Audiologists

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

  • Four-time recipient of the ASHA Award for Continuing Education
  • Employed with Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC since 2010

Clinical Interests/Concentration

  • Personal experience with hearing loss includes over 30 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.”

 

 

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!”

 

 

Shelley Letendre, Au.D., CCC-A

Education

  • Doctor of Audiology, A.T. Still University, 2017
  • 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.”

 

 

Marilyn Perreault, M.A., CCC-A

Education

  • Master of Arts in Audiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1983
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1981

Licenses and Certifications

  • License in Audiology - Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Certification of Clinical Competency – American Speech, Language, Hearing Association

Other

  • Practicing audiologist since 1983
  • Employed with Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC since February, 2019

Clinical Interests/Concentration

  • Adult diagnostic testing
  • Amplification selection, fitting and troubleshooting
  • Real-ear verification

Personal Perspective

“As a college student I knew I wanted a career that allowed me to help people and I especially wanted to work with the geriatric population. I just wasn't sure what that would look like. As part of my search, I took an introductory class in Audiology. I found that I loved the science of Audiology combined with the opportunity to help people lead their best lives through improved communication. Additionally, I enjoyed the medical diagnostic aspect of hearing testing. I was hooked right from the first class. Thirty-six years later, I still love my profession. The best part is being able to connect with my patients and then work as a team to try to meet all of their communication needs."

 

 

Nancy Urcuioli, M.A., CCC-A

Education

  • Master of Arts in Audiology
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders

Licenses and Certifications

  • License in Audiology - Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Certification of Clinical Competency – American Speech, Language, Hearing Association

Other

  • Employed with Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC since January, 2019

Clinical Interests/Concentration

  • Pediatric diagnostic testing & rehabilitation
  • Amplification selection, fitting and troubleshooting
  • Real-ear verification

 

 

 

Roksolana Voshchilo, Au.D., CCC-A

Education

  • Doctor of Audiology, George Osborne College of Audiology, Salus University, 2018
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Temple University, 2014

Licenses and Certifications

  • License in Audiology - Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Certification of Clinical Competency – American Speech, Language, Hearing Association
  • Fellow - American Academy of Audiology
  • Fellow - Academy of Doctors of Audiology

Other

  • Employed with Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England, LLC since 2018
  • Proficient in Ukrainian and Russian languages

Clinical Interests/Concentration

  • Audiological diagnostics for pediatric and adult populations
  • Aural rehabilitation and counseling on communication techniques
  • Auditory and neural processing of sound and disorders
  • Vestibular and balance assessment
  • Ototoxic monitoring
  • Implantable and amplification hearing devices
  • Hearing conservation

Personal Perspective

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." (Leo Buscaglia)