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Michelle Colburn, Au.D. Participates in First Women in Audiology Conference

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Michelle Colburn
Michelle Colburn

Michelle Colburn, AuD, of the University of Florida’s Hearing and Speech Clinic, was one of 250 leading women in the field of audiology to participate in the first national Women in Audiology Conference, held July 13-15 in Palm Coast, Florida. The unique forum, sponsored by Oticon, Inc., featured a series of educational sessions led by outstanding women in business and audiology.

The two-day conference addressed the challenges and rewards facing women in hearing care with an emphasis on patient care and counseling. “Women in caring professions such as audiology and health care bring a well-developed sense of empathy to the patient experience,” stated Dr. Colburn. “The conference helped us to see how we could best utilize our strengths to benefit our patients and increase their success and satisfaction with their hearing care solutions.”

Michelle pointed out that practitioners who are attuned to patients’ individual desires and preferences are better able to positively engage the patient in choosing the best solution for their particular hearing and lifestyle needs. “Helping people with hearing loss see the value and benefits of the many advanced hearing solutions now available is critical to a successful experience,” explained Colburn.

With over seven years serving the Gainesville community, Dr. Colburn has been at the forefront of audiological advances and has consistently been among the first to introduce the newest hearing technologies to the Gainesville area. She was one of the first hearing care professionals in Florida to offer the new Oticon Epoq, a breakthrough hearing device that for the first time enables people with hearing loss to wirelessly connect their hearing instruments to mobile phones, computers and home entertainment systems. “Hearing solutions have changed dramatically over the past few years,” she noted. “Keeping pace with these changes and the way they can benefit people with hearing loss enables the UF Hearing and Speech Clinic to bring the latest audiological advances and the newest hearing solutions to our patients.”

For more information about the UF Hearing and Speech Clinic or the new Epoq hearing device, contact the UF Hearing and Speech Clinic at 352-273-0542.

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