Meet Our Team

  • 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.

  • Rachel Pomycala
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    Dr. Rachel Pomycala earned her doctorate from Gallaudet University. Hailing from Pasadena, Maryland, her clinical experience includes the Gallaudet Hearing and Speech Center and The Listening Center at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. Dr. Pomycala can communicate with patients in American Sign Language (ASL). Her passion for helping people with hearing loss took her to Cambodia and Nicaragua, where she had the opportunity to fit hearing aids for those in need. Dr. Pomycala’s interests include hearing aid technology, humanitarian audiology, volunteering at animal shelters, and beach time with her family and friends. She can be seen in our Ocean Pines and Salisbury (East Park) offices.

  • Layne Hartsig
    Patient Care Coordinator
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    Layne Hartsig is a patient care coordinator greeting patients in our Ocean Pines and Salisbury offices. She has been in customer service for six years and enjoys helping people! She started out working as a lifeguard and pool manager, then worked at a physical therapy clinic as an office assistant. When she is not helping patients, Layne spends most of her time surfing at the beach. She loves spending time with her family and friends and is always up for new adventures.

  • Angie Annanie
    Patient Care Coordinator
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    Angie loves working with patients and brings 10 years’ experience in the medical field, including past tenure as a chiropractic assistant. With a can-do spirit and passion for helping others, she enjoys welcoming people at our Ocean Pines and Salisbury locations. Outside the office, Angie cherishes time with family, which includes her fiance and adult son. You might also find her visiting the beach, kayaking, playing video games, or heading to a Renaissance fair in her pink Cadillac, an ode to her favorite color.

  • Jada Handy
    Patient Care Coordinator
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    Jada Handy is a dedicated patient care coordinator at our Salisbury and Ocean Pines offices. With a strong foundation in healthcare since age 18, she began as a CNA Trainee at TidalHealth and later gained valuable experience in a pediatric office. Jada aspires to pursue her dream of becoming an occupational therapist, with plans to resume her educational journey once her 1-year-old son starts school. Jada’s passion for both patient care and family shows in all she does. Her favorite past-times are spending time with her son and learning Spanish. Learning a new language enables her to communicate with more patients and will eventually allow her to teach her son, giving him more opportunities as well.

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      About Our Practice

      As the oldest private practice hearing care center in Maryland, we provide comprehensive hearing care services, including evaluations, auditory rehabilitation, hearing aids, and more in Ocean Pines. You can trust us to treat you with the utmost professional competence, respect, and caring service. We strive to offer advice that genuinely serves 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)
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      • Visa

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