About Our Practice
Comprehensive Audiology Services
Hanover Audiology is a hearing resource center that is dedicated to helping you improve your hearing. We offer unbiased second opinions, hearing consultations, hearing aid diagnostics, audiology testing, and hearing aid fitting services as well. Our audiology center is your No. 1 resource for unmatched hearing support, education and treatment in the Mechanicsville community.
Our Experienced Audiology Team
At Hanover Audiology, our team is backed by almost 50 years of hands-on experience in the audiology field. During this time, we have helped thousands of men, women, and children improve their hearing through the use of hearing aids and hearing rehabilitation solutions.
Janet Hiles Brett, Au.D., CCC-A
President & Founder
Janet Hiles Brett is the President and Owner of Hanover Audiology. Established in 2012, Hanover Audiology is the only private audiology practice in Hanover County, Virginia, serving Mechanicsville and its surrounding communities. She is also a Senior Audiologist at VCU Health System (downtown location). Furthermore, Dr. Brett serves as a Proctor for the Commonwealth of Virginia for the Hearing Aid licensing board/Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations.
Dr. Brett received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology Education and her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders, both from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. She completed her Graduate Audiology Externship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, before going on to further her studies in graduate-level coursework in Gerontology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Dr. Brett also earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from A.T. Still University of the Arizona School of Health Services in Mesa.
With a clear focus on providing professional and personalized hearing health care for patients of all age groups, Dr. Brett utilizes all of the skills obtained in her 32 years of experience in the field. Her specialties include comprehensive rehabilitative services, including hearing aid assessment, tinnitus (ringing-in-the-ears) consultations, hearing evaluation and conservation, and follow-up care. Prior to founding Hanover Audiology, she served as a Clinical and Dispensing Audiologist in various clinical settings: Trauma I Level hospital and a busy ENT practice, both in the greater Richmond area. Dr. Brett also has a unique insight and understanding of hearing loss and aids, as she had worked over 7 years in the manufacturing side of the industry as a professional consultant, trainer and account manager. Being able to offer and service THE widest and most comprehensive selection of brands and models of hearing aids to her patients is very important to Dr. Brett. She also participates with several networks and discount groups affiliated with various health insurance companies to ensure that patients will receive not only the best instrument option, unparalleled service, but also the best price.
Active in the professional audiology community, Dr. Brett has taken part in various local, regional and national conferences, conventions and seminars. She has also contributed to a number of professional presentations and publications on audiologic topics, including hearing loss, tinnitus, balance disorders and recent advances in hearing aids.
Dr. Brett currently holds membership in several professional organizations, including the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Academy of Rehabilitative Auditory Society, Academy of Doctors of Audiology, Educational Audiology Association and National Hearing Conservation Association. She is also a charter member of the American Academy of Audiology.
James Brett, B.S., HIS-A
Vice President / HR Manager ~ Personnel Director
Jim, retired from the U.S. Army with a rank of Master Sergeant, has been with Hanover Audiology since 2012 and has several additional roles within the practice: Audiology Assistant, an apprentice in Hearing Instrument Sciences, as well as the Marketing Manager. In his current role, he serves a Vice President of Operations, Human Resource Manager and Personnel Director. Jim received a Certificate in Administration of Justice and his Associate in Applied Science (graduated Cum Laude) from Piedmont Virginia Community College in 2000. He was awarded with a Bachelor in Science from Old Dominion University in 2007. Jim is very passionate about educating the public about hearing loss and hearing protection. Ensuring prompt customer service is his number one priority. Jim is a member the American Legion, a member of the Elks Lodge, a lifetime member of the VFW, and a member of the International Hearing Society.
Jim enjoys spending time with his family, cooking Italian food, listening to music (country is his favorite), watching sports, especially football and basketball. He also enjoys traveling around the state of Virginia (as well as abroad) with his wife and family.
- B.S. in Criminal Justice
Jennifer williams, B.S., HIS
Hearing Instrument Specialist & Audiology Assistant
Jennifer received her Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Strayer University, an Associates degree in Medical Administration from Medical Careers Institute and an Associates degree in Liberal Arts from J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College. Jennifer also has over ten years of experience evaluating and treating hearing loss. Since Jennifer and both of her parents are hearing impaired, she understands first-hand how proper evaluation and selection of the most appropriate treatment option will significantly improve communication (at home, at work, and in other social situations), reduce frustration and feelings of isolation, and provide incredible enhancement and enjoyment to overall quality of life. Jennifer's passion and dedication to help people hear the best they can is a result of experiencing personal challenges with her own hearing loss. She takes pride in helping her community by educating the public about the importance of having your hearing evaluated once a year and encouraging you to have your hearing tested, even if you don't suspect a problem.
Outside of the office, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and her dog named Isabella. And she also loves to spend time on the beach! A favorite part of her job working at Hanover Audiology is meeting people and hearing fascinating life stories of her patients. You're in very capable hands, as Jennifer is continuously seeking knowledge through education, advance training and applying those skills in helping others. Come meet Jennifer and see how she can help you hear the best you can!
- B.S. in Business Administration
- Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist
Lisa Henry, B.S., HIS-A
Office Manager & Hearing instrument specialist - apprentice
Lisa attended school at Virginia Commonweal University and graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics with an emphasis in Statistics. Lisa has been with Hanover Audiology since 2015 and handles all aspects of patient care: from welcoming new patients, registration, providing ancillary assistance to the Audiologist and the Hearing Instrument Specialist. Her favorite part of the job is meeting new people, and helping the providers of the practice by providing assistance with basic trouble-shooting and maintenance of hearing aids. In fact, Lisa has received her Hearing Instrument Specialist- Apprentice license and is quickly learning how to fix or re-program hearing aids. She is likely the first person that you will meet when you come in to the door. Lisa is eager to answer any questions, lend a hand or to help solve any problems you may have. She handles all the insurance claims and billing. And she fights hard to ensure patient's rights and their benefits from their insurance companies are followed through to the end. She also manages the day-to-day operations of the practice. Lisa loves seeing the smiles on our patients faces when they can hear better and realize all the sounds they has been missing.
Lisa enjoys tennis, dancing, bowling and going to the beach with her family. Lisa loves to dance & enjoys listening to just about every genre of music. Lisa is happily married for 30+ years. She has three gorgeous ragdoll cats, one son and a daughter-in-law, and a beautiful granddaughter.
- B.S. in Statistics
- Hearing Instrument Specialist - Apprentice