Dr. Jennifer Sowards | Founder & Audiologist
Diagnosed with hearing loss at the age of six, Dr. Sowards has made it her life's work to support and guide her patients through their hearing health journey. For more than 15 years she's paired compassion with technology to empower patients to reconnect with their world. Several decades of using hearing devices has allowed her to personally experience the technological advancements that can help improve patients' lives. Dr. Sowards is excited to be able to share her personal experience combined with her clinical knowledge with patients to provide them with complete hearing health care.
She is originally from eastern Kentucky and completed her Bachelors’ degree magna cum laude at the University of Kentucky and her Doctorate of Audiology summa cum laude at the University of Louisville. Dr. Sowards is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Audiology and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. She also holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A) from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association.
As someone who lives
with hearing loss,
Dr. Sowards understands
the journey you are on.
Dr. Sowards completed her residency at the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research and the Portland VA Health Care System in Portland, OR. After that, she worked as the Director of Audiology with renowned otologist, John Epley, M.D., diagnosing and treating patients with complex vestibular/balance disorders as well as hearing loss. Prior to moving to Massachusetts, Dr. Sowards worked at the Portland VA Medical Center as a clinical audiologist.
Dr. Sowards and her partner decided to return to the eastern side of the country so their daughter could grow up closer to family. She worked for over a year at the Clarke Hearing Clinic in Northampton. She decided to open her own practice and focus on serving the hearing healthcare needs of adults. She lives in Florence with her family and enjoys biking on the rail trail, hiking and birdwatching.