Our Professional Staff

Our experienced providers are committed to a high standard of patient care and are here for you throughout every stage of your hearing journey.

Who We Are

Gateway Hearing was originally founded in 1982 by Robert Gould as Beltone Hearing Aid Center. Over the course of the years, the hearing industry grew and changed and Bob decided his company needed to too, in order to continue to provide the best hearing aid options for his patients. The business then became Gateway Hearing, with access to all hearing aid manufacturers. This past year, Bob became ill and has retired. Dr.Holly Puleo, an audiologist that has worked with Bob for 20 years, has taken over the practice. Gateway Hearing Solutions will continue to provide it’s patients with the latest technology in hearing aids, at affordable prices, and carry on the same dependable service it has become known for.

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Our Providers


Dr. Holly Puleo


Dr. Holly Puleo joined our staff about 20 years ago. Holly’s interest in hearing disorders led to her receiving her masters Degree in Audiology from the University of Rhode Island. She followed up her studies further, receiving her Doctorate degree shortly after. Dr. Puleo has worked with several Ear, Nose & Throat physicians in Rhode Island. This has given her considerable and valuable diagnostic experience. She finds the greatest opportunity to impact lives for the better by using her knowledge and skills in dispensing hearing aids.

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Lisa Janicki, M.S.


Lisa Janicki received her Masters degree in Audiology from URI in 1996. In addition to working clinically in several ENT settings, she has also spent 10 years working for leading hearing aid manufacturers. She has trained many audiologists and dispensers in the newest hearing aid technology. Lisa is committed to hearing healthcare and helping others improve their quality of life. 

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William Douglas Wear

Board Certified Hearing Aid Dispenser

Doug epitomizes integrity and a solid work ethic with his patients. He has the ability to take the fears or anxieties away for those who are nervous. His patience is unlimited. Doug has been with us for nearly 27 years and is fully qualified to assist you in any hearing health care need. Doug is able to help budget-minded individuals and can help arrange financing.

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Our Office Staff


Sandra Wear

Office Manager

Sandra is responsible for arranging patient care for our offices. We handle thousands of calls and office visits annually. Sandra seems to have the unique gift of remembering our patients and making them feel comfortable.  She has been with us now for over 30 years,  becoming an integral part of our system. Whether it’s an issue about insurance benefits, or general hearing advice, Sandra is always happy to help you.

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