Hearing Unlimited Inc - Penn Hills

Open now by appointment! 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
665 Rodi Rd Suite 106, Rodi Plaza Building 2 Pittsburgh, PA 15235
(412) 437-2177

Staff

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Sydney Polifrone,
AuD

Audiologist

Dr. Sydney Polifrone earned her Bachelor of Science from Ohio University in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2017. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Audiology degree from East Carolina University in 2021. While in graduate school, she completed her clinical rotations in various environments, including the VA, a hospital setting, public school, and ENT.

When she was in graduate school, Dr. Polifrone originally wanted to be a speech therapist, so she studied communication sciences and disorders. Further into her college years she realized the hearing side of the field was calling to her. She shadowed an audiologist on the college campus clinic and fell in love with the career after seeing just a few patients. Now, she loves helping people realize their best potential in communication with family and friends again. She has experience working with patients of all ages and enjoys meeting new people and hearing their stories every day.

Dr. Polifrone enjoys reading fiction, watching true crime shows, going to baseball games, and traveling. 

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Matt Melnyk

Apprentice

Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh. During his studies he worked at an assisted living facility gaining experience in patient care. After he earned his degree, he spent time in various sales positions in Pennsylvania and Colorado before he came back to Pittsburgh to join the Hearing Unlimited team.

Matt came to the field of audiology because of his close relationships with family members who have dementia. He wants to help others prevent a dementia diagnosis for as long as possible. Working with patients and keeping them connected with their families and friends is the ultimate fulfillment for Matt. He enjoys getting to know each patient and their families and he does his best to ensure hearing aids are in the best working condition for each patient.

Outside of work, Matt enjoys the outdoors, kayaking in the summer, snowboarding in the winter, watching sports, and cheering on all the Pittsburgh teams.

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Dr. Stacy Malavite,
AuD, CCC-A, FAAA

Audiologist

Dr. Stacy Malavite earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Bowling Green State University and a Doctorate of Audiology degree from Central Michigan University. Dr. Malavite joined Hearing Unlimited in 2014 bringing with her over 13 years’ experience in the hearing industry.  She is the Clinical Director at Hearing Unlimited utilizing her expertise to help provide the best solutions to her patients.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence from The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Dr. Malavite’s clinical interests include diagnostic hearing assessment, hearing aid fitting and follow-up appointments to ensure complete satisfaction.

When she is not working, you will find Dr. Malavite watching her sons at their football games, basketball games, band concerts or playing with her daughter.   

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Christopher Eckert,
MS, CCC-A

Audiologist

Christopher M. Eckert is a highly-experienced senior audiologist who has been helping people improve their hearing and their lives for over 22 years. He has extensive experience at practices such as the VA Clinic, ENT clinics, and other private clinic environments. It is his love of sound and his passion for helping individuals and families that led him to join Hearing Unlimited. Here, he takes pride in the patient-focused culture and personal care the office and staff provide. Christopher is a committed member of several local and national hearing associations and organizations. As a licensed audiologist and member of the Hearing Loss Association of Pittsburgh, Christopher has provided many self-care and educational programs centered on the importance of hearing health. He has given many self-help and educational hearing presentations to the Hearing Loss Association of Western Pennsylvania (HLAP), as well as actively served on the board. This involvement has deepened Christopher’s knowledge of his patients’ everyday hearing struggles and has encouraged him to incorporate this knowledge into helping every Hearing Unlimited patient. He loves helping people learn how to preserve their hearing and helping those with hearing loss improve their hearing. When he's not working, Christopher enjoys reading and spending time with his family.

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Dr. Katelyn Hill,
AuD

Audiologist

Dr. Katelyn Exler Hill earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science and Disorders from Thiel College and was the Valedictorian of her class. She earned a Master of Arts and Doctorate Degrees in Audiology from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Hill has extensive academic, clinical and private practice experience.

In addition to expert comprehensive audiological services, Dr. Hill also performs balance screenings for risk prevention as well as diagnostic vestibular testing.

When she’s not providing compassionate comprehensive care to Hearing Unlimited patients, Dr. Hill enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

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“As usual, my appointment was very informative. I did not see a doctor, the assistant I seen, whose name I cant remember was super ! The receptionist, Stephanie also does a awesome job !”

