Audiology - Our Team
Audiology/Hearing Aid Dispensary - The Department of Otolaryngology
Hearing loss affects over 35,000 Americans and the GBMC Audiology department has been serving the Baltimore community for over 35 years. Our practice provides hearing health care services including hearing assessments, rehabilitation, education and counseling services for pediatric through geriatric populations. Our state-of-the-art technology and experienced staff enables us to meet the total hearing health care needs of the entire family.
Our Audiology Team
Our professional staff consists of four licensed audiologists. Our staff maintains membership and certification through the American Speech Language Hearing Association and American Academy of Audiology. Education of our future audiologists is a priority to our staff, and we are fortunate to offer an annual rotating doctoral residency position within our department. Lastly, our hearing screening technician performs hearing screenings for GBMC newborns.
Kimberly Bank received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, her Master of Arts degree from Hofstra University, and her Doctorate of Audiology from A.T. Still University. She completed her Clinical Fellowship Year at Towson University. Dr. Bank holds memberships in several national professional associations. She has been employed at the GBMC Otolaryngology Center of Excellence: Audiology Division since 1992 and became the department's Senior Audiologist in 2004. At GBMC, Dr. Bank has facilitated a monthly tinnitus support group and implemented the hospital's universal hearing screening program. Dr. Bank has lectured and presented on Audiology topics including hearing loss, newborn hearing screening and amplification systems throughout the community and at local professional seminars. Dr. Bank's special interests include pediatric amplification and advanced hearing aid systems.
Denise Zawitoski, Au.D., FAAA, CCC/A
Denise Zawitoski received her Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia University, a Master of Arts degree from Ohio University and Doctorate of Audiology degree from University of Florida. Her Clinical Fellowship Year was completed at Towson University. Dr. Zawitoski has worked in ENT practices in both Maryland and Rhode Island. Dr. Zawitoski came to GBMC in 2004 after several years in another Baltimore area community hospital where she transitioned a high risk hearing screening program to a Universal Hearing Screening program. She was active in the passage of Maryland's legislation regarding universal newborn hearing screening. Dr. Zawitoski maintains professional memberships in both state and national organizations. Dr. Zawitoski has presented to professional, community and university groups on various topics in audiology such as amplification, newborn hearing screening and hearing loss. Dr. Zawitoski's professional interests are pediatric assessments and vestibular function testing.
Mei-Ling Chen, M.A., FAAA, CCC/A
Mei-Ling Chen received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. Ms. Chen is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park. She completed her Clinical Fellowship Year at St. Anges Hospital and was employed there for five years. She came to GMBC Otolaryngology Center of Excellence: Audiology Division in November 2007. Ms. Chen holds membership in local and national professional associations. Her special interests include vestibular function testing.
Regina Presley, Au.D, FAAA, CCC/A
Senior Cochlear Implant Audiologist
Dr. Presley received her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees from Towson State University and her Doctorate of Audiology from A.T. Still University. She completed her Clinical Fellowship Year at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Presley holds memberships in numerous state and national professional associations. She has co-authored a chapter regarding children with hearing impairments in Healthy Beginnings. She has directed audiological services for the Infants and Toddlers Program in Anne Arundel County and the Comprehensive Hearing Center, a division of Ear, Nose & Throat Associates. Dr. Presley has lectured and presented on Audiology topics, including hearing screening for infants, central auditory processing disorders and cochlear implant technology on a local and national level.
Mary Jo Beksinski
Hearing Screening Technician