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Kayla G. Wilkins, Au.D., CCC-A, Board-Certified Doctor of Audiology

Kayla G. Wilkins, Au.D., CCC-A
Board-Certified Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Kayla Wilkins stands as the esteemed proprietor and practitioner at Aspire Hearing and Balance, an audiology center located in the heart of Lakeland, Florida. Her unwavering passion and unyielding commitment are at the core of her mission—to deliver superlative hearing healthcare to her valued patients, their cherished families, and the extended Lakeland community. Dr. Wilkins' guiding principle is to embrace every individual who crosses her threshold with the warmth and attention one would expect from a world-class establishment, rendering a bespoke, unparalleled level of service and care.

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Dr. Kayla Wilkins achieved her Doctorate in Audiology from the prestigious University of South Florida. Her clinical residency took place at the renowned Tampa Bay Hearing and Balance Center, located in Tampa, Florida. Following her graduation, Dr. Wilkins became an integral part of the Tampa Bay Hearing and Balance Center team, where she dedicated four more years of her career collaborating with esteemed otologists, neurotologists, and surgeons specializing in
skull-based procedures. Over the course of her education and practice, she has gained an extensive expertise in the evaluation and treatment of individuals across the spectrum of hearing and balance disorders.

Dr. Wilkins, in particular, is renowned for her proficiency in cutting-edge hearing aid technology, cochlear implants, and bone-anchored hearing devices, making her a recognized specialist in these advanced auditory solutions.

Cultivating her roots in Plant City, Florida, Dr. Wilkins is a proud wife and loving mother to two wonderful children, Colton and Callie. An avid enthusiast of dogs, she shares her home with a beloved Corgi companion named Cody. When she’s not deeply engaged in her audiological practice, Dr. Wilkins treasures moments spent with her family and indulges in outdoor pursuits such as hunting and fishing. Furthermore, she fervently cheers on her favorite football team, the USF Bulls.

Education and Associations:

  • University of South Florida, Doctoral Degree in Audiology
  • University of South Florida, Bachelor of Arts
  • Board Certified in Audiology – American Board of Audiology
  • Clinical Certification – American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Fellow- American Academy of Audiology
Taylor K. Nye, Au.D., CCC-A, Board-Certified Doctor of Audiology

Taylor K. Nye, Au.D., CCC-A
Board-Certified Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Taylor Nye, a distinguished audiologist of world-class caliber, obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders from Florida State University, and furthered his educational journey by achieving a Doctor of Audiology degree from the esteemed University of South Florida. Dr. Nye’s commitment to excellence is evident in his status as a board-certified audiologist recognized by the American Board of Audiology (ABA), and his affiliation with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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Driven by an unwavering passion for enhancing the lives of individuals through improved hearing, Dr. Nye has honed his expertise as a specialist in tinnitus treatment. A native of the Tampa Bay region, he resides in the area alongside his wife and their faithful canine companion, Bowden. During his leisure hours, Dr. Nye indulges in a variety of interests, including spectating sporting events, perfecting his golf game, and cherishing quality moments with his loved ones.

Tammy Gaschler, Director of Operations

Tammy Gaschler
Director of Operations

Shantel Perrault-Amee, Patient Care Coordinator

Shantel Perrault-Amee
Patient Care Coordinator

Shantel Perrault-Amee serves as the Front Office Patient Care Coordinator at Aspire Hearing and Balance, where she exhibits exceptional dedication to ensuring that our patients receive the high-quality care they rightfully deserve. She joined the Aspire team in March 2023.

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A native of Malone, New York, she has resided in Florida for the past five years while pursuing her bachelor's degree in counseling. During her leisure time, Shantel takes pleasure in playing music, globetrotting, and cherishing moments with her feline companion, Pickles. She eagerly anticipates a future dedicated to furthering her career in the field of audiology and serving our valued patients here at Aspire Hearing and Balance.

Soneeka Estrella, Patient Care Coordinator

Liz Forbes
Patient Care Coordinator

Liz Forbes joined the Aspire Hearing and Balance team in March 2023 and serves as our Back Office Patient Care Coordinator. Recently relocated to Florida, Liz brings extensive experience and a warm, approachable demeanor to our team.

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Originally from Washington State, Liz enjoys off-roading in her Jeep, playing designer board games, scuba diving, and traveling the world. As a mother of three and a military spouse for the past 15 years, Liz embodies resilience and adaptability. With her husband retiring, Liz is excited about this new chapter in Florida.

Liz’s 20-year career in the medical field includes roles as an EMT, Medical Assistant, and Medical Records Specialist. Her diverse background ensures comprehensive patient care and administrative efficiency.

At our practice, Liz is dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate care. Her empathetic nature and professional expertise ensure that every patient feels valued and supported.

Aspire Hearing & Balance Team
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Aspire Hearing & Balance - Inside Office
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