Helping You and Your Neighbors Hear Better in Riverview, MI
Our passion is helping smart people like you—people who are interested in staying connected and getting the most out of life—rediscover hearing. Our satisfaction comes from the joy our patients feel when they are hearing clearer, able to once again connect with friends, family, and the world around them.
We provide a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing services, including hearing aid screening, evaluations, hearing aids, and rehabilitative and preventative counseling. You’ll be working with our highly trained staff to couple the latest in hearing aid technology with the best fit for your hearing needs.
Riverside Hearing Services has helped thousands of people in the Riverview and surrounding areas improve their hearing. Chances are we’ve helped your friends and neighbors, and we’re sure that we can help you, too.
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“The staff is well trained, friendly, and answered questions with great care. They are very concerned with pleasing patients. All showed patience and caring and gave the amount of time needed to please and satisfy patients. I would find it easy to recommend riverside hearing services as a source for treatment to others.”
Joan Olszewski, Wyandotte Patient
Laurie Nastas, M.A., CCC-A
I love the field of Audiology. I feel lucky to work with my hearing impaired patients and see them rediscover the world around them. I’ve been practicing since 1981, and have worked with thousands of patients. I have seen hearing aid technology evolve from simple, broad band amplifiers to sophisticated digital chip sound processors. Hearing systems today can adapt to different sound environments, reduce unwanted sounds, and enable the listener to hear things they want and need to hear.
Hearing loss can be a scary thing. It can rob someone of their independence, confidence, and social involvement.
Seeing my patient’s eyes “light up” when they describe hearing the wind blowing through the trees, birds singing, their clocks ticking, and children’s voices is my reward. Reconnecting people with their environments, getting their ears back to doing what they were designed to do is my job. And I’ve had a great time doing it for nearly 30 years.
Eileen Sarb, M.A., CCC-A
I earned my Master’s degree in Audiology in 1981. Throughout the years, I have worked primarily in private practice and hospital settings. It has always been fun, exciting working on a team with physicians and other health professionals to help meet the needs of hearing impaired patients and those individuals experiencing dizziness and balance issues.
Our Audiology practice assesses many patients with a variety of concerns including hearing loss (one/both ears, sudden/gradual in onset), tinnitus (ringing in the ears), dizziness (spinning sensation, lightheadedness, wooziness, symptoms that are motion provoked), imbalance and falls.
Evaluation of a person with dizziness is interesting and much like piecing together a puzzle. Because the balance system for our bodies is housed in the inner ear, the audiologist works with the patient by taking a thorough history, testing their hearing and assessing the system to rule out a problem with the inner ear. Having dizziness can be a scary thing and often these patients are apprehensive about even going through the testing. I can reassure them that their complaints are real, not imagined. Finding out what is causing their dizziness and following up to resolve the problem can make a significant difference in their quality of life.
Karen Finn, Au.D
I have been an audiologist since 1976, and feel so lucky to continue to enjoy my work. Ears are fascinating, and I continue to be amazed by the complexity of human hearing and communication. I have worked all over the US, from San Francisco to Utah, Wyoming to Minnesota. There are lots of ways to practice Audiology: I have worked in hospitals, ENT clinics, Audiology private practices, universities and even spent some time as a teacher of the hearing impaired! In the past 10 years, the profession of Audiology has been transitioning to a doctoral-level profession, meaning that to enter the field now you must have a doctoral degree. I decided to get my doctorate (called the Au.D.) because I like going to school, and have been Dr. Finn since 2005. Hearing aids have evolved remarkably over the years, and now work better and look better than ever. I see myself as a hearing loss problem-solver and welcome challenges from my patients. Come and see me!
Mary Jane Karas, Audiologist Assistant and Business Manager
Mary Jane has worked in the medical profession since 1978, and has been a member of the Riverside Hearing Services team since 2009. She completed training for Certified Audiology Assistant in 2012 and received a degree from Nova Southeastern University. She provides valuable support to our audiology team and every day provides the best hearing healthcare to our patients. As the Business Manager, she keeps the office running smoothly making sure our patient’s needs are met. You may also see Mary Jane promoting our practice out in the community.
Michelle Sanfilippo, Patient Care Coordinator
Michelle joined the Riverside Hearing Services team in 2011. Previously, she was an executive secretary at Ford Motor Company for 15 years. She is responsible for the efficient flow of work in the practice, and is most likely to be that friendly voice you hear when you call our office providing basic information about hearing health and financing options.