Staff Bios

Our audiologists, hearing instrument specialists and caring staff are here for you. We employ qualified and experienced personnel who share our ultimate goal of solving your hearing dilemma and serving your lifetime hearing needs in the Western Pennsylvania area.

We have over 100 years of experience helping people hear better.

Christopher M. Eckert, M.S., CCC-A

Christopher M. EckertSenior Licensed Audiologist
Christopher Eckert is a licensed Audiologist and a committed member of several local and national hearing associations and organizations, including the Hearing Loss Association of Western Pennsylvania (HLAP). Christopher has given many self-help and educational hearing presentations to HLAP, and has actively served on the board for many terms. This involvement has deepened Christopher’s knowledge of his patients’ everyday hearing struggles and has encouraged him to incorporate this knowledge into helping every Hearing Unlimited patient. When he’s not working, Christopher enjoys reading and studying audiology literature and spending time with his family.

“Throughout my audiology career I have worked in many different environments. I’ve worked in the VA Clinic, ENT clinics, and in several private audiology practices. In all that time, I’ve never seen an environment that’s as patient-focused as Hearing Unlimited.”
– Christopher Eckert

 

 

Stacy Malavite, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA

Stacy MalaviteDoctor of Audiology
I work for Hearing Unlimited because we are privately owned by an audiologist who understands the needs of our patients. Helping people is our focus. Hearing Unlimited allows me the flexibility to utilize the best technology available so that my patients can rejoin their lives by being able to communicate with their loved ones again.

 

 

Katelyn Exler Hill, AuD

Katelyn Exler HillDoctor of Audiology
I am able to put my clinical knowledge and expertise into practice. Hearing Unlimited allows me to deliver high quality hearing healthcare to help improve people’s quality of life and overall wellness.

 

Sarah Brand, AuD

Sarah BrandDoctor of Audiology

Associations/Organizations: American Speech-Language Hearing Association

Quote on why you do what you do: Music has been the most important part of my life for as long as I can remember. Being able to give people the ability to enjoy music again and connect with the world around them is the greatest motivator for me to provide the best patient care at Hearing Unlimited. 

 

 

Hal Frohlich

Hal FrohlichLicensed Hearing Instrument Specialist
Hal Frohlich is a Hearing Instrument Specialist and a Registered Hearing Aid Fitter. He has been working in the hearing healthcare field since 2007. Ten percent of Americans live with some degree of hearing loss, and Hal is pleased to be able to help so many of those people in the Western Pennsylvania area with this challenging issue. When he’s not working with the Hearing Unlimited team, Hal likes to cook and enjoys sports, deep sea fishing, theatre and spending time with his son.

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
– Hal Frohlich

 

 

Carl Logan

Carl LoganLicensed Hearing Instrument Specialist
Carl’s commitment to helping improve the hearing health of our community spans many years and thousands of patients. He has worked for Hearing Unlimited for almost 5 years in addition to his experience at a variety of hearing aid practices throughout his career. Carl entered the hearing healthcare industry to help provide a better quality of life to the hearing impaired, a purpose that was born from familial hearing loss. His mother suffered from hearing loss for many years before seeking the help of a hearing professional. Carl’s devotion to his field now continues again at Hearing Unlimited where he’s been enjoying helping people by fitting them with state of the art hearing instruments.

 

 

Aaron R. McElhinney

Aaron R. McElhinney Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist
I’ve been with Hearing Unlimited for 7 years (14 years in the industry), and I love the fact that I always have the freedom to “Do the Right Thing”. I never have to feel like I’m trying to make “a round peg fit into a square hole,” like I have at other practices. We truly have the freedom to choose the best product for each of our patients, based on their unique needs and preferences as individuals. It’s a blessing to be able to help people to hear and understand better every day – to assist them in restoring their relationships, which are founded upon communication.

 

 

Janis J. Forsythe HIS, A.S.

Janis J. Forsythe Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist
Janis Forsythe has been working in the hearing industry for 22 years and licensed in the state of Pennsylvania since 1999. She has had the opportunity to work in a variety of independent practices.

Janis’s passion for helping people whom struggle with hearing loss stems from her fathers and grandfathers own struggles, understanding that “I know how hearing loss can affect the dynamics of an entire family.”

“My dream is to be able to provide everyone having the same struggles, the experience of the gift of hearing to improve their quality of life. There is nothing more precious than the sound of childrens laughter. Hearing Unlimited has provided me the opportunity to follow my dreams and continue my passions.”

 

 

Tyler Leister

Tyler LeisterLicensed Hearing Instrument Specialist
I enjoy helping people with their hearing health. My grandmother is directly affected by Hearing Loss which originally brought me into this profession. My job is to help you better understand why hearing is important to me and why it should be important to you.

 

 

Amber Hertzog

Amber HertzogLicensed Hearing Instrument Specialist.
I work for Hearing Unlimited because I am able to offer all manufacturers and styles of hearing instruments which enables me to fit our patients with the best solution for their needs. I participate in ongoing weekly training sessions to stay up-to-date with the newest technology and strategies and ways to enable us to best service our patients. Furthermore, I love being part of a small team that is knowledgeable, trustworthy, and we all believe in providing the same exceptional care and service that each patient deserves.

 

 

Gary W. Heagy, ACA, BC-HIS

Gary HeagyLicensed Hearing Instrument Specialist
Hearing Unlimited allows me the opportunity to develop long-term relationships with my patients and provide them with ongoing care for their hearing needs. Keeping patients informed of their changing needs and options allows me to help them maintain and protect their hearing now and into the future.

“What I like best about Hearing Unlimited is the staff’s degree of professionalism and the superior quality of the products and services we provide. I’ve always enjoyed helping others, and helping people enrich their lives with better hearing is a personally rewarding experience.”
– Gary Heagy