A family member inspired Dr. Wendy Halsey-Richardson to become an audiologist at a young age. “My grandfather wore hearing aids after being exposed to explosions while working in the mines,” she explains. “His hearing loss was severe, and I saw how disconnected he was socially because of it. I was determined to help people, like my grandfather, by restoring their confidence and independence.” Dr. Halsey- Richardson has spent 25 years in the field of audiology, and at her local practice, she sees a diverse group of patients ranging from newborns to centenarians. She says, “I love hearing that our patients are happy with their experience and our staff. We are proud to be a local business and be a part of this community.”
“My philosophy is simple: I listen so that my patients can hear.”
1. What sets your practice apart?
Our staff. Patients constantly compliment us on the care they receive here, and most of our patients are life-long. That speaks volumes.
2. What do you love most about your profession?
I’ve always known that my gift is helping and interacting with those in need, and in this profession, I’m able to give back the gift of communication. Being able to hear and understand those around you is so important for independence, peace of mind, and social interaction.
3. What is your best advice for patients?
We like to encourage everyone to consider a baseline audiogram (hearing test) if they notice difficulty hearing in certain situations. Hearing loss can lead to decreased social interaction and depression, and your quality of life can suffer.
4. What do you see as the most exciting new development for your profession?
Wireless technology (Bluetooth) hearing aids are smaller than ever. Bluetooth allows you to connect directly to TV, smart phones, and even allows for connection to group meetings.
5. What would you consider to be your main strengths?
I think making folks feel at ease at the appointment and taking the stress out of the unknown. I am very proactive with trying new technology so that my patients get the highest quality instruments.
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