Tami Shea, Au.D.
Director of Audiology Services, Doctor of Audiology
UNDERGRAD: The Pennsylvania State University. 2006
GRADUATE SCHOOL: Indiana University, 2009
RESIDENCY/EXTERNSHIP: UPMC Eye & Ear Institute
BOARD CERTIFICATION: ASHA CCC-A
CLINICAL INTEREST: Adult diagnostics and hearing aids, implantable devices such as Baha and Cochlear implants
WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Washington Boro
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK: Most of my time is spent with my daughter and husband. We enjoy taking our dog, Riley, on walks most weekends. Outside of my family, I enjoy running, hiking or traveling when possible.
FUN FACT: My favorite season is fall. I love the weather, pumpkin everything, Halloween, my birthday and of course, football! You will find my family on weekends, decked out in Penn State and Steelers attire, cheering them on!
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE AN AUD: I wanted to be in a field that was technology driven and allowed me to help people in a healthcare setting. Audiology was the perfect fit!
FAVORITE PART OF YOUR PROFESSION: I love seeing my patient’s face when they notice how much a hearing device-whether a hearing aid or implantable device- can improve their hearing. That moment when they realize how much they have been missing- that’s what I love most about being an Audiologist.
Ellie Blackburn, Au.D., PASC
Doctor of Audiology
UNDERGRAD: THE Ohio State University, B.A. Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2009
GRADUATE SCHOOL: Salus University, Doctor of Audiology, 2015
RESIDENCY/EXTERNSHIP: Eastern Virginia Medical School/Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk, VA
BOARD CERTIFICATION: Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification
CLINICAL INTEREST: Pediatrics
WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Lititz, PA
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK: Spend time with my husband and two kids.
-I met my husband through ice hockey leagues we played in.
-I am a huge Harry Potter fan and we have a dog and 2 cats with Harry Potter themed names.
-I am a huge Ohio State sports fan and was once an honorary coach for the football team in my senior year at OSU.
-I was named to the Ohio All-State Softball team my senior year in high school.
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE AN AUD, PASC: I have always loved working with kids and wanted to find a way to combine that with my love of science. I thought I would be a speech pathologist, but my “Introduction to Audiology” teacher was so enthusiastic about her work as a pediatric audiologist, and it began my path to audiology.
FAVORITE PART OF YOUR PROFESSION: My favorite part about my career is getting to see my patient’s grow. They grow from small babies into talkative toddlers, and other times from shy fifth graders to confident teenagers. I love that I get to watch them learn and I get to be a part of their development.
Jessica Jackson, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
UNDERGRAD: UMass Amherst, 2009, B.S. in Communication Disorders
GRADUATE SCHOOL: Bloomsburg University, 2015
RESIDENCY/EXTERNSHIP: The ENT Center 2012-2013
CLINICAL INTEREST: I specialize in adult diagnostics and hearing aids. I also see some of our newborns for hearing screenings.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE: York, PA
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK: I enjoy traveling with my husband, trying new foods, spending time with my extended family, and playing with my two large dogs.
FUN FACT: I studied abroad and lived in Spain for 5 months in 2007.
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE AN AUD: My mother is the reason I’m an audiologist. I was struggling to find a path in college, and she suggested looking into the speech and hearing department. My passion for audiology and hearing health grew from there. I’m very fortunate I found a profession that I love so much.
FAVORITE PART OF YOUR PROFESSION: I love seeing my patients who were timid about wearing hearing aids realize how much more engaged they can be in their lives when they are able to hear more easily. Their stories about being able to listen to their family members and friends or excelling in their profession because communication has become less challenging always make me smile.
