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.
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.
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.
Lisa Bragg, Au.D.
Lisa Bragg, Au.D. obtained her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Audiology degrees from Towson University. Dr. Bragg is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. In 2014, she became a member of the Hearing Assessment Center, LLC family after several years of private practice experience. Her goal is to ensure that hearing loss does not hinder her patient’s relationships with loved ones and will recommend the best treatment solutions based on their type of impairment and lifestyle. She will take the time to understand her patient’s history and personal objectives to provide a customized experience. Dr. Bragg stays up to date with the latest technology and accessories so that her patients can stay connected, even in challenging listening environments.
She resides in Perry Hall with her husband, Bruce, and her West Highland Terrier, Wesley. Dr. Bragg values quality time spent with her family and friends, especially summer trips to the beach and weekend Bed & Breakfast retreats.
Ashley Mitchell, Au.D.
Ashley Mitchell, Au.D., received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Maine, and her Doctorate of Audiology from Towson University. She joins the Hearing Assessment Center, LLC with several years of private practice experience.
Dr. Mitchell’s passion is educating patients on the social and emotional aspects of untreated hearing loss so that they are able to make a well informed decision regarding their hearing healthcare. It is important to her that hearing healthcare be recognized as a part of an overall approach to total body health and wellness.
Treating hearing loss with the latest hearing aid technology, accessories, and assistive listening devices while maximizing patient outcomes and family goals is her mission.
A native of Maine, Dr. Mitchell enjoys travelling up north to see her extended family. She and her husband reside in Parkville with their boxer, Camille.