Wow! October was a busy month!
I had the pleasure of heading to Florida to attend the AudBoss 2019 conference.
Being in a room with 150 other like-minded audiologists, who want the best for their patients and want their clinic to be thriving so that they can provide the best care possible, was so inspiring.
Meeting, connecting, and learning from colleagues who share my love of audiology and passion for better hearing and better listening and understanding, is what really gets me excited!
It sure filled my audiology cup! It really reminded me of why I love my career! It fueled my passion and desire to continue to give my patients more and better-quality service (more on that coming soon!).
I also had a lot of fun working with the Lafayette Consolidated Government and the Lafayette Fire Department. I learned and shared statistics about fire safety. This was a new way to serve the deaf and hard of hearing in our community.
It even resulted in an appearance on News15!
Through sharing my expertise on high-frequency hearing loss and how that can potentially cause issues with safety, especially in the event of a fire, I was able to work with Lafayette Consolidated Government and the Lafayette Fire Department to promote the grant that they received from FEMA to provide smoke detectors for the deaf and hard of hearing in our community.
This is not just some regular old smoke detector, though. This has a bed shaker, so if smoke is detected, it will use vibrations to shake the bed to wake you up. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may not hear it. It also has a very loud signal that’s lower-pitched that also flashes so you can have that visual cue also.
As always, caring for great people in our community makes me happy and fills my heart!
That’s why I’ve also launched something special for the month of November.
*Hear For The Holidays*
Nominate Somebody Special to Win a Free Pair of Hearing Aids
With the latest statistics suggesting that 1 in every 8 people have some form of hearing loss; it breaks my heart that thousands of people from within our community are going to be spending Christmas and the holiday season feeling isolated, struggling to engage in conversations, and maybe missing a bunch of special moments.
During the month of November, I’m holding a competition to win a free pair of hearing aids.
All you have to do is nominate yourself, a loved one, or somebody that you believe deserves to win.
This closes at the end of the month and I’ll be announcing the winner at the beginning of December.
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Our Gift To You
It’s almost Thanksgiving, so we would like to offer you a gift! Did you know that there are three different types of hearing loss, and treatment can vary depending on what type you have?
Head over to our website and fill in our form for our FREE guide on the three different types of hearing loss.
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And that’s a wrap!
Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter – I hope it’s been an enjoyable read.
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All the best,
Dr. Ashley B Thom
An Abbeville, Louisiana native, Dr. Thom realized her love for speech, language, and hearing while taking a speech pathology class her junior year at LSU. After completing a bachelor of arts in communications disorders, that love persisted, and Dr. Thom graduated in 2011 with a clinical doctorate in audiology from Louisiana Tech University. Dr. Thom continues to make sounds and language more accessible to her patients and likes to learn about their unique hearing and communication needs. An active member of the Louisiana Academy of Audiology, she has been serving as a board member for two years, and was the 2016-17 President of LAA.