Headshot of Anne Orsene, Executive Director at Hearing Evaluation Services of Buffalo

Anne P. Orsene, Au.D.

Executive Director

Dr. Anne Orsene joined Hearing Evaluation Services in 2000 and has served as Executive Director and Board Member of Hearing Evaluation Services since 2006.

Dr. Orsene is committed to ensuring that all patients receive the best possible outcome with hearing devices. Because of this passion, she was appointed to the New York State Hearing Aid Dispensing Advisory Board in 2012. This board protects consumers who purchase hearing aids and strives to ensure appropriate hearing aid dispensing practices throughout New York state.

Dr. Orsene is also committed to helping patients meet their hearing needs regardless of their income level. In 2006, Dr. Orsene co-founded the Dr. Ann Stadelmaier Hearing Aid Fund to help individuals in financial need. She is the proud Chairman of this fund that has allowed hundreds of individuals in our community to hear better who would otherwise have gone without. This fund has been supported by 46 local Lions Clubs and continues to grow each year.

Dr. Orsene is also committed to expanding the organization’s services to assist as many individuals with hearing loss, dizziness, or tinnitus in WNY as possible. In 2019 she founded a new company, “Life Sounds Audiology” (LSA), that expands services to individuals with various insurances and benefits through third-party payers that many practices do not accept. Dr. Orsene currently sits on the Board of Directors for LSA and is delighted to see more individuals in WNY receive quality care.

In 2010, Dr. Orsene was given the “Award for Excellence” from the Amherst Chamber of Commerce at their Small Business Awards Ceremony. In 2011, she accepted the Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award. This award was given to HES in appreciation of the organization’s founding of the Dr. Ann Stadelmaier Hearing Aid Fund. In 2012, she was selected by the Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and was a recipient of the Women in Leadership Award. This award recognizes area businesswomen who have succeeded both in the business and charitable arenas and inspire others to follow in their path. In 2013, Dr. Orsene was also honored by Business First as a Women of Influence for non-profit leadership in the Buffalo community. She has been repeatedly named an Academy Scholar by the American Academy of Audiology. Under her leadership, Hearing Evaluation Services was named one of the Best Places to Work in Western New York by Buffalo Business First in 2018 and 2019. In July 2019, Dr. Orsene was also named Who’s Who in Healthcare by Buffalo Business First.

In October 2022, Dr. Orsene was honored with the Visionary Award at the CQ Partners Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference hosted leading Audiologists and Audiology practices from across the country. The Visionary Award is presented to an Audiology Practice representative who has created and implemented innovative programs with measurable success.

Dr. Orsene has trained a large number of audiologists, doctoral-level audiology students, and residents throughout WNY and is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor for the University at Buffalo. She has a passion for developing her entire staff and has assembled a strong management team.

Dr. Orsene is proud to have grown up in Seneca Falls New York, the birthplace of women’s rights. She and her husband reside in the beautiful town of East Aurora and enjoy spending time with their four sons. She is a naturalist, avid birder, and bird photographer and is passionate about protecting our environment for future generations to enjoy as she has.

  • 2005 Doctorate in Audiology Salus University

  • 1989 Master of Science in Audiology Syracuse University

  • 1987 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Minor: Hearing Science State University of New York College at Potsdam

  • New York State License in Audiology

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence, ASHA

  • Hearing Aid Dispensing License

  • Board Certification in Audiology, ABA

  • 2022 Visionary Award, CQ Partners
  • 2017-2020 Academy Scholar, American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
  • 2019 Who’s Who in Healthcare, Buffalo Business First
  • 2013 Business First Women of Influence honoree for non-profit leadership in the Buffalo
  • 2012 Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Women In Leadership Honoree community
  • 2012 Appointment to the NYS Hearing Aid Dispensing Advisory Board
  • 2011 Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award
  • 2010 Amherst Chamber Small Business Award for Excellence
  • American Academy of Audiology Scholar 2006-2007 and 2005-2006
  • Adjunct Clinical Instructor for the University at Buffalo since 2000
  • Rising Star Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center 1999
  • Teaching Assistantship – Syracuse University 1987
  • Audiology Achievement Award – SUNY Potsdam 1987
  • American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
  • New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NYSSLHA)
  • Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA)
  • Hearing Aid Technology and Fittings
  • Pediatric