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May 3, 2018

Clarke Audiology Assistant Pursues Doctor of Audiology Degree

May 3, 2018—Congratulations to Sarah Verteramo, Audiology Assistant at Clarke, for acceptance in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Doctor of Audiology program!

In the past year at Clarke, Sarah has worked directly with pediatric and adult patients in Northampton, MA. She has completed initial adult fittings and additional repairs and programming of hearing aids. Though Sarah has enjoyed working with all Clarke clients, she notes that pediatrics standout because "there is nothing comparable to watching a child's face light up when you help create better sound access in their environment."

Sarah was compelled to work within an allied health profession after receiving her bachelor’s degree at Worcester State University for Communication Sciences and Disorders. She recalls a professor who quoted Helen Keller: “'Blindness separates us from things, but deafness separates us from people.' That really stuck for me during undergraduate education. After accepting this position at Clarke I realized I wanted to continue to learn and be able to participate more in patient care. I am really interested in early identification and intervention. An audiologist helps to provide options and support for children, adults and families to improve communication and quality of life. The impact this has on Clarke’s patients is why I love what I do and it will drive me to complete my work at a doctoral level."