HCN News & Notes

Florence Hearing Health Care Welcomes Dr. Anna Niemi

FLORENCE — Florence Hearing Health Care, a private audiology clinic serving Western Mass. and beyond, recently welcomed Dr. Anna Niemi to the team.

Current patients of the practice have likely already met Niemi while she was completing her fourth-year externship under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Sowards. Having worked nearly 20 years managing finances for various small businesses in Western Mass. and Connecticut, Niemi decided to pursue a new profession where her work would have a more direct impact on the lives of those in the community that she serves.

She received her doctoral degree in audiology from UMass Amherst last spring. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, the Massachusetts 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 Assoc.

“Having had Anna work with us through her fourth-year externship, I feel confident that she will provide the compassionate, thorough, and honest hearing healthcare that Florence Hearing has built its great reputation on,” Sowards said. “We will work as a team to make sure we’re continuing to help the community achieve better living through better hearing.”

The practice aims to educate the community about hearing healthcare, including the signs of hearing loss and the available treatment options that can improve quality of life for those who experience it, as well as encourage adults to get a baseline hearing test and protect the hearing they do have. FHHC works with their clients to meet them where they are in their hearing healthcare journey.