A third-generation Washingtonian, Dr. Gail Linn leads a team of four experienced and highly respected audiologists who provide personalized, state-of-the-art care for people with hearing loss. Using advanced technology, Potomac Audiology diagnoses hearing problems and dispenses the latest hearing aids and other devices to improve hearing in patients of all ages.
“We can help anyone with hearing issues using the tools we have available today,” says Dr. Lin. Among those tools are custom-made ear molds for musicians, contractors, hunters and people who work in noisy environments. Custom swim molds help swimmers minimize ear infections by keeping water out of the ear canal.
With 36 years of experience, Dr. Linn has worked with many government agencies and organizations including the FCC, FDA and OSHA to raise awareness of hearing loss and advance the level of patient care. She has also collaborated with researchers at NIH – most recently with developers of the TELLYHealth system, software designed to educate patients on the use of hearing aids. “People are often in denial about hearing loss,” she says. “We like educating them and helping them discover what it’s like to hear again.”
Dr. Linn serves on the board of the Maryland Academy of Audiology and is a longtime mentor of audiology students both locally and nationwide. Her family practice includes her daughter, audiologist Dr. Tricia Terlep, and Tricia’s husband Vince, director of operations.
“We’re not just selling hearing aids – we’re improving quality of life,” says Dr. Linn. “We’re helping people hear again, and that’s amazing.”
Awards & Honors:
“Best Audiologist,” Best of Bethesda Readers’ Poll, Bethesda Magazine, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020