ENT Pediatric Audiologist in Suffolk and Newport News, VA
Skylar G. Poland, AuD, CCC-A graduated Summa Cum Laude earning her Bachelor of Science from Radford University in Radford, Virginia. Furthering her education, she earned her Doctor of Audiology from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. During her time at East Carolina University, Dr. Poland received a “breadth and depth” style of audiological education with both didactic coursework and extensive clinical rotations. It was there that she discovered her true passion and niche for pediatrics. From there, she completed a fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk, Virginia, where she served as a pediatric audiology fellow.
From an early age, Dr. Poland’s altruistic nature drew her to the medical field. Her desire to become a Doctor of Audiology was cultivated by sharing in special auditory life moments such as hearing the cry of an infant, listening to good music, or participating in heartfelt conversations with family. Dr. Poland strives to ensure her patients are given compassionate care and are well-informed with the most up-to-date knowledge of audiological treatment options. Her philosophy of care centers on the importance of patient-provider relationships, allowing her to connect with patients as a whole rather than focus on the technical aspects of audiograms and hearing aid fittings. This approach addresses the emotional needs that come along with a hearing loss diagnosis and provides Dr. Poland with a better grasp of each patient’s specific needs and goals.
Dr. Poland treats patients aged seven months and up for sensorineural hearing loss, conductive hearing loss, and mixed hearing loss. Her special medical interests include pediatric hearing and hearing disorders, craniofacial disorders impacting hearing, pathology-related hearing losses, and telepractice.
In addition to her practice, Dr. Poland also values education. She was awarded her Certificate of Clinical Confidence (CCC-A) by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Additionally, she serves as an ASHA-compliant preceptor for fourth-year AuD students.
When she’s not in the office, Dr. Poland enjoys spending time at her family’s beach cottage in North Carolina, fishing on the Nottoway River with her husband, and running with her dog. As a Suffolk native, Hampton Roads is home to Dr. Poland and her family and friends. Dr. Poland enjoys working with phenomenal, like-minded professionals and meeting new patients.
Dr. Poland joined TPMG Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists in Suffolk and Newport News in 2021.
Dr. Skylar G. Poland’s Printable Biography
Undergraduate: B.S. in Science, Radford University of Virginia
Medical School: Doctor of Audiology, East Carolina University of North Carolina
Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD), Norfolk, Virginia