Arys Marie Yunqué (Marie), Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
UNDERGRAD: University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus. 2012, Special Education
GRADUATE SCHOOL: University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus, 2016
RESIDENCY/EXTERNSHIP: Audiólogos Asociados in Caguas, PR, 2015-2016
BOARD CERTIFICATION: CCC-A
CLINICAL INTEREST: Pediatrics and adult diagnostics, hearing aids, and Auditory Brainstem Response testing
WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Live with my husband near Philadelphia, PA
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK: Enjoy cooking, baking, and spending time in the outdoors with my husband and goldendoodle Pippin
FUN FACT: I have an identical twin
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE AN AUD: My undergraduate studies in special education gave me the opportunity to interact with many deaf and hard of hearing children and the idea of being able to help them hear better drew me to the profession.
FAVORITE PART OF YOUR PROFESSION:
I love seeing the progression of my patients, especially my pediatric population. It is amazing to hear the positive impact your professional intervention has on their life and those around them.
Amanda Arnold, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
UNDERGRAD: Bloomsburg University, 2014 – Major in Speech Pathology and Audiology with a Minor in Psychology (Go Huskies!)
GRADUATE SCHOOL: Doctor of Audiology from Bloomsburg University, 2018
RESIDENCY/EXTERNSHIP: Resident of The ENT Center from 2017-2018
CLINICAL INTEREST: I enjoy seeing all age groups for diagnostic testing. My clinical specialties include Cochlear Implants, Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA’s) and adult hearing aids.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE: York, PA
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK: I love to read, ride bike on local rail trails in my community, cook or try new delicious foods, and travel.
FUN FACT: I AM BATMAN!! (But really – I once made a handbag collection out of duct tape for an art show and it won an award OR my favorite animal is an Alpaca and I hope to own Alpaca’s someday)
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE AN AUD: When I started college, I initially set out to become a speech pathologist because I had a speech disorder as a child and my speech pathologist made such a positive impact on my life. I knew I wanted to help people, and as I started taking more courses in college I learned about audiology. I fell in love with the profession. There are few things more rewarding to me than helping a patient improve their quality of life through better hearing. I honestly could not imagine doing anything else.
FAVORITE PART OF YOUR PROFESSION: My favorite part about my job is seeing a patient who lives in a silent world due to hearing loss experience sound again.
Sam Iezzi, Au.D.
Director of Brand Management, Doctor of Audiology
UNDERGRAD: Temple University, 2015 Communication Sciences and Disorders
GRADUATE SCHOOL: Salus University, 2020 Doctorate in Audiology
RESIDENCY/EXTERNSHIP: The ENT Center 2019-2020
BOARD CERTIFICATION: I received my Board Certification from the American Board of Audiology in 2021
CLINICAL INTEREST: Most of my career focuses on adult diagnostics and hearing aids, however I enjoy working with all patient populations.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Reading, PA
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK: I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. Most importantly, I enjoy spoiling my beautiful niece.
FUN FACT: I can drive a manual car
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE AN AUD: I became an Audiologist because I wanted a make a difference in someone’s life. My job allows me to give back the gift of hearing through amplification and technology.
FAVORITE PART OF YOUR PROFESSION: My favorite part of my profession is being able to watch people hear appropriately after years of struggling with hearing loss. I love that I can get to know my patients on a personal level and be a part of their hearing journey for years to come.
Cindy Lipman, H.I.S.
Hearing Instrument Specialist
UNDERGRAD: Penn State Harrisburg Area Community College
RESIDENCY/EXTERNSHIP: Advanced Tech Hearing Solutions 1998
BOARD CERTIFICATION: Hearing Instrument Specialist, 1999
CLINICAL INTEREST: Adult and geriatric hearing aids
WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Mountville, PA
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK: I love to hike and spend time with my grandkids at our mountain home.
FUN FACT: I am an avid explorer! I try to find caves or lighthouses everywhere I go.
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE A HIS: When my dad started seeking treatment for his hearing loss, we were exposed to places that were not ethically sound. This motivated me to want to help him, as well as, others who struggle with hearing loss, and it brought me to where I am today!
FAVORITE PART OF YOUR PROFESSION: My patients are like my family! I genuinely love them for who they are. Being a Hearing Instrument Specialist allows me to build relationships that last a lifetime, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.