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“The thing about hearing loss is that no one can see it…..Most people are so impatient and they just assume that the person with hearing loss is being rude, or they may even think that the person is slow witted, when in fact they simply can’t hear!” – Marion Ross (from Happy Days)

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About Us


Medical Hearing Aid Center is owned/affiliated with the four board-certified Ear, Nose and Throat physicians of South Hills ENT Association. We have 5 licensed audiologists with over 60 years of combined experience.

Barbara C. Fike, MA, CCC-ABarbara C. Fike, MA, CCC-A

Barbara joined Medical Hearing Aid Center/South Hills ENT in 1987. She holds the certificate of clinical competency issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania. She has been dispensing hearing aids for over 20 years.

Education
BS, Speech and Hearing Therapy, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 1975
MA, Audiology, California State University, Los Angeles, CA 1979
Clinical Fellowship Year at Los Angeles Ear Medical Group, 1979-1980

Certifications/Licenses
Pennsylvania State License

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Audiology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


Karen C. Kamon, MA, CCC-AKaren C. Kamon, MS, CCC-A

Karen joined Medical Hearing Aid Center/South Hills ENT in 2004. Her previous experience includes working in clinical and private practice settings providing audiological services for adults and children throughout the Pittsburgh area. Karen is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  In her free time, Karen enjoys gardening, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Education
BA, Communication Disorders, University of Pittsburgh, 1994
MS, Communication Disorders/Audiology, Penn State University, 1996

Certifications/Licenses
Pennsylvania State License

Professional Memberships
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
American Academy of Audiology


Karen P. Wood, MEd, CCC-AKaren P. Wood, MEd, CCC-A

Karen is a certified and licensed Audiologist who has been with Medical Hearing Aid Center/South Hills ENT since 2004. She has over 20 years of clinical experience.

Education
Bachelor of Arts, Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Maryland
Master of Education, Audiology, University of Virginia

Certifications/Licenses
Pennsylvania State License

Professional Memberships
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, certified member
American Academy of Audiology, Fellow


Maria T. Abel, MA, CCC-AMaria T. Abel, MA, CCC-A

Maria joined Medical Hearing Aid Center/South Hills ENT in January of 2011. Her previous experience includes working in various clinical settings throughout Pittsburgh. Her main focus since graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002 has been Hearing Aid and Diagnostic Audiology. In her free time, Maria enjoys spending time with her large extended family here in the south hills.

Education
BA, Communications Sciences and Disorders, University of Pittsburgh, 2000
MA, Audiology, University of Pittsburgh, 2002
Clinical Fellowship Year at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2003

Certifications/Licenses
Pennsylvania State License

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Audiology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


Leslie R. Battisti, AuD

Leslie joined Medical Hearing Aid Center/South Hills ENT in 2013. During her 4th year residency, her emphasis was on hearing aid technology, vestibular testing and tinnitus therapy.  Since receiving her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Pittsburgh, she has focused on providing individualized care for her patients with hearing loss.

Education
BA, Communications Sciences and Disorders, University of Pittsburgh, 2005
AuD, Audiology, University of Pittsburgh, 2010
Internship at Vanderbilt University, 2008-2009

Certifications/Licenses
Pennsylvania State License

Professional Memberships
American Academy of Audiology
Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology