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Helping You and Your Neighbors Hear Better in White Plains, NY

Our passion is helping people like you, who want to stay connected and get the most out of life, rediscover hearing. Audiology Associates of Westchester provides a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing services, including hearing aid screening, evaluations, hearing aids, and rehabilitative and preventative counseling. Our highly trained staff will match your individual hearing needs with the latest in hearing aid technology.

Kira Pozdnyakova, Au.D Jennifer Ratner, Au.D.
Julie B. O’Shea, Au.D. Debra Skorney, Au.D.
Lidis Pacheco, HIS. Maggie McKeon
Marcy Wendrow

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"Julie O’shea is wonderful to work with, caring and competent. I now have hearing aids that work very well for me. The support team has also been very pleasant to interact with. I highly recommend them."

S. Grubel, patient

“I highly recommend Audiology Associates because a very patient caring staff member there has helped me over the last several months with adjusting to my hearing aids. I now hear sounds that I missed before and it’s been wonderful.”

E. Seberg, patient

“The commitment to quality service, attention to detail, and tireless dedication of the entire staff to the best interests of our family have made us lifelong clients. We highly recommend them to everyone we know who needs the care of an audiology practice.”

The Bradleys, patients

“The care and service at Audiology Associates has been extraordinary. I believe that I have the best hearing I can have because of her caring, skill and knowledge.”

N.B., patient

"I live each day free from the bother of Tinnitus, I have my life back. Visit Dr. Julie and she can help you determine which treatment is for you. You will not be sorry."

K. Grimsland, patient

Kira Pozdnyakova, Au.D.

Kira Pozdnyakova, Au.D.
Audiology Staff, Doctor of Audiology

“There is nothing more rewarding than helping a patient achieve better hearing. I believe that everyone’s hearing needs are unique, like a fingerprint, and my goal is to find customized solutions for all populations.”

Dr. Kira Pozdnyakova specializes in providing personalized hearing solutions using the latest and most discreet technology available, including the Lyric® invisible extended-wear hearing device. Dr. Pozdnyakova’s areas of expertise include hearing rehabilitation, auditory counseling and retraining therapy, tinnitus management, and dispensing hearing aids and assistive listening technologies for adults. She holds a New York State license in audiology as well as hearing aid dispensing. She has been accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Pozdnyakova completed her residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. She previously worked at a private practice in New York City where she dispensed hearing aids and provided hearing care solutions, including customized musicians’ devices, for all populations.

Audiology Licensure: New York State; New York State Hearing Aid Dispenser
College: B.A., Communication Sciences and Disorders, Pace University, 2005
Graduate: Au.D., Salus University, George S. Osborne College of Audiology, 2013
Certification: American Academy of Audiology

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Audiology – Academy Scholar
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Long Island Speech and Hearing Association

 

Jennifer Ratner, Au.D.

Jennifer Ratner, Au.D.
Audiology Staff, Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Ratner was awarded her doctorate in audiology from the top graduate audiology program in the country, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She has worked as a research assistant in the Dan Maddox Hearing Aid Research Laboratory at Vanderbilt University, and she completed her externship at the renowned Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Nashville. Dr. Ratner went on to work at a private practice in Manhattan prior to joining our staff. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the Tinnitus Practitioners Association. Her background in diagnostic testing, fitting and verification of hearing aids, counseling and orientation, and auditory rehabilitation makes her a welcome addition to our team.

Audiology Licensure: New York State; New York State Hearing Aid Dispenser
College: B.A. Communication Sciences and Disorders, Magna Cum Laude; Florida State University, 2008
Graduate: Au.D. Audiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2012
Board Certification: American Academy of Audiology
Awards: American Academy of Audiology, 2013-2014 Scholar Award

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Audiology
  • Tinnitus Practitioners Association
  • American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association

 

Julie B. O’Shea, Au.D.

Julie B. O’Shea, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology

“My focus has always been to impact the quality of life of my patients by providing them with better hearing. I am grateful that I have the knowledge and have developed expertise in this area over the years to help children and adults of all ages to maximize their hearing ability and communication.”

