Serving the Midcoast Region Since 1936

Patient Education

We ensure our patients are educated about our professional recommendations and are included in the decision making process

High Tech

We offer the latest in innovative digital hearing technology and customized digital lenses

Professionalism

Michael and Anna maintain their credentials by attending symposiums, seminars, and continuing education courses relevant to their fields

Excellent Service

We aim high! We want ALL of our patients to be happy with the level of service Berrie’s provides!

Anna Strange, Au.D.

Anna Strange, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology & Owner of Berrie’s Hearing and Optical Center

Education

  • Doctorate in Audiology — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Arts — University of Maine

Affiliations

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence — American Speech Language Hearing Association
  • Fellow — American Academy of Audiology
  • Licensed Audiologist — State of Maine

Dr. Anna Strange is a native Mainer; she family grew up in Aroostook County. After earning her Doctorate in Audiology at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, she returned to Maine where a few years later the opportunity to purchase Berrie’s Hearing and Optical presented itself and she could just not refuse. So, in May of 2014 she took over as the 3rd owner of the business, which has been here since 1936! Anna and her husband, who met at UMaine, reside in Brunswick with their dog. They enjoy outdoor activities and exploring Maine around their camp in Greenville and adventures to Central America when time away allows. They are avid supporters of the Brunswick Downtown Association, The Theater Project and various animal rescues and have been MSMT season ticket holders for several years.

Erica Brown

Erica Brown

Front Office Coordinator

Education

  • Associates Degree in Business Management, McIntosh College, Dover, NH

Erica is our Front Office Coordinator and has been with us since June of 2023. She has an Associates Degree in Business Management and comes to us with several years experience in the optical and hearing fields! She has lived in the area for over 20 years with her husband, son and their 2 dogs and 2 cats. When not at the office, Erica loves spending time with family and friends. Loves to read and spend time in the sun on her days off.

Michael Cartwright, ABO

Michael Cartwright, ABO

Optician

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Gordon College
  • Masters of Arts in Theology, St. Louis MO

Affiliations

  • American Board of Opticianry Certification

Michael has always had an interest in eyewear, since he started wearing glasses in the 4th grade. However, he did not pursue this as a career until the opportunity presented itself when he moved to Maine in 2008. Michael’s earnest desire to help people, strong sense of style, and knowledge of optics makes him your perfect resource for your next eyewear experience. Michael splits his time between Berrie’s and serving as pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Maine St.

Abbey Forcier, Au.D.

Abbey Forcier, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

Education

• Doctorate in Audiology — University of Rhode Island
• Masters in Audiology – University of Rhode Island
• Bachelor of Science — University of Rhode Island

Affiliations

• Certificate of Clinical Competence — American Speech Language Hearing Association
• Fellow — American Academy of Audiology
• Licensed Audiologist — State of Maine

Abbey has been an Audiologist in Maine for the past 15 years and is thrilled to have joined the Berrie’s team! She moved to Maine from Rhode Island in 2008 and fell in love with the landscape and people. When not practicing audiology, she is a literacy coach for dyslexic individuals as she just loves connecting people to the things they care most about through better hearing AND literacy. Abbey lives in southern Maine with her husband, two children and goldendoodle. Her family lives for Maine winters and the skiing that comes along with the season!

History of 86 Maine Street

Thanks to information provided by the Brunswick Historical Society, the first documented record of 84 and 86 Maine Street was in 1854.  Mr. Alexander Campbell was listed as the owner at that time.  Starting in 1901, the building itself changed hands a few times. In 1917,  Mr. Philippe P. Leclair purchased the building and used the space as a men’s clothing store.  After his passing, his family sold their interest in the property to Clinton S. Berrie in 1962.  Mr. Berrie was a silversmith who operated a jewelry store and later added the sales of eyeglasses and hearing aids. Though the building has had different owners over the years, Berrie’s Hearing and Optical Center has had only 3 owners: Mr. Berrie, Mr. Robert Naegely (1970-2014) and Dr. Anna Strange (2014-present).

NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS!

Introducing our new audiologist, Abbey Forcier!

Abbey Forcier, Au.D.

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