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 D'Angelo, AuD is a NYS licensed audiologist and member of the American Academy of Audiology, and specializes in diagnostics and treatment of disorders of hearing, tinnitus and vertigo/disequilibrium. He is trained in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) and Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) and is a NYS licensed hearing aid dispenser. Ron has a keen interest in hearing conservation strategies and products. He has given presentations and has published articles on hearing conservation for organizations such as the International Trumpet Guild. As a part time professional musician, he has performed with Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Josh Groban, Chuck Mangione and other national and regional acts.

Salvatore Tuttobene


Salvatore Tuttobene, is a NYS Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist, whom is Nationally Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. A graduate of Ashford University, Salvatore has many years of experience assisting patients with hearing aid selection and fitting.  He takes great pride in helping patients regain their quality of life, using the most advanced technology available while thoroughly understanding their lifestyle and needs. Salvatore is a U.S. Military veteran who has served in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He has served on several committees to ensure Veterans hearing needs are met within the local community.  He is a member in good standing of the National Board Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences, International Hearing Society, and the New York State Hearing Health Care Alliance.

Kylie Connell, B.S.
Kaelynn Briggs has joined Clear Choice Hearing and Balance as an Audiology Resident completing her doctoral degree in Audiology from Salus University, located in Pennsylvania. She has experience identifying and managing hearing loss in patients of all ages. Kaelynn has passions in pediatric audiology and vestibular testing. She has experience performing Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing on newborns as well as videonystagmography testing on adult patients. Kaelynn maintains a student membership through the American Speech and Hearing Association.