MEET OUR PROVIDERS

David received his Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Duquesne University.  He has had clinical experience at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley and Ohio Valley General Hospital.  He has also completed specialized training in voice & swallowing disorders at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland, OR. 

David’s clinical interests include professional voice users (e.g. actors, singers, clergy), vocal cord dysfunction (VCD)/paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder (PVFMD), and voice/speech impairments in patients with Parkinson disease.  David is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), a program which improves voice, speech, and communication of individuals with Parkinson Disease.

David has recently completed research investigating functional communication improvement following LSVT.  He has also been featured in the ASHA Leader, a national publication celebrating excellence in speech-language pathology; the Liturgical Singer; and on KDKA 6 O'Clock News.  He is a proud member of the American Speech Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Pennsylvania Speech Hearing Association (PSHA).

 

David is an adjunct professor and clinical instructor for Duquesne University and has served on the PSHA Executive Board as the Vice President for Membership and Ethical Practices.

David S. Ford M.S. CCC-SLP

Steve received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his Master of Physical Therapy degree from Slippery Rock University.  His clinical experience includes Suburban General Hospital, Passavant Hospital, and the Heritage Valley Health System, which he currently maintains affiliation with.  Since 1992, Steve has managed a full-time physical therapy caseload, mentored students of nationally accredited PT and PTA programs, and developed/marketed a Vestibular Rehabilitation Program utilized by providers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Steve has had the privilege of serving as the lead physical therapist at a local outpatient rehabilitation facility, as well as an adjunct professor and clinical instructor for Duquesne University.

Steve has been certified as an Ergonomics Assessment Specialist and has been consulted by local industries to develop major ergonomics programs.

Steve Kolenda, MPT

Asha received her Bachelor of Science in Speech & Hearing from All India Institute of Speech & Hearing and Master of Arts in Audiology from the University of Pittsburgh.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the American Speech-Hearing Association.

 

Asha has over 14 years of experience providing hearing assistance to those in need and is committed to helping people function at their best through better hearing across the Pittsburgh area.

Asha V. Bhashyam, M.A. CCC-A, FAAA

Dr. Russo received her Master's degree from the University of Virginia and achieved her Doctorate of Audiology from AT Stills University in 2003. 

Dr. Russo is the founder of Sewickley Hearing Aids, which was established over 30 years ago.  Sewickley Hearing Aids was established so that patients had the opportunity to experience better hearing using products that supplement/augment hearing and communication.  Dr. Russo focuses on aural rehabilitation to maximize the effect of hearing aids, helping patients to generalize them into functional use, which in turn can significantly improve quality of life.

Sharon Hall Russo, Au.D.

Dr. Seger received her Doctor of Audiology and Master of Arts in Audiology degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Kent State University. Dr. Seger holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She completed her graduate externship at Virginia Ear Nose and Throat Associates in Richmond, Virginia.

 

Dr. Seger works primarily out of Straka & McQuone, Inc’s Sewickley location. Her clinical interests include vestibular diagnostics and providing counseling and hearing solutions to patients of all ages. Dr. Seger is committed to providing research-based audiologic care and education to her patients.

Rebekah Seger, Au.D., CCC-A