Hearing Improvement Center - West Hartford

28 N Main St West Hartford, CT 06107

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(860) 967-0236

Staff

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Caren Barone,
AuD, CCC-A

Audiologist

Caren Barone attended Southern Connecticut State University, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Communications Disorders in 2003 and her Master's degree in Audiology in 2005. After completing her Clinical Fellowship Year at Park Avenue Acoustics in Manhattan in 2006, she served as a staff audiologist at the Newington, West Haven and Northampton VA Medical Centers from 2006 to 2012. During that time Caren also earned her clinical Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida in 2008. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Connecticut Academy of Audiology. Caren joined the Hearing Improvement Center in 2012.

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Hannah Vollinger,
AuD, CCC-A

Audiologist

Dr. Hannah Vollinger graduated with her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2010 and then went on to pursue a Masters of Business Administration from Fitchburg State University in 2019.  She completed her Clinical Externship at UCLA Audiology Clinic and then went on to work at Connecticut Children's Medical Center as a staff audiologist from 2010-2017.  Dr. Vollinger was working at a busy ENT practice from 2017-2021, when she decided to join out team in the Wethersfield office.  Hannah is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.

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Alan Dumaine,
MA, CCC-A

Retired Audiologist

Alan Dumaine earned his master's degree in audiology from the University of Connecticut and then served his Clinical Fellowship Year at the San Francisco Hearing and Speech Center. In 1984 he opened his own practice, the Wethersfield Hearing Center and then merged his practice with the Hearing Improvement Center of West Hartford in 1997.  

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Read 58 verified patient reviews for Hearing Improvement Center - West Hartford! Their average review score is 4.97 () from 58 reviews.

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“I have been seeing Dr. Barone for two plus years. In that time she has completed an in-depth hearing assessment and ordered the aides that I needed. Dr. Barone has helped me with any issues I’ve had with the devices. I’ve found her very good to work with and genuinely concerned with helping me hear much better. Also, Dr. Barone’s office manager, Julie, has been very helpful. Whenever I have a question or need supplies, Julie is very helpful!”

Jeffrey B. of Land O' Lakes, FL   
07/21/2023    Review submitted online

“This place is fantastic. The friendliest environment and so quick and easy. I recently went due to losing one of my hearing aids they made the process quick and easy for me. ”

Levon G. of New Britain, CT   
05/24/2023    Review submitted online

“Caren is fantastic. She goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable , in fitting you with the best hearing aids for you. ”

Chuck H.   
04/06/2023    Review submitted online

“Dr. Caren Barone is the best. Always a pleasure to have my appointment in this great office. ”

Joseph D. of Bristol, CT   
01/19/2023    Review submitted online

“I have been going to the Hearing Improvement Center since I moved to West Hartford 38 years ago!! They have always gone above and beyond to assist me with my hearing testing and my hearing aids. Caren is one of the most patient human beings on the earth and is always thinking of ways to improve my hearing. I have worn hearing aids since I was 7 (and now I have a Medicare card), and I can truly say that the Hearing Improvement Center is by far the best anywhere. I always recommend them to anyone I know who has hearing issues.”

Donna H. of West Hartford, CT   
11/26/2022    Review submitted online

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Clinic details

No-nonsense hearing care by experienced audiologists.

At Hearing Improvement Center our goal is to provide you the best possible hearing help, based upon your individual needs. We know that choosing a hearing professional is one of the most important decisions a hearing impaired person can make. We want to make sure that we are giving our patients the right recommendation for all their hearing needs. Our goal is to help you protect your hearing from further deterioration through education about what affects your hearing, as well as the proper use and care of hearing protection devices.

Hearing care services

Our services include the following:

hearing screenings

comprehensive hearing testing and evaluations

hearing aids

hearing aid fittings with real ear verification measurements to ensure proper amplification

hearing aid accessories

hearing aid service including cleaning, checks, maintenance and repairs

hearing aid batteries

assistive listening devices

tinnitus 

Amenities

Convenient parking

Convenient parking

Curbside service

Curbside service

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair-accessible

Service pets welcome

Service pets welcome

Assistive listening devices

Assistive listening devices

Financing available

Financing available

Tinnitus

Tinnitus

Masks worn here

Masks worn here

Hours of operation

SundayClosed
Monday8 am - 12 pm, 1 - 4 pm
by appointment
Tuesday8 am - 12 pm, 1 - 4 pm
by appointment
Wednesday8 am - 12 pm, 1 - 4 pm
by appointment
Thursday8 am - 12 pm, 1 - 4 pm
by appointment
Friday8 am - 12 pm, 1 - 4 pm
by appointment
SaturdayClosed

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Amenities

Convenient parking

Convenient parking

Curbside service

Curbside service

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair-accessible

Service pets welcome

Service pets welcome

Assistive listening devices

Assistive listening devices

Financing available

Financing available

Tinnitus

Tinnitus

Masks worn here

Masks worn here

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