Meet Your Professionals
At Modern Hearing Solutions & Choice Hearing Center, each person is chosen for their professional expertise and experience but also for their commitment and demonstration of our core values, which center around our patients’ experience. We have been lucky to have created the best team of professionals that can be found in our area.
Kyle Marie Woods
M.A., F-AAA, Certified Audiologist
Honest, Knowledgeable, Kind
Kyle has been helping people hear their loved ones and enjoy life since 1999. 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 joined the Choice/Modern Hearing team in 2011 and quickly became a favorite provider for many of our patients. Before joining us, Kyle trained at the Cleveland Clinic for Intraoperative Monitoring, worked Cleveland ENT, and more recently worked for Dr. Leon Neiman, MD in the Akron area.
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 – which is to help people hear the sounds of life again so they can enjoy conversations with family and friends, remain independent in managing their own affairs and health, and engage in life.
Because hearing loss affects the whole family, we use a patient-centered approach. This starts with listening to each patient, and their family or other loved ones, to understand what they are experiencing and how the hearing loss affects them. Kyle invests the time in understanding each patient’s unique needs and hearing challenges so that she can provide care and options specifically designed for the individual.
Kyle’s also works with the special needs population. She draws on her experience with the population and implements a wide variety of techniques to assess and treat their individual hearing needs.
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. / Board-Certified Audiologist
Dr. Smouse joined the Modern Hearing / Choice Hearing team in 2019 with 5 years prior experience serving all ages for general audiology and hearing care. Kelly is known for her patience and thoughtful consideration of each individual’s hearing needs. She is attentive to each person and his or her family and individual listening and hearing needs. She is able to tailor the treatment of hearing loss to each specific situation, and expertly narrows the wide variety of treatment options to what will suit each individual person’s needs and budget. Kelly has expertise in treating all types of hearing loss, tinnitus, deep fitting techniques, is Lyric certified, American Brain Council certified, and is up to date on the very latest in technology.
In 2014 Dr. Smouse earned a Doctorate in Audiology from the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium, a partnership between Kent State University, the University of Akron and the Cleveland Clinic. Before joining the Modern Hearing team, she worked at an ENT office in.
Kelly lives in Norton with her husband. In her free time she can be found playing the oboe in the Wadsworth Community Band. She also enjoys reading, yoga, and being outside.
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 are tailored to each patient’s needs and circumstances with individualized care at all levels. She takes the time to know each patient and loved ones, understanding all aspects of lifestyle, needs, budget, listening or other hearing health challenges. By joining Modern Hearing Solutions Dr. Bush is able to provide patients the very best in hearing technology, and highest level of service and support. Her goal is to provide a better quality of life for all patents.
Dr Bush’s educational achievements include a Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Florida, 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 and tailored care and treatment.
Au.D. / Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Ellen Foltz is a great addition to the Modern Hearing / Choice Hearing team. Ellen’s goal as part of our team 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. Dr. Foltz enjoys building personable rapport and implementing clinical best practice to best serve her patients.
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.
Front Office Manager – Canton/Belden Village, Ohio Office
Cheryl joined our team in 2011 when we opened our Canton/Belden Village office and has welcomed hundreds of new patients and family members since then, making us the premier hearing center in that area. Our culture and devotion to a patient-centered practice are fully realized with Cheryl’s warm, kind disposition, and her attention to every detail.
Whether your journey in solving hearing loss issues has just begun, or you are an experienced veteran, Cheryl will guide you through the process to ensure your needs and expectations are fully met.
Cheryl coordinates all aspects of the office and provides expert help with cleaning & servicing hearing aids, in office or manufacturer repairs, placing orders, setting up financing, answering questions, troubleshooting and problem-solving. She has also become a leader and resource within the practice for the various insurance and third-party payer programs our patients participate in.
Cheryl lives in Green, Ohio with her husband. Cheryl and Terry’s family includes four grown daughters and their husbands, and several grandchildren who are definitely the center of their lives.
Front Office Manager – Wadsworth, Ohio Office
Kelly leads our front office at the Wadsworth clinic and was carefully selected as the perfect addition to our patient-centered culture, which is a key aspect of why so many patients have joined our practice. Kelly’s outgoing nature and warm smile greet each call and visit.