John F. of Pittsburgh, PA   
01/11/2024    Review submitted online

“I had my annual hearing exam today and Mark P. was both very courteous and knowledgeable.”

Tom M. of Pittsburgh, PA   
09/08/2021    Review submitted online

“Doc Sydney was awesome in answering all questions and patiently explaining my options. ”

Cheryk S. of Pittsburgh, PA   
08/25/2021    Review submitted online

“Marc was very knowledgeable and pleasant. He was patient and understanding. I just love the cartoons he created, that are framed and lined up along the walls in the hall”

Angel L. of Pittsburgh, PA   
08/17/2021    Review submitted online

“Fantastic. My doctor Sydney was very knowledgeable courteous and very helpful. Highly recommend. ”

Tony B.   
08/12/2021    Review submitted online

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Clinic details

Sound advice since 1949

Hearing Unlimited has been helping people in the community hear better since 1949. We understand that seeking treatment for hearing loss can be a frustrating process, that's why our skilled staff of audiologists and hearing instrument specialists are dedicated to not just help you hear better, but to make you comfortable too. Hearing loss is a personal issue, which is why we treat every patient we see based on their individual needs and wants from a hearing device. 

We offer 5 convenient locations to choose from. The links to the other locations are listed here, click on the location nearest you for more information. 

Our Pittsburgh, Penn Hills, is located in the Premier Medical Building in Suite 210. 

Visit us today to see how we can help! 

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Hearing care services

At Hearing Unlimited, we know hearing loss can be a tough issue to face. We aren't just proud of the products we offer, but the services too, including: 

  • Hearing tests
  • FREE hearing and personalized consultations
  • Speech-in-noise testing
  • Bone conduction testing
  • Tympanometry and impedance testing
  • Real ear measurement
  • Audiometric acoustic reflex testing
  • Audiometric acoustic reflex decay testing
  • Fitting and adjusting of hearing devices
  • Aural rehabilitation programs
  • Customized hearing protection
  • Hearing aid batteries
  • Hearing aid accessories
  • Hearing aid repairs
  • Evening hours by appointment
  • Yes, we do house calls through our mobile service - please inquire

Amenities

Free wifi

Free WiFi

Convenient parking

Convenient parking

Curbside service

Curbside service

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair-accessible

Service pets welcome

Service pets welcome

Assistive listening devices

Assistive listening devices

Mobile clinic

Mobile clinic

Financing available

Financing available

Telehealth services

Telehealth services

American sign language

American Sign Language

Tinnitus

Tinnitus

Balance testing

Balance testing

Screen at home

Screen/test at home

 Remote hearing aid programming

Remote hearing aid programming

Ear cleaning

Ear cleaning

Affiliations

Clinic affiliations

We are preferred providers of the NFL Players Association’s Professional Athletes Foundation. Our goal is to bring better hearing to former professional athletes and fit them with the hearing technology they need.

Clinic affiliations

We are a proud partner of HearStrong, an organization that spreads hearing loss awareness and provides hearing aids to those in need.

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Hours of operation

SundayClosed
Monday8 am - 6:30 pm
by appointment
Tuesday8 am - 6:30 pm
by appointment
Wednesday8 am - 6:30 pm
by appointment
Thursday8 am - 6:30 pm
by appointment
Friday8 am - 4:30 pm
by appointment
SaturdayClosed

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9173 Rt 30 Ste 4
Irwin, PA 15642

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2566 Haymaker Rd Forbes Hospital POB 1 - Ste 214
Monroeville, PA 15146

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Hearing Unlimited - South Hills
575 Coal Valley Rd Jefferson Hospital Prof Bldg - Suite 202
Clairton, PA 15025

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2585 Freeport Rd One Alexander Center - Suite 208
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

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Amenities

Free wifi

Free WiFi

Convenient parking

Convenient parking

Curbside service

Curbside service

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair-accessible

Service pets welcome

Service pets welcome

Assistive listening devices

Assistive listening devices

Mobile clinic

Mobile clinic

Financing available

Financing available

Telehealth services

Telehealth services

American sign language

American Sign Language

Tinnitus

Tinnitus

Balance testing

Balance testing

Screen at home

Screen/test at home

 Remote hearing aid programming

Remote hearing aid programming

Ear cleaning

Ear cleaning

Accepted forms of payment

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  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Debit
  • Financing available for those who qualify
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
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