Helping You & Your Neighbors Hear Better in Northampton, MA
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.
Clarke Hearing Center has helped thousands of people in the Northampton area improve their hearing. Chances are we’ve helped your friends and neighbors, and we’re sure that we can help you, too.
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Donna M., Florence, MA patient
Joni Skinner, Au.D.
A Massachusetts native, I was born and raised in a northern suburb of Boston but quickly found myself loving Western Massachusetts when I started my undergraduate career at UMass Amherst. I was fortunate enough that my last graduate internship turned into my first job as an audiologist and have been a happy resident of Western Massachusetts ever since.
While I always knew I wanted a career in an allied health profession, I explored a few options before landing on the field of audiology including nursing, physical therapy and recreational therapy. After spending time in high school volunteering in a hospital and shadowing professionals at a rehab facility and an early intervention program, my interests grew in speech-language pathology. Like many audiologists, I started studying communication disorders, with no prior knowledge or awareness of the world of hearing loss and balance disorders. Coursework and clinical observation made it an easy choice to focus on a career as an audiologist.
A foundation in medical-related audiology at an ear, nose and throat practice has proven most valuable over the course of my career in working with both pediatric and adult patients who require referrals to specialists in otolaryngology. After several years at the ENT practice, I was able to spend a couple of years focusing on pediatrics in a hospital-based clinic, which was both enlightening and fun. By the time I transitioned to my current position at Clarke Hearing Center in October, 2007, I earned my clinical doctorate (Au.D.) from Pennsylvania College of Optometry, what is now known as Salus University.
Working with patients of all ages at Clarke Hearing Center is a wonderful balance of diagnostics, hearing aid fitting and management, and educational audiology as an autonomous clinician, part of a larger team of professionals. It is most rewarding to work with a diverse population of individuals with hearing loss and collaborate with local primary care physicians, specialists across the state and people with expansive knowledge of hearing loss right here at Clarke. I am afforded the opportunity to have a family-centered practice and educate not only the person with hearing loss but their partners, parents, adult children and friends about ways in which to overcome the challenges that come along with living life with any degree of hearing loss. We live in a special community where opportunity abounds to participate in activities that call to our interests, talents and skill sets. It is so important, especially for people with hearing loss to stay connected to others and take part in what brings them joy, not shy away because their hearing loss is getting in the way. In addition to enjoying my work with infants, toddlers and school-aged children, I have particular interest in the connection between hearing loss and dementia in adults.
The Pioneer Valley is wonderful place to call home and raise a family. It was through another audiologist and mutual friend, that I met my husband who grew up in South Hadley. We started our family with Abby, a rescued yellow lab mix in 2011 and welcomed our son Andrew in the fall of 2014. Since we are both UMass Alum, my husband and I enjoy cheering on the Minutemen especially at the Men’s basketball games. Our family enjoys hikes at Mt. Tom, local parks, activities and restaurants and spending time with our extended family.
Ashley Logan, Au.D.
I was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and I am an optimistic Cleveland sports fan. From an early age I knew I wanted to work in a multidisciplinary field as a healthcare professional. In high school, I found a passion for audiology through clinical observations at a local hospital and as a research and teaching assistant at Kent State University (KSU). I graduated summa cum laude from KSU with my B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology. I completed my Doctorate of Audiology at the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium (NOAC) and received the 2017 Lagler Award for outstanding graduate student. I had clinical placements at the Independence Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Mercy Health, Stark County Educational Service Center, the Kent State University and University of Akron clinics and I was part of NOAC’s first audiology mission trip to Guatemala. I drove from Ohio to California to complete my 4th year audiology externship at the Providence Speech and Hearing Center. During my externship, I had three clinical rotations that included adult and pediatric hearing aid fittings and services, diagnostic testing and speciality testing (videonystagmography testing, auditory brainstorm response testing and cochlear implants).
I am excited to be a part of the Clarke Hearing Center team and look forward to providing patient-centered audiological care for children, adults and their families. My husband and I plan to join the local rowing club. Additionally, our two cats and rabbit will be sharing our new home in Northampton.