Updated: Wednesday, 04 Nov 2009, 3:14 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 04 Nov 2009, 3:14 PM EST
Terry Alsum, AuD, is board certified in Audiology. She is a Calvin College alum and received her Master’s degree in Audiology from Michigan State University in 1985. She earned her clinical doctorate in Audiology from Central Michigan University in 2007.
Dr Alsum has enjoyed broad clinical experience in a variety of settings. She has practiced at Spectrum Health and Michigan Medical PC. Her experience also includes teaching and clinical supervision of students at Calvin College. Other than hearing loss, a specific area of interest has been balance function testing.
“I’m passionate about audiology and about helping
individuals with hearing loss learn to make the best use of
today’s wonderful technology. My belief is that this is a
process, not an event. The relationship between patient and
audiologist is a very important factor in this process. Young
professionals often need wireless connectivity to cell phones,
stethoscopes or any number of electronic devices. They often have
very unique work environments and sometimes fear that hearing aids
will not be compatible with their work environment or lifestyle.
But there are exciting new technologies available. One active
patient recently remarked that I seem to really enjoy my patients
and must have a very rewarding job. I couldn’t agree