I was born and raised in Carman, Manitoba. Between 1990 – 1994 I attended the University of North Dakota, where I swam on the University NCAA swim team. I completed an undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders and Speech Pathology. From 1994 – 1996 I studied at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where I finished a Master’s degree in Audiology.
In 1996 I began work as an Audiologist in Las Vegas, Nevada, as an Educational Audiologist for the Clark County School District. My passion for audiology spurred me on to do an advanced degree. I started a doctorate in Audiology in 1999 and graduated in 2003 from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. This advanced degree gave me in-depth knowledge about hearing aids, hearing loss and proper counselling techniques on the effects of hearing loss and tinnitus.
In 2002 I moved to Victoria and, after having two children, opened up the Broadmead Hearing Clinic in 2006. In 2011, we opened a second location in Oak Bay; this is where I live and where I see clients. My two sons are currently in high school and keep me busy with soccer, biking and skiing.
I sincerely enjoy Audiology and feel it is a perfect fit for me. I understand that one of our basic human needs is for connection with others. Without good hearing, connections become strained because communication is fragmented. By improving hearing, we improve quality-of-life for our patients. For me, this is the most rewarding part of being an Audiologist.
Call the Broadmead Hearing Clinic today at 250.479.2969 to schedule an appointment with Erin.