About Us

The sound of silence isn’t always a wonderful thing.

About Us

The sound of silence isn’t always a wonderful thing.

A Note from Our Chief Audiologist

Ann Gentili-Stockwell, M.A.,CCC-A

When it comes to your hearing, your choice of a hearing healthcare professional is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Since a hearing aid can’t be prescribed like eyeglasses, the proper hearing aid recommendation and fitting is highly dependent on the judgment and skill of the professional selecting the instrument. We test your hearing, select, and dispense the hearing instrument best suited to your personal, professional, cosmetic and financial needs.

Our Office Staff

Ann Gentili-Stockwell M.A., CCC-A


Ann Gentili-Stockwell, M.A., CCC-A is tthe chief audiologist at Vernick & Gopal Hearing. She received her Master’s degree in Audiology from UCONN and has been practicing audiology in the Boston area for over 20 years.

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She is the former Director of Audiology for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The Joint Center for Otolaryngology and these experiences have equipped her with the skills necessary to hire a diverse and dynamic clinical staff and ensure that only the best quality hearing aids and accessories are available to patients. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, Ann provides clinical care and is expertly trained in the selection and fitting of all hearing aid technologies. She is licensed to practice Audiology in Massachusetts, is a certified member of the American Speech-Hearing Association and a Fellow in the American Academy of Audiology. Ann is a Massachusetts native and enjoys spending time with her husband and children and volunteering in her community.

Racheal Rush, AuD, CCC-A


Racheal Rush received her doctorate of Audiology from AT Still Arizona School of Health Sciences and obtained her master’s training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

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 Racheal is highly trained in the selection, fitting and programming of all hearing aids and keeps abreast of new developments in this ever-changing area. She knows that hearing aid success requires an individual approach and that improved hearing means improved quality of life.  Racheal is licensed to practice Audiology in Massachusetts, is a certified member of the American Speech-Hearing Association and a Fellow in the American Academy of Audiology.  Originally from Arkansas, she married a local and feels Boston is home now! 

Tarah Pava Au.D., CCC-A


Tarah Pava obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and her doctorate in Audiology from the University of Akron. She completed her clinical externship at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA.

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 She began her career at an Ear, Nose and Throat physician’s office and an audiology private practice in San Jose, CA before joining Vernick & Gopal, LLC in November of 2015. Tarah provides adult and pediatric hearing assessments, adult hearing aid fittings, diagnosis and treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) and Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) testing. She is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and is a certified member of the American Speech-Hearing Association.

Tamara Divison

Administrative Assistant

Tamara Divison serves as Administrative Assistant. When you call us, hers is the friendly voice you hear when you call our office.  You can count on Tamara to schedule your appointments, take care of your supply needs and help out with any questions you have about your hearing aids. 

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Tamara joins our team with twenty years of experience working in a medical environment and is bi-lingual. She is a former Practice Coordinator for Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and enjoys interacting with patients and their families. In her spare time, Tamara enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, movies and traveling.

Molly Lynch, B.S.

Audiology Assistant

Molly Lynch graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BS degree in Communication Disorders and a minor in Education. She has been licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an Audiology Assistant for the past 4 years.

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Molly has been with the practice for 6 years, she is the go to for having custom ear molds made and she can assist with diagnostic testing. She is also available on a daily basis for emergency and routine hearing aid checks as well as help with accessories and any Bluetooth technology. Molly grew up in central Massachusetts and has recently moved back to Worcester after getting married in 2018. She is the consummate New Englander; enjoying Cape Cod beaches and golf in the summer and skiing in Vermont and cheering for the Bruins and Patriots in the winter.

Marissa Migliaccio, B.S.

Audiology Technician

Marissa Migliaccio, our Audiology Technician, graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BS in Communication Disorders & a minor in Psychology. Marissa is available for emergency hearing aid and routine cleaning appointments.

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Marissa grew up on the North Shore in Massachusetts and is an avid beach-goer, hiker, skier, and traveler.

Friendly, Reliable Hearing Care

We offer services and quality care second to none. We believe that there is more to quality hearing health care than state-of-the-art medicine. In today’s complex medical environment, we like to keep things simple: we focus on you. We tailor our treatments to provide you with the finest personalized hearing health care we can provide. We’ve never wavered in our dedication to the highest standards of clinical excellence



We want to know all about you and are committed to you and your experience on your path to better hearing.

Budget Friendly

We will work to make sure that your journey to better hearing stays well within the budget you’ve set for that journey.

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(617) 383-6830

1244 Boylston St. Suite 303 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467