Our Team


Dr. Rebecca Jahed, Clinical Audiologist

Dr. Rebecca Jahed has lived many places during her childhood as part of a military family, but eventually settled in the Maryland/DC area in 1983. She attended Penn State University and completed her undergraduate degree in 1987. She worked in the Montgomery County School system with hearing impaired and special needs children before continuing her education. Rebecca then attended the University of Maryland where she received her Master of Arts degree in Hearing and Speech Science in 1992. Most recently, she continued her education and received an AuD (Doctorate of Audiology) from Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2009. She is a fellow with the American Academy of Audiology and with the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.

Dr. Jahed has worked in several different areas of audiology including private practice, as an educator for a large hearing instrument manufacturer, and as a clinical audiologist working with several Ear, Nose, and Throat medical practices in the Southern Maryland area. This diversity has enhanced her knowledge and skills in many different areas of the audiology profession.

Since she has lived and worked for many years in Calvert County, she is grateful to be able to continue providing services in a private practice setting in Southern Maryland. She has made personal and excellent customer service her mission and will help clients, friends, and family achieve a better quality of life with enhanced hearing ability.

Dr. Jahed loves living in Southern Maryland and enjoys local wines, giving back to the community, and spending time with her family. She has been happily married for 33 years and has three wonderful children.


Dr. Lisa Behringer, Clinical Audiologist

Dr. Behringer works at the Greenbelt Freedom Hearing Center office, which is located within the office of Dr. Khosrow Seyed Makki, Otolaryngologist. Lisa grew up Lanham, Maryland, and after attending Eleanor Roosevelt High School, she went to the University of Maryland where she received both her Bachelor’s and a Master of Arts degree in Hearing and Speech Science. After working several years in the profession of audiology, she returned to school to continue her education so she would be even better equipped to serve her patients. She obtained her AuD (Doctorate of Audiology) from Salus University in 2009 and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

Dr. Behringer has experience in many different areas of audiology, having worked with various hospitals, private audiology and Ears-Nose-Throat physician practices over the course of her career. She became affiliated with Dr. Makki in 2007. She is proud that the Greenbelt office is able to offer high-caliber Otolaryngology and Audiology services. The fitting of hearing aids is her particular specialty, and she enjoys the challenge of keeping up with the latest in hearing aid technology.

Dr. Behringer has lived in Bowie, Maryland, for over 20 years with her husband and two children. She is an active member of her local church, participates weekly in a live trivia team, and is a fan of the Washington Capitals hockey team. She greatly enjoys working with her patients and loves to help people hear and communicate better.


Dr. Becky Guy, Clinical Audiologist

Dr. Becky Guy joined the Freedom Hearing Center team in 2018. Dr. Guy obtained her Bachelors and Masters degree from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1991 and 1993. She continued her education and obtained her Doctorate in Audiology at the Arizona School of Health in 2010. Dr. Guy has over 30 years experience working in a private practice setting where she ensures continuity of care for all of her patients by collaborating with local physicians in order to determine the best course of action for each individual patient.

Although Dr. Guy specializes in working with the pediatric population, she works with patients of all ages. In addition to regular audiological examinations, she has vast experience conducting newborn hearing screenings (Auditory Brainstem Response testing and Otoacoustic Emission testing), Central Auditory Processing testing, and diagnostic vestibular testing. Dr. Guy works diligently to ensure that appropriate referrals are made for follow-up care, and that any patient requiring hearing aids are fit with appropriate technology to provide the most enjoyable listening experience. Dr. Guy believes that every patient should have access to an audiologist who is looking out for their best interest. There are many choices when it comes to hearing healthcare, and patients should research and find a practice that makes the patient’s hearing health a top priority.

Dr. Guy was born in Washington D.C. and has lived in Southern Maryland her entire life. She lives with her husband and three daughters in their St. Mary’s County home. She is a huge Washington Commanders fan and enjoys occasional wine tastings at local vineyards with family and friends.


Dr. Sarah Tellier, Clinical Audiologist

Dr. Sarah Tellier joined the Freedom Hearing Center team in 2021. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University in 2006 and Doctor of Audiology degree from East Tennessee State University in 2011. She also holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Throughout her career Dr. Tellier has predominantly worked in large Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) practice settings. She is very excited to utilize and expand on her knowledge and clinical experience in a private practice setting. Her areas of expertise include diagnostic hearing evaluations for adult and pediatric populations; hearing aid fitting, verification, and follow-up; and vestibular assessment.

Dr. Tellier is passionate about improving the quality-of-life of individuals with hearing impairment through the fitting of assistive listening devices. Her goal is to provide evidence-based, compassionate, individualized care to all patients.

Dr. Tellier moved to St. Mary’s County from Greenville, SC with her husband, son, and two dogs. She enjoys live music, reading, and spending time exploring outdoors with her family.


