Hearing & Brain Centers of New England - Worcester

"Advancing The Medical Treatment Of Hearing Loss"
102 Shore Drive Ste 400 Worcester, MA 01605
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Keith Darrow


Dr. Darrow is a M.I.T. and Harvard Medical School trained Neuroscientist with a degree in Clinical Audiology. He is a former Clinical Professor at Northeastern University (Boston, MA) and is currently a tenured professor at Worcester State University. Dr. Darrow’s clinical experience is vast and includes a clinical fellowship at the Department of Otolaryngology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA) and a trainingship at the Audiology Department in the East Orange (NJ) Veterans Association Hospital. He is the owner of the Hearing and Balance Centers of New England and founder of the non-profit Healthy Hearing Foundation of New England (dedicated to providing education and hearing health care for those in need). He was recently named the Director of Audiology Research at Intermountain Audiology and has chosen to lead the Excellence In Audiology movement across the country. Dr. Darrow is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer, and researcher and has been conducting research at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for over fifteen years. 

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Tracy Forrester


Audiologist Tracy Forrester earned her B.S. in Science, Communication Disorders from Worcester State College and her Master of Audiology degree from Arizona State University.

Joy Latino

Joy is at the front lines of our patient experience at Hearing and Brain Centers. Her specialties include excellence in patient experience, commitment to your hearing health, and detailed patient follow up, so that we may continue to fulfill the honor of exceeding YOUR expectations as America’s highest-rated providers of the medical treatment of hearing loss and Tinnitus. At her heart, Joy was born to take a strategic approach to patient care.  Instinctually described as a ‘Strategic Planner’ by Kathy Kolbe, the world’s leading authority on human instincts, Joy continues to hold your patient experience, and medical treatment to the strategic approach designed by Harvard Medical and M.I.T. Trained Neuroscientist Dr. Keith Darrow, PhD.

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“After suffering with tinnitus for several years, I attended a seminar with Dr Darrow. Now I know there is no cure for tinnitus, but after listening to Dr. Darrow, I knew he could help. When I went to the Hearing and Brain Center in Worcester, everybody was professional and courteous. After my hearing test with Tracy Forrester, I had my consultation with Jordan Green to discuss my options. I've had my hearing aids for several months now and there has been a reduction in the volume level of the ringing sound. Hopefully it will lessen more over time and I am hopeful.”

of Worcester, MA   
10/30/2020    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“Great visit during this hard time. In and out after the check and cleaning of my hearing aid.”

of Winchendon, MA   
08/10/2020    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“I finally came to terms with my hearing loss after visiting a number of hearing centers. I was very impressed with the service I received at the the Hearing & Balance Center compared to other offices that I visited. My initial visit went very well, they completed a comprehensive hearing test and then let me try on some of the hearing aids. As soon as I put them on, I started to cry as I realized how much I WAS NOT HEARING.... I would highly recommend this office for all of your hearing needs - Great Staff and Excellent service.”

of Clinton, MA   
08/04/2020    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“The best decision I’ve made is to trust the people in this office.”

of Auburn, MA   
07/11/2020    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“A number of years ago I had been diagnosed with some slight hearing loss, at that time not bad enough to use hearing aids. A few years after I began to notice I was having difficulty hearing my co-workers across a conference table. Unsure of how to proceed I was lucky enough to hear Dr. Darrow on the Jim Polito show on WTAG. It gave me the courage to call and set up an appointment. I was very nervous about the appointment & what the results may be. You see, my avocation is singing and I was concerned that continuing hearing loss may make that difficult if not impossible. Well I shouldn't have worried, the staff and doctor were wonderful, kind and understanding. I left that day with my new hearing aids feeling I had made the best decision in my life to make that first phone call. Over the years I have moved up to the newer technologies and my life has remained full and social, and I am still singing! I thank the Hearing and Brain Center for enriching my life.”

of Worcester, MA   
07/03/2020    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

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About this hearing center

When it comes to your hearing, your chose of a hearing healthcare professional is one of the most important decisions you'll make. At the Hearing & Brain Centers our hearing care specialist are committed to the medical treatment of hearing loss and advancement of our patient's quality of life. Our treatment programs are aimed at changing the lives of our patients, helping them maintain independence at home, improving cognitive function, and helping to reduce the risk of developing Dementia. 

We commit to working closely with you to understand the  how your hearing loss impacts you and your loved ones. This collaborative approach will provide you with the best solution to increasing your clarity and treating the cognitive aspects of hearing loss. 

Hearing care services

  • FDA Approved Tinnitus Treatments
  • Medical Treatment of Hearing Loss
  • Dementia Risk Reduction Treatments
  • Hearing Evaluations and Cognitive Health Assessments

Hours of operation

Monday1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Financial aid
  • Financing available for those who qualify
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
Disclaimer: This clinic profile is for general information purposes only. Financial aid and insurance coverage can vary widely by policy and should be verified with the provider before services are rendered.