About Us

Expert hearing healthcare for
the people of Pennsylvania.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of communication for our patients by combining kindness, compassion, and cutting-edge technology. Our unwavering dedication lies in assisting our patients identify and effectively manage their hearing loss; because we believe everyone deserves to hear their best. We envision a future where communication is universally attainable and accessible, fostering deeper connections and enhancing lives throughout our community.

Meet the Audiologists

Elise North Uhring, Au.D.

Elise North Uhring, Au.D., CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Elise Uhring has been an audiologist for over 20 years. Prior to practicing in Huntingdon, she was the clinic coordinator and instructor at Penn State University from 1994 to 2008. Dr. Uhring has presented at conferences on hearing health subjects and has been published in audiology journals in the area of auditory processing disorders.

Dr. Uhring completed her undergraduate degree in deaf education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, her master’s degree in audiology from James Madison University, and her doctorate of audiology from Salus University.

She has managed to do all of this as well as be a wife and proud mother of two children.

Dr. Uhring’s previous experiences have included full-time employment in an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor’s office, a veteran’s administration hospital, as well as consulting for various retirement villages. Current interests include diagnostic audiology, digital hearing aid technology, and auditory processing disorders.

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Dr. Uhring is board certified by the American Academy of Audiology and is a past newsletter chairperson of the Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology. She maintains the highest level of knowledge and familiarization with hearing loss, new hearing aid technology, and balance disorders. By attending state and national conventions and receiving continuing education credits, Dr. Uhring is familiar with the most up-to-date treatments and technology available, including otoacoustic emissions and electronystagmography.

With over 20 years of clinical experience working closely with several ENTs and many other physicians, Dr. Uhring has extensive experience to professionally assess, diagnose, and treat all audiological related problems. She specializes in advanced technology hearing aids that individually fit a person’s hearing loss and in the assessment and treatment of auditory processing disorders.

Angela G. Boonie, Au.D., CCC-A

Angela G. Boonie, Au.D., CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Angela Boonie has been an audiologist for over 10 years. Prior to practicing in Uhring’s Huntingdon location, she was employed at an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Physician’s office.

Dr. Boonie completed her undergraduate degree Communication Sciences and Disorders from Penn State University in 2002 and her Doctorate of Audiology from Bloomsburg University in 2006. Dr. Boonie’s interests include diagnostic audiology and digital hearing aid technology. She is a current member of The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology.

Chelsea A. Hoy, Au.D. Doctor of Audiology

Chelsea A. Hoy, Au.D., CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Chelsea Hoy is the newest audiologist to join the Uhring’s Hearing and Balance team, practicing in our State College and Lewistown locations.

Dr. Hoy completed her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2018 and her Doctorate of Audiology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2022. Dr. Hoy completed her residency here at Uhring’s Hearing and Balance and accepted a full-time position after graduation. Dr. Hoy has interests in diagnostic audiology, digital hearing aid technology, pediatrics, and community outreach. She is currently a member of The American Speech-Language Hearing Association as well as The American Academy of Audiology.

Bonnie Varner

Bonnie Varner

Registered Pennsylvania Hearing Aid Dispenser

Bonnie has been with the practice since the beginning, starting as the receptionist. In 2006, she began the process of becoming a registered hearing aid dispenser. She continues to attend educational seminars to keep up to date with the latest technology and how it can better serve the patients.

Bonnie also takes care of all of the insurance billing and accounts receivable. Should you have any questions regarding your coverage, she is happy to help.

Additional Staff

Amy Beth Book

Front Office Staff / Insurance Specialist

Amy is the friendly face who will greet you when you come in for an appointment and who can answer any of your insurance questions. Before joining our team in 2021, Amy worked in a Chiropractic office for five years and in property management for 10 years. She has valuable skills in customer service and is always willing to help patients in any way she can. She enjoys interacting with patients and seeing the joy people get from hearing new sounds.

Amy is happily married to her husband, Jim. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, and wreathmaking.

Diane Swanger

Front Desk Receptionist

Diane has been with the practice since 2008 and is the friendly face who greets you for your appointments. She will take care of all your needs while waiting to see the hearing specialist. Diane will check you in and help you complete all of your paperwork. She is also the one who will make your follow-up appointments. She enjoys meeting new patients and seeing our regulars who come in for check-ups.

In her free time, Diane likes to read and play bingo.

Tammy Rhodes

Front Desk Receptionist

Tammy is the person who answers your phone calls and greets everyone who steps into our office. She has valuable experience as an Emergency Medical Tech and in customer service. She enjoys meeting new patients and helping them navigate their questions and helping them feel comfortable. Tammy has a genuine passion for helping people and finds it rewarding to be able to help the patients who come see us.

In her free time, Tammy enjoys visiting with family and friends.

James Uhring

Treasurer/Graphic Artist

Jim has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State in integrative arts, and he handles all of our advertising and sales promotions. He helps cover the front office when needed.

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Contact Us

Our Offices

200 Mifflin Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652

P 814-641-4327
F 814-641-7104

Monday – Friday: 9AM – 4:30PM
Walk-ins welcome.

100 Oakwood Avenue Ste. 400
State College, PA 16803

P 814-641-4327
F 814-641-7104

Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM
Appointments recommended.

1126 West 4th Street
Lewistown, PA 17044

P 814-641-4327
F 814-641-7104

Monday: 9AM – 4:30PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday – Friday: 9AM – 4:30PM
Appointments recommended.

Our Locations