Richard Hoben, Au.D., CCC-A, CNIM - MAA President 2018-2020 -
Richard C. Hoben, Au.D., CCC-A, CNIM earned his Doctorate of Audiology from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and a bachelor’s of science degree in hearing and speech sciences from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He started his professional career in 2005 working for a large ENT practice in northern Virginia where he gain extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of hearing loss for all age populations (pediatric through geriatric), the evaluation of dizziness and balance disorders, and the treatment of tinnitus. At that time, he also worked as a contractor at INOVA Fairfax Hospital where he helped manage the newborn hearing screening program and performed on-site diagnostic on the units and in the operating room. After moving to the Massachusetts in early 2010, Richard began specializing in neurophysiological testing and performing intraoperative monitoring on patient’s undergoing high-risk neurologic, orthopedic, and vascular procedures.
Currently, Dr. Hoben works at Steward St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, MA. He specializes in behavioral, electrophysiological, and vestibular diagnostic testing. Richard also works with all levels of hearing aids, performs research, supervises doctoral students, and teaches. He has earned a Certificate in Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) and also a certificate in Neurophysiological Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM) from the American Board of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologist.
Eva Bero, Au.D., CCC-A - MA Academy of Audiology President 2016-2018 -
Dr. Eva Bero is the Clinical Director of the Department of Audiology at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, where she oversees clinical operations for diagnostic clinical Audiology service, Balance Center, Implantable Hearing Technology and Hearing Aid programs. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics and Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester, and subsequently her Master’s degree in Audiology from the University at Buffalo and Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from Salus University. Dr. Bero holds Audiology licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is a certified member of the American Speech/Language Hearing Association and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
Dr. Bero formerly served in the Audiology Department of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, where she completed her Clinical Fellowship and a Cochlear Implant Fellowship. She has worked for over a decade treating patients of all ages with diverse hearing pathologies and technologies including hearing aids, cochlear implants and osseointegrated hearing devices. She is the former chair of the Massachusetts Board of Professional Licensure in Audiology/Speech-Language Pathology. Dr. Bero is professional advisor to the Central Massachusetts Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America. She has presented extensively and published on the topic of hearing loss and hearing rehabilitation.
Wendy Ring, M.S., F-AAA - Past President 2014-2016 -
Wendy Ring is a seasoned practitioner with over twenty years of experience. Ms. Ring obtained both her Bachelors of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology, and her Masters of Science in Audiology from Ithaca College.
Over the span of her career, Ms. Ring has practiced Audiology in a variety of settings including E.N.T. offices, staff audiologist for one the largest hearing aid manufacturers, product trainer for a hearing aid manufacturer, and as a dispensing practitioner in private practice audiology settings. In 2008 she opened Andover Hearing Center in Andover, Massachusetts . As owner and operator of Andover Hearing Center her specialties include hearing evaluations, hearing aid technologies, assistive devices and aural rehabilitation for the hard of hearing population.
She is currently licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to practice Audiology, certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Audiology and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
Lesley Segal, Au.D. - Board Member -
Dr. Lesley Segal has practiced audiology at Vineyard Audiology since 1998. Prior to her work on Martha's Vineyard, she was a Senior Audiologist at Children's Hospital of Buffalo in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Segal received her Master of Arts at SUNY Geneseo and her Doctor of Audiology from A.T. Still in Arizona.
Dr. Segal is proud to offer hearing care for all ages, from infants of 6 months through seniors of any age. She is dedicated to the island community and has served on school committees throughout her daughter's academic career here as well as provide professional services for community agencies.
Adrienne Ulrich, Au.D. - Executive Director and Past President -
Dr. Ulrich worked as a field sales representative and trainer for a leading hearing aid manufacturer. Dr. Ulrich also worked as a diagnostic audiologist in Southern California, providing audiology services and hearing aid dispensing to children and adults.
Dr. Ulrich received her Master's degree from San Francisco State University and her Doctorate degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville.