Kelly’s day to day activities includes cleaning & servicing hearing aids, in office or manufacturer repairs, placing orders, setting up financing, answering questions, troubleshooting and problem-solving. She guides new patients and family members through the process to ensure all of their needs are fully met and questions answered.
Kelly lives in Wadsworth, Ohio with her husband and two children and their dog. They love to spend time in the outdoors, hiking and biking. Kelly enjoys sports and is super competitive. Kelly’s favorite sport is baseball- Go Tribe!
Front Office Manager – Alliance, Ohio Office
Tiffany is friendly, upbeat and always, always has a smile and warm greeting. As Front Office Manager, Tiffany is responsible for leading the front and supports a team of 3 providers, serving thousands of patients. Tiffany ensures that the office is running smoothly for our providers and patients, ensuring that each encounter is focused on patient needs.
Tiffany lives in Alliance, Ohio with her two daughters and their dog. They spend a lot of time dancing. She says, “If we aren’t at home dancing we are at the dance studio. We also like to go and explore different things and places. I always seem to have my camera by my side, because I enjoy taking pictures whether it is people or nature.”
Front Office Manager – Dover, Ohio Office
Dedicated, Compassionate, Friendly, Knowledgeable
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 Dover, 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 handles all aspects of organizing and coordinating patient needs. She provides expert service in cleaning and servicing hearing aids, in-office or manufacturer repairs, placing orders, setting up financing and generally anything else to help the practice run smoothly and ensure our patients receive the very best.
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 Assistant – Dover, Ohio Office
I joined the Modern Hearing Solutions & Choice Hearing Center team in 2018 and it has been a great experience. I work with many wonderful patients and have learned a lot about hearing loss and treatments. In the short time I’ve been here I’ve felt very welcomed by the entire team. Eric and Mia go out of their way to treat us well; we’re kind of one big family spread out between four offices. I love that we always have new learning opportunities.
I love that our office has that personal appeal. It’s such a friendly office where most everyone who comes in the door has a mutual friend of a friend or family member. They definitely become part of our family, where they are welcomed by their first name, always picking up the conversation where they left off from the last visit.
I have been happy to see my kids go to all the same schools I attended growing up. Our daughter Simone keeps us busy with cheerleading and her busy social life. My stepsons Jimi and Gage both attend college. Jimi attends Walsh, where he’s on the bowling team, and Gage attends Point Park University, where he’s on the golf team.
I have two sisters with whom I remain close. We get together with my parents as much as possible. My parents have always lived in Dover, so we gather at their house for great food and a good time whenever possible.
Erin’s role mainly involves day to day management of the financial and recordkeeping matters for the entire organization, and our multiple offices, however, she also is known to answer phone calls and greet guests in the office when things get really busy.
Erin is responsible for all internal accounting, banking, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, retirement plan administration, and more.
Erin lives in Canton, Ohio with her husband and two daughters along with their horses, 4-H dairy feeders and other family pets. The girls are both accomplished equestrians, 4-H members and compete year-round in rodeos all over Ohio and beyond. Erin is involved in several equine organizations, including Rocky Fork Rodeo, Ohio Junior High School Rodeo.
Audiology Aide / AuD. Student
I am relatively new to Modern Hearing Solutions but am so happy to be part of such a great team!
I grew up in Fenton, Michigan but moved to Indiana where I earned a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Audiology. After completing my bachelor’s my now husband and I moved to Columbus where I went on to earn a Certificate in Deaf Studies from Columbus State Community College while working as an audiology aide. My work as an audiology aide helped me realize that I wanted to go further in the field and truly make an impact on people’s lives by treating hearing loss. I am currently a first-year student at Northeast Ohio AuD Consortium, where I am working on my Doctorate in Audiology, which is what brought me to the area.
In my free time, I love spending time with my husband, Nick, and all my pets and I love hiking!
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As one of the premier hearing centers in New Philadelphia, Canton, Alliance, Wadsworth, & Akron, 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.