Dr. Leslie P. Soiles

Au.D., Doctor of Audiology, Lic. #364
Chief Audiologist, HearingLife

Dr. Leslie Soiles founded HearingLife's Shrewsbury's office (formerly New England Hearing Instruments) in 1996. As a Doctor of Audiology, she previously worked with Ear, Nose and Throat physicians for the first 20 years of her career.

Dr. Soiles earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in 2006; her Master of Science degree in audiology from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in 1985; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Worcester State University in 1982.

In 2018, Dr. Soiles received the distinguished honor with the appointed role as Chief Audiologist for both HearingLife and the National Campaign for Better Hearing program in the U.S. As Chief Audiologist, Dr. Soiles trains and mentors hearing care providers, staff and people with hearing loss across the United States. She has also spoken extensively on hearing loss to various media outlets

Dr. Soiles has won numerous awards for her professional achievements, including:

  • Recipient of HearingLife's President's Club award (2018 and 2019)
  • The American Academy of Audiology Scholar Award (2014)
  • An Award for Continuing Education from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2014)
  • The President's Award from the American Hearing Aid Associates (2012)
  • Center of Excellence Award from the American Hearing Aid Associates (2009)

Dr. Soiles was born with hearing loss and utilizes amplification. Her patients find her unique insights regarding life with hearing aids to be a valuable resource. This personal experience with hearing loss, coupled with her professional experience, inspired her to create a different kind of hearing services practice. Dr. Soiles believes that an informed decision makes for a stronger decision. That's why she provides detailed information and education relating to their hearing loss, as well as their options.

Dr. Soiles was born and raised in Lincoln, RI. She is the mother of one son and two daughters. She and her husband have made Worcester, MA their home since they married in 1982.

Watch Dr. Soiles speak about treating hearing loss





Blue screen: Meet Leslie Soiles

HearingLife Audiologist


When I was 5 years old, my parents found out that three of their children had hearing loss.


Leslie is sitting down and talking


I would have to lean in and read lips and make sure I was sitting at the front of the classroom in order to track what was going on.


Photos of Leslie and her family



It was when I got to college that I realised that those strategies were not going to get me where I needed to be. I needed to either do something proactively about my hearing or go home.


Leslie puts on her hearing aids.

Leslie sits on the sofa with her husband.



When I got hearing aids it was life-changing. I was hearing things in my world for the first time.

Leaves rustling, the rain hitting the roof.


Leslie drinks a cup of coffee and talks with her friend.



I realised that I wanted to help people the way I was helped. I majored so that I could pursue audiology

Leslie walks into the clinic and shows a model of an ear.


Photos of Leslie graduating.


Leslie really loves what she does. She is empathetic and compassionate, and she really cares about people. She knows first-hand about hearing loss, and she brings that into her work.


One of the best parts of my job is when I turn the hearing aids on, and people are hearing well for the first time in probably decades. Their eyes just open up. Any day where I can help somebody improve their quality of life: that is a great day.



Leslie attends to clients



I am a mother, I am a wife, I am a foodie, and I am an audiologist for HearingLife.


Leslie fits a client.


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