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 at 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, hyperacusis/misophonia, balance disorders and recent technological advances in digital 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.