Dr Diane BaduaDr. Diane Badua graduated from the State University of New York, College at Fredonia in 1986 with her masters in Audiology. She returned to school 18 years later and received her Doctor of Audiology from the University of Florida. Dr. Badua has lived in New York, Georgia, Hawaii, Virginia and Germany. She has worked in a variety of settings including speech and hearing clinics, hearing aid dispensing offices and schools as she gained experience working with newborns, toddlers, children, and adults.

"I love seeing the smile on a patient’s face when putting a hearing aid on for the first time and to be able to hear sounds they haven't heard in years."

Audiology and Hearing Aid Center of Gainesville opened in October 2006 allowing Dr. Badua to put her varied experiences to work in one setting. Dr. Badua resides with her husband Sam and their dog Maile. Their son Sean is a cadet at West Point Army Academy and their daughter Jenizza is a senior at Virginia Tech majoring in Interior Design.

“Dear Dr. Diane Badua,
Thank you for taking the time to visit our school to share information about being an audiologist. I especially enjoyed your enthusiasm about being [an audiologist]. I enjoyed how much you looked like you love your work.”

Student from Saunders Middle School