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Meet Our Audiologists

Joni L. Skinner, Au.D.Joni L. Skinner, Au.D.

Audiologist

Education:
Doctorate of Audiology: PCO School of Audiology
Master of Arts in Audiology: University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders: Univ. of Massachusetts – Amherst

Professional Affiliations:
Board Certified in Audiology
Licensed to practice Audiology in the State of Massachusetts
Certified by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association
Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology

Experience and Interests:
Dr. Skinner joined the Center for Audiological Services in October, 2007 bringing with her several years of experience with both pediatric and adult patients.  After working in an Ear, Nose and Throat practice and a hospital-based outpatient clinic, she has particular interest in pediatric and adult diagnostics, hearing aid evaluations, fitting and management.

Jen Sowards, Au.D.Jen Sowards, Au.D.

Audiologist

Education:
Doctorate of Audiology: University of Louisville
Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders: University of Kentucky

Professional Affiliations:
Licensed to practice Audiology in the State of Massachusetts
Certified by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association

Experience and Interests:
A native of Eastern Kentucky, Dr. Sowards has worn hearing aids since childhood giving her personal experience with hearing loss and amplification. She received her doctorate in clinical Audiology from the University of Louisville in 2002 and holds an Audiology license in Massachusetts. She is nationally accredited by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. After spending 15 years in Portland, Oregon, she is new to Massachusetts. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including two years as the Director of Audiology at the Portland Otologic Clinic with John M. Epley, M.D., eight years at a multi-physician otolaryngology clinic, as well as contract work with the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Portland, Oregon. She is looking forward to exploring and getting to know the Pioneer Valley with her partner and daughter.