Meet the Team

Helping You and Your Neighbors Hear Better in the Mahoning Valley

Our passion is helping smart people like you—people who are interested in staying connected and getting the most out of life—rediscover hearing. Our satisfaction comes from the joy our patients feel when they are hearing clearer, able to once again connect with friends, family, and the world around them.

We provide a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing services, including hearing aid screening, evaluations, hearing aids, and rehabilitative and preventative counseling. You’ll be working with our highly trained staff to couple the latest in hearing aid technology with the best fit for your hearing needs.

Hearing Innovations has helped thousands of people in the Mahoning Valley area improve their hearing. Chances are we’ve helped your friends and neighbors, and we’re sure that we can help you, too.

“From the friendly atmosphere and the staff who greeted me, to the doctor’s professional, competent and thorough examination and treatment of my hearing loss—I highly recommend Hearing Innovations to anyone who is contemplating seeing an audiologist.”

testimonial Dr. William J. L., Patient

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About Us

Dr. Audra Branham, Au.D.

Dr. Branham joined Hearing Innovations in 2010. She received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium. There, she received specialized training at the Cleveland Clinic, Akron Children’s Hospital, Cleveland Hearing and Balance Center and the Perry Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, the American Academy of Audiology and the Ohio Academy of Audiology. Dr. Branham worked with Hearing Innovations’ founder, Dr. Eric Hagberg, who co-authored the first hearing aid prescription fitting method. She has a special interest in the use of digital technology to treat difficult-to-fit hearing losses.  She also uses the latest innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing and dizziness disorders for both adults and pediatric patients.

Dr. Branham is a preceptor for students of the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium, the Doctor of Audiology program of Kent State, University of Akron, and the Cleveland Clinic.

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Dr. Michelle Durrant, Au.D.

Dr. Durrant joined Hearing Innovations in 2016 after practicing Audiology in Houston, Texas. She received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium. There, she received specialized hearing and vestibular training at the Cleveland VA Medical Center, University Hospitals and our local Fifth Avenue Otolaryngologist, Inc.  She is a Fellow of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, the American Academy of Audiology and the Ohio Academy of Audiology. Dr Durrant has also been Board Certified in Audiology. Dr. Durrant has a special interest in using the latest in technology and research to diagnose and treat hearing and balance disorders for patients of all ages.  Her passion is developing specialized treatment plans to address her patient’s individual needs and lifestyles.

Dr. Durrant is a preceptor for students of the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium, the Doctor of Audiology program of Kent State, University of Akron, and the Cleveland Clinic.

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Debbi and Melissa

We are proud to have Debbi and Melissa as part of our team at Hearing Innovations! Melissa joined our team in 2011, and Debbi joined in 2014. They strive daily to provide patients the best service by coordinating flexible appointments, filing insurance claims, and helping obtain financing and maximum insurance reimbursement. You will find them to be knowledgeable, friendly and caring. They are trained to provide minor repairs and service. Our goal is to make each and every patient feel welcome and part of the Hearing Innovation’s family.

 

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