Meet Our Audiologists
AuD, CCC-A, ABA, FAAA
Director of Audiology, Audiologist
Dr. Norin has been with The Hearing and Speech Agency since June 2009. She holds her Doctorate in Audiology, as well as two Bachelor of Science degrees in Speech Pathology and Audiology and Mass Communications from Towson University.
Her clinical expertise includes behavioral and evoked potential diagnostics of hearing loss and hearing related disorders for both pediatric and adult patients, programming and dispensing of hearing aids, aural rehabilitation, central auditory processing disorder assessment, cochlear implant mapping, and hearing conservation. During her doctoral studies, Dr. Norin’s research focused on the impact of hearing protection devices on speech communication in noise, which was presented at the 2009 national convention for the American Academy of Audiology and subsequently published in Ear and Hearing (March 2011), the official journal of the American Auditory Society.
Dr. Norin is licensed by the State of Maryland, and she is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Board of Audiology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, the Maryland Academy of Audiology, and she is a member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.
Dr. Ward joined The Hearing and Speech Agency in June 2015. She holds her Doctorate in Audiology, and she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders from Towson University.
Her clinical experience includes performing adult and pediatric diagnostic audiologic evaluations, hearing aid evaluations, fittings, and troubleshooting. Dr. Ward’s doctoral research focused on establishing a simple, reliable bedside hearing screening measure for use in the medical field by practitioners who are not trained to diagnose hearing loss. This research highlighted the importance of establishing an adequate method of communication between patient and practitioner, especially if hearing loss is suspected. Dr. Ward previously worked as a school special education teacher. Her experience also includes working as a job coach and job developer for Deaf adults with mental illness. While she was an undergraduate student at West Chester University in PA, she worked for the Center on Hearing and Deafness, a social service agency that serves people with hearing loss.
Dr. Ward is licensed by the State of Maryland, and she is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
In Programs section
- Accent Modification, Accent Reduction
- Adult Aural Rehabilitation
- Apraxia of Speech in Adults
- Apraxia of Speech in Children
- Assistive Technology
- Auditory Processing Disorders
- Aural Rehabilitation for the Treatment of Speech Disorders in Children
- Hearing Aids for Children
- Cochlear Implants
- Hearing Aids
- Hearing Loss in Adults
- Hearing Loss in Children
- Hearing Protection
- Language-Based Learning Disabilities
- Speech Sound Disorders
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Voice Disorders