Blue Ridge Mountains

Dedication, Service, Value

These are 3 vital components of providing the best service to our patients.
We are committed to providing the best hearing healthcare possible.
We maintain professional integrity.

Hearing loss doesn’t discriminate. It can affect anyone. It impacts every age, gender and ethnicity. It also occurs in animals such as cats, dogs and horses.

More than 30 breeds of dogs have a known susceptibility for deafness, including the Australian Shepherd, Boston Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, Dalmatian, German Shepherd, Jack Russell Terrier, Maltese, Toy and Miniature Poodle and West Highland White Terrier. Deafness is linked to white coat color in both dogs and cats. Coat color and the color of the back of the eye are both caused by pigment-producing cells, known as “melanocytes”. If the genes to produce these cells are absent, a white coat and blue eyes are the consequence. If an animal has no pigment in its body, it's likely that it will also be deficient in the specialized “hearing” cells, resulting in deafness.

Awards

  • 2011 & 2012 ASHA ACE Award for continuing education.
  • 2012 1st Place, Our Health, New River Valley Best Bedside Manner Award.
  • 2013 2nd Place, Our Health, New River Valley Best Bedside Manner Award.

JOANNE F. DILLON M.S., CCC-A, FAAA

Clinical experience obtained over fifteen years in diagnostic evaluations for hearing and vestibular (balance) disorders, fitting and treatment of hearing loss, and hearing loss prevention and protection. Experience obtained with every age patient in hospitals, ENT physician clinics, university clinics, audiology clinics, military air wing bases and aircraft carriers, assisted living and nursing homes. Diagnostic evaluations using videotoscopy, audiometry, tympanometry, acoustic reflexes, auditory brainstem response testing, otoacoustic emissions, videonystagmography, and real ear analyzers.

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