All professionals at Media Hearing Aid Center, maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr Barbara Prestano, AuD, CCC-A
Director of Audiology
Dr. Michael McCandless, AuD, CCC-A
Dr. McCandless has been trained to diagnose and treat hearing loss, tinnitus, and peripheral vestibular impairments including BPPV. He attended St Joseph's Prep and was awarded his Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Joseph's University. He performed his Doctoral work at Salus University (formerly The Pennsylvania College of Optometry School of Audiology). Dr. McCandless completed his clinical fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC and practiced in Tampa, FL for five years prior to joining Associates in Audiology. Dr. McCandless is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, the Vestibular Disorders Association of America, and is clinically certified in Audiology by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. With a passion for helping others to "hear the world they see," he has seen thousands of patients from all over Chester and Montgomery counties.
Jared Talarico, BC-HIS
Jared graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilmington University, and is Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. Jared began his career in Southern New Jersey where he discovered the importance of helping people hear as well as the pivotal role he is able to play in educating the community on hearing health. He came to Associates in Audiology in order to further his goals of helping as many people as possible hear and understand to the best of their abilities. His warm, welcoming personality makes it easy for him to connect and relate well to his patients quickly. He is committed to providing the best hearing possible to his patients, as well as provide the best customer service experience they can receive. Jared resides in Glen Mills, Pa with his beautiful wife, Jaimi and daughter Pia. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.