Our Doctors of Audiology are licensed professionals in hearing healthcare.
Hearing Clinic of Greater New Orleans:
In 2007, Dr. Michele Cramer opened the Hearing Clinic of Greater New Orleans so she could provide the people of her community with comprehensive hearing healthcare. Now, Dr. Cramer and Dr. Stephanie Solórzano use their expertise to help the people of Greater New Orleans experience better hearing. Whether you suspect you have hearing loss, or you are a musician looking for superb hearing protection, we can help you. Our goal is to provide everyone who comes to see us with excellent hearing healthcare.
We are committed to making your treatment as easy on you as possible. Most of the services you will need are handled on-site, with access to the most sophisticated technology to provide you with the best care possible. If you have any questions, always feel free to contact our office and our trained staff will assist you in any way possible.
Meet Our Experts
Dr. Michele Cramer, Au.D., F-AAA
Licensed Doctor of Audiology
Hearing Clinic of Greater New Orleans, LLC is owned and operated by Dr. Michele Cramer, a licensed and certified audiologist. Dr. Cramer graduated with her Master of Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and received her Doctor of Audiology from the University of Florida. In addition to her one-year externship at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL, Dr. Cramer has gained audiological experience through her work at Children’s Hospital, Ochsner Hearing Clinic, and ReSound, a hearing aid manufacturer.
After graduating, Dr. Cramer always desired opening her own private audiology practice. With the assistance of her local New Orleans family, her clinic has steadily grown since 2007.
In August 2020, Dr. Cramer decided to take a step back from seeing patients and focus on the daily operations of the business. She now lives in both St. Louis and New Orleans with her partner, Dr. Russell Pachynski. She has one daughter Hannah, who sometimes serves as a greeter at the clinic and makes the best cup of coffee in the city. In her spare time, Dr. Cramer can be found singing at her church or at Karaoke with Russell and friends. She loves going to concerts and traveling around the world.
- B.A. in Communication Disorders: The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
- Master of Communication Disorders: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
- Doctor of Audiology: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
- Externship: Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL
- American Academy of Audiology
- Louisiana Academy of Audiology
- 2016-2018 Board Member
Dr. Stephanie C. Solórzano, Au.D., F-AAA
Licensed Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Stephanie C. Solórzano has been an integral part of the Hearing Clinic of Greater New Orleans team since 2016. She is a local graduate of Mount Carmel Academy and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University. Dr. Stephanie was awarded her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2010. She has well-rounded and diversified experience within the field of Audiology, but prefers to work with the adult hearing-impaired population. She believes that the biggest blessing is to be able to help families communicate and reconnect through the gift of hearing.
In her personal life, Dr. Stephanie has been married to her extraordinarily supportive husband, Rod, since 2018. Together they love to travel to new places & listen to live music at festivals, concerts & local venues. Dr. Stephanie’s other passion is Camp Pelican, a non-profit organization that puts on a week-long camp for children with pulmonary disorders such as Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, and ventilator dependency. She has been on this volunteer staff for more than 23 years and it is truly her joy to bring a week of happiness to those children who would not otherwise be able to attend summer camp.
• B.A. in Communication Disorders: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
• Doctor of Audiology: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
• American Academy of Audiology
• Louisiana Academy of Audiology
• 2018-2020 Board Member
• 2021 President Elect
Janzen Viator, B.A.
Janzen Viator is currently a fourth-year Doctorate of Audiology candidate at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. She is originally from New Iberia and completed her undergraduate degree at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana where she became interested in the field of Audiology. She owns a cat and a dog and likes to line dance.
Currently, Janzen’s favorite aspects of participating in audiology as a field of study are the relationships that are built with patients during their care. Different people from all walks of life are united by hearing. She is very excited to be a part of the HCGNO team!
Chantal Simard is currently a fourth year Doctorate of Audiology candidate at Salus University in Philadelphia. She is originally from New Hampshire and completed her undergraduate studies at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She became interested in the field of audiology through her own personal journey as a hearing aid wearer. She is fluent in French and likes to stay active by lifting weights at the gym. Currently, Chantal’s favorite aspect of participating in audiology as a field of study are the connections made with patients as they travel along their hearing care journey. She is excited to be apart of the HCGNO team!
How We Give Back to Our Community
Both of our doctors of audiology at Hearing Clinic of Greater New Orleans are actively involved with the community. Dr. Solórzano serves as the President Elect of the Louisiana Academy of Audiology and Dr. Cramer is a previous board member of the Louisiana Academy of Audiology, but is still actively involved. Dr. Solórzano is also on the board of a nonprofit organization, Camp Pelican. Our team at Hearing Clinic of Greater New Orleans enjoys being involved in our community and giving back to the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana.