Echo Audiology is just one of the amazing vendors taking part in the 12th Annual Ottawa Health and Wellness Expo. Be sure to say hi to the Echo Audiology team on Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Buy your tickets now!
Who is Echo Audiology?
We are a locally owned and operated bilingual audiology clinic, and are happy to help with any ear, hearing, hearing aid and hearing health related concerns people may have. We work with advanced technological tools, which allow us to provide our patients with great ongoing clinical service. We also aim to provide our patients with the most appropriate recommendations for their hearing health.
Our team consists of Karine Bossé, Audiologist, and Jessica Fallak, Office Manager.
Born and raised in Orléans, Karine graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor’s Degree with Majors in Psychology and Linguistics in 2008, and then again in 2010 with a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences in Audiology. Karine gained experience working in private audiology clinics in the Ottawa area, with most of those years spent in the Orléans community. She also worked as a Managing Audiologist while living in New Zealand. Karine is best known for her relaxed ap
proach, her ability to simplify and relay information and for her understanding towards her patients. She is also known for her easy-going personality and for her ability to easily crack a smile.
Born and raised in Eastern Ontario, Jessica graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree with Minors in Psychology and Criminology. Throughout her professional career, she discovered a joy for helping people, which lead her to develop an extensive set of skills geared towards customer service. Having worked for over 20 years with the public in both French and English, including within the Audiology industry, Jessica’s experience brings significant benefits not only to her colleagues, but most importantly to her patients. In the last 4 years, Jessica has mainly been serving the Orléans area, and is happy to continue to be a stable part of its community. Proud mother of two daughters, Jessica is best known for her patience, her willingness to go the extra mile, her vibrant personality and for her compassion.
How does Echo Audiology help people achieve a greater level of health or wellness?
Hearing health is a topic that is not often discussed. Because hearing loss often occurs gradually, it is harder to identify as a problem. On average, it takes 7 years for someone to seek help for their hearing loss. Recent research shows that untreated hearing loss can lead to negative feelings such as social isolation, irritability, stress, frustration, embarrassment, loneliness and a decrease in cognitive abilities. When we treat people with hearing loss, we not only treat their hearing difficulties, but also their overall well-being! In fact, research also shows that in just 3 months of wearing hearing aids, 90% of people show improvement in their physical health, cognitive health, self esteem, social lives, communications, relationships, as well as show more independence. Hearing is an important part of our overall health – it is therefore important not to ignore it!
Who Does Echo Audiology Enjoy Working with the Most?
Firstly, we love working with the community, getting to know people and lending a helping hand. Secondly, it is often thought that there isn’t much that can be done for hearing related difficulties, including ringing in the ears. This simply isn’t true. We take pride in being able to offer solutions to our patients, which provide them with not only healthier hearing, but also a healthier lifestyle! It really is a great moment for them, and a joy for us to witness!