Meet Dr. Chen
Personally, I have a lot of experience with hearing loss in my own family because my mother had no measurable hearing in one ear and a severe to profound hearing loss in the other. Her hearing loss was due to chronic ear infections and toxic medications during World War II. Her hearing was so bad that without a hearing aid, we could not converse with her. She had great difficulty talking over the phone. She would get very anxious without functional hearing. Living with my mother and her hearing loss helped me understand what it is like for someone who has hearing problems. Her hearing loss greatly impacted her quality of life. I know how much easier she would hear when we used hearing aid accessories like a mini-microphone or an FM system. She lived with my family for 19 years before she passed away.
As a registered audiologist and a registered hearing instrument practitioner, I bring more than 27 years of clinical, educational, and dispensing experience to Okanagan Hearing Centre. I became interested in audiology when I was working as an audio technician in a large hospital in Taiwan. I earned a Master’s degree in audiology from the University of Cincinnati in 1989 and a doctorate in audiology from the Osborne College of Audiology at Salus University in 2008. To help people with tinnitus, I also completed a course in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) taught by Dr. Jastreboff, the inventor of TRT. This therapy helps people manage their tinnitus and hyperacusis.
I have worked with children and adults in both public audiology clinics and private clinics in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. I moved to Kelowna in 2000 and worked for the Interior Health Authority’s Audiology Clinic as well as Expert Hearing Solutions before opening my own professional hearing clinic, Okanagan Hearing Centre.
I am passionate about helping you attain better hearing, thus improving your quality of life. It is extremely important to me that your journey to better hearing is guided by respect, compassion, and caring. Please contact us today to book your appointment with me at our Kelowna hearing clinic.