Dr. John McNamara
I began my career working with the severe to profound hearing impaired population. I interned at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT and taught at Gallaudet (MSSD) University following graduation. I moved to Brooklyn and set up an audiology department at a large geriatric hospital – nursing facility. Following my tenure there, I moved to Rochester and began teaching at NTID at RIT. I remained there until I began my work at Ontario Hearing Instruments in 1988. I completed my clinical doctorate in Audiology in 2006. As the field of Audiology develops, so too does the need to stay educated with the increasingly fast paced changes in technology and diagnostic procedures.
Today’s technology provides a drastically different kind of hearing instrument then was available only a few years ago. The challenge to stay educated about these changes and to implement them on the right hearing loss and individual is what makes the difference between fair to good results, and excellent results. Our office staff makes it a point to spend time with each patient to assure that their needs are addressed. I encourage you to meet with us and give us the opportunity to recommend what plan of action we feel will best meet your needs.
- Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) A.T.Still University of Health Sciences, 2006
- MA Audiology SUNY Geneseo, 1983
- BS Speech Pathology SUNY Geneseo 1982
- Member AAA, GVSLHA, NYSSLHA, HHLA, Entheos
Dr. Andrea Segmond
Upon graduation I started my career at the Newark (NY) DDSO where I worked with individuals who have mental retardation and developmental disabilities. I conducted extensive diagnostic testing and dispensed hearing aids. I also consulted with and did evaluations for the Roosevelt Children’s Center located in Newark, NY. In 1998, I began work in a private practice and in 2000 joined Ontario Hearing Centers.
My time is divided between our main office in Brighton and our West office located at 785A Spencerport Rd. in Gates
This is an extraordinarily exciting time to be involved with dispensing hearing aids because of the considerable technological advances that have been made in the recent years to help produce better products for people with hearing loss. Verification measures have been enhanced to show that there is an appropriate amount of amplification and that the hearing aid performs the way it has been designed. When noise is present, we can now demonstrate that hearing aids effectively reduce surrounding noise by picking up and amplifying sound from the front(incoming speech)while at the same time suppressing other surrounding non-speech sounds. With the advent of these and other technologies, we are able to help the hearing impaired individual now more than ever before.
Our office makes it a point of ensuring that we spend sufficient time with our patients to address their specific needs. So, I encourage you to make an appointment to see how we can help your hearing health needs.
- Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) A.T.Still University of Health Sciences 2006
- MA Audiology SUNY Buffalo 1981
- BS Communicative Disorders and Sciences, SUNY Buffalo 1978
- Member AAA, GVSLHA, NYSSLHA
Dr. Elizabeth Orlando
I joined Ontario Hearing Centers in 2019. I am a native of Western New York and have served the Rochester area as an Audiologist since 1989. I completed my doctorate of audiology in 2005. My career has focused on providing amplification and hearing solutions and I am thrilled to continue to do so at the Brighton and Gates locations.
I have witnessed the positive impact that the changes in hearing aid technologies have had for my patients. There are so many new technologies available to make hearing easier. Hearing aids can now connect to your phone and television. There are even ways to find your hearing aids if you lose them. I am so grateful to be working in a field that can change lives so tremendously!
- Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) 2005 University of Florida
- MA Audiology Penn State 1986
- BS 1984
- American Academy of Audioogy (FAAA)