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About Birmingham Speech & Hearing Associates

Birmingham Speech & Hearing Associates was the first private audiology and speech clinic in Birmingham. But we weren’t just satisfied being the only audiology practice in town — we had to make sure we offered the highest quality of care and most advanced audiology services possible. Since then, we’ve continued to provide our patients with professional, compassionate care. We have many patients and their families who have trusted us with their hearing healthcare for decades and even generations.

In 2019, leadership of Birmingham Speech & Hearing Associates passed into the hands of audiologist Dr. Leslie Crawford, who has been part of our team for more than ten years. She is looking forward to continuing the legacy of care and expertise that our practice has been known for and to serving the community she loves so much.

Our team members are all warm and friendly people with extensive experience and significant training in their fields. Together, we make up a family of professionals who truly care about you as an individual.

Meet Our Team of Experts

Leslie Crawford Au.D., Audiologist & Owner

Leslie Crawford, Au.D., Audiologist & Owner

Leslie Crawford earned her doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and master’s degree in Audiology from Auburn University. Leslie has been a member of the Birmingham Speech & Hearing family since 2008. She spent the first 6 years of her career as a clinical audiologist in an ENT practice where she provided diagnostic and rehabilitative hearing and balance disorder services. Leslie is nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

Leslie is a native of Sylacauga, Alabama and now lives in Vestavia with her husband, Kevin, and her two children, Mac and Ann Ellison. Currently, her hobbies include whatever activities her children are doing.

Cooper Evans - Audiologist

Cooper Evans, Audiologist

Cooper Evans earned her doctorate in Audiology from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2017. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Auburn University. She has previously worked as an audiologist in Virginia and Georgia, with a focus on diagnostic audiological evaluations for patients of all ages. Cooper is passionate about following best practices in hearing aid fitting and providing patient centered hearing healthcare. Cooper is nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Academy of Audiology and is licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Cooper is a native of Huntsville, AL and currently resides in Homewood with her husband, Michael, and their goldendoodle, Murphy.
Jill Byrd Au.D., Audiologist

Jill Byrd, Au.D., Audiologist

Jill Byrd has worked in the field of audiology for more than 25 years. She received a master’s degree from the University of Florida and a doctorate of audiology from the University of Arizona. Jill is experienced in complete diagnostic audiological evaluations, aural rehabilitation relevant to hearing loss, hearing aids, lipreading/speechreading skills, and other various areas of general hearing healthcare. In addition to leading community education and hearing health clinics at various retirement facilities, Jill serves several of our local school districts as an educational audiologist

Ferne McClintock, Speech-Language Pathologist

Ferne McClintock, Speech-Language Pathologist

Ferne McClintock has worked as a speech-language pathologist for more than 35 years, having received her master’s degree at the University of South Florida in 1983. She worked in the Tampa Bay area and in Santa Cruz, California, serving both children and adults, before coming to Birmingham in 1987. She has worked for Birmingham Speech & Hearing Associates for more than 25 years, primarily serving children with articulation, language, stuttering, and voice disorders. Ferne has particular interest in childhood apraxia of speech and in autism spectrum disorders. She currently belongs to the Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

Ferne and her husband, Jim, have two young adult children, Luke and Jamie, and a granddoddle named Palmer.

Annie Laurie Sinclair, Speech-Language Pathologist

Annie Laurie Sinclair, Speech-Language Pathologist

Annie Laurie Sinclair has evaluated and treated children with various speech-language disorders for more than 22 years. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication disorders from Auburn University. Annie Laurie currently belongs to the Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

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4 Office Park Circle,
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Birmingham, AL 35223

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