Cathleen A. Alex, Au.D. is a board certified Doctor of Audiology and founded Southbury Audiology in 1996. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology as well as her Master of Science Degree in Audiology from Penn State. She was the first graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry School of Audiology (now Salus University) Doctor of Audiology program in May of 2001. Dr. Alex is the founding and current President of the CT Academy of Audiology, a charter member and fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, certified member of the American Speech and Hearing Association, and member of the Academy of Dispensing Audiologists. She is committed to providing state-of-the art hearing care to patients of all ages in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Dr. Alex is from Watertown, Connecticut, where she helps her husband manage Evergreen Berry Farm, a blueberry/raspberry PYO farm they started together in 1979. They have three grown and married children and three grandchildren.
Stephanie Bakewell, Au.D. is a board certified Doctor of Audiology. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders with a minor in Gerontology from the University of Connecticut in 2008. She earned her doctorate degree in Audiology from the University of Connecticut in 2012. Dr. Bakewell is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech and Hearing Association. She is an active member of the Connecticut Academy of Audiology and holds a Connecticut License in Audiology. She is committed to a holistic approach of care. Dr. Bakewell resides in Thomaston with her husband Michael, son Anthony, daughter Lucy, and lab Rambo.
Carol Hacker and Mary Comunale are the friendly voices of the practice. They make up our front line for making appointments, handling insurance claims, and any billing questions you may have.
Carol joined us in 2006 with many years of experience handling the bookkeeping for her church and her husband's construction business. She resides in Bridgewater, Connecticut, with her husband Bob. They have two grown daughters and four grandchildren.
Mary joined us in 2018 and has extensive background in health care as both a medical assistant and an administrative assistant. She also enjoyed previous work as a preschool teaching assistant. Mary grew up in Bridgewater and is currently living in Southbury with her husband Carter and daughter Paige. She also has an older daughter, Ally, who has blessed her with a beautiful granddaughter Seras.
“I really cannot express how dramatically my life has changed for the better due to your expertise. Your incisive analysis of my hearing impairment, which had gone on for too long leaving me totally out of most conversations, has been a lifesaver. With these Oticon aids I once again have no hesitation in participating in conversations. I can hear so much more clearly. Thank you” - J.P.
“I just wanted to express my sincere thanks and heartfelt appreciation for the difference that you've made. As a speech-language pathologist and school administrator, I've come to realize the impact of hearing loss on a personal level. Your work with amplification has helped me to once again experience the magic found in the sound of rain, the humming of a bee, a quiet whisper, and the gentle conversation of a small child in a noisy place. The amplification, tailored to my personal and professional needs, is truly life-changing. Every day it opens new doors to me to experience the world more fully.”
“Although May is officially designated as Better Speech and Hearing Month, your expertise and personal commitment to your clients can make better speech and hearing happen every day! Thank you for all you've done! With deep appreciation, ” - L.S.
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