Growing up in East Dallas, Dr. Gretchen Allen is a Texan through and through. She attended Stephen F. Austin State University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Speech and Hearing Sciences, in 1991 and 1994, respectively. During her studies she earned a distinction of Magna cum laude. Following graduation, Dr. Allen worked as a clinical audiologist in medical settings in Odessa, Rockwall, Plano and Dallas. As the field of Audiology transitioned to a doctoring profession, Dr. Gretchen Allen elected to go back to school, graduating with her Doctorate of Audiology degree from Salus University in 2011. Dr. Allen feels strongly that being an audiologist is so much more than just a career, it is her calling. She feels that it is truly an honor to find the most precise hearing solution for her patients and tailor it to meet each individual’s needs. Her deep sense of caring, positivity, and easy personality, make patients feel at ease throughout the hearing instrument analysis and proper fitting process. In addition to being an audiologist, she enjoys spending time with her family, running 5Ks with the Dallas Running Club, singing in choir, and photography.