At Chattanooga's Healthy Hearing we are committed to being helpful, knowledgeable, and honest in educating the Chattanooga community about their hearing health, so that they have the opportunity to experience all of life’s greatest adventures.
A family member inspired Dr. Wendy Halsey-Richardson to become an audiologist at a young age.
"My grandfather wore hearing aids after being exposed to explosions while working in the mines," she explains. "His hearing loss was severe, and I saw how disconnected he was socially because of it. I was determined to help people, like my grandfather, by restoring their confidence and independence."
Dr. Halsey- Richardson has spent 25 years in the field of audiology, and at her local practice, she sees a diverse group of patients ranging from newborns to centenarians. She says, "I love hearing that our patients are happy with their experience and our staff. We are proud to be a local business and be a part of this community."
What sets your practice apart?
Our staff. Patients constantly compliment us on the care they receive here, and most of our patients are life-long. That speaks volumes.
What do you love most about your profession?
I’ve always known that my gift is helping and interacting with those in need, and in this profession, I’m able to give back the gift of communication. Being able to hear and understand those around you is so important for independence, peace of mind, and social interaction.
What is your best advice for patients?
We like to encourage everyone to consider a baseline audiogram (hearing test) if they notice difficulty hearing in certain situations. Hearing loss can lead to decreased social interaction and depression, and your quality of life can suffer.
What do you see as the most exciting new
development for your profession?
Wireless technology (Bluetooth) hearing aids are smaller than ever. Bluetooth allows you to connect directly to TV, smart phones, and even allows for connection to group meetings.
What would you consider to be your main strengths?
I think making folks feel at ease at the appointment and taking the stress out of the unknown. I am very proactive with trying new technology so that my patients get the highest quality instruments.
7 Reasons to Visit
We believe that educated patients are our best patients.
We provide our patients with educational materials about hearing loss and the technology options available, to help you make informed choices about your hearing care.
Our expertise and variety of services mean you get the care you deserve.
Our hearing care providers have the skill set to develop a comprehensive better-hearing treatment plan that incorporates the most effective hearing treatment options.
Detailed audiometric testing means we address the specific nature of your unique hearing loss.
Our diagnostic examinations accurately determine what listening environments are particularly problematic for your lifestyle, and a treatment plan is developed specifically for your individual hearing needs.
State-of-the-art hearing aids optimize your ability to hear.
We work with the world’s best manufacturers, and we offer a complete lineup of the most technologically advanced hearing systems available anywhere.
We offer exact hearing aid fitting and programming to your satisfaction.
Armed with an accurate diagnosis, our providers cater to your hearing needs with technology that is comfortable to wear and offers unmatched clarity.
Exceptional follow-up care means you get ongoing, personalized customer service.
As part of our comprehensive better-hearing program, you’ll receive cleanings, free batteries, and hearing aid refittings when changes in hearing and lifestyle occur.
We absolutely love what we do!
We’re motivated by helping people reconnect with their families and loved ones through better hearing, and our passion for better hearing means you get the best experience — every time.
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We are committed to listening to your concerns, and your technology is always perfectly fit to renew your world of hearing.