Meet Your Professionals
At Modern Hearing Solutions & Choice Hearing Center, we like to say our team is carefully curated to embody our core values and ensure each patient is at the center of all we do. Each team member is chosen for his or her professional expertise and experience but also for their unique qualities as human beings … empathy, compassion and work ethic are among the top qualities we value. We have been lucky to have created the best team of professionals that can be found in our area.
Kyle Marie Woods
Audiologist Director of Audiology
M.A., F-AAA, Certified Audiologist
Kyle has been helping people hear their loved ones and enjoy life since 1999. She joined our team in 2011 and quickly became a favorite provider for many of our patients. Just read our scores of reviews mentioning her by name!
Kyle’s credentials certainly demonstrate her expertise in the field, but her working experience, listening and problem-solving skills are what make her one of the very best at what she does: help people hear the sounds of life again.
Kyle graduated from the University of Akron with a B.A. in Communicative Disorders and Certificate in Sign Language and then went on to earn her Masters in Audiology at Kent State University.
Kyle lives in North Canton with her husband and three children. She is a quilter and avid reader. In her spare time, Kyle can be found working on the latest sewing project or (more likely) cheering on her kids’ Cross Country and Track teams or helping prepare for Boy Scout outings.
Au.D. / Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Bush joined our practice in 2020 and brings with her many years of experience. She believes that every person deserves the opportunity of better hearing and the best available treatment for hearing loss and tinnitus. In keeping with our values as a practice, Omallah’s approach is tailored to each patient’s needs and circumstances with individualized care at all levels. She takes the time to know each patient and their loved ones and understands all aspects of their lifestyle, needs, budget, listening, or other hearing health challenges. Her goal is to provide a better quality of life for all patients.
Dr. Bush’s educational achievements include a Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Florida, a Master’s Degree in Audiology from Kent State University, and continuous and specialized training in tinnitus treatment, deep fitting techniques, and cognitive effects of hearing loss.
Au.D. / Doctor of Audiology
As part of our team, Dr. Ellen Foltz’s goal is to help treat the 42 million Americans suffering the debilitating effects of hearing loss and tinnitus. Ellen enjoys educating her patients and the community about hearing loss, tinnitus, treatment options and ways to overcome the negative effect of hearing impairment. Her passion is improving quality of life through better hearing by working together to meet their individual goals and needs.
Ellen’s credentials include Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Kent State University, Doctorate in Audiology from Central Michigan University, specialized tinnitus training and American Brain Counsel certification. Before joining Modern Hearing/Choice Hearing, she worked for a private-practice Ear, Nose, and Throat office. Dr. Foltz is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
Ellen lives in Canton with her husband and dog. In her spare time, Ellen enjoys walking her dog, exercising, and spending quality time with her family and friends.
Rebecca A. Donchess
M.A., CCC-A / Clinical Audiologist
Rebecca A. Donchess earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from The Ohio State University and her Master’s Degree in Audiology from Kent State University. She has over 22 years of experience caring for patients’ hearing needs. She treats each patient as an individual. It is very important for her to discover the needs of each patient so she can provide the best personalized treatment. Fitting hearing aids is a passion of hers. Because hearing loss is a progressive and degenerative disorder, she knows how important it is to begin treatment early. Waiting to seek treatment can have a significant impact on cognitive function.
She enjoys all things OSU and spending time with her family. She has spoken to local clubs, groups, and organizations on a variety of hearing related topics.
Manager – Systems and Core Processes
Devan joined our team in 2020 as our first systems manager. Devan collaborates with all of our offices and staff to ensure our team is operating efficiently and effectively when it comes to our everyday systems and core processes.
Devan lives in Jackson Township with her husband Anthony and their fur baby Lex. They enjoy making their newly purchased house their first “home”, enjoying time with family and friends and pursuing their professional careers.
Patient Experience Coordinator
Jessica holds a special position in our practice. She is the often the first person a new patient will meet when they call to start their journey to a better standard of life through better hearing health. Jessica is informative, thorough and often creates new friendships on that first call. She loves to follow up and hear all of the stories of how our work changes the lives of our patients and loved ones.
She takes pride in what we do and what we stand for and has become such a valuable part of our team.
Front Office Manager – Wadsworth, Ohio Office
Amy was the first person to join our team and has been taking care of the office and our patients in her friendly outgoing and caring way since 1994 when we first opened our doors with our New Philadelphia, Ohio office.
Amy is a leader in our practice in so many ways. She can solve or find resources for any problem you may be experiencing and has the fine touch of welcoming new patients and family members in a way that ensures a confident and comfortable transition into our practice. Amy epitomizes our culture and devotion to a patient-centered experience. Amy can introduce you to our practice and the way we take care of our patients and their families. Her knowledge and expertise assure that you are well informed and can be confident in choosing us as your provider.
Amy is a life-long resident of New Philadelphia, Ohio where she lives with her husband. They have a close immediate and extended family. They have two sons and two grandsons they adore.
Front Office Manager – New Philadelphia Office
Kathy joined our team in 2018 as a part time assistant and quicky became a key team member. Now, as Front Office Manager, she ensures that our patients’ experience in our office is the very best it can be. Kathy describes our team as one big family spread out between four offices. She loves always have new learning opportunities and that patients always get that personal touch at our offices. Kathy goes out her way to make sure that everyone feels welcome. She loves that almost everyone who comes in the door has a mutual friend of a friend or family member.
Kathy lives in Dover, Ohio and enjoys time with her friends and family. She has a daughter, two sisters and both parents who are all very close.
They love to get together as possible. Kathy grew up in Dover and the family gathers for great food and a good time whenever possible.
Front Office Manager – Canton Office
Cassie joined our team in 2020, with a great foundation of management and customer service experience. She is excited to meet all of the great people we serve and has had a wonderful start to her career as part of our team. Cassie is focused on providing a WOW experience to every patient and serving our community by providing excellent hearing care.
Cassie lives in Canton with her husband and son. They enjoy summer activities, puzzles, and watching movies.
Audiology Aide – Canton and Alliance Offices
Alexis is part of our audiology team, supporting two busy clinics. She joined us from Mercy Hospital, and is excited be a big part of our mission to help treat the 42 million Americans suffering with hearing loss. Alexis is committed to continuous learning.
Alexis lives in Canton and enjoys cooking, spending time with her friends and family, and finding creative ways to do her nails.
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As one of the premier hearing centers in Canton, Alliance, Akron, Millsburg, Wadsworth, & New Philadelphia OH, our audiologists, hearing care specialists, and team at Choice Hearing Center & Modern Hearing Solutions also provide 5-star-rated hearing care to patients from Massillon, North Canton, Louisville, Salem, Dover, Bolivar, Medina & Norton, OH, and surrounding areas.