Ocean State Hearing Aid Center - Providence

163 Waterman St Providence, RI 02906
(401) 406-3866


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Michael Lancia,

Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences

Michael Lancia, President of Ocean State Hearing, is a Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. The company has been helping people hear better for over three decades and has established a reputation for having the best hearing professionals in the business.

Kathryn Raplee,


Dr. Kathryn Raplee was raised in Freehold, NJ. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in general education from Boston College. She completed her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree from Northeastern University. Dr. Raplee fulfilled her doctoral externship at the Providence VA and has audiology experience from various settings.

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

Dr. Raplee is passionate about establishing relationships with each one of her patients to ensure that each individual’s hearing healthcare needs are met. She specializes in adult diagnostics and hearing aid services as well as tinnitus management and aural rehabilitation.


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Read 3 verified patient reviews for Ocean State Hearing Aid Center - Providence! Their average review score is 4.33 () from 3 reviews.

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“It was the first time I had a hearing test I think since grammar school. It was thorough - everything was explained about my hearing loss, I was fitted for hearing aides and was showed how they will work and to get the best hearing experience from wearing them. I went there thinking I was not at a loss but after being tested I found otherwise.”

of Johnston, RI   
10/11/2018    Review submitted online
4 out of 5 1.

“He was incredibly thorough and he listened to me. This hasn't always been my experience with various types of health professionals. He listened, he explained everything clearly, he seemed to be in no great hurry and yet I got in on time and I think the people following me were let in on time too, so he must allot a sufficient time for each patient. ”

of Providence, RI   
10/21/2015    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

“Very courteous.”

of East Providence, RI   
05/14/2015    Review verified by phone
4 out of 5 1.

Clinic details

Serving the Providence, Smithfield, Middletown, Nargansett areas

Ocean State Hearing has been helping the hearing impaired for over 35 years. During these years our passion has been to guarantee customer satisfaction. We at Ocean State Hearing pride ourselves on our service, support, and customer satisfaction.

Hearing care services

  • Audiological evaluations
  • Video otoscopy
  • Convenient locations
  • 45-day trial period
  • The latest hearing aid technology and fitting
  • Long-term follow-up care
  • Service for all hearing aid makes and models
  • Emergency service available
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Accepting most major insurance providers
  • Battery Club
  • Education services
(401) 406-3866

Hours of operation

Monday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
by appointment
Tuesday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
by appointment
Wednesday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
by appointment
Thursday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
by appointment
Friday8:30 am - 4:30 pm
by appointment

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Accepted forms of payment

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Debit
  • Financing available for those who qualify
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
Disclaimer: This clinic profile is for general information purposes only.
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