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In August, Ashley M. Brewer, New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center’s Audiology Coordinator, celebrated her 10 year anniversary at the Center. Over the last decade, Ashley has helped keep the Center on the cutting edge of the latest Audiology practices to ensure that NOSHC provides the highest quality hearing services to its clients of the New Orleans community.
Most notably, in 2007, Ashley oversaw the restructuring of the audiology department, an endeavor that led to the addition of new office space and state-of-the-art hearing aid programming rooms. Throughout her career, she has made it a point of pride to read the most current research from publications in the field. By staying on top of trends and advances in technology and methods, Ashley has contributed valuable insights to make sure that the Center's equipment stays up to date. For example, this month NOSHC proudly unveiled a new ABR machine, Vivosonic, which tests infants' and toddlers' hearing without requiring them to be asleep or sedated. All NOSHC testing equipment has been upgraded in the last year or two thanks to a grant from Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Foundation. Thanks to Methodist Health System Foundation, Inc. new audiometric equipment for the New Orleans East location allows the clinicians to perform limited hearing tests/screenings with the regularly scheduled speech-language assessments and therapy.
On a day to day basis, Ashley also monitors grant funds, orders supplies, researches new equipment, hires and supervises 4th year doctoral audiology student externs, and is a part of the school screening team.
Ashley's passion for helping others improve their hearing knows no age limits. Each month she goes to PACE, a retirement day center, to perform hearing tests for the elderly. She is also the hospital supervisor at Touro Infirmary for their newborn hearing screening program. As the supervisor, Ashley coordinates and oversees the training of the nurses and staff administering the hearing screenings as well as performing all follow up testing for babies who do not pass the initial hearing test at birth. Ashley ensures all follow up paperwork is complete for each baby born at Touro and transmits it correctly to the state.
"With early detection and identification, we can place hearing aids on infants before 6 months of age to provide them with the opportunities to develop along with their peers…”she says, "...helping them on the path to achieving their potential through improved hearing is truly rewarding."
NOSHC Official Holiday Closing Dates 2013 - 2014
Closed: December 24 and 25, 2013 (Christmas Break)
January 1, 2014 (New Year's Day)
March 3 and 4, 2014 (Mardi Gras Break)
April 18, 2014 (Good Friday)
July 4, 2014 (Independence Day)
September 1, 2014 (Labor Day)
November 27 and 28, 2014 (Thanksgiving Break)
December 24 and 25, 2014 (Christmas Break)