Our Hearing Professionals
Sheri Mello, Au.D., F-AAA
Doctor of Audiology
Sheri Mello, AuD has been practicing as an audiologist since 1988. She has an extensive background in the hearing aid industry serving as practitioner in an ENT clinic to a director for a major hearing aid manufacturer and now sole owner of a private practice. Her focus has always been and continues to be educating the consumer on the ever changing technology and how it can work for them. Dr. Mello now owns and operates Raleigh Hearing and Tinnitus Center located in North Raleigh. "We are here to serve individuals who have become disconnected and frustrated due to their hearing difficulties. The industry is more confusing than ever for the consumer to navigate. It takes a professional who has a passion to help others and a good solid background to be able to program today’s hearing aid technology to meet each individual's personal listening needs." She is a proud member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, American Academy of Audiology, North Carolina Academy of Audiology, Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau. Outside of the workplace she is happily married for over twenty years and a mother of three grown children. Graduate School Education Doctor of Audiology; 2007 Arizona School of Health Sciences Graduate School Education Masters of Science; 1988 Northeastern University Undergraduate Education Bachelors of Science; 1986 Dominican College
Saranne Lentz Barker, Au.D., F-AAA, CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology
Saranne earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Kansas. She achieved her doctoral degree in audiology from Salus University in 2008. Saranne has been working as an audiologist since 2004. She is a member of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). She is also licensed by the State of North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Pathologists and Audiologists as well as the Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters board.
Dr. Lentz-Barker grew up in Kansas but has been in the Raleigh area for over 10 years. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, Rosie.
Sarah Patz, Au.D., F-AAA, CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology
Sarah received her undergraduate degree from Truman State University. She secured her Masters degree in Early Intervention in Deaf Education from Fontbonne University in 2013, and worked as a Teacher of the Deaf for two years for children aged prek-12th grade. She returned to school to receive her Doctorate in Audiology from Missouri State University and graduated in May 2019. She is passionate about audiology and helping people with hearing loss hear better, and has been involved on both a local and national level in the field of audiology. She is currently a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (F-AAA) and a member of the North Carolina Audiology Association (NCAA), and has previously served as President of her local SAA chapter and as a committee member of the national Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) Advocacy Subcommittee. She has her audiology license from the State of North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Pathologists and Audiologists, and a certificate holder of Tinnitus Management (CH-TM). Sarah is from Missouri but plans to stay in North Carolina, and enjoys exploring the local greenway trails with her dog, Pippin.
Lisa has worked in the medical field for 14 years, in various capacities, but primarily as a patient care coordinator. She is returning to what she loves, working with patients, after taking time to raise her family. Lisa grew up in Minnesota, but has been in Raleigh for the last 5 years. She has 3 teenage children. She enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family.
Kayle began her medical career at Vidant Medical Center as she worked to obtain her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at East Carolina University. After leaving Greenville, Kayle came back to Raleigh where she sparked an interest in audiology after observing a patient receive hearing aids and express gratitude for being able to communicate with her family again. Kayle now works as an audiology assistant where she can combine her love for patient care and interest in ever changing technologies.
Heather Conway leads Take Two Practice Management Solutions, which brings the resources of Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialists with experience in medical billing and insurance claims processing to our clinic. Take Two, and Heather, aid in our understanding of our patients' insurance benefits and lead our claims submission and patient billing processes working in coordination with Lisa. Take Two helps to improve processes so we can provide quality, cost-effective hearing care to our patients.
Heather Conway is a Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist and brings more than two decades of business management experience. Born in California, Heather is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate with a bachelors degree in Economics and an MBA. She has lived and worked in California and New York and is pleased to be working with our practice in North Carolina.