Our Professionals

Heather Maze Smith, Au.D. Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Smith graduated with her Master’s degree from Ohio University in 1990. She later obtained a doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness in adults. Her private practice includes offices in Bellefontaine, Marysville and Russells Point. Dr. Smith has successfully helped hundreds of individuals in the area to improve their quality of life by improving their hearing and relieving their tinnitus and dizziness.

Erin Tarney, Au.D. Doctor of Audiology

Erin Tarney received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science from Ohio State University in 2010, and recently graduated with her Doctorate in Audiology from Ohio State University in 2014. She is passionate about working with individuals who have hearing loss through the fitting of hearing aids and aural rehabilitation. Erin specializes in diagnostics for both adult and pediatric populations. She also enjoys working with patients who have tinnitus. Erin is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Audiology.

When Erin is not practicing audiology, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Erin and her husband, Ben, are Buckeyes through and through and love to attend OSU football and basketball games. She also enjoys reading, cooking, and swimming.

Tiffanee Pulfer,
Office Manager

Tiffanee has worked for a number of years in customer service and patient care. She was born and raised in Bellefontaine and is married with one daughter. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, going on walks,
and shopping. Tiffanee works in the Bellefontaine office and is available Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 5:00pm and Friday from 8:30am to 1:00pm. She is looking forward to meeting you and assisting you with all of your needs.

Sarah Shirk
Front Office Staff

Sarah is just returning back to the workforce. She has been a stay at home mom to two little boys. She is eager to learn and grow as she takes on her new role with us. Sarah enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two boys. Both their boys are very active in sports. Sarah is constantly on the go but wouldn’t change a thing.