Dr. O’Shea’s areas of expertise encompass hearing education, patient care, diagnostic testing, counseling, tinnitus management, and the evaluation, fitting, and dispensing of all levels of hearing aid and assistive listening technology for all ages. She began her training at the renowned League for the Hard of Hearing in New York City (now known as the Center for Hearing and Communication) and later served as Senior Audiologist. Dr. O’Shea gained further experience while working at several private audiological practices in New York City and Westchester County. In 1998 she joined the highly regarded private practice Solomon-Shotland Audiology [now Audiology Associates of Westchester] at The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, NY. She has been co-owner of the practice since 2004.

Audiology Licensure: New York State; New York State Hearing Aid Dispenser
College: B.S. Speech Pathology & Audiology, Summa Cum Laude, Brooklyn College, NY 1979
Graduate School: M.S. Audiology, Columbia University, 1981
Post Graduate: Au.D. Audiology, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, School of Audiology, 2003
Board Certification: American Academy of Audiology
Awards: American Academy of Audiology, 2013-2014 Scholar Award

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Audiology; Academy Scholar
  • Academy of Dispensing Audiologists
  • New York State Speech, Language, and Hearing Association
  • American Tinnitus Association
  • Tinnitus Practitioners Association
  • Hearing Loss Association of America

 

Debra Skorney, Au.D.

Debra Skorney, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology

“There is nothing more gratifying as an Audiologist than to watch a child or an adult react to sound that they have never heard before, or sound that they have not heard for years.”

Dr. Skorney has over 30 years of experience working in all aspects of Audiology. Since the early 1980s, she has worked as a staff audiologist in various hospitals in the tri-state area, including Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, St Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, NJ, St Vincent’s Medical Center in Staten Island, and as Chief Audiologist at the Burke Rehabilitation Center. For the past 14 years she has worked at the private practice of Audiology Associates of Westchester and became an owner in 2004. Her areas of expertise include audiological diagnostics, hearing aid evaluation, fitting and orientation, counseling, and working and communicating with the profoundly hearing impaired.

Audiology Licensure: New York and Connecticut State; New York State Hearing Aid Dispenser
College: B.S. Communication Sciences & Disorders, Summa Cum Laude; Montclair University 1977
Graduate School: M.S. Gallaudet University 1979
Post Graduate: Au.D. Audiology, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, School of Audiology, 2007
Board Certification: American Academy of Audiology

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Audiology; Academy Scholar
  • Academy of Dispensing Audiologists
  • New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association

 

Lidis Pacheco, HIS

Lidis Pacheco, HIS
Audiology Staff, Hearing Instrument Specialist

“As long I can remember, I always wanted to have a career where I could help others.  The ability to help others improve their hearing, and improve their ability to communicate with the world around them through customized hearing solutions and Bluetooth assistive listening devices is worthwhile.”

Lidis Pacheco has been part of our team since 2006.   Her expertise includes patient care, patient education, counseling, hearing aid evaluations, dispensing of hearing aids, Bluetooth assistive listening devices, and verification of hearing solutions for the adult population. Lidis remains current with all the latest technology developments by actively attending continuing education classes, and seminars. Lidis truly enjoys helping our patients get the most out of their custom hearing care solutions.

Licensure: New York State Hearing Aid Dispenser, 2013

Certification: 
Audiology Assistant in Diagnostics, Nova Southeastern University, 2012
Audiology Assistant in Amplification, Nova Southeastern University, 2012

Professional Affiliations:  International Hearing Society 

Maggie McKeon

Maggie McKeon
Office Manager

Maggie McKeon joined our team in January of 2000, and is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of our practice. Maggie received her B.S. Degree in Healthcare Administration from Herbert H. Lehman College. Prior to joining our staff, her experience in the healthcare field included Practice Management and Hospital Billing Supervisor positions. Maggie also served as a Medical Billing Instructor for the Herbert H. Lehman College, Adult Education Department.

Maggie has an extensive knowledge of most insurance plans and is always happy to address any patient questions or concerns regarding insurance reimbursement.

Marcia Wendrow

Marcy Wendrow

Marcy Wendrow joined the team in 2012. She is the friendly voice who will answer your phone calls, schedule appointments, send you batteries, and address any questions you have regarding the practice. Marcy’s previous experience in the field of healthcare includes coordinating home health services, primarily for the pediatric population. She continues to perfect her customer service skills by participating in patient interaction programs. Marcy’s goal is to make sure you have an exceptional experience when you visit or call our office!

 

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