Sharon M. Berry, Au.D., CCC-A, joined the Virgin Islands Ear, Nose & Throat team as a certified audiologist in January 2008. Sharon works primarily within the Virgin Islands Hearing and Balance Center alongside Dr. Adam Shapiro, audiologist Judith Hirsch. Sharon specializes in diagnosing, treating and managing the care of infants, children and adults with hearing and/or balance issues.
Sharon, who is a native Virgin Islander, returns to St. Thomas after a successful career with the Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) in Washington, D.C., one of the top pediatric care and research facilities in the world. During her ten-year tenure at CNMC, she was involved in the treatment of hundreds of audiological disorders, speech-language delays and disorders, syndromes and developmental delays and disorders.
Having practiced as a licensed audiologist for over a decade, Sharon is a hearing device expert. As the lead audiologist for the CNMC’s cochlear implant team, she gained extensive experience working with patients who are profoundly deaf or severely hard-of-hearing who may be candidates for cochlear implants. Additionally, Sharon is well versed in the latest hearing aid technologies and is trained to select, fit and program conventional, programmable and digital devices.
In addition to her practical experience, Sharon has an impressive academic resume. She received a Doctor of Audiology from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, School of Audiology. Prior to pursuing her doctorate degree, she earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Hearing and Speech Sciences and a Master of Arts in Audiology from the University of Maryland.
Sharon is enjoying her new role at Virgin Islands Ear, Nose & Throat and is committed to improving the audiologic health of patients in the Virgin Islands.