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Elise North Uhring, Au.D.

Elise North Uhring, Au.D.

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.

She is a member of:

  • The American Academy of Audiology
  • The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • The Educational Audiology Association
  • The Pennsylvania Academy of Audiology (past board member)

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.

Additional Staff

Angela Boonie, Au.D.

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

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.

Alexander Bannon, Au.D.

Alexander Bannon, Au.D.

Dr. Alexander Bannon recently received his Doctorate of Audiology degree from Bloomsburg University. He completed one of his 3rd year clinical rotations and his 4th year residency with Uhring's Hearing & Balance.

Dr. Bannon feels that his education and residency provided him the opportunity to gain excellent skills and knowledge in the field of audiology that he hopes to utilize and build upon in the future. He is excited to begin his career as a clinical audiologist with the amazing team at Uhring's Hearing & Balance Center. Dr. Bannon will be located primarily in the Lewistown and Oakwood offices.

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.

Diane Swanger


Diane has been with the practice since 2008. She will take care of all of your needs while waiting to see the doctor or hearing aid dispenser.

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.

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.

Michaela Bonawitz

  • Certified Audiological Technician
  • Geisinger Medical Center, NA, HSA certification audiometric in 1975
  • Previous employment includes:
    • Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA
    • Audiological Technician for William Turley, Audiologist
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