All of our audiologists are licensed in the state of Massachusetts and maintain a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

 

Cynthia Beauregard, M.A., CCC-A

Education
Master of Arts in Audiology, University of Connecticut, 1980
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1975

Licenses and Certifications
License in Audiology - Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A) - American Speech, Language, Hearing Association, 1981

Other
Employed with Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC since 2000
Practicing Audiologist since 1980

Clinical Interests/Concentration
Diagnostic evaluation of hearing loss in pediatric and adult populations
Vestibular assessment utilizing Electronystagmography (VNG/ENG)
Counseling patients about hearing aid candidacy, hearing protection/conservation
Taking impressions for custom earmolds for hearing protection and making in-house earmolds for patients requiring water precautions

Personal Perspective
“A career in Audiology was a natural choice for me since I grew up with deaf relatives and developed a sensitivity to persons with communication disorders at an early age. Despite communication challenges, my aunts and their husbands led happy, productive lives. Although they did use Sign language as their primary communication mode, they did learn to speak with varying degrees of success. One aunt had normal hearing children and enjoyed four normal hearing grandchildren. My other aunt chose not to have children as she feared they would be born deaf. Fortunately, advances in technology now make it possible for hearing-impaired children to be diagnosed at birth, thanks to committed professionals in the field who actively lobbied for what eventually became the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening law in our country.  Being able to identify hearing-impairment at birth now means that the majority of children are not getting diagnosed late, which is critical so that the important speech/language learning years from 0-3 years of age are not lost. With hearing aids being fit as early as 1-3 months of age and/or later cochlear implantation if indicated, earlier intervention is possible to provide a promising future for these children. Studies are showing that the communication, academic, social and emotional gaps or delays are now significantly more narrow for this population as compared to normal hearing peers. It has been very exciting to be part of a profession that enables the hearing-impaired to successfully function in society and reach their potential. If only my aunts and uncles were still here to see how things have improved.”


 

Alison Cavanaugh, Au.D., CCC-A

Education
Doctor of Audiology, A.T. Still University, 2013
Master of Science in Audiology, Purdue University, 1995
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders, SUNY, The College at New Paltz, 1993

Licenses and Certifications
License in Audiology - Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Certification of Clinical Competency - American Speech, Language, Hearing Association
Fellow - American Academy of Audiology

Other
Employed with Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC since 1995

Clinical Interests/Concentration
Amplification selection and fitting
Bone anchored hearing systems
Ototoxic monitoring
Hearing conservation
Pediatric and adult hearing assessment

Personal Perspective
“I enjoy the challenges and rewards of my profession every day.  The challenge of getting a hearing evaluation completed on a screaming child, the challenge of explaining the implications of hearing loss on one’s communications abilities, the challenge of meeting a patient’s expectations with their new hearing aids.  And then reaping the rewards of being able to tell parents that putting ear tubes in have returned their child’s hearing to normal or fitting a patient with hearing aids and having them tell me what a difference this made in their lives and they don’t know why they didn’t get hearing aids sooner!”

 
 

Matthew Kelley, Au.D., CCC-A

Audiology Manager

Education
Doctor of Audiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2009
Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2005

Licenses and Certifications
License in Audiology - Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Certification of Clinical Competency – American Speech, Language, Hearing Association
Fellow - American Academy of Audiology

Other
Employed with Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC since 2010

Clinical Interests/Concentration
Personal experience with hearing loss includes over 25 years of hearing aid use
Amplification selection and fitting
Electroacoustic analysis of hearing devices
Hearing conservation

Personal Perspective“Growing up with a hearing loss has provided me a unique perspective on helping others hear better. I have had the opportunity to use both analog and digital hearing aids, and my severe to profound hearing loss has granted me the capability of personally evaluating new technology as it enters the market. This journey has helped me develop a more comprehensive approach when managing someone’s hearing loss. While hearing aids may be part of the solution, my experience has proven that only when identifying all of a patient’s hearing needs can we deliver the greatest amount of success.”


 

Shelley Letendre, M.A., CCC-A

Education
Master of Arts in Audiology, University of Connecticut, 1999
Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders, Worcester State College, 1997

Licenses and Certifications
License in Audiology - Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Certification of Clinical Competency – American Speech, Language, Hearing Association
Fellow - American Academy of Audiology

Other
Employed with Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC since 1999

Clinical Interests/Concentration
Amplification selection and fitting
Diagnostic audiology for pediatric and adult populations
Vestibular assessment utilizing Electronystagmography (VNG/ENG)

Personal Perspective
“Working as an audiologist in a busy ENT practice is an incredibly rewarding and challenging experience that allows me to help many people with a variety of hearing and balance issues. Hearing loss is an issue that can have a tremendous impact on a person’s daily life – it can affect them socially, professionally and educationally. I see time and time again that people with hearing loss stop doing the things they enjoy due to the communication difficulties they experience. I am able to improve their quality of life by helping them “reconnect” with their hearing and get them back to doing the things they enjoy. It is enormously satisfying to be a part of that!”

 

 

Marcella McDevitt, Au.D., CCC-A

Education
Doctor of Audiology, A.T. Still University, 2013
Master of Arts in Business Administration, College of St. Rose, 1995
Master of Arts in Audiology, University of Iowa, 1982
Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, Cornell University, 1977

Licenses and Certifications
License in Audiology - Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Certification of Clinical Competency - American Speech, Language, Hearing Association
Fellow - American Academy of Audiology
Member and Past Board Member - Massachusetts Speech and Hearing Association
Certified in the SKI-HI program for the early intervention of hearing impaired children

Other
Employed with Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC since 2006
Practicing Audiologist since 1982

Clinical Interests/Concentration
Amplification selection and fitting
Bone anchored hearing systems
Ototoxic monitoring
Hearing conservation
Pediatric and adult hearing assessment
Balance assessment

Personal Perspective
“People often ask me, “What made you become an Audiologist?”  The answer is quite simple, it’s personal.  There is a history of early onset hearing loss in my family.  When I was a child, I remember my father as a gregarious, vibrant man who slowly retreated into a very small, isolated world as his hearing deteriorated.  He refused to talk on the phone.  My mother became his communications device.  Social events were frustrating because he couldn’t hear conversation.  Hearing aids only provided limited benefit back then.  I went to graduate school in audiology to make a difference in his life but, unfortunately, he passed away my final year in graduate school.  I have since dedicated my life to making a positive difference in the lives of my patients.  I want them to be able to live life to its fullest.  Currently, I and several of my siblings wear hearing aids.  As I said before, it’s personal.”