Hearing is vital to all of us because it connects us to our environment through communication with family and friends. Left untreated, even mild hearing problems can lead to isolation, anxiety and depression. Hearing loss is common among all age groups – young and seniors alike. We know how important hearing is to your life, your loved ones, your work success, your safety and your ability to stay in the game. But hearing loss doesn’t have to limit you. Hearing loss doesn’t have to diminish life’s quality. We have solutions. Today’s digital hearing aids come in a variety of styles, from discreet to flashy. All are feature-rich, providing unparalleled hearing quality, wearing comfort and automation that simplifies your life while improving it.
With the medical and technological advances in hearing healthcare, nearly all reductions and hearing sensitivites are treatable. The latest hearing instruments feature a variety of technologies, styles and colors to fit any hearing and lifestyle need. These new devices allow you to:
Dr. Cristin Richards has been working towards the hearing health of her patients since 1998. She obtained her Masters degree in Audiology from Sac State in Sacramento, CA, in 2000 and then obtained her Doctoral degree from Salus University in Elkin Park, PA in 2010. She performs comprehensive Audiological evaluations for patients as young as newborns through the elderly.
She also specializes in Central Auditory processing evaluation and remediation. She keeps up to date with new amplification technology through continuing education and academic research. Dr. Richards also enjoys knitting, learning new languages, and lives in Auburn, Maine with her partner and first child.
Mark R. Hammond is a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP). He obtained his Masters degree at the University of Maine at Orono in 1977 and the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association in 1978. He served as the speech-language pathologist in the Pittsfield, Maine school department from 1976-1979. He became a staff SLP at Maine Medical Center and served as the Director of the Communication Disorders Department from 1983-1989, when he opened his private practice. The first employee was hired in 1992 and in 2000 the audiology department was added and Mark R. Hammond Associates, Inc. became a Speech and Hearing Agency. Mark now serves as the Director one of the largest Speech and Hearing Agencies in Maine, employing 26 SLPs and an audiologist.