Audiologist, Dr. Jennifer Sowards
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 loss journey. For more than 15 years she's paired compassion with technology to empower patients to reconnect with their world.
She is originally from eastern Kentucky and completed her Bachelors’ degree at the University of Kentucky and her Doctorate of Audiology 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.
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 with renowned otologist, John Epley, M.D. Dr. Sowards then worked for ten years in a multi-physician otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) practice diagnosing, treating and managing patients with hearing loss, tinnitus and other ear related disorders.
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.