What is an Audiologist?

An audiologist is a health professional holding a Master’s or Doctoral degree in hearing healthcare, from an accredited University. In six or more years of university training, an audiologist acquires an extensive knowledge base centered around, but not limited to hearing science and language studies.

The educational background of an audiologist includes:

  • Psychology

  • Adult development and aging

  • Child development

  • Human perception

  • Neuroscience

  • Social psychology

  • Physics and acoustics

  • Linguistics and language processes

  • Anatomy and physiology

When we are assessing the results of a hearing evaluation, the entire person is considered, including:

  • Physical issues of aging

  • Speech processing deficits

  • Cognitive abilities and disabilities

  • Other health conditions

all in the context of that individual’s specific health situation.

When we are fitting hearing instruments or other communication aids, again, all of these aspects of the patient are considered, including physical dexterity issues and their individual and varied communication settings, to ensure that the appropriate devices are chosen and appropriately fit. Fitting amplification is a complex process, and as such, the comprehensive educational background of an audiologist for that fitting has significant benefits to the patient.

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Our People

Our staff have always called the Northwest home. You are all our neighbors and once you have been in our care, you become our friends.

Joely Vivceiros, M.Sc, Aud (C)

Joely Vivceiros, M.Sc, Aud (C)

Registered Audiologist, RAUD
Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioner, RHIP

  • Master’s degree in Audiology

  • Certified nationally by Speech Language & Audiology Canada

  • Registered provincially by Speech & Hearing BC

  • Registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Professionals of BC

  • Member of the Canadian Academy of Audiologists

  • Member of the American Academy of Audiologists

Born and raised in Terrace, Joely Viveiros is a proud member of her community. Not only providing professional care to many members of our community, she is also raising a family of young musicians who are active in the community arts programs. She provides friendly yet professional care, with a lot of friendly chats while working together with our patients to improve their hearing and communication.

Terri Wing

Patient Care Coordinator
Terri has been with the Terrace Hearing Clinic for many years. She is well versed in all the hearing aid coverage programs, and can provide you with the best advice about the programs and organizations and plans that work best for your needs.

Terri was raised between Prince Rupert and Terrace.

Terrace Hearing Clinic Ltd

4550 Lakelse Ave

Terrace, BC V8G 1P8

P: 250-635-HEAR (4327)

TF: 1-800-811-1533


Service Area: Terrace, Prince Rupert, Smithers, Hazelton and Surrounding area


Monday - Friday 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Saturday - Sunday Closed

Closed on Statutory Holidays

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