Meet Our Team

  • Julie Petruzzi
    Chief Executive Officer
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    Julie Hutto Petruzzi became CEO of Chesapeake Hearing Centers in 2017, continuing the legacy of her father, who founded the practice in 1975. Leading and managing our seven locations, she prioritizes best practices and innovation to better help our patients. With hearing loss in her family, she feels there is no more fulfilling mission than improving lives through better hearing! Julie holds a bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a master’s in international affairs and economics from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. Julie’s exceptional experience includes serving in the U.S. State Department, including a position at the National Security Council.

  • Jennifer Schmeusser
    Insurance And Billing Specialist
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    Credentialed through the NRCCS to serve as an expert on insurance, Jennifer Schmeusser stands ready to help you with your insurance and billing questions. A lifelong Maryland resident, her favorite pastimes include eating crab with her family and playing with her boxer and miniature schnauzer. She spent 15 years designing bouquets at a flower shop and enjoys being creative through gardening and making gift baskets.

  • Tyler Raup
    AuD
    Audiologist
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    Dr. Tyler Raup earned his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and his doctorate from Towson University. He completed his clinical fellowship at Chesapeake Hearing Centers in 2018. Dr. Raup’s vast experience includes clinical training at Towson University Speech and Hearing Clinic, Baltimore City School District, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. A believer in best practices, he has extensive knowledge of the auditory system, disorders, and treatments available. Dr. Raup is a a Philly sports fan and also enjoys volunteering, raising money for cancer research, and joining Starkey Hearing Foundation to bring hearing health care to communities in need.

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      About Our Practice

      Chesapeake Hearing Center is the oldest private practice audiology group in the state of Maryland, and you can be assured that each hearing care provider at our practice treats patients just as we would want to be treated. With professional competence, respect, and caring service, we strive to always give advice that is in your best interests.

      Our Specializations

      • Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
        Recommendations and fitting of ALDs such as personal amplifiers, FM systems, or loop systems to improve hearing in specific listening situations.
      • Auditory Rehabilitation
        Individualized programs to help individuals with hearing loss develop better communication strategies and improve listening skills.
      • Balance Assessments
        Evaluation of balance and vestibular function, including videonystagmography (VNG), electronystagmography (ENG), and posturography tests.
      • Counseling and Education
        Information and support regarding hearing loss, hearing conservation, communication strategies, and coping mechanisms for individuals and their families.
      • Custom Earplugs and Earmolds
        Creation and fitting of custom-made earplugs for hearing protection, swimming, musicians, and other specific needs. Also includes earmolds for hearing aids or in-ear monitors.
      • Hearing Aid Fitting and Repair
        Selection, fitting, and programming of hearing aids to address hearing loss. This includes counseling on the proper use and maintenance of hearing aids.
      • Hearing Evaluations
        Comprehensive assessments to evaluate hearing abilities, including pure-tone audiometry, speech audiometry, tympanometry, and otoacoustic emissions (OAE) testing.
      • Pediatric Audiology
        Specialized services for children, including hearing screenings, diagnostic evaluations, hearing aid fittings, and educational support for parents and caregivers.
      • Tinnitus Evaluation and Management
        Assessment, counseling, and development of strategies to manage tinnitus (ringing or buzzing sound in the ears).

      Payments Accepted

      • American Express
      • Care Credit
      • Cash
      • Check
      • Credit Card
      • Discover
      • Insurance (call to verify)
      • Mastercard
      • Visa

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