Meet The Staff
Leslie J. Lesner, Au.D.
Audiologist and Owner
"There is a wealth of hearing instruments and assistive listening equipment available today. We have to be creative in applying that technology to help people hear better in very difficult listening situations."
Leslie Lesner, Au.D., has practiced audiology for 30 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Science and her Master of Arts degree in Audiology from the University of Illinois. She obtained her Doctor of Audiology degree in 2009 from the George Osborne School of Audiology at Salus University near Philadelphia. Dr. Lesner began her career on staff at an Ear, Nose and Throat physician's office and later consulted to several hospitals and private practices providing audiologic, hearing aid and dizziness evaluations. Two years later she teamed with educators and therapists in diagnosing, developing educational goals and managing the hearing needs of children with multiple handicaps in 93 school districts in the western suburbs of Chicago.
After eight years as an Educational Audiologist, Dr. Lesner entered the information processing industry at Burroughs Corporation, and later at a biomedical equipment company, Stens Corporation. The computer training she attained has been an asset as the hearing industry has "gone digital".
Dr. Lesner was an audiologist in a private practice in Arlington and Alexandria, VA, from 1996 to 2004 and developed a loyal patient base by combining state-of-the-art technology with careful treatment. She is committed to providing the best service and follow-through. She opened Lesner Hearing Center LLC in July, 2004, to address the call for excellent patient care for people with hearing loss in Northern Virginia.
Dr. Lesner's training in computer systems and continuing education in audiology helps her stay current in the new techniques to fit digital hearing aids, assistive listening devices and wireless technology on patients of all ages. She explores the nature and impact of hearing loss with her patients and likes to be creative in applying new technology to help people hear well in very difficult listening situations. Her strong sense of what can be accomplished with hearing aids, a plan to get there and gentle tenacity help her patients get the most from their hearing aids. A sense of humor helps, too!
Over the years, Dr. Lesner has given numerous presentations about hearing loss and hearing aid technology in Northern Virginia. In August and December, 2006, Dr. Lesner appeared on WUSA Channel 9 TV in Washington, D.C. and was interviewed about hearing aid technology. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She holds licenses in audiology and hearing aid dispensing in Virginia. Leslie Lesner is from Chicago.
Meghan L. Jolley, Au.D.
Dr. Meghan L. Jolley earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2010 and her Doctor of Audiology degree in 2016, both from the University of Florida. She is a native Floridian who joined Lesner Hearing Center in January 2017, shortly after moving to Northern Virginia with her husband, David. Dr. Jolley's passion for hearing health care started in her youth when she learned American Sign Language (ASL) and volunteered with hearing impaired children. Her decision to pursue a career in Audiology was made after working as an undergraduate teaching assistant for several years for a professor of ASL who was born deaf and who received a cochlear implant as an adult. Dr. Jolley also had two years of hands-on experience prior to graduate school working as an audiology assistant at Audiology by Accent in Gainesville, FL. While completing her graduate work, Dr. Jolley held a variety of leadership roles. She was the graduate assistant to the Director of Clinical Education for two years. She also served as fundraising chair and vice president of the Student Academy of Audiology in 2013 and 2014, respectively. During all three years of her graduate program she participated in Project Yucatán as a student volunteer, assisting the group AYPRODA in the Yucatán Peninsula whose mission is to identify and rehabilitate children and adults with hearing loss. Thousands of hearing impaired children and adults have been identified and helped by this organization. Dr. Jolley has a passion for working with babies and children and helped run the Newborn Hearing Screening Program at UF Health beginning in her second year of graduate school. Dr. Jolley completed her fourth-year clinical externship at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. During her externship, she gained experience working with children and adults, diagnosing hearing loss, fitting hearing aids, and programming cochlear implants. She is also experienced in vestibular evaluations, tinnitus counseling, and real ear verification measures. She has tested the hearing of newborn babies as well as older adults more than 90 years of age. Dr. Jolley holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is also a licensed audiologist and hearing aid dispenser in the state of Virginia.