Meet Dr. Albert F. Turri, Au.D. – Director of Audiology
I often get asked how I ended up becoming an audiologist. Well, the truth is, it wasn’t my first choice of career paths. In kindergarten, my teacher asked the class what we wanted to be when we grew up. Confidently, I stood up and told the class I wanted to be a pilot. As I sat down, proud of my distinguished future profession, my best friend whispered in my ear: “Pilots can’t talk funny, if they talk funny no one will understand them.” Since I stuttered he hurt my feelings really bad. Needless to say, I never became a professional pilot but not because of my stuttering, which was cured by a speech pathologist before I left elementary school and ultimately led to me becoming an audiologist. After graduating college with a bachelor’s degree I owned and operated a successful wholesale flower business in St. Pete Florida. Eight years into that career I decided to go back to school and become a speech-language pathologist so I could help kids stop stuttering. During completion of the 28 post bachelor’s required courses I was forced to take intro to audiology, I saved it for last and boy did it change my future. I was required to shadow three different audiologists and two of the experiences gave me goosebumps as I witnessed two patients receiving hearing aids and hearing their spouses clearly for the first time in a long time. I still get goosebumps a couple of times a year. I know everyone has an opinion of the “perfect” career. But for me, this was it. I am very proud and appreciative of what I get to do every day. As an audiologist, I help people hear the world and connect with people.…what a job!
In 17 years of practice I’ve never felt like I went to work once, Audiology is the perfect fit for me and it also introduced to me the love of my life, Christiane, also an audiologist currently at home full time with our three children, Gabriella, Julianna, and Cecilia. Our children are our life, and they keep us on our toes endlessly. But we do manage to travel quite a bit, whether it is across the state to see my parents or thousands of miles south to Brazil to visit Christiane’s family. We also, love boating on the Harris Chain of Lakes. Audiology is a constantly evolving and exciting field. At Al Turri, AuD., we truly believe we have an obligation to provide our patients with the safest and most advanced treatment options available. This is not something that is learned once but an ongoing learning process with continuing education and a lifelong pursuit to be the best at what we do. These aspirations help us to give our patients individualized treatment geared for the most healthy and efficient path towards improved hearing.
To provide the highest quality, compassionate care available to all my patients. I believe that the best care includes a personal touch you won’t find anywhere else.
“I treat every patient like family, and if I wouldn’t do it for my mom or dad then I don’t do it for a patient. Hearing, like life itself, is a precious gift – it deserves special care, so my goal is to deliver special care.” – Dr. Turri
- Doctor of Audiology – Au.D.
- Board Certified in Audiology – American Board of Audiology
- Member – Florida Academy Of Audiology
- Advisory Board Member – American Brain Counsel
- Member – Excellence In Audiology
- Member – ADA Academy of Doctors of Audiology
Schedule Your FREE Consultation with Dr. Turri Today
If you or a loved one are experiencing hearing loss or just want a consultation of your hearing clarity, call 352.674.8717 or click here to schedule your comprehensive audio exam. Your session includes an evaluation of your speech and noise understanding, a determination of your dementia risk, plus a written report of Dr. Turri’s findings. As a bonus, you will also receive a FREE copy of Dr. Turri’s book, “Back To Active: Change Your Life With Total Hearing Heath.” Contact us today to get started on your journey to hearing clarity – we can’t wait to meet you!
As one of the area’s premier audiology practices, Al Turri, AuD also provides 5-star-rated audiology care to patients in Summerfield, Lady Lake, Oxford, Wildwood, Leesburg, Belleview, Fruitland Park, and Weirsdale, FL.