Delvina Labrecque, Au.D., CCC-A - Board Member -
Dr. Labrecque received her Doctorate of Audiology from The University of Connecticut and completed her fourth year externship in Chicago. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She is currently a Massachusetts Licensed Clinical Audiologist. She has experience working in hospital settings with patients ranging from infants to older adults. She currently works as a full-time diagnostic audiologist in the Boston Metro area.
Melonie Marple, Au.D., CCC-A - Board Member -
Dr. Melonie Marple is the owner and director of Audiology and Hearing Solutions, Inc. She has been practicing audiology for over 13 years, providing patients with a level of professional care that goes above and beyond the basic and ordinary. She cares for her patients' with empathy and intelligence while maintaining the highest level of ethic responsibility.
Prior to opening her own practice in Winchester, Dr. Marple worked in a private practice in the greater Boston area for over 6 years specializing in adult and pediatric hearing aid fitting. She has also worked in a hospital setting providing diagnostic hearing and balance testing.
Dr. Marple obtained her clinical doctorate degree in audiology from the University of Florida and received her bachelor and master's degrees from West Virginia University, graduating magna cum laude.
Dr. Marple actively participates in continuing education opportunities to keep up-to-date with constantly changing technologies. This allows her to provide patients with the best and latest advancements in hearing care available in the market today.
She is licensed in the state of Massachusetts in Audiology and has a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A) from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and is a member of the Massachusetts Speech Language and Hearing Association. She is also Board Certified by the American Academy of Audiology.
Megan Hoben, Au.D., CCC-A - Social Media Chairperson, Board Member -
Dr. Megan Hoben received her Doctorate of Audiology from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., where she became proficient in American Sign Language. She has a strong pediatric background, working as both an educational and pediatric audiologist in D.C. and Massachusetts, and is involved with the Massachusetts Newborn Hearing Screening Program. In addition to pediatrics, Dr. Hoben enjoys electrophysiological testing in patients of all ages. She is currently a Massachusetts Licensed Clinical Audiologist and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology.
Jack Adams, M.S. - Board Member -
Karen Armbrust, Au.D. - Past-President -
Dr. Karen Armbrust has been practicing audiology in the Boston area since 1992. She graduated with her Master's and Bachelor's degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York and received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences.
Dr. Armbrust is Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology in addition to being a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the American Auditory Society and American Tinnitus Association.
Dr. Armbrust has worked in private practice and E.N.T. settings. She currently consults at Brookline E.N.T., P.C. Her areas of interest include diagnostic audiology, electrophysiologic evaluation, vestibular assessment and vestibular rehabilitation.
Paul Milner, Ph.D. - Board Member and Past-President -
Dr. Paul Milner has been the director of Hearing Care Center, a dispensing audiology practice in Sharon, Mass. since 1989. He received the PhD degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the City University of New York Graduate School after completing studies in Engineering and Communications at MIT and Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York. He has over 40 years of experience in teaching, in scientific and clinical research and in applications relating to acoustics, sound, broadcasting and recording technologies, hearing and hearing disorders.
For 8 years he was a research acoustics engineer for CBS Laboratories, the former research division of CBS. He has been employed as an audiologist at the VA Hospital in West Haven, CT, at Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary, and as consultant to the Audiology Department at Children's Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Milner has been on the part-time faculty of Bridgewater State College, University of Rhode Island, Emerson College, Northeastern University, and Worcester State College where he has taught courses in audiology and speech and hearing sciences to both undergraduate and graduate students and provided clinical supervision. He is a “Technical Expert” trainer for Frye Electronics, a manufacturer of industry-leading hearing aid test systems and was an Advanced Technology Consultant to Siemens Hearing Instruments.
Dr. Milner is a Fellow of the Academy of Dispensing Audiologists, a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, American Auditory Society, Acoustical Society of America, and Massachusetts Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Dr. Milner is Board Certified in Audiology® by the American Board of Audiology. He also holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC–A) and is licensed as an Audiologist by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.