Our Doctors of Audiology
Oath of Professionalism
With full deliberation I freely and solemnly pledge that:
I will practice the art and science of my chosen profession Audiology faithfully and conscientiously, and to the fullest score of my competence.
I will uphold and honorably promote by example and action the highest standards, ethics and ideals of audiology.
I will promote professional care for those who seek my services, with concern, with compassion and with due regard for their human rights and dignity and I will promote justice in the health care system by elimination of discrimination.
I will place treatment of those who seek my care above personal gain and strive to see that none shall lack for proper care with patient welfare my upmost concern.
I will hold as privileged and inviolate all information entrusted to me in the confidence by those who seek my services and promote the principles of individual autonomy.
I will advise my patients fully and honestly of all which my serve to restore, maintain, or enhance their health and well-being.
I will strive to continuously to broaden my knowledge and skill to deliver all new and efficacious means to enhance my services
I will share information cordially and unselfishly with colleagues and other professionals for the benefit of patients and the advancement of human knowledge and welfare.
I will do my utmost to serve my community, my country and mankind.
I hereby commit myself to be steadfast in the performance of this, my solemn oath and obligation.
Our Doctors of Audiology are university trained. They are licensed and board certified in audiology. Our audiologists are also licensed and certified hearing aid specialists.
Rory D. Cernik, Au.D.
Rory D. Cernik, Au.D. earned his undergraduate and Doctor of Audiology degree from Towson University. In 2013, Dr. Cernik and his wife Alison created and opened Hearing Assessment Center, LLC. He believes that innovative technology and personal service go hand in hand. Under his direction, Hearing Assessment Center, LLC continually seeks ways to better understand the mechanics of hearing loss and its impact on our patients’ lives. Dr. Cernik and the team at Hearing Assessment Center, LLC have a simple goal; to provide the ultimate patient experience while achieving an excellent patient outcome.
Dr. Cernik is currently an equity member within Audigy Group and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.
Dr. Cernik lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two beautiful children, Jackson Devereaux and Molly Olivia.
W. Stephen Seipp, Au.D.
W. Stephen Seipp, Au.D., was awarded his Doctor of Audiology degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences and has been in practice since 1973.
He served as Vice Chairperson of the Maryland State Department of Health Newborn Hearing Screening Advisory Council and Chairperson of the Maryland State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Speech Language Pathologists and Hearing Aid Dispensers for eight years. Dr. Seipp is a past president of the Maryland Speech Language Hearing Association. Dr. Seipp was an adjunct instructor for doctoral students at Salus and Towson Universities.
He has acted as a consultant to the U.S. Federal Courts Administrative Office developing hearing testing guidelines and serves on a number of non-profit organization committees and boards. He is also on the Professional Advisory Board at the Highlands School.Dr. Seipp is a member of the Maryland Academy of Audiology, the American Academy of Audiology and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.
Emilie Carney, Au.D.
Emilie Carney, Au.D., first earned a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology from West Virginia University in 2004 and a Doctor of Audiology degree from Towson University in 2008.
Dr. Carney’s primary interests include the treatment of hearing loss and fitting the latest digital hearing aids as well as tinnitus management. Dr. Carney has a passion for patient care and building lifelong relationships.
Dr. Carney is a member of the American Academy of Audiology. In her spare time Dr. Carney enjoys traveling with her husband and cooking.
Ashley Mitchell, Au.D.
Ashley Mitchell, Au.D., received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Maine (2004), and her Doctorate of Audiology from Towson University (2008). She joins the Hearing Assessment Center, LLC with several years of private practice experience and believes in always doing what is best for the patient.
Dr. Mitchell’s previous experience includes clinical rotations in educational, hospital, and private practice settings. Her scope of practice includes diagnostic and vestibular testing and hearing instrument selection, fitting, and counseling.
Dr. Mitchell is a current member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.
A native of Maine, Dr. Mitchell enjoys travelling up north to see her extended family. Her and her husband recently joined the Parkville community with their boxer, Camille.
Her compassionate and professional approach to hearing healthcare makes her an exceptional addition to the team.