Linda Farrow, Audiologist

Linda Farrow, Au.D., has been practicing Audiology in Orange County for over 15 years. Originally from the Midwest, she completed her doctorate in Audiology from Central Michigan University. Linda is experienced in analyzing complex hearing problems and in fitting the latest in hearing instruments.

Career Path

I believe one of my primary functions as an Audiologist is educating patients about their hearing loss, and provide them with ways to improve their speech understanding. I feel the extra time I spend educating my patients and finding the right hearing instruments translates into better care and more positive outcomes. I truly believe that one's hearing does improve when fit with the appropriate devices.

Degrees

Doctorate of Audiology: Central Michigan University
Masters in Audiology: University of Illinois

Rewards

I enjoy providing kind, compassionate care while empowering my patients to take charge of their hearing loss. The most rewarding part of being an Audiologist is the ability to connect with people in a truly meaningful way. You get to know patients and discuss how hearing loss affects them and the people in their lives. I love being able to help my patients down the path to better hearing. The connection I make with my patients becomes a bond of trust and friendship and I truly see what the gift of hearing is all about.

What I Offer My Patients

What I love most about working with my patients is the personal connection I make with each and every one. All patients are different and their needs and hearing loss are different. I know that one hearing instrument is not for everyone and each individual is different. Over the years I have fit many hearing devices and find the most challenging fittings to be the most exciting. With the choices available and the incredible improvements in technology, more and more people are successful hearing aids users. My patients always know they will have my undivided attention and the highest quality of care when it comes to their hearing. That is why the choices we make are based on individual needs and lifestyle. It can be challenging when a person does not recognize their own hearing loss or is not motivated to improve their ability to hear, but when that time comes the benefits of amplification are tremendous.

Licensure

California State Licensed Dispensing Audiologist

Areas of Specialty

  • Experienced with birth to geriatric populations
  • Skilled and practiced in counseling patients and family members
  • Skilled and practiced in diagnostic studies for hearing impairment/tinnitus/site of lesion
  • Skilled and practiced in the selection and fitting of appropriate amplification for patients
  • Skilled and practiced in troubleshooting amplification issues

Clinical Experience

American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, February 2003 – present
Clinical Audiologist, House Ear Clinic, April 2000 – December 2002
Audiologist/Office Manager, Hearing Science, May 1998 – March 2000
Clinical Audiologist, Pacific Neuroscience Center, October 1993 – May 1998

Professional Associations

ASHA - American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
AAA - American Academy of Audiology

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