Fairfax Hearing Center

"Rediscover the joys of better hearing"
8120 Gatehouse Rd First floor Falls Church, VA 22042
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Clinic staff


Gena Marino


Dr. Marino is the director of Audiology at the Fairfax Hearing Center. She moved to Northern VA in 2003 to work for the Fairfax Hearing Center. Dr. Marino completed her Doctorate in Audiology from Salus University in Elkins Park, PA. She earned a Master’s degree in Audiology from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in 2000. Dr. Marino is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She is licensed by the state of Virginia to dispense Hearing Aids and is certified to recommend and fit all levels of amplification. Dr. Marino has a strong interest in treating the adult population with hearing loss. Her hobbies include traveling, cooking, and reading. Dr. Marino is fluent in Russian. 

This provider is licensed in Virginia (#2201001221, #2101001475).
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: Federal Employee Program, AFE USA, AARP-HearUSA, Advanced Hearing Providers, MCAS, Harmony Hearing, NEI, Prime Health, UAW, OCCM and Homelink.

Laura Carter


Dr. Laura Carter is a licensed audiologist who earned her Doctorate in audiology from the University of Northern Colorado and joined our team of professionals in 2016. She holds a certificate of clinical competence in audiology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association and licensed in the state of Virginia. Dr. Carter performs diagnostic hearing services, vestibular evaluations, hearing aid technology and cochlear implants for people of all ages.

This provider is licensed in Virginia (#2201001637, #2101002267).
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: MCAS, Prime Health, AARP-HearUSA, AFE USA, NEI, UAW, OCCM, Homelink, Harmony Hearing, Federal Employee Program and Advanced Hearing Providers.

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Read 92 verified patient reviews for Fairfax Hearing Center! Their average review score is 4.93 () from 92 reviews.

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“I was concerned about declining hearing in specific situations, so I scheduled a screening. Gena Marino tested my hearing and explained that my hearing loss was not yet at a stage that would make a device worthwhile. She suggested I get retested in a year and offered to send a reminder. She could easily have sold me an expensive hearing aid, instead she earned my trust. That’s a rare commidity.”

of Mclean, VA   
12/12/2018    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“I CAN HEAR :-). Thank you Dr. Gena Merino and Team! After taking my Dad to Dr. Merino for over 8 years; I realized that it was time for me to become a patient. Too many situations of my saying: "Sorry?", "Could you repeat that?", "Whaat?"... I didn't realize how much I was missing or how much I needed a professional's help. Denial had set in. I love my new over the ear hearing aids! They have rechargeable batteries; an APP that works with my smart phone; are barely noticeable; and Now I Can Hear! Plus Dr. Merino and her Team are outstanding professionals and a pleasure to visit. Thank you Fairfax Hearing Center :-).”

of Leesburg, VA   
11/12/2018    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“Gena tested me two years ago and proved to me I needed hearing aids. Reluctantly I got fitted and today I can’t do without them. The Hearing center provides great service. After two years my right device stopped working. I made appointment with Gina, it took her 5 minutes to diagnose and repair. No charge. If you think you need hearing aids or you are constantly asking people to repeat what they are saying go visit Gena at Fairfax Hearing Center. Testing and diagnoses it quick and easy. ”

11/07/2018    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“I’ve been visiting Fairfax Hearing since 2015. Not only do the staff know who I am when I call, they make every effort to accommodate my crazy schedule. Dr. Gena Marino tirelessly worked with me to find the right solutions for my needs, to include working with my insurance. And LaShay, in the front office is a rockstar. ”

of Gainesville, VA   
10/15/2018    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“I had a very positive experience at Fairfax Hearing Center with Gena Marino, Doctor of Audiology, she was very professional and thorough. I could not be more pleased with my new Oticon hearing aids - a real quality life improvement. ”

of Mclean, VA   
10/08/2018    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

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About this clinic

Fairfax Hearing Center specializes in providing the latest and most technology advanced services and products to our patients. We provide a full range of medical and audiological services. Our patients benefit from a team-based approach to disorders of hearing. We at Fairfax Hearing Center will work with you to develop an individualized solution to your hearing problem using the latest technology wrapped in personal service. If you have problems with your hearing, make an appointment for a comprehensive hearing evaluation, your first step to a new world of sound.

Clinic services

  • Hearing testing and evaluations
  • Hearing aid sales
  • Same-day fitting of hearing aids (if applicable)
  • In-house repairs
  • Risk-Free Trial
  • Wireless assistive listening devices and accessories
  • Interactive display area
  • Audiologists work on-site with Ear Nose & Throat Physicians


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(703) 259-8859

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Hours of operation

Monday9:00 am - 4:30 pm
by appointment
Tuesday8:00 am - 4:30 pm
by appointment
Wednesday8:00 am - 4:30 pm
by appointment
Thursday9:00 am - 4:30 pm
by appointment
Friday8:00 am - 4:00 pm
by appointment
Evening and/or weekend hours available by appointment. Please call to schedule.

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  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Check
  • 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.