With more than 37 years of experience in audiology, Ann-Marie Hennessey has been with Mass. Eye and Ear for 28 years. She started her professional career in New York City working for the Lexington School for the Deaf. She managed a mobile hearing van that visited senior centers, health fairs, and completed annual hearing testing for the Yeshiva Parochial school systems in all five boroughs. In 1989, she returned to her New England roots and joined Mass. Eye and Ear when cochlear implants were first coming into the market. Ann-Marie has since expanded her knowledge of programming and supporting children and adults with this technology.
Ann-Marie has experience with all three commercial cochlear implant (CI) manufacturers. One of her greatest joys is working with adults with severe hearing loss who choose to undergo CI surgery. When patients acclimate to the device and begin to hear, she finds the personality that has been hidden by difficulty communicating. She also enjoys the first words of a child born with profound hearing loss following cochlear implantation.