Hearing Improvement Center - West Hartford

Open now by appointment! 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
28 N Main St West Hartford, CT 06107
(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 63 verified patient reviews for Hearing Improvement Center - West Hartford! Their average review score is 4.97 () from 63 reviews.

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“I recently visited the Hearing Improvement Center in West Hartford to have impressions made of my ears for custom in-ear monitors. This is my third visit for this purpose over the years and they have always been completely professional, courteous, efficient and quite reasonably priced for their services.”

Seth L. of Middletown, CT   
03/19/2024    Review submitted online

“The staff was welcoming and Dr Barone was kind and very knowledgeable. My visit was pleasant and helpful in understanding my choices. I will definitely return to this office. ”

Judith K. of West Hartford, CT   
03/15/2024    Review submitted online

“Excellent exam”

Douglas D. of West Hartford, CT   
02/13/2024    Review submitted online

“Very thorough, patient and professional. Very different experience than with another provider.”

Marc N. of Bloomfield, CT   
01/09/2024    Review submitted online

“Dr. Barone was excellent. Very professional and helpful.”

Hugh M. of West Hartford, CT   
01/02/2024    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

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(860) 967-0236

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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Wethersfield, CT 06109

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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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