Joan founded Atlantic Hearing Care in 2007 upon her extensive experience from over 30 years of providing and managing hearing healthcare services. Previous positions include Regional Manager for HearUSA, Director of Communication Disorders at New England Rehabilitation Hospital and Director of Audiology at Union Hospital. Joan received her Doctorate in Audiology from Salus University in 2004, her M.A. in Audiology from the University of Connecticut in 1980 and her B.S. in Speech and Hearing from Northeastern University in 1978. She is Board Certified in Audiology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She is active in professional and community groups as a past Board Member of the Massachusetts Academy of Audiology and Past President of the Swampscott Rotary Club. She is a member of the Marblehead Harbor Rotary Club and founding Advisor to the Rotary ElderAct Club of Swampscott and Marblehead. She is also the Co-chair of the Health and Community Services Committee for the Swampscott for All Ages Initiative.
Recognizing a need to help those without the resources for hearing aids, Joan created the North Shore Hearing Foundation in 2017. This non-profit affiliate of Atlantic Hearing Care provides hearing aids and services to those who would otherwise go without.
Joan is passionate about providing the best possible hearing solutions and services to children and adults and feels fortunate every day to work with a wonderful group of patients and their families.Recognizing a need to help those without the resources for hearing aids, Joan created the North Shore Hearing Foundation in 2017.