Serving eye care patients in Hartford, Enfield, Newington, & Vernon

Solinsky Hearing Center, Inc. will provide you with all of the professionalism, integrity, quality, thoroughness and attention to detail that you deserve. We pride ourselves on developing long-term relationships with our patients. We help people of all ages with their hearing health by providing comprehensive services to manage hearing loss, tinnitus, and other hearing disorders through the use of hearing aids.

Reasons to use our Hearing Center’s services:

  • Diagnostic Hearing Testing Services offered
  • First rate clinical staff
  • Large selection of the finest, most advanced, state-of-the-art digital, programmable hearing aids available on the market today at the most affordable prices in the greater Hartford area!
  • Satisfaction guaranteed!
  • Whether you already wear hearing aids or have never tried them, we offer live demonstrations while you are visiting with us.
  • Convenient payment options including 6 or 12 month no-interest financing.
  • One stop eye and ear care!

Why are we offering Hearing Services at Solinsky EyeCare?

It’s the perfect fit!

Here are some of the reasons why:

  • There is a very high correlation between vision loss and hearing loss in our older patients, and it’s a double negative when two sensory deficits occur at the same time.
  • Our patients have asked for these services (“Now that you have helped me to see more clearly, can you help me to hear more clearly too?”).
  • Hearing loss is the most common and most frequently undiagnosed, untreated medical condition in our patient population here at Solinsky Eye Care.
  • People with hearing loss put off a decision to get hearing help because they are either in denial or unaware of the fact that receiving treatment for hearing loss has the potential to literally transform their lives.
  • “If I had a hearing loss, my family doctor would have told me.” Not necessarily! Studies indicate that only 14% of doctors routinely screen for hearing loss during a physical. Since most people with hearing loss hear pretty well in a quiet room (like a doctor’s office), it can be difficult, if not impossible for your doctor to notice the problem.
  • 90% of all cases can be diagnosed and treated right here at Solinsky Hearing Center Inc.

Meet our Hartford Area Hearing Center Audiologists and Hearing Instrument Specialist

Michelle Colburn, AuD, CCC-A

Michelle Colburn, AuD, CCC-ADirector of Audiology

Serving: West Hartford

“Although hearing loss is an invisible disorder it is one that can significantly impair our ability to communicate with the people around us. Difficulty with communication is linked to increased depression, anxiety and social isolation. My number one goal as an audiologist is to help my patients improve their hearing and quality of life by re-engaging with the people around them.”

Graduate School

  • Doctor of Audiology – May 2000
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology
  • Member with board certification of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association

Personal Interests

Dr. Colburn and her husband can usually be found at a game or tournament for her two teenage daughters who are very active in different sporting activities. She also enjoys reading, home improvement projects, and spending time with her family and dogs.

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Brianna Ricco, AuD, CCC-A

Brianna Ricco, AuD, CCC-ADoctor of Audiology

Serving: Enfield, Glastonbury, and West Hartford

“Working as an audiologist in a busy practice is a challenging experience that allows me to help many people with a variety of hearing issues. Hearing loss can have a tremendous impact on a person’s daily activities, sometimes causing them to stop doing the things in life that they enjoy. I am able to use my knowledge and clinical experience to improve their quality of living and reconnect them to the things they have once loved. I am very excited to be a part of Solinsky Hearing Center, and I am looking forward to the incredibly rewarding experience of helping every patient through their hearing journey starting with their very first steps.”

Graduate School

  • Doctor of Audiology – May 2020
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA


  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

Personal Interests

Dr. Ricco enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and traveling.

Silvana Tellerico, AuD

Silvana Tellerico, AuDDoctor of Audiology

Serving: Willimantic, Wallingford, and West Hartford

Dr. Silvana Tellerico attended Elms College for her undergraduate studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She furthered her education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she received her Doctorate of Audiology in May 2022. During her last year of graduate school, she was the Audiology Extern for the Hearing Research Program at the Medical University of South Carolina.

During her graduate career, Dr. Tellerico had the opportunity of being a student clinician in a variety of settings, including private practice, hospitals, and out-patient clinics. She even had the opportunity of completing her fall rotation as a student clinician at Solinsky Hearing Center under the guidance of Dr. Michelle Colburn. Now, she enjoys how every day is different. She likes having the opportunity to work with and help individuals of all ages.

Personal Interests

Dr. Tellerico enjoys spending time outdoors, being with family and friends, running, and baking.

Ben Taylor

Ben TaylorHearing Instrument Specialist

Serving: Avon, East Hartford, and West Hartford

Ben is a second-generation Hearing Instrument Specialist. He began his career helping those suffering with hearing loss at his family’s clinics in San Antonio, Texas. This is where it was instilled in him to treat and view each patient as a member of his own family.

He met his wife while they were both doing relief work after Hurricane Katrina and moved to New England shortly after they got married and are very happy to call it home.

Ben’s genuine passion is to give people the gift of better hearing and he is entirely dedicated to utilizing his skill set, the latest technology and old-fashioned care and compassion to make sure his patients don’t miss out on a single precious moment of their lives.



What should you expect from Solinsky Hearing Center’s highest quality hearing aids?

  • For 90% of all hearing problems, hearing aids are the treatment of choice. The result in most cases is a significant, noticeable improvement in hearing clarity and understandability even in noisy places.
  • New “open fit” technology produces a more “natural” sound quality (no more plugged up, echo or down-in-a-barrel sound).
  • Hear more clearly on the telephone without whistling or feedback.
  • 100 % digital, crisp, clear CD quality sound all the time.
  • Today’s technology is programmable to your hearing loss…your hearing loss changes in the future.
  • New, modern designs are virtually invisible and so comfortable, you may even forget that you are wearing one.

Signs of Hearing Loss

  • Do you often ask people to repeat themselves?
  • Do you sometimes hear people talking but you don’t understand the words?
  • Do you have difficulty communicating in noisy places like restaurants?
  • Do people’s voices sound muffled or like they’re mumbling?
  • Do you misunderstand women and children’s voices more frequently than men’s voices?
  • Do you have the TV volume louder than normal so that you can understand the words?
  • Have you noticed a change in your memory?
  • Do you have ringing in your ears?
  • Do you have difficulty on the telephone?

If you answered “YES” to two or more questions, you may be having a hearing problem. While you are visiting us at Solinsky EyeCare, ask your doctor or patient care staff member about having your hearing tested.

You will be glad that you did.

Connecting Vision and Hearing Loss

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Solinsky EyeCare has 10 Convenient Locations Throughout the Hartford Area

Conveniently located throughout Connecticut

West Hartford

1013 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06107
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Phone: (860) 233-2020
Fax: (860) 236-4979


30 West Avon Road
Avon, CT 06001
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Phone: (860) 676-0809

East Hartford

800 Connecticut Blvd
Suite 300
East Hartford, CT 06108
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Phone: (860) 528-9645


139 Hazard Ave
Building #6
Enfield,CT 06082
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Phone: (860) 265-3080


300 Winding Brook Dr
2nd Flr, Suite 1
Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Phone: (860) 633-6634


19 Woodland Street
Suite 41
Hartford, CT 06105
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Phone: (860) 249-2020


505 Willard Avenue
Newington, CT 06111
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Phone: (860) 667-0207


281 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, CT 06066
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Phone: (860) 858-6148


85 Barnes Road
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Phone: (203) 295-7857


1120-B Main St
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Phone: (860) 423-1619