my American Sign Language professor if the Deaf would not like speech pathologists more forcing them to speak, or audiologists, for forcing them to hear. She set me straight and told me that whatever I chose, to be an advocate for the Deaf Community. I went on to obtain my Master’s Degree in Audiology and my Doctorate degree program required 5 years of clinical experience prior to completing the course requirements for my Au.D
My journey in Audiology has given me the opportunity to work in different environments, learn from many providers, and increase my services to ultimately provide the best, comprehensive care for our patients. I LOVE the ability to engage with our patients of all ages and solve diagnostic ear and balance disorder puzzles with our advanced evaluation measures, manage and treat tinnitus and sound sensitivity,work with bone anchored hearing devices and cochlear implants, and partner closely with a brain injury and concussion specialist. We are so blessed to continue to have the trust from our patients to provide them with the best care.