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Julie Hobbs, M.A., CCC-A
Julie Hobbs, M.A., CCC-A has been an audiologist since 1976. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and Master of Arts degree from Wayne State University. Ms. Hobbs holds the position of Senior Audiologist and is the principal audiologist at our Wexford satellite office, offering comprehensive audiologic, hearing aid and balance services. She also holds an appointment as a Clinical Field Instructor at the West Virginia University College of Human Resources and Education, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology.. Ms. Hobbs has seen many changes and trends in hearing aid development and audiological services and believes it is a very exciting time to assist people with their hearing health care needs. Ms. Hobbs enjoys the challenge of helping patients make their way through the maze of information that offers so many options to suit their lifestyle. "With new technology we still desire science to push the envelope. Come in and let us help you do just that."
Rhonda Tubbs, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA
Returning to Pittsburgh, Rhonda Tubbs joined the Audiology staff at Pittsburgh Ear Associates in 2002. Dr. Tubbs is a Senior Audiologist and holds the position of Coordinator of the Cochlear Implant and Implantable Devices Program here at Pittsburgh Ear Associates. Other duties include audiologic, electrophysiologic and balance testing and intraoperative monitoring, as well as seeing patients in the Hearing Aid Center at Pittsburgh Ear Associates. Dr. Tubbs is co-investigator of several FDA Clinical Trials lead by Drs. Chen and Hillman as well as primary investigator of several cochlear implant studies.
Dr.Tubbs received her Doctorate of Audiology from A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2007. She was awarded her Masters of Arts degree in Audiology in 1995, as well as her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Science and disorders in 1993, from the University of Pittsburgh. After completing her Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, in Boston, she became a staff audiologist at the Infirmary for close to 7 years. Currently, she holds an appointment as Clinical Field Instructor West Virginia University, College of Human Resources and Education, Department of Speech Language and Audiology. In addition to being a Fellow in the American Academy of Audiology, Dr. Tubbs holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is licensed to practice in the state of Pennsylvania. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, rooting for the Red Sox and is desperately trying to train her two beagle mixes and one border collie.
Lawrence McGuinness, M.A., CCC-A
Lawrence McGuinness is a native of Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Central Catholic High School. He received both his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science and Disorders (2000) and his Master of Arts in Audiology (2002) from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. McGuinness has been a member of our clinical staff since completing his Fellowship at Pittsburgh Ear Associates at which time he joined our staff as a full-time Audiologist. Mr. McGuinness' specialties include hearing aid evaluation and dispensing, as well as balance evaluations and treatment, auditory processing evaluations, and electrophysiology. He also holds an appointment as a Clinical Field Instructor at the West Virginia University College of Human Resources and Education, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology. Lawrence staffs both our Allegheny General Hospital and Monroeville locations.
Denise L. Hoysack, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA
Dr. Hoysack is currently a resident of Ohio and has been a part of our practice since August of 2006. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the College of Wooster, OH in 2001. She then furthered her education where she earned a Master's degree in Audiology from The University of Akron in 2003. Finally, she returned to be a part of The Northeast Ohio Audiology Consortium where she earned a Doctorate degree in Audiology from The University of Akron in 2005. She was one of six other students to be the first to graduate with a Doctorate in Audiology from The University of Akron. Currently she is the Coordinatior of the Hearing Aid Department at Pittsburgh Ear and holds an appointment as a Clinical Field Instructor at the West Virginia University College of Human Resources and Education, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology. As a part of Pittsburgh Ear Associates Dr. Hoysack's duties include hearing and balance evaluations, hearing aid evaluations and orientations, electrophysiology, as well as implantable device evaluations and orientations, and intraoperative monitoring. She also leads educational seminars for patients to learn more about hearing loss, choosing appropriate hearing solutions, and new technology options. She sees patients at both the Allegheny General Hospital and Wexford locations. As a proud Buckeye she roots for the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, and Ohio State University and is slowly gaining some pride for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Maybe we'll fully convert her one day.
Stephanie Bradley-Shorts, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA
Dr. Bradley-Shorts graduated in May 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV. She then enrolled in The Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium where she received her Doctorate of Audiology in August 2012 through the University of Akron in Akron, OH. She completed her fourth year externship through the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH where she worked hand-in-hand with a large team of professionals. With this clinical experience, Dr. Bradley-Shorts was able to meet many patients with challenging and unique hearing health issues.
After graduation, Dr. Bradley-Shorts returned to her homeland in West Virginia. She currently is licensed through the state of Pennsylvania and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is also a Fellow member of the American Academy of Audiology. She then joined the team of professionals at Pittsburgh Ear Associates in November 2012. Dr. Bradley-Shorts’ specialty interests include pediatric and adult audiologic evaluations and rehabilitation, hearing aid and implantable device evaluations and fittings, vestibular evaluations, electrophysiology, and interoperative monitoring. She sees patients at both Allegheny General Hospital and Monroeville locations. In her spare time she enjoys listening to music, watching movies, cooking, and spending time with her husband, D.J., and beagle Annabelle!
Brian Morin, B.S.
Brian Morin is a vestibular technician at Pittsburgh Ear Associates. Mr. Morin worked as a vestibular technician at the Tampa Bay Hearing and Balance Center from 1999-2004, where he developed his clinical skills. Areas of interest include auditory brainstem response testing, electrocochleography, electronystagmography, vestibular autorotation, rotational chair, evaluation and assessment of vestibular function and rehabilitation of patients with dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders. Mr. Morin graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (Physiology) with a nutrition minor from the Pennsylvania State University. Brain enjoys all sports, fly fishing and spending time with his wife, two sons and their little dog.