Meet Our Team


Dr. Marie Rowe, AU.D., CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Rowe received her bachelor degrees in Linguistics from the University of Michigan in 1990, and Michigan State University in Audiology and Speech Science in 1995. In 1999 she completed her Masters degree in Speech and Audiology from Michigan State University. She began her career as a medically based clinical audiologist in 1999, all while completing her Doctorate in Audiology from The University of Florida.

Dr. Rowe has over 20 years of prior clinical experience. She also grew up in Westland and attended Livonia Public Schools. She’s eager to attend to the needs of her patients and become a greater part of the community she grew up with by offering a complete variety of audiological services.

Dr. Rowe enjoys giving back to her community by sponsoring the Western Wayne County Senior Olympics and being a member of the local Canton Chamber of Commerce.

In her free time she is a great nature enthusiast, enjoying animals, hiking, bird watching, and is a fan of the Detroit Tigers. She enjoys creating and learning more about glass art and glass jewelry.

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Juliana Basani, NBC-HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Juliana Basani had been working as an Audiologist in Brazil from 2006 until 2017, when her husband accepted a position to work in Michigan. Full of uncertainty at having to leave her own private practice in Brazil, she packed up with her husband and her Shih Tzu, Nikko, and began the adventure of a lifetime.

Juliana was quick to learn English and had the desire to continue helping people in her chosen field of work. Without certification in the United States, she contacted Dr. Rowe to see if she could volunteer to at least gain experience in her field. Dr.Rowe saw in Juliana a bright and compassionate practitioner who was a huge asset to her practice. Throughout the next year and a half, Dr. Rowe mentored Juliana and helped her through the training and certification process to become a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist.

In her spare time, Juliana is eager to travel and learn about Michigan and the United States.

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Erica Townsend

Audiology Assistant, Billing and Administrative Management

Erica received her degree in Health Information Technology in 2017, and started at Ascent Audiology as a Patient Care Coordinator in the Northville Office. Her passion for helping others has led her to become an Audiology Assistant where she is proficient in hearing aid care, repair and trouble shooting. She has since taken on billing, and manages both offices.

In addition to helping others on their better hearing journey, Erica often likes helping in her community. She and her family will take shifts at the local soup kitchens or work with PB&J outreach making sure those in need have proper clothing to handle the ever-changing Michigan climate.

Erica grew up in the Dearborn Heights area, but has also lived in Texas, Indiana and South Carolina. She returned to Michigan in 2012. Erica currently lives in the Westland area with her fiancé and enjoys spending her weekends with their large blended family, which includes 8 children and 2 cats.

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Chief Morale Officer

Inky has been with us since she was a puppy in spring of 2019 and provides a vital role in the happiness and well-being of everyone in the office. When she isn’t working hard, Inky enjoys her daily long naps in the mid-morning, late-morning, early-afternoon, and late afternoon. Inky is a short nickname for Incus (one of the three bones in the middle ear.) Inky commutes to both offices and is never hard to find – napping or curled up in her dog bed.

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