Our Staff

Christine Tirk, B.S., LHIS


Christine Tirk, founder of Clear Choice Hearing and Balance, is a NYS Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist. A graduate of the State University of New York at Brockport, Christine has 14-plus years of experience using her strong psychology/counseling background to help patients regain quality of life, combining the most advanced technology available with a thorough understanding of patients’ needs and concerns. She is a member in good standing of the International Hearing Society and the New York State Hearing Health Care Alliance.

Ron D’Angelo, AuD

ron-dangelo-audRon D’Angelo, AuD is a NYS licensed audiologist and is coordinator of diagnostic and therapy programs at Clear Choice Hearing and Balance. He holds degrees from the University of Rochester and Syracuse University, is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the American Tinnitus Association. His background includes vestibular/balance disorders, educational audiology, tinnitus treatment, hearing aid selection/fitting and hearing conservation. He has given lectures and presentations at Syracuse University, Nazareth College and the Eastman School of Music. Ron is also a professional musician, having performed with Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Natalie Cole, and other national and regional acts, including Rochester-based Prime Time Funk. He has fit many musicians with custom hearing protection and personal monitor devices.

Marie Neel, AuD

Marie NeelMarie Neel, AuD, is a NYS licensed and ASHA certified audiologist and fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Hailing from Dayton, OH, her undergraduate and doctoral degrees are from Ohio State University. Marie has a strong background in educational audiology, pediatrics, diagnostics, tinnitus assessment and therapy, hearing aid selection/fitting, and central auditory processing disorders. Her clinical experience includes the Ohio School for the Deaf and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.