Listening Comes First

Our Professional Staff

Kristin Koch, Au.D.

Kristin Koch, Au.D.
Clinical Audiologist/Owner

Dr. Koch, Owner and Audiologist, received her doctoral degree in Audiology from A.T. Still University in 2012. Her Bachelors and Masters degrees were both awarded from Western Michigan University. Dr. Koch has been an Audiologist for almost 20 years. She is a member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) and received her certification of clinical competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) in 2001. After working with Ear Nose & Throat physicians in the Culpeper area for many years, Dr. Koch made the decision to open her own independent private practice in Charlottesville in 2012. She has been very active in the community, including the Chamber of Commerce and local Elder Care Professionals groups. Dr. Koch was the Chair of the Chamber of Commerce Senior Business Roundtable from January of 2017 through January of 2019.  This group brings businesses together that work with people 55 and older. She was also part of the new planning committee for Dementia-Friendly Albemarle Charlottesville (DFAC), an effort to make our community more welcoming and accessible for people living with dementia. Dr. Koch and her husband, Drew, grew up in Michigan, spent time living in Columbia, South Carolina, and moved to Charlottesville in 2005. Dr. Koch’s husband is the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Virginia. They are both active in the community and on Grounds at UVA. Their two young children, two retired racing greyhounds and a small flock of chickens keep them busy at home. Dr. Koch enjoys properly fitting people with hearing loss using the latest digital hearing aid technology, the newest diagnostic equipment, and different verification tools, including Real Ear measurements. The improvements that have been made to digital hearing aids in the last several years have greatly increased patient satisfaction, acceptance and has also helped to lower the price of the devices. A person’s hearing loss is more often than not noticed by those people around the patient on a day-to-day basis. She greatly appreciates when patients involve their spouses, family members and/or friends in the process. Dr. Koch feels that there is great value in learning what family members have noted about specific situations. The whole process is enriched tremendously when approached using a team philosophy. Dr. Koch has received the “Best Bedside Manner Award” in Audiology from OurHealth Magazine each year the awards have been given (5 years running)!

Cooper Evans, Au.D.

Cooper Evans, Au.D.
Clinical Audiologist

Dr. Evans is excited to join the team at Evolution Hearing in Richmond. She moved to Richmond, VA from Dallas, TX in May 2016 and is originally from Huntsville, AL. Dr. Evans earned her doctorate degree in Audiology from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is licensed by the state of Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Dr. Evans is also a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and has received her certification of clinical competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. Evans enjoys providing patient centered hearing healthcare with a focus on educating patients and the community on the nature of hearing loss and tinnitus. She is passionate about improving patient quality of life through counseling and the use of the latest digital hearing aid technology, the newest diagnostic equipment, and different verification tools, including Real Ear measurements. The improvements that have been made to digital hearing aids in the last several years have greatly increased patient satisfaction, acceptance and has also helped to lower the price of the devices. In her spare time, Dr. Evans enjoys exploring the beautiful natural landscape of central Virginia, watching SEC football (War Eagle!) and spending time with her husband, Michael, and Goldendoodle puppy, Murphy.
Christine Wright, Au.D., CCC-A

Christine Wright, Au.D., CCC-A
Clinical Audiologist

Dr. Wright received her doctoral degree in Audiology from East Tennessee State University in. Her Bachelors degree was awarded from University of Southern California. She is licensed by the state of Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Dr. Wright is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and has received her certification of clinical competence (CCC). Before joining Evolution Hearing, Dr. Wright was an audiologist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C. 

Dr. Wright, her husband and their children are happy to have relocated to the Charlottesville area. Her husband is on the faculty in the School of Data Science at the University of Virginia. Together with their fluffy mutt, Boo, they love to explore the outdoors. They have been amazed by all the wildlife that frequents their backyard!

Dr. Wright’s audiologic interests include age-related hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss, tinnitus, generic hearing aid fitting prescriptions and real ear verification.  

Laura Davies, Au.D.

Laura Davies, Au.D.
Clinical Audiologist

Dr. Laura Davies received her Doctorate in Audiology from James Madison University in 2009. Her Bachelor's degree in Communication and Sciences and Disorders was awarded from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2005. Dr. Davies is a member of the American Speech and Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A). Opportunities to train and work in a variety of environments, including ear, nose, and throat physician practices, veteran's hospitals, university teaching hospitals, and private practices have contributed to her "best practice" methodology. Her primary interest is in treating adults with acquired hearing loss and tinnitus. She is passionate about listening to her patients and staying up to date with the latest hearing aid technology advances.so she can always offer the best options to address each individual's specific needs and wants. When Dr. Davies is out of the office, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, "Boo Boo" and "Toni", watching movies, listening to music/concerts, and visiting the beach or mountains for some extra relaxation.