Waldorf, MD Hearing Clinic
Previously: Hearing Specialty Group
Originally named Beantown, Waldorf, MD, used to be a popular gambling destination in the 1950s. Located in Charles County, this city is also where we opened our Live Better Hearing office two decades ago.
A short distance from the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum, African American Heritage Museum and Regency Furniture Stadium, our office sits on Old Line Center and Leonardtown Road. Next to the Family Meds Pharmacy and across the street from the Charles County Sheriff, our practice wants to make it convenient for you to get the hearing care services you deserve, which is why we offer a multitude of parking spots in the front and around our building. You can schedule an appointment with one of our audiologists five days a week – from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Our Hearing Care Providers
Dr. Abigail Ritinski
Abigail Ritinski is the provider in our Waldorf location. She was born in Rhode Island but grew up in Severna Park, Maryland. She earned her Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from Salus University and holds an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Communicative Disorders from the University of Rhode Island. Abigail’s audiological interests include digital hearing technology and vestibular testing. She enjoys helping patients set goals to improve their quality of life and working with them individually to ensure they meet those goals. At each appointment, she is dedicated to ensuring the best possible patient experience. Additionally, she takes great care in working with the dizzy population in diagnosing and treating if possible. Abigail greatly values the importance of leaving one’s comfort zone in the pursuit of learning new skills and bettering oneself. She has strengthened her communication, time management, and interpersonal skills by working in various customer service positions, as well as substitute teaching. During her down time, she enjoys hiking along nature trails with her dog and is an avid New England sports fan.
- B.S. in Communicative Disorders at University of Rhode Island
- Au.D. from Salus University
Licenses & Certifications
- Maryland Audiology License
- Hearing aids
“If there is no struggle there is no progress”- Frederick Douglass
Lauren Wright is a doctoral resident at the Waldorf location. She is currently completing her Doctor of Audiology degree (Au.D.) at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. During her time at Indiana University, she served as the fundraising chair of the Indiana University chapter of the Student Academy of Audiology where she planned, coordinated, and executed events to fundraise for the organization and community outreach opportunities. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Towson University in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and minored in Deaf Studies. While at Towson University, she became proficient in American Sign Language as well as conducted research in hidden hearing loss. Lauren has completed clinical rotations at the Indiana University Hearing Clinic, Midwest Ear Institute, and Indianapolis Public Schools.
She has a special interest in vestibular testing and comprehensive diagnostic audiological assessment. Being able to help others communicate with their loved ones and improving an individual’s quality of life are some of the many things that drew Lauren to the field of audiology. Lauren strives to provide the best patient care and experience possible at every appointment.
In her free time, Lauren can typically be found on a basketball or volleyball court or cuddled up with her dogs reading a good book.
Bio coming soon.