Solinsky Hearing Center

"Your Partner in Hearing Healthcare"
1013 Farmington Ave West Hartford, CT 06107

Clinic staff


Michelle Colburn

Your Hearing Network
Your Hearing Network

Dr. Michelle Colburn is the licensed audiologist serving patients at Solinsky Hearing Center. She earned her doctorate and master’s degrees from the University of Florida. She is fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

When Dr. Colburn is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, sewing projects, exercise and home improvement projects.

This provider has NPI #1184684276 and is licensed in Connecticut (#509).

Ben Taylor

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Your Hearing Network

Ben is a second-generation Hearing Instrument Specialist. He began his career helping those suffering with hearing loss at his family’s clinics in San Antonio, Texas. This is where it was instilled in him to treat and view each patient as a member of his own family. 

He met his wife while they were both doing relief work after Hurricane Katrina and moved to New England shortly after they got married and are very happy to call it home. 

Ben’s genuine passion is to give people the gift of better hearing and he is entirely dedicated to utilizing his skill set, the latest technology and old-fashioned care and compassion to make sure his patients don’t miss out on a single precious moment of their lives.

This provider has NPI #1659747723 and is licensed in Connecticut (#000406).

Clinic reviews

Read 26 verified patient reviews for Solinsky Hearing Center! Their average review score is 4.85 () from 26 reviews.

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“I think if you're visiting Solinsky Hearing for a hearing aid you'll probably be fine. If you visit for Tinnitus, forget it. Dr. Colburn is clueless when it comes to this condition. I mean totally. Why it's even mentioned on the site is a mystery to me. She had zero knowledge, zero suggestions. I asked about a treatment called "The Levo System" a Tinnitus retraining thearpy and she had never heard of it. She offered to find some information about it and get back to me. My appointment was over a year ago, I'm still waiting. ”

of East Granby, CT   
09/12/2019    Review submitted online
1 out of 5 1.

“I was very pleased on my initial visit with Ben. I didn't know what to expect but I did have a lot of questions. Ben explained every step of the hearing test and discussed the results in great detail. We talked about the several options available and fully answered all of my questions. Ben also sent me a link to better discuss the options with my spouse. ”

of Wethersfield, CT   
05/30/2019    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“I have been wearing hearing aides for more than a year and I no longer have to ask people to repeat themselves, can easily hear my exercise instructors, have fewer problems at the theatre, and can hear other people in classes. People no longer get annoyed at me when I don't hear them the first time. The first month wearing the hearing aides was not easy for me. I was not used to having anything in my ear canal and the ear grips were uncomfortable. This was the second time that I tried hearing aides and the first time I gave up after a month. This time I was determined to be successful but I could not have done it without the support that Dr. Colburn provided. She had infinite patience and was always available to reconfigure the way the hearing aide fit my ear. It took several return visits but within a month I couldn't even feel the hearing aides in my ears any more. Dr. Colburn never made me feel as if it was my problem or fault as I had experienced with other audiologists. She continues to be available whenever I have any issues, answers all my questions, and remains a totally professional and expert audiologist.”

of West Hartford, CT   
04/23/2019    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“ Like so many other reviewers, I am exceptionally pleased with the level of care I have received from Michelle and Ben. Although the Oticon hearing aids that Michelle recommended represent my first encounter with hearing aids, they are comfortable, easy to care for, and the way I experience sound feels very natural - definitely keepers! However, because I play a digital piano, I found that my hearing aids pick up sound artifacts when I play a certain range of notes in various voices. From my piano dealer I learned this is not an unusual phenomenon that occurs between hearing aids and digital pianos. Adjusting the hearing aids to eliminate the artifacts requires a great deal of skill, patience and finesse - all qualities Ben appears to have in abundance. Realizing and understanding that programing and balancing the sound is a very delicate technical dance, so far I've had about 8 adjustment appointments with more to come. We're definitely getting closer but the adjustment(s) still needs a bit of tweaking. This brings us to my only complaint about Solinsky Centers - all of their offices are spread out on the WEST side of the river. Patients/customers living on the EAST side have no convenient location(s) within a reasonable driving distance. In my case the nearest office is a 50-55 minute drive - one way. That is a pretty big time investment ! When the time comes for new hearing aids, I hope to be able to find an equally excellent doctor and technician closer to home. ”

of Moodus, CT   
04/18/2019    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“First time user of Hearing Aids. Dr. Colburn provided impeccable information and service making for a positive experience! Looking forward to being a long term patient. I highly recommend Dr. Colburn.”

of Canton, CT   
11/28/2018    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

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About this clinic

Solinsky Hearing Center provides their patients with professional attitudes, quality assurance, integrity, thorough care from start to follow-ups and attention to the smallest of details.

Clinic services

Our services include:

  • Diagnostic hearing testing
  • Large selection of state-of-the art digital and programmable hearing aids
  • Live demonstrations of hearing aids
  • New “open fit” technology
  • Cochlear Implant evaluations and programming
  • Tinnitus therapy solutions
  • Convenient payment options


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(860) 967-0926

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Hours of operation

Monday8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday8:00 am - 4:00 pm
SaturdayOpen by appointment

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  • Financing available for those who qualify
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
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