Get To Know Our Audiology Department
We’re proud to have a team of dedicated audiology professionals who are passionate about helping you hear your world clearer than ever before. Every member of our team is compassionate, competent, and committed to your hearing.
Dr. Lascelles Pinnock
Board Certified Otolaryngologist
Dr. Lascelles Pinnock is a board certified ENT specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ears, nose, & throat. He practices surgery for conditions relating to the head and neck. Dr. Pinnock is committed to his community, which is reflected in his service to the Detroit metro area for more than 30 years. Dr. Pinnock and the Platinum Hearing Aids team feel honored to continue serving returning patients, as well as making ourselves accessible to new ones who are seeking the services of experienced ear, nose, and throat doctors.
Dr. Pinnock is also a specialist when it comes to the treatment of allergies and sinus diseases, and is affiliated with St. Johh Providence Hospital, Providence Park Hospital, Oakwood Hospital and the Detroit Medical Center.
Board Certified Otolaryngologist
Dr. Stachler attended medical school in Dayton Ohio, Wright State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Wayne State University, Detroit. After completing his residency, he was invited to join the academic faculty in the Department and started the Harper University Swallowing and Voice Center at Wayne State University. He also was named Chief of Otolaryngology at the VA Medical Center in under 5 years. He attained Associate Professor status in 2005. In 2008, he was asked to work at Henry Ford Hospital in the Voice lab out at Lakeside Medical Center. He codirected the Otolaryngic Allergy Program and in two years, became the Division Head in Otolaryngology at Lakeside and Chief of the Allergy Division. At Henry Ford, he became the National Safety and Quality Improvement Champion for the Otolaryngology Department in 2008. He has become nationally known in safety and quality and currently is on the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee for the Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. He is known nationally for his safety work and has published and presented in this field over the last 6 years. He has also published extensively in the swallowing and voice field. He has given national and international lectures on swallowing and voice disorders. He is very involved in the Board of Governors in the academy. He is currently Vice Chair of the Legislative Representative Committee for the academy. He is a member of the Payment, Policy and Procedures Committee for the academy as well. He is current secretary of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Wayne State University. He is often teaching the residents in the Otolaryngology Department at the DMC/Tenet Healthcare Network and at Oakwood.
His major areas of interest are allergy, speech, voice and swallowing disorders, and salivary and endocrine gland disorders. He is delighted to get the opportunity to work at Downriver ENT with Dr. Pinnock and his excellent staff.
Rajashree Natarajan, AUD CCC-A
Director Of Audiology
Dr. Rajashree Natarajan has been a well known audiologist in the greater Detroit metro area for over 15 years. She is licensed with American Speech and Hearing Associations and with the Board of Michigan. Although she specializes in treating younger patients, she embraces helping patients in need from any age group.
Mira Brooks, Au.D CCC-A
Dr. Mira Brooks has been working as a certified Audiologist for more than twenty years. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Audiology and Speech Sciences from Michigan State University in 1986. She was awarded her Master’s Degree in Audiology from Western Michigan University in 1988. Dr. Brooks obtained her doctorate degree in Audiology from the University of Florida in 2011. Her vast clinical experience ranges from diagnostic testing to dispensing the latest technology in hearing amplification. Dr. Brooks serves a wide range of patients, including pediatrics through geriatric populations. She is licensed in the State of Michigan and has certification through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).
Certified Hearing Aid Specialist
Valerie Charette is the Hearing Aid Specialist at Platinum Hearing Aids. She has years of experience in the Audiology department, and loves working with patients of all age groups.
Erika Bunkel is Platinum Hearing Aid’s Audiology Assistant. Working in tandem with Rajashree, the Director Of Audiology, Erika gets tons of first hand experience, and is incredible at what she does. Working with patients is a passion of hers, and she loves being a part of the Platinum Hearing Aids team!
Contact Your Allen Park & Southfield, MI Audiologists
Have more questions about our team or services? We’re here for you. Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment for audiology in Southfield or a hearing aid test in Allen Park. We can’t wait to hear from you!