Hearing Healthcare Close to Home
Meet The Team
Dr. Rinker is originally from Pittsburgh, PA where she received her Bachelors and Masters of Art, and her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Pittsburgh. Since graduating in 2018, she has been helping people hear better in the lowcountry. She has extensive experience with pediatric and adult audiologic evaluations, hearing aid fittings and adjustments, vestibular evaluations, and tinnitus counseling. She loves working with her patients to improve their communication and quality of life. Outside of work Dr. Rinker likes to spend time with her dog, going to the beach, or trying new restaurants in Charleston.
Latonia Venice Bennett was born January 8, 1978, in Charleston SC. She graduated from St. Andrews High School in 1997 and the Academy of Cosmetology in 2000. She is the mother of two amazing children, Zhana (19) and Terry Jr. (12).
Latonia thrives on interacting with people and has a passion for helping them in any way possible, thus making customer service her drive-in life. In 2000, Latonia moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where she spent ten years in banking. Wanting to further her education, Latonia attended Kaplan College and received her diploma in medical billing in 2013 after which she moved into medical billing and customer service for hospital systems across the entire Southeast. She excelled in this role and quickly promoted to the Lead position where she was able to train and develop her employees to excel in their customer service roles.
In 2017 Latonia found the love of her life and returned to SC where she now provides her rock star customer service for every patient at Carolina Hearing Services.
When she is not improving the lives of the hearing impaired, Latonia loves family time, walks in the park, traveling with her fiancé, reading and talking to people. Latonia ran for the Miss Charleston Plus Size in 2018.
Dr. Connell has been improving the lives of the hearing impaired for the past 17 years. She has extensive experience with adult and pediatric audiologic evaluations, hearing aid fitting and service, tinnitus evaluations and treatment, and cochlear implant candidacy evaluations and programming. She received her Doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Still University and Arizona School of Health Sciences. Dr. Connell received her Masters and Bachelors of Science at the University of Georgia. When she is not helping people hear the world again, Dr. Connell is a busy wife and mother of two sons.
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