Vernon Audiologists | Hearing Loss | Hear Again Center Vernon
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27 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066

Our Staff

Dr. Shannon Gibbons, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Gibbons has been with Hear Again Center since 1999 and is our Regional Manager. She has helped thousands of hearing impaired people improve their quality of life through better hearing. Dr. Gibbons has a “patient first” philosophy, offering honest and accurate advice with individualized attention. She has a strong background in hearing aid programming and specializes in difficult cases.

Dr. Gibbons received her Undergraduate and Master degrees from the University of Connecticut and her Doctorate degree from Salus University in Pennsylvania.

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is a licensed Audiologist in both Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Dr. Shannon Gibbons, Au.D.

Dr. April LaBelle, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. LaBelle has a “patient first” philosophy, offering honest and accurate advice with individualized attention. Her thorough knowledge of the newest hearing technology enables her to fit, program and adjust to each individual’s specific needs. Dr. LaBelle is dedicated to providing the best service to her patients possible.

With a background in professional music, Dr. LaBelle brings a unique and vibrant perspective to the practice. She is committed to protecting ears from the damaging effects of overexposure, and enriching the lives of her hearing impaired patients with individualized solutions to suit every patient’s lifestyle and hearing needs.

Dr. LaBelle was born and raised in Wethersfield, CT. She received her Undergraduate and Doctorate degrees from The University of Connecticut. She is a certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

Dr. April LaBelle, Au.D.

Dr. Sarah Olchanowski, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Varricchio has been with the Hear Again Center since 2009. Prior to joining the Hear Again Center team, she worked in an ear, nose, and throat clinic and has extensive experience with various aspects of diagnostic audiology. She has a strong passion for hearing aid programming and troubleshooting. Dr. Varricchio firmly believes in the benefit of auditory rehabilitation to work in conjunction with all hearing aid fittings. She feels the counseling aspect is so important, and it can dictate the success or failure of any hearing aid outcome. Dr. Varricchio always says, “The hearing aid is only part of the solution.”

Dr. Varricchio is originally from Connecticut, and she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut. She moved to Tucson, Arizona for three years to pursue her postgraduate career, and she received a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Arizona. Dr. Varricchio is a licensed Audiologist in Connecticut and a Fellow of the Academy of Audiology.

Dr. Sarah Olchanowski, Au.D.

Kathy Wesniak, HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist

For more than 20 years, Kathy has helped thousands of patients enjoy life again through better hearing with her extensive knowledge and experience with the hearing industry. Hard of hearing herself, she empathizes with each patient on a personal level of understanding. Each patient has unique hearing needs therefore she spends quality, uninterrupted time with each one. Kathy’s goal is to work together with the patients journey to better hearing to ensure their custom challenges are met. As she likes to say, “life does not have a replay button”.

Kathy Wesniak, HIS

Stacey Butt, HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Stacey began working in the hearing industry in 2014 and was drawn to the profession because of her younger sister, who suffers from hearing difficulties. Stacey saw firsthand the implications of her sister’s loss on their relationships with family members and on her own quality of life. This experience guided her professional decision to become a hearing instrument specialist.

What Stacey loves most about helping those with hearing loss is connecting people to their world again. Stacey strives for precise, custom solutions, concierge-level care, and verified best hearing in her everyday work with patients.

Outside of saving hearing lives, Stacey loves enjoying the experience of being a new mom and spending time with family.

Stacey Butt, HIS

Allison Blunt, HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Bio coming soon!

Allison Blunt, HIS

Joanne Conti

Patient Services Coordinator

Joanne began her career at All American Hearing in 2016 as a Patient Service Coordinator. Joanne thoroughly enjoys customer relations and adhering to exemplary standards of customer satisfaction. In her professional life, Joanne has served with members of the Board of Education in a local school district, advocating for children with special needs and with adults in the criminal justice system. In her personal life, Joanne frequents New England coastal life with her husband and children and spends time with her granddaughter. Joanne is passionate about helping others and consistently seeks to uphold the mission of the Hear Again Center.

Joanne Conti

Kara Sander

Patient Services Coordinator

Bio coming soon!

Kara Sander

Customer Reviews

Great program here. Wonderful courteous staff in a great location.

Maureen Cusanelli, on Google

I had my 4 month follow up appointment at 9:00 am this morning with Allison Blunt. I always make sure that my appointments are with Allison. She removed any excess wax from both ears to prepare me for my annual hearing test. She performed an excellent hearing test as usual....

Douglas Curry, on Google

Everyone on the staff are professional and genuinely care that you feel comfortable and that your needs have been met. Their follow ups are thorough and won’t be satisfied until you are. I can’t say enough about Alison. She’s been super to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer.

Jim Cardinale, on Google

Wonderful and friendly staff.

Demi Campbell, on Google

Following my father-in-law's many years of positive experience with Hear Again Vernon I naturally became a customer when I resigned myself to my need for hearing improvement due to my inability to properly hear and understand my young grandchildren! I have not been disappointed during my three years of being...

Ken Beare, on Google

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