About Us

Our Audiologist became interested in hearing loss when her brother was unable to enlist in military service due to his hearing loss. Dr. Ponthier opened Lagniappe Hearing to offer hearing services to the people of central Louisiana. She wants to help improve the quality of life and relationships through better hearing.

Pronounced lan-yap, lagniappe means “something extra.” Dr. Ponthier chose to name her practice Lagniappe Hearing to let her patients know that she will always go above and beyond. Dr. Ponthier believes that improved hearing goes beyond simple communication; it helps patients reconnect with loved ones and improves their quality of life. She spends extra time getting to know each and every patient to learn their hearing needs. This helps Dr. Ponthier design individualized treatment plans.

In addition to providing exceptional care, Lagniappe Hearing gives every new patient a set of earplugs. Just another way we provide our patients with something extra.

Angela Ponthier, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Owner, Audiologist

Angela Ponthier, Audiologist, has been passionate about helping those with hearing loss ever since she was young and saw firsthand the struggles these patients go through. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Louisiana Tech University and received her Doctor of Audiology from Salus University. Dr. Ponthier is a member of Louisiana Academy of Audiologists, American Academy of Audiologists and American Speech–Language–Hearing Association. She is licensed by the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

After working as an audiologist with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for 18 years, even earning an award for her work to decrease wait time and missed opportunities for patients with hearing loss, Dr. Ponthier decided it was time to open her own practice. She created Lagniappe Hearing in 2016 with the goal of helping all patients improve their quality of life through better hearing health care. She is married with two children; son Kenny is a Cub Scout and attends Paradise Elementary. He enjoys football like his brother Josh, who plays for Tioga Junior High and the Red River Youth Football League.