Message from our Audiologist
During my four decades working in the field of Audiology, I have come to appreciate the importance of good hearing in maintaining my clients quality of life. I understand that my clinical decisions are extremely important to my clients. When people put their trust in me, I will always try to exceed their expectations.
Roy Braun is a registered Audiologist with over 40 years experience, including 17 years as the head clinical audiologist in a teaching hospital as well as 11 years as Director of Audiology at St Joseph’s Hospital in Peterborough. Since 2002 Roy has had the pleasure of providing audiological testing for patients of all ages at The Medical Centre. Our clinic has registered Audiologist, a Communicative Disorders Assistant and a Hearing Instrument Technician to provide patients with a caring approach to improved hearing for life.
Katherine completed an undergraduate degree of Honours English Language and Literature at Wilfrid Laurier University as well as and OTA/PTA diploma program at Sir Sandford Fleming College before following in her father’s (Roy) footsteps into audiology. She completed her clinical Doctorate of Audiology at Syracuse University in 2017 and happily rejoined the Medical Centre where she had worked (in various different departments) between stages in her education.
Why did you get into Audiology?
“I grew up surrounded by the profession with my father the audiologist and my mother a Speech Language Pathologist. Since my dad started this company I have helped out in various roles during summers and other school breaks. Over the years I found myself regularly drawn back to the business even when looking at other avenues of life. Finally I realized that there was a reason I was being drawn back and audiology is where I belong.”
Hearing Instrument Specialist (H.I.S.)
Carrie is a Hearing Instrument Specialist (H.I.S.) in good standing with The Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario (A.H.I.P.). She has been with the Medical Centre since 2013.
She achieved a Social Service Worker (SSW) Diploma at Fleming College and initially started her interest in the Hearing Industry while doing her student placement at the Canadian Hearing Society in Peterborough. Working initially with the Deaf Community really sparked her interest. With her Social Service Worker background, it was a great introduction to becoming a H.I.S. There is a sense of satisfaction when she can help a hard of hearing client break through the barrier of hearing loss, which truly improves their quality of life.
Romina joined The Medical Centre in 2020 and is an integral part of our team providing administrative, financial, and office management support. She draws from a broad knowledge base, having completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Trent University. She spent 10 years working in the mental health sector and later worked in the dental industry before joining our team. Romina brings extensive experience coordinating both clients and Health Care Professionals and supports our clinicians in the provision of quality client care. Romina enjoys interacting with clients and staff, and will gladly help you with any questions or concerns.
Communicative Disorders Assistant
Barbara is a Communicative Disorders Assistant graduating from Durham College, Oshawa in 2004. Barbara has been working in the field of Audiology since receiving her CDA post graduate certificate, with Honours, in 2005, and joined the Hearing Services team at the Medical Centre in 2010.
Barb has worked in the customer service industry for the past 25 years. She has been with the Medical Centre since 2009. As office receptionist and coordinator she schedules appointments and assists office staff when necessary, cleans hearing aids and trouble shoots problems on the telephone. Barb specializes in superior customer service for all of our very special clients.