When I am asked how I got into the field of audiology, I admit it was a discovery that took place over time. Thanks to a wonderful science teacher in high school, I found science fascinating. What I wanted to do with it was the true question. As a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I spent time shadowing medical professionals of several fields and I absolutely fell in love with the field of audiology. It is the perfect combination of my love for science and people. I felt like audiology found me, and I was meant for it.
Here I am, twenty years into my practice of audiology, and I still love all aspects of it. I continue to have fun learning about the human auditory system and how it is a major part of our overall health, how the technology of hearing aids continues to improve, and, of course, my day would not be complete without being able to talk with my patients. It is a privilege to educate my patients on their hearing loss and introduce them to the ever-changing and improving technology options available. As my relationships grow with my patients, it is a joy to come to work every day and see the happiness on my patients’ faces when their quality of life has been restored following the fitting of technology. They are once again able to hear the missed sounds of their life and confidently participate in meaningful conversations with family and friends.
- Bachelor of Science-Education in Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin – Madison
- Master of Science in Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin – Madison
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Wisconsin Speech-Language-Hearing Association