Bringing better understanding, communication and hearing to the greater Baton Rouge area one family at a time.
Ms. Bethea received her B.A. in Speech Pathology and Audiology and a Master of Science degree in Audiology from USL, in Lafayette, LA. She also took several specialty classes in Audiology, such as Neuroanatomy, through LSU. She gained private practice experience through her graduate school externship prior to graduation and was employed in an ENT private practice while in graduate school. She then moved to Monroe, LA to begin her post graduate clinical fellowship year and employment at St Francis Medical Center, obtaining experience in both the hospital and rehabilitation center with head injured and stroke patients of all ages.
She was recruited by Ochsner Clinic of Baton Rouge to head the newly formed Audiology Department, focusing on diagnostic testing for hearing and dizziness. Within 3 years, she established the Hearing Aid dispensing clinic, which was her area of greatest interest. She also served as a clinical supervisor for graduate students from both UL and LSU.
After more than 22 years with OCBR, Yvette departed to establish her private Audiology practice, Associates In Hearing, LLC. This practice allows for focused time and attention on diagnosing hearing loss and addressing that loss through personal counseling and the use of prescriptive hearing instruments. Our emphasis will be on better understanding of the personal hearing issues of the individual as well as how the loss also affects friends and family members. In addition to establishing her private practice, Yvette also plans to continue her education beyond the classes she attends annually, by pursuing a clinical doctorate in Audiology.
With 25 years of experience, Yvette has established her private Audiology practice, Associates In Hearing, LLC. This practice allows for focused time to diagnose hearing loss, and address that loss through personal counseling about hearing loss, fitting, and use of hearing instruments. With an emphasis on better understanding of the condition and the needs of the individual, we can more completely work together to best focus on obtaining the best hearing possible for our dynamic world with a prescriptive fitting for the individual.
The amount of information to absorb and process when learning about hearing loss and new technology available on the market can be confusing or overwhelming to some people. It is invaluable to have a knowledgeable, experienced professional who can guide you through that process. Over time, the hearing impaired individual and family may come to rely on that professional to keep them up to date on new advances and assist them when it is time to make a change. You have a choice in where you go for your hearing healthcare. It would be a compliment and privilege to guide you through this process. It is important to feel comfortable with the professional you choose.
Diagnostic Hearing evaluations,including middle ear testing, Occupational Hearing evaluations, Hearing aid Consultation, Hearing aid Fitting, Orientation, Evaluations, Repairs, Supplies, Hearing Protection Earmolds, Onsite Product and Hearing Aid Demonstrations, Educational Seminars.
|Monday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm by Appointment|
|Tuesday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm by Appointment|
|Wednesday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm by Appointment|
|Thursday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm by Appointment|
|Friday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm by Appointment|
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