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BEST LIFE HEARING CENTER: OUR STORY
Dr. Micacci and her mother, Rita
“My mother passed away from pancreatic cancer in September 2018. Prior to her diagnosis, she was a healthy 68-year-old living her longtime dream of retiring to Cape Cod. When it became clear that she would lose her short five-month battle with this awful disease, my sisters and aunts gathered around her for her final weeks. During this time, I realized that life is short and started to imagine how I wanted to live the rest of mine in a way that would honor her memory. I decided it was time for me to open my own practice as I had always wanted to do. She was my strength, my role model, and my cheerleader. She would be proud.
I opened Best Life Hearing Center to help improve people’s lives through better hearing and to leave a positive impact. I named the practice Best Life Hearing Center for two reasons:
- I believe better hearing leads to a better life through improved communication, and
- this practice is a way for me to live my best life, a way I can serve and make an impact on others.”
-Jennifer Micacci, Au.D.
MEET OUR TEAM
Jennifer Micacci, Au.D.
Owner | Audiologist
Jennifer Micacci, Au.D., is a Doctor of Audiology and the founder of Best Life Hearing Center. She has been practicing for over 20 years and has worked in both Ear, Nose, Throat and private practice settings. She earned her Master of Science degree in Audiology from Southern Connecticut State University and her Doctorate of Audiology from A.T. Still University School of Health Sciences. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. She is currently serving as the Vice President for Educational Affairs for the Connecticut Academy of Audiology.
Christina Lee, Au.D.
Dr. Christina Lee has over 20 years of experience helping families navigate hearing loss. She specializes in diagnostic audiology and hearing aid fitting/rehabilitation for both children and adults. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Dr. Lee decided to switch from speech pathology to audiology and went on to earn a master’s degree in audiology from the University of Massachusetts. She holds a doctoral degree in audiology from Salus University.
Prior to joining our team, Dr. Lee spent 24 years working as an audiologist and audiology manager at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, MA. She also previously served as an adjunct professor/instructor at several colleges and universities in Massachusetts. In her free time, Dr. Lee is an avid skier.
Paige Porrello, Au.D.
Dr. Paige Porrello has been practicing audiology for over 20 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She earned her master’s degree in audiology from Memphis State University in 1994. She holds a doctoral degree in audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences, a division of the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences. Dr. Porrello is licensed to practice audiology in Connecticut, and she is a founding member of the Connecticut Academy of Audiology.
Dr. Porrello started her career working in otolaryngology offices as a clinical audiologist, and she started her work at The Hearing Center (now Best Life Hearing Center) in 2004. Dr. Porrello’s goal is to treat each patient as family and provide them with the most accurate diagnosis and appropriate amplification to help them hear as well as possible. Dr. Porrello is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and has a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association
When not in the office, Dr. Porrello enjoys spending time with her husband, Stephen, and being a “hockey mom” to her son, Nicholas, and her daughter, Katie.
Scheduling Coordinator | Audiology Assistant
Olivia Biehl graduated from the University of Connecticut in May of 2021. She earned a B.A. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences as well as a B.A. in Biology. She started with Best Life Hearing Center, LLC as a Scheduling Coordinator in September of 2021. She obtained her Audiology Assistant certification in 2022. She enjoys interacting with patients and being able to help with their hearing aids. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, hiking, camping, and spending time with her family and friends.
HOW WE GIVE BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY
Best Life Hearing Center is a proud supporter of Project Purple. Project Purple is an impact-driven organization with a vision of a world without pancreatic cancer. Their mission is to find a cure for pancreatic cancer and improve the lives of patients through support, hope, and compassion. Click on the Project Purple logo to learn more about their cause.
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