Erin Rellinger, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA


Dr. Erin Rellinger received her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her clinical fellowship at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, CA. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing and graduated summa cum laude from Elmira College in New York.

Dr. Rellinger is a licensed audiologist in the state of Georgia and a member of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA). She carries the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A), which is awarded by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She is also a member of the Georgia Academy of Audiology (GAA).

Dr. Rellinger’s clinical experience includes graduate student training at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, CA; two semesters at the Spencer T. Olin Clinic in St. Louis, MO; two semesters at the Center for Advanced Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis; a semester at St. Louis Children’s Hospital; a semester at the Dizziness and Balance Center at Washington University in St. Louis; and a full year at the House Research Institute in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Rellinger was the recipient of a T-35 Student Research Grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and studied environmental, ototoxic, and genetic age-related and noise-induced hearing loss. Dr. Rellinger moved to Atlanta in 2012 and worked in an ear, nose and throat clinic and a non-profit clinic prior to joining Eye Consultants of Atlanta in 2014.

Dr. Rellinger knows the importance of hearing health care based on her own personal experience. Having a mother with hearing loss, she knew from a very early age that she wanted to work with families just like her own. She began working at a local audiology clinic in Severna Park, MD, at the age of 14, where she received excellent mentoring that led to a career focused on personalized hearing care.

Outside of the office, Dr. Rellinger enjoys spending her free time hiking, painting, sewing, and playing the piano and guitar. She lives in Marietta with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog.

PublicationsRellinger, E.A., & Ohlemiller, K.K. (2012). Eliminating Catalase Paradoxically Reduces Age- and Noise-Associated Threshold Elevation in C57BL/6 Mice. Association for Resarch in Otolaryngology, San Diego, CA. February 2012.

Barden, E. K., Rellinger, E. A., Ortmann, A. J., & Ohlemiller, K. K. (2012). Inheritance patterns of noise vulnerability and ‘protectability’ in (C57BL/6J x CBA/J) F1 hybrid mice. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 23(5),332-340.

Rellinger, Erin A., “Cochlear protein expression in kanamycin treated mice” (2011). Independent Studies and Capstones. Paper 619. Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine.

Ohlemiller, K. K., Rosen, A. D., Rellinger, E. A., Montgomery, S., & Gagnon, P. M. (2010). Different cellular and genetic basis of noise-related endocochlear potential reduction in CBA/J and BALB/cJ mice, Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 12, 45-58.

Ohlemiller, K. K., Rybak Rice, M. E., Rellinger, E. A., Ortmann, A. J. (2010). Divergence of noise vulnerability in cochleae of young CBA/J and CBA/CaJ mice. Hearing Research, 272, 13-20.

Rellinger, E., Ohlemiller, K., & Gagnon, P. Unexpected Protection by Removal of the Major Antioxidant Enzyme Catalase. American Auditory Society, Scottsdale, AZ. March 2010.