Your Hearing Aid Experts in Lutherville, MD

Hearing Assessment Center, LLC

1447 York Rd, Suite 312
Lutherville, MD 21093

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Monday – Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm

Hearing loss can sneak up on you gradually, stealing some of the joy from the best moments like whispered endearments, the punchline of a joke or the line in your favorite show that reveals whodunnit. Through hearing tests, our audiologists at Lutherville, MD, can help you take back control of your life. Whether you need hearing aids or simply help clearing an obstruction in your ear canal, we can help.

Schedule an appointment with our qualified Lutherville, MD audiologists for your hearing loss, hearing aids, or a hearing test.

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    Audiologists – Lutherville, MD

    Rory Cernik, Au.D.

    Rory Cernik, Au.D.

    CEO/President, Doctor of Audiology

    Dr. Rory D. Cernik is our Director of Clinical Services at the Hearing Assessment Center. He has received extensive training from some of the brightest minds in audiology.

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    During his doctoral training, he focused his research on the auditory system’s response to stimulation and deprivation. He was able to document that short-term deprivation, similar to hearing loss, altered the effectiveness of the auditory system. These studies serve as the foundation for what we now know today; that hearing loss, if left untreated, increases the likelihood of cognitive atrophy and decline. Dr. Cernik uses his research background and extensive training to properly diagnose and treat hearing loss in his community. Often, patients will drive quite a few hours to spend time with Dr. Cernik. His passion is to properly educate his patients and rehabilitate the cognitive aspects of their hearing loss. He also practices general audiology. Dr. Cernik is currently seeing patients in our Lutherville location.

    Expertise and Experiences

    • Founder of Hearing Assessment Center in Maryland, a multi-location, multi-audiologist private practice that SERVES patients in Baltimore and surrounding areas
    • His practice specializes in: the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss, the brain’s auditory processing capability, tinnitus origins, and assessment of your cognitive load (meaning how hard your brain works to separate speech from background noise)
    • Mentoring and training of doctoral students from local universities
    • Interviewed on WBAL and WCBM; weekly Baltimore Hears You segments
    • TV commercial, WBAL
    • Mentored by world renowned tinnitus researchers and continually is recognized nationally by his peers
    • Specializes in industrial audiology and worker’s compensation claims. He has examined hundreds of local fireman and police officers
    • He has seen and impacted over 5000 lives in our community
    • Specializes in pain free cerumen (ear wax) removal and maintenance
    Kelley M. Finck, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

    Kelley M. Finck, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

    Doctor of Audiology

    Dr. Kelley Finck graduated from the Doctor of Audiology program at Towson University, and completed her clinical externship year at Hearing Assessment Center. Her research has focused on studying the immediate and long-term effects of noise exposure.

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    The knowledge she gained from this research assists her in treating noise-induced hearing loss, as well as hearing difficulties due to other causes. Dr. Finck’s passion is giving her patients the tools they need to thrive in their daily environments. She accomplishes this through educating her patients about hearing difficulties and the long-term cognitive effects of hearing loss. Dr. Finck is currently seeing patients in our Lutherville location.

    Expertise and Experiences

    • Our practice specializes in: the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss, cognitive effects of hearing loss, and tinnitus.
    • Mentored by individuals leading the field in communication, treatment of hearing loss, noise-induced hearing loss, and cognitive effects of hearing loss.
    • Experience with many different populations including: pediatrics, special needs, geriatrics, Deaf individuals. Individuals with impaired vision, and individuals with degenerative cognitive disorders (i.e. dementia).
    Danielle Yurjevich, Au.D.

    Danielle Yurjevich, Au.D.

    Doctor of Audiology

    Dr. Danielle Yurjevich pursued her doctorate degree at Towson University, eventually joining the Hearing Assessment Center as a doctoral resident before graduating and becoming a full-time audiologist at the practice.

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    During her doctoral studies, her research titled “Frequency Following Response Measured to Noise-Vocoded Speech in Adults with Normal Hearing Sensitivity” described the brainstem neural representation of spectral and temporal cues in listeners with normal hearing using noise-vocoded (cochlear implant simulated speech) stimuli. She was specifically interested in how patients with cochlear implants process speech.

    Danielle has co-authored several journal articles on the human frequency following response to various speech stimuli to better understand how sound is processed at the neural level. She presented at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology conference in Baltimore. She holds memberships in multiple state and national professional associations.

    Danielle uses her research background and training to properly diagnose and treat hearing loss in patients of all ages. She is intentional about creating an enjoyable, informative, and comfortable environment for her patients and their family members. Her compassionate approach allows her to connect with patients to ensure they are receiving the best individualized care. Dr. Yurjevich is currently seeing patients in our Lutherville office.

    Donald A. Guillen, Au.D.

    Donald A. Guillen, Au.D.

    Doctor of Audiology

    Dr. Donald A. Guillen earned his doctorate from Towson University and completed his clinical fellowship at the Hearing Assessment Center under the tutelage of Dr. Rory Cernik. Days available: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

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    During his doctoral studies, his research focused heavily on the effect of degraded listening conditions (background noise and reverberation) on cochlear filtering as well as auditory brainstem encoding in normal and hearing impaired individuals. In particular, he was interested in understanding why hearing impaired individuals have a difficult time understanding speech in noisy environments while normal hearing individuals do not. He utilizes this in-depth understanding to properly treat hearing impairment clinically, as the applicability of this research is integral to the recommendations he makes on a daily basis. He now dedicates much of his time to the thorough evaluation and treatment of individuals with chronic tinnitus and hyperacusis. He has established himself in the community as a caring and well-versed tinnitus professional who has treated and assisted many of these individuals.

    Dr. Guillen also thoroughly enjoys educating patients on the dangers of untreated hearing loss and serves as a Community Ambassador. He is passionate about the importance of addressing hearing loss. He frequently performs talks and provides hearing screenings at senior centers, local military retiree centers, hunting clubs, and other local organizations. Under this role, he has also had the privilege of assisting the international community through his work with the St. Clare Medical Outreach program, a Baltimore based program, which looks to lessen healthcare disparities between immigrants/refugees and the general population. Dr. Guillen has demonstrated a strong commitment to serving our local veterans and has taken on a leadership role in this area. Currently, Dr. Guillen is seeing patients in our Lutherville and Bel Air locations.

    Expertise and Experiences

    • Spanish-proficiency certification from the University of Alcalá de Henares in Madrid. Dr. Guillen is the only bilingual audiologist in the Baltimore Metro Area.
    • Highly specialized in cerumen (ear wax) removal utilizing only non-abrasive methods to ensure a pain free experience.
    • Specializes in industrial audiology and worker’s compensation claims. Has worked with numerous firefighters and police officers in the area, providing rehabilitative treatment to many of these individuals.
    • Accredited provider for the Hear Now Foundation program.
    • His professional interests and expertise include: tinnitus evaluation, tinnitus retraining therapy, the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss, geriatric audiology, and cognitive hearing deficits and processing disorders.
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