Meet Our Audiologists
Leigh Smith, Au.D.
Audiology Director, Dispensing Audiologist
Originally from Cranston, Rhode Island, Dr. Smith first became interested in hearing health after completing coursework for her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science Disorders at the University of Rhode Island. While there, she completed an Ivy League affiliated internship at Rhode Island Hospital, the teaching hospital for Brown University. During her undergraduate training she was introduced to electrophysiological and vestibular testing such as Auditory Brainstem Response testing (ABR), and Video Nystagmography (VNG) as well as observing cochlear implant surgeries and assisting with inter-operative monitoring. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, Dr. Smith was accepted into the Doctor of Audiology program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. While studying in Texas she worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, school systems, and private practices. Dr. Smith graduated from Texas Tech in 2016 after completing her clinical residency in Rochester, New York and specializes in adult hearing aid fittings and patient outreach. Recognized as one of the nation’s leading adult amplification specialists by hearing aid manufacturers and industry consultants, she works with all major hearing aid brands and is cross-trained on the widest selection of hearing aids. In her personal time, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with her miniature Australian Shepherd, Chloe, and travelling the world with the goal of eventually visiting every continent.
Danielle Sacchinelli, Au.D.
Dr. Sacchinelli graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences. Dr. Sacchinelli then continued at Auburn University where she received her Doctor of Audiology degree, from a specialized program that is designed to provide academic and clinical excellence in order to cultivate the skills necessary to become competent, qualified and caring practitioners. Throughout the course of her education, she has learned and developed the skills necessary to provide quality compassionate and individualized patient centered care. In 2016, she was awarded most outstanding student enrolled in audiology at the Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama (SHAA) conference. Dr. Sacchinelli holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Her mission is to provide comprehensive audiological and vestibular services based on clinical expertise while most importantly incorporating patient values and expectations. Outside of work, Dr. Sacchinelli enjoys playing softball and volleyball as well as photography and spending time at the beach.
Whitney Hill, Au.D.
Dr. Hill received her bachelor’s degree in Communications Sciences and Disorders before going on to earn her Doctor of Audiology degree from Salus University, where she graduated with honors. She is a trained pediatric Audiologist with experience in a variety of settings, including hospital inpatient/outpatient, ENT and the public education system. Dr. Hill became fluent in Spanish after spending a year and a half living and working in Madrid, Spain. Her special interests include serving the Spanish-speaking population, adult and pediatric comprehensive audiological evaluations, pediatric hearing aid fittings, Auditory Brainstem Response testing (ABR) and Auditory Neuropathy. When she’s not caring for her patients, Dr. Hill enjoys rock climbing, yoga, sailing and spending time with her dog Guinness.
Jose Quiles, Au.D.
Dr. Jose A. Quiles received his Bachelor of Science from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in 2009. He then went on to work in Nationwide Research Hospital at Columbus Ohio assisting in the research of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) F-protein function under Dr. Mark Peeples. Dr. Quiles received his Doctorate degree in Clinical Audiology from NOVA Southeastern University in 2017. He performed his externship and remained working at HearUSA in Miami where he performed hearing and balance evaluations as well as programming and dispensing of hearing aids in the adult and pediatric population. On his free time Dr. Quiles likes to enjoy time on the beach with his wife and son. He is also an avid guitar player and enjoys music production on multiple music genres.
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