Dr. Laura Chylinski, Clinical Audiologist

Dr. Chylinski was drawn to the field of Audiology as a young middle schooler when she was first introduced to a classmate with a profound hearing loss. She knew instantly that she wanted to work in hearing healthcare. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2017 from California University of Pennsylvania, where she was an executive and founding member of the American Sign Language club on campus. She then received her Doctor of Audiology degree at Towson University in Maryland in May 2021. She holds her American Speech & Language Association (ASHA)’s clinical competency in audiology (CCC-A).

Laura has been working in private practice since she graduated in 2021. She has a special interest in pediatric and adult diagnostics, appropriate hearing device selection and maintenance, and cochlear implants. Dr. Chylinski has the experience of clinical rotations in ENT settings as well as educational audiology and private practice, including time as a student at Freedom Hearing Center. She has a passion for educating patients and family members regarding hearing loss and helping them understand how hearing can impact their overall health and wellness.

Dr. Chylinski enjoys spending time with her family; including her husband, daughter, and dog. They like to travel, enjoy new restaurants, and are learning the ropes of boating. Community service has been a large part of her life since she was young. She was born and raised in Calvert County, MD and looks forward to providing services to the community that raised her.


Pamela McIntyre, Director of Operations

Pamela McIntyre joined the Freedom Hearing Center team in 2018. Pamela came to Freedom Hearing with 8 years experience working for private practice audiology clinics. She is passionate about educating the community on hearing loss, tinnitus, balance disorders, and treatment options. There is a long history of hearing loss within her own family, making it her goal to ensure that all patients receive the best possible patient care.

Pamela received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Christopher Newport University in 2000. Although she enjoys the creative aspect of marketing and the satisfaction of helping patients find their way to better hearing, she enjoys working behind the scenes problem solving, planning, and making sure the business operates smoothly and efficiently.

Pamela has been married for more than 29 years and has 2 children. She has lived all over the United States as a US Navy military spouse, although is happy to call Southern Maryland home since 2007. She loves skiing, spending time on the water, and most of all she loves traveling with her family.


Amy Hollingsworth, Office Manager

Amy Hollingsworth joined the Freedom Hearing Center team in May of 2018. Although new to audiology, Amy has been in the Medical field for 20 plus years doing everything from patient care to front office and billing.

By being a part of the Freedom Hearing Center team, seeing how the doctors and staff interact and help patients hear, Amy has come to love the field of Audiology. She will never forget her first time talking with a patient after a hearing aid fitting. It is a moving experience and truly tugs on your heart strings when people finally get the help they need. Amy feels blessed to be a part of the Freedom Hearing Center team and looks forward to many more years helping patients in any way she can.

Amy has been married for 26 years to her high school sweetheart and has 4 beautiful girls. She has lived in Southern Maryland all of her life, growing up in Charles County, but moved to Calvert County to raise her children.


Michele Fling, Patient Care Coordinator

Michele Fling joined the Freedom Hearing team in May of 2021. Although new to the hearing healthcare industry, she has worked in customer service for many years and is excited to be a part of the Freedom Hearing team.

Michele resides in Calvert County with her husband and two children. She is an avid animal lover who enjoys traveling, visiting local wineries, and spending quality time with her family.


Lynne Meiners, Patient Care Coordinator

Lynne Meiners joined the Freedom Hearing team in July of 2022 and has been working in the hearing industry since 2016. One of the highlights of working in the hearing industry to date was the experience of watching a newborn hear for the very first time. It was an incredibly rewarding experience to witness the response.

Lynne works hard to provide the best customer service to every patient, especially those with hearing challenges. It is always her goal to greet each patient with a friendly smile and help them throughout their hearing healthcare journey.

Lynne has lived in St. Mary's county since 2014 and loves spending time at the beach/pier and taking boat rides on the Patuxent River! In addition to being on/near the water, Lynne finds volunteering her time with the Patuxent Knolls Civic Association to be a blast! Not only is it fun, it enables her to meet a lot of nice people in the neighborhood.


Chris Stewart, Patient Care Coordinator

Chris Stewart joined the Freedom Hearing team in November 2022 and is just beginning his journey in the Hearing Industry. He is a graduate of thee Winston-Salem State University and obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Music Business with a Voice Concentration, and a minor in Business Administration.

Since the age of three, music has been a essential part of his life and he enjoys sharing his gifts and talents with others in his spare time. Although new to the world of audiology, he enjoys helping people and makes a daily effort to be a positive impact with everyone he encounters. He is very excited to be a part of the Freedom Hearing family and hopes to continue making the world a better place one smile at a time.


Evan Cunningham, Patient Care Coordinator

Evan Cunningham joined the Freedom Hearing team in September of 2023 and is just beginning his journey in the hearing industry. He is a student at University of Maryland Global Campus obtaining his bachelor’s degree in the field of Environmental Safety and Health. While he is new to hearing, he has been working in healthcare as a caregiver since 2020 and has a passion for helping people.

Evan is from La Plata, MD and enjoys soccer, art, and traveling. He is excited to be a part of the Freedom Hearing team and hopes to help make a difference assisting patients during their hearing healthcare journey.

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