Helping You & Your Neighbors Hear Better in the Pioneer Valley
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.
Meet the Team
Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Ashley Dainton is from Northeast Ohio and remains an avid 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).”
Dr. Dainton graduated summa cum laude from KSU with her B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She obtained her Doctorate of Audiology at the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium (NOAC) and received the 2017 Lagler Award for outstanding graduate students. She completed her 4th-year audiology externship at the Providence Speech and Hearing Center in Orange, CA. Following her externship, Dr. Dainton joined the Clarke Hearing Center team in June 2017.
“I enjoy being part of the Clarke Hearing Center team and helping to provide patient-centered audiological care for children, adults and their families!”
Christine Kelley, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
“My interest in audiology began with a childhood friendship with a girl who was deaf or hard of hearing. She inspired me to learn more about this ever-changing field. Today, my husband is an audiologist who has severe hearing loss. Sharing a life with people who are deaf or hard of hearing has provided me a view of the unique challenges that someone with hearing loss may encounter and the out-of-the-box solutions they may need.”
Dr. Christine Kelley volunteered at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Northampton, MA while studying communication disorders at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. There, she found working with children to be extremely rewarding. The experience solidified her interest in helping individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Dr. Kelley obtained her audiology doctoral degree at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. After working at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, she moved to Western Massachusetts in 2010 and began working at the Clarke Hearing Center at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech. Six years later, Dr. Kelley began employment as an educational audiologist in Connecticut where she honed her expertise in this specialized area of audiology.
Dr. Kelley returned to the Clarke Hearing Center 2019 to work again with both adults and pediatric patients.
Katie Donoghue, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
A passion of Dr. Katie Donoghue is to be creative in finding assistive technology and compensatory strategies that are specific to each of her patient’s unique needs. “I feel that every patient, of every age, should leave our office with a general understanding of their hearing ability and is an active part of their habilitation process.”
Dr. Donoghue was an integral part of the Clarke Hearing Center before joining the team as a full-time audiologist in June 2021. She was an audiology assistant and student extern from 2019-2021. At Clarke, Dr. Donoghue has enjoyed contributing to all areas of the practice including testing, maintaining of equipment and assisting with the front office. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, where she served as the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) president.
A big part of her decision to join the Clarke team is the ability to contribute to the community she has grown up in and to make a lasting impact on people’s lives. Dr. Donoghue was born and raised in Belchertown, MA. She attended undergraduate studies at Elms College in Chicopee, MA where she graduated magna cum laude with an associate degree in speech, language, pathology, and a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders.
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