About
Johnson Audiology

At Johnson Audiology, our focus is on you and your hearing healthcare.

As doctors of audiology, our job is to measure and manage hearing disorders. We work with you to cope with hearing loss at any stage of life. We understand anatomy, physiology, and psychoacoustics, which helps us explain how various hearing challenges affect you in the real world.

And yes, if you need hearing aids, that is part of our expertise. We can help determine the style and model hearing aid best suited for you, your hearing and your lifestyle.

OUR PROVIDERS

Julie Johnson

Julie Johnson, AuD

Dr. Johnson earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from Washington DC’s Gallaudet University, the nation’s foremost institution for research and outreach related to improving the lives of people who are deaf and hard of hearing. Dr. Johnson studied American Sign Language and earned an associate degree in sign language interpretation prior to earning her doctorate and becoming an audiologist. She has been providing audiology care to the Upper Valley community since 2003. She worked at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for 20 years, both as a staff audiologist and as a clinical coordinator. Dr. Johnson is Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. In her free time, Dr. Johnson enjoys fitness, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. Read Julie’s CV

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Catherine Rieke

Catherine Rieke, AuD

Dr. Rieke graduated with her Doctor of Audiology degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed an externship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and continues to see patients at DHMC while also working as a research audiologist at the Space Medicine Innovations Lab at Dartmouth College. Dr. Rieke is Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She does research related to cochlear changes from noise and ototoxicity, and in developing low-cost audiometric technology to improve global hearing healthcare in impoverished rural communities. Dr. Rieke enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children, taking advantage of the Upper Valley’s outdoor activities: gardening, hiking, camping, canoeing, snowshoeing, ice-skating and skiing. Read Catherine’s CV

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Nicole Maynard

Nicole Maynard, AuD

Dr. Maynard earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Following completion of her clinical externship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, she joined the staff as a clinical audiologist there with a focus on hearing and vestibular assessment as well as providing training and supervision in these areas to audiology graduate students. Dr. Maynard enjoys spending time outdoors, baking, and raising her three young children. Read Nicole’s CV

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Michelle Pachard

Michelle Packard, HIS

Michelle Packard started her career as an LNA (licensed nursing assistant) at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in 1999. In 2001, she trained to become a Hearing Instrument Specialist, and joined the DH Audiology and Otolaryngology practice. Over the next 23 years, she helped build and run the DH hearing aid repair clinic. She is known as the "Equipment Goddess" because of her expertise repairing and troubleshooting hearing aids. In 2022, she joined the team at Johnson Audiology on a part-time basis, and we are so pleased to have her as a resource for our patients. In her spare time Michelle bakes cakes that are really works of art! Her favorite holiday is Halloween and her favorite colors are purple and black. Michelle is a huge hockey fan, and loves to attend games with her grandson.

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“You’re going to get thoughtful care and honest answers.”

-a Johnson Audiology patient

What Johnson Audiology Offers:

Best Practices

Best Practices

We adhere to the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) guidelines in diagnostic audiology and hearing aid provisions. These include comprehensive audiometry, speech testing in background noise and real-ear verification of hearing aids.
Holistic Approach to Amplification

Holistic Approach to Amplification

We utilize a variety of available options to improve hearing. This may include fine-tuning existing hearing aids and/or recommending a new instrument, accessory, over-the-counter solution, or a smart phone application.
Johnson Audiology Front Door

Convenience

Our offices are just off Main Street in Hanover, NH. To schedule an appointment, you can call (603) 643-HEAR (4327), or use our web-based scheduling system. Just visit the Appointment page to choose your time.
Community Based

Community Based

We are a locally-owned practice serving the local community. We understand the various lifestyles in rural New England and how they can impact people’s hearing. We serve patients who come from communities throughout the Upper Valley. We also see patients on-site at Kendal at Hanover Continuing Care Retirement Community.