Dr. Ellison obtained her undergraduate and graduate training at Northern Illinois University and her doctorate in audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. She is a licensed audiologist in the State of TN and specializes in rehabilitative audiology and tinnitus.

She has been involved in her profession on a national level:  has served as President of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA); was a founding board member of the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE); was an assistant professor for the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Hearing Center; and was an instructor for the Arizona School of Health Sciences Distance Learning Program.

Dr. Ellison is married to her wonderful husband and has an amazing daughter and son-in-law and two adorable grandchildren.