About Oviatt

Why Oviatt:

Oviatt, formerly Feldman and Oviatt Audiology Services have been the leader in Upstate New York for diagnostic hearing testing, vestibular evaluation, and hearing aids for over 25 years.

Oviatt has professionally licensed audiologists specializing in evaluating and treating people with hearing loss. The staff at Oviatt work closely with physicians, conducting tests on patients to determine not only the amount of hearing loss, but possible causes.

Oviatt is excited about a new development in hearing aids that uses state-of-the-art technology to automatically detect speech. When none is detected, the voice-activated digital system automatically turns volume down to a more comfortable listening mode.

We Are Here To Help

Need some attention right away? Click the like below or call your local office and we’ll work you in during our walk-in hours. Your Oviatt staff provides excellent patient care in a comfortable and caring atmosphere.

Free Adjustments

Today’s hearing aids are programmable; more importantly, they are reprogrammable. Your Oviatt Provider is trained to make those adjustments to maximize your hearing with your current hearing device. Whether you just need a quick cleaning or a minor adjustment, stop by during our walk-in hours.

Free Batteries

All Oviatt patients are welcome to receive free batteries for the life of their hearing instruments. Just stop by and pick up a couple of packs of our premium quality batteries, guaranteed to be fresh for long-lasting life.

Our Professionals

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Jodi Bova
Au.D.

Jodi graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo, where she earned her Masters and Doctorate degree in audiology. She received her B.S. from SUNY Geneseo in Communicative Disorders and Sciences. Her clinical experience includes diagnostic audiometric testing, vestibular function assessment, and fitting digital and conventional hearing aids. In addition to her work as a clinical audiologist, Jodi provides services to children of all ages and their families at home and in the schools as an educational audiologist. She has considerable experience testing adults with developmental disabilities and enjoys providing services to populations that are considered difficult to test.

In her free time Jodi enjoys reading, cooking and being with family. She is a trained dancer and choreographs productions for schools and local community theater companies.

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Kaleigh Andino
Au.D.

Kaleigh Andino received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her clinical doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) from Syracuse University. Kaleigh has supplemented her studies at Syracuse University with practical experiences at a variety of clinical placements in Central New York.

Kaleigh’s clinical experience includes pediatric through adult comprehensive audiometry, central auditory processing disorders, vestibular evaluations, tinnitus retraining therapy and fitting digital hearing aids. While at school, Kaleigh served as Vice President of the Student Academy of Audiology, where she organized and volunteered at charitable events, free hearing screenings, and other community outreach activities.

Kaleigh also received the Louis DiCarlo scholarship, which was awarded for showing compassion, enthusiasm and respect in a clinical setting. Kaleigh has always aspired to practice as an audiologist, as she knows first-hand how hearing loss can affect a person’s quality of life.

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Suzanne Katko
Au.D.

Suzanne received a B.S. degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, as well as an M.A. from State University at Geneseo in 1985. In 2005, she obtained a clinical audiology doctorate from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Her career spans over thirty years, and includes a history of working at the Syracuse Veterans’ Administration Center as an aural rehabilitationist, co-manager of PHP’s audiology department in Syracuse, diagnostician and hearing aid dispenser at St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation Center, as well as a private practice owner for over a decade. Suzanne was also an adjunct professor at Syracuse University teaching a vestibular disorder course.

Suzanne’s expertise includes diagnostic audiometric and vestibular assessment as well as hearing aid dispensing, predominately working with adults in an ENT and clinical practice setting.

In her down time, Suzanne enjoys jogging in the country, taking writing classes, and spending summer weekends at the family camp on Tully Lake.

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Debra Sandbrook
BC-HIS

Originally from North Eastern Pennsylvania, Debra attended both East Stroudsburg University and Northampton College. She began her career in audiology in 1993 working in a private practice in Kingston NY.
Debra has been practicing as a New York State Licensed Hearing Instrument Dispenser since 1998 and received her Board Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences in 2010. She is also certified as a NY State Hearing Aid Dispenser Instructor-Trainer and has been a team member in both Quality Assurance and Clinical Development programs. She is a member of International Hearing Society and Hearing Healthcare Alliance of NY.
Debra finds working with the hard of hearing to be highly rewarding and is passionate about helping patients reconnect to life through better hearing.
Currently living in Baldwinsville, she enjoys gardening and is an avid golfer.

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Claire Pietrzak
Au.D.

Claire Pietrzak was born and raised in Syracuse, NY. She received her Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of New Hampshire and her clinical doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) from Syracuse University. Claire has worked in the greater Syracuse area as well as serving a rotation at Charleston ENT in Charleston, SC. She has clinical experience testing and working with pediatric to adult populations, and enjoys being able to improve her patient’s quality of life whenever the opportunity arises.
In her free time, Claire can be found watching SU basketball, running, baking, and spending time with her family.

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Victoria Bartling
M.A.

Victoria grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota where she studied Communication Disorders. She completed her M.A. in Audiology at the University of Pittsburgh. Her career was devoted to pediatric audiology in medical settings, and she worked at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. Areas of specialization included behavioral assessment of infants and children, central auditory processing evaluations, and fitting and management of amplification. She also conducted research in the area of ototoxicity in children treated for cancer, and liver transplant.

She moved to Syracuse from Philadelphia in 2013 to be closer to family and joined the team at Oviatt Hearing and Balance to provide diagnostic services, vestibular assessment, pediatrics and central auditory processing evaluations. In her spare time she creates art quilts and ceramics, sings in the Syracuse Chorale, and is often out in beautiful CNY with her two dogs, Gracie and Linus.

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Ryan C. Potter
Au.D.

Originally from Western New York, Ryan moved to Syracuse from Baltimore, MD, where he worked in a variety of clinical settings. Ryan's clinical training includes the University of Maryland Medical Center where he performed general audiology services, as well as cochlear implant services. He also completed clinical training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, an internationally recognized facility for children and adolescents, where he performed diagnostic testing and hearing aid dispensing.

Ryan who received his Au.D. of Audiology from Towson University, Towson, Maryland, and his B.S. in Speech and Hearing from Elmira College, enjoys performing audiological evaluations of infants, along with hearing aid dispensing. Ryan especially enjoys working with the geriatric population and seeing the improvement in their quality of life after they begin using their new hearing aids.

Currently living in DeWitt, Ryan spends his down-time listening to music, reading, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

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Hillary Shiko
Audiology Assistant

Hillary is from Central New York and received her A.S in human services from Onondaga Community College. Hillary is passionate about helping others understand the importance of hearing health as she understands first-hand the affect hearing loss has on a person’s quality of life. She hopes to help people improve their quality of life by fitting hearing aids and providing excellent patient care. In her free time she enjoys traveling, advocating for animal rights, and spending time with friends and family.

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