Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of our practice is simple: Highly individualized, state-of-the-art management of hearing loss with maximum emphasis on value. We work to maximize the hearing potential of every patient without any unnecessary expense possible. We feel our credentials, skill, and experience are unmatched in the region, and work every day to be the top choice of patients and referring physicians alike. Call our office located at 33 Oak Ave, Suite #3, Worcester, MA today!

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Todd B. Sauter, M.A., F-AAA

Audiologist, Owner

The owner and manager of Audiology Associates of Worcester, and also serves on the adjunct faculty of Northeastern University and Worcester State University. He was the Director of the Department of Audiology at UMass Memorial Medical Center from 2003-2012, and was a member of the Department of Audiology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary from 1998-2002. He is known by audiologists worldwide for his expertise in advanced audiological techniques, and has given invited lectures and seminars throughout the United States and 13 foreign countries. He has authored or co-authored several peer-reviewed articles and one textbook chapter. He resides in Oxford with his family, and volunteers with Oxford Little League, Boy Scout Troop 147, and the First Congregational Church of Oxford.

Alicia Hutchison, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA


Dr. Alicia Hutchison joined the AAW team in 2021 and is from Allentown, PA. She previously was an audiologist for Baylor Scott and White in Texas for over 2 years. She earned her MA and AuD from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017, and 2019. She completed her externship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and fellowship through Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related disabilities in 2018. Alicia received multiple awards for research through her graduate years and was recently named an Academy Scholar through the American Academy of Audiology for 2021. She double majored in Communication Science Disorders and Psychology to earn her Bachelor of Science through the Honors Program at Central Michigan University. She also competed as a division one athlete there.

Stephanie Rand, B.A.


Stephanie Rand is currently earning her Doctorate of Audiology degree at the University of Connecticut. In 2017, she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences with a minor in Communication from the University of Connecticut. For the past three years she has worked as a Hearing Aid Technician Assistant for the clinical staff at the University of Connecticut Speech and Hearing Clinic. Additionally, Stephanie has worked as a research assistant for the Sign Linguistics and Language Acquisition Lab for the University. She has completed several clinical rotations in diagnostics, pediatrics, and vestibular testing during her past three years as a student and is looking forward to her year- long placement at AAW.

Paula Kwiatkowski

Paula Kwiatkowski, practice manager and with us for 7 years. She has had many years of office experience prior to joining our team. Her smile will welcome you upon your arrival. Whether scheduling your appointment, verifying your insurance or answering your questions, Paula is a reassuring voice for all of your needs. Paula is born and raised in Worcester and resides in Grafton with her husband. She enjoys spending time with her daughters and grandchildren and rooting for Boston sports teams.

Paula Kwiatkowski