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Dr. Laurie L. Junker, Au.D.,F-AAA

Doctor of Audiology

My name is Dr. Laurie Junker and I have enjoyed being an Audiologist for 17 years, joining ECHO Hearing Systems in 2009. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education from Indiana University of PA but chose not to pursue the teaching profession and instead enrolled at the Pennsylvania State University where I earned my Master’s Degree in Audiology. After practicing for several years I returned to school at the Arizona School of Health Sciences for my Doctor of Audiology degree.

I feel privileged to be a part of changing people’s lives with better hearing. Over the years I have met many fascinating individuals and heard so many stories of their lives, stories that may not have been possible if they had let their hearing loss limit their activities. I see myself as a problem solver, eliminating the barrier between you and the possibilities that life has to offer.

Dr. Laurie L. Junker, Au.D.,F-AAA

Gary Messer, Certifed HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Gary Messer comes to the ECHO Hearing Systems’ team from a medical background and is a Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist. Gary gets satisfaction from being able to help people. The opportunity to help a patient hear better, to communicate with their loved ones, grandkids and friends, is priceless and extremely rewarding.

Gary Messer, Certifed HIS

Michelle Smith

Patient Services Coordinator

Michelle has been with ECHO Hearing Systems for 6 years. She oversees the offices to make sure patients’ needs and concerns are being taken of. Her favorite part of her role as Administrative Coordinator is the interaction with patients in person and on the telephone. Michelle is the first person you will see when you come to our office or contact us by telephone. You will always be greeted with the warmest welcome because Michelle believes that life is worth hearing.

Michelle Smith

Darla Burger

Patient Services Coordinator

Darla Burger is our Patient Service Coordinator for the New Kensington office of Trinity Hearing Aid/All American Hearing. Darla brings with her years of experience working closely with clients from the insurance industry as a claims adjuster.

Darla believes that “life is worth hearing,” especially after her 86-year old mother recently received her new hearing aids from All American Hearing and she saw first hand the difference in the quality of her mother’s life. She will be the first person you meet when you come to our office and is delighted to help the patients of New Kensington to hear this best.

Darla Burger

Dr. Kent Collins, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

Kent Collins is the Director of TeleHearing for the All American Hearing Network. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. He is a licensed audiologist and hearing instrument specialist in several states throughout the country. Dr. Collins earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, followed by his Master of Science in Audiology from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He completed his education at Salus University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, where he earned his Doctor of Audiology degree. Dr. Collins specializes in adult diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology. His expertise includes hearing instrument selection and fitting, aural rehabilitation, and counseling. He has served as the President of the Minnesota Academy of Audiology and also sat on the Board of Directors. Dr. Collins grew up on a farm in rural western Minnesota and currently resides in the Twin Cities with his wife and two sons. He enjoys outdoor activities, sporting events, and landscaping around the house. Dr. Collins has successfully treated tens of thousands of patients throughout the country connecting them again with the sounds of their loved ones’ voices.

Dr. Kent Collins, Au.D.

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