HearingLife’s People Who Care series is meant to introduce you to just a few of our many hearing healthcare providers who serve you with professional, personalized care at our nationwide locations.
Amanda Richardson, BC-HIS, MBA, BA-CD, is a hearing care provider at our Vancouver, Washington location. She has been serving those with hearing loss for more than 25 years.
“My whole family can’t hear,” says Amanda, who says watching them all struggle to engage with others and be understood was heartbreaking. “I wanted to do something about it – that’s when I decided on the path to audiology.”
Amanda wishes more people knew that it’s always better to check your hearing sooner. “Sometimes not hearing well is just earwax or it’s not as bad as you think,” she explains. “Always test first – I’m happy to give people a high five and tell them they passed!”
Amanda says that the sooner people come to see a hearing care professional, the more likely they can help.
“It’s hard when I see people too late and I can’t help them as well,” she says. “As with anything health-related, check early and check often!”
Amanda’s favorite part of her job is helping people: “Seeing adults’ eyes light up like kids at Christmas when they can hear again never gets old,” she says. “It’s truly amazing.”
Meet the hearing care provider at your local HearingLife by scheduling a complimentary hearing assessment today.