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Alan Dumaine,


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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Caren Barone,


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. Caren joined the Hearing Improvement Center in 2012.


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Read 47 verified patient reviews for Hearing Improvement Center - West Hartford! Their average review score is 4.96 () from 47 reviews.

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“Very through, comprehensive exam. ”

of Farmington, CT   
08/19/2021    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“Caren answered all my questions and explained the situation patiently and in detail. I appreciate the help.”

of Avon, CT   
06/24/2021    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“Caren Barone, Au.D has a wealth of knowledge. She answered every question in depth. A very pleasant experience. ”

of West Hartford, CT   
06/03/2021    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“Three years ago Caren helped me through adaptation to new Oticon hearing aids. I am profoundly deaf in one ear and she worked with me to squeeze the last drop of performance out of the new hearing aids. When more capable hearing aids were offered by Oticon, knowing my plight, she emailed me and invited me in to update my hearing profile and talk over how the new capability would help.”

of Avon, CT   
03/04/2021    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“This office has served name well for at least 12 years. Always respectful, listen to your problems and make every attempt to find a solution. Front desk polite and efficient. Caren is a wonderful woman and dedicated professional. Always ready to help.”

of Bloomfield, CT   
02/28/2021    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

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Clinic details

Provide you the best possible hearing care, based upon your individual needs.

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.

We have 2 locations to serve you:

28 North Main Street West Hartford, Connecticut, 06107

919 Silas Deane Hwy Wethersfield, Connecticut, 06109

Hearing care services

We provide a comprehensive array of services related to evaluation, rehabilitation and prevention of hearing impairment. Our services include comprehensive hearing evaluations, specialized diagnostic testing, and industrial hearing screenings.

Hours of operation

Monday8 am - 4 pm
Tuesday8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday8 am - 4 pm
Thursday8 am - 4 pm
Friday8 am - 4 pm

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  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
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