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:
Adult development and aging
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 staff have always called the Northwest home. You are all our neighbors and once you have been in our care, you become our friends.
Dr Joely Viveiros, AuD
Doctor of Audiology, 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.
Patient Care Coordinator
Tiffany is the friendly face at the front of the office. She will greet you on the telephone and when you walk in the door. If you need an appointment, or batteries, repairs, or other accessories, Tiffany is there to help you.