Meet Dr. Susan Sheehy

What’s your favorite season?

Spring – it always signifies a new beginning and longer days. It means I get to go outside when I get home during the week and feel the sunshine on my face. I love the smell of the earth as I turn the soil in my garden beds. I usually feel rejuvenated after having spent most of the winter inside hibernating.

Who is your favorite sports team?

Ohio State Buckeyes. Go Bucks!!!What is your favorite food?

Ice Cream. Any flavor. Any time of year.Dog or Cat?

Dogs.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for free, where would you go?

Patagonia. It’s my dream vacation to hike to the tip of South America and then take a cutter ship into Antarctica.

Dr. Susan Sheehy, the daughter of a career army officer, spent her childhood living across the country before settling in Alabama. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in audiology at the University of Alabama prior to beginning her career as a clinical audiologist in Huntsville.

In 2005, she received her doctorate in audiology from Salus University (formerly PCO School of Audiology). Dr. Sheehy is one of a specialized subset of audiologists certified in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). By appointment from the governor, she has served as a member and chairperson of the Alabama Board of Examiners in speech-language pathology and audiology.

Dr. Sheehy believes good communication is essential to every person’s happiness and well-being. “For me, serving as an audiologist is a way to dramatically improve the lives of my patients. I strive to treat each of my patients with absolute integrity and honesty; I listen to them, cry with them, and receive far more from my relationship with them than they can imagine. When a patient tells me how much they love their hearing aids, or that I am their ‘hero,’ I realize that what I do truly makes a difference!”

Her favorite thing about the Alabama Hearing Associates team is “working with others who are as passionate as I am about improving patients’ lives through better hearing.”

Outside of the office, Dr. Sheehy and her husband Chris live in Huntsville. Son, C.J. and daughter, Caitlin, live and work nearby. She loves to exercise and can be found weight-training in the gym, hiking on Monte Sano, or practicing yoga. Most weekends, she spends outside in her yard working in her flowerbeds and organic garden.

Dr Susan Sheehy Bio

Outside Of The Clinic

What’s your favorite season?

Spring – it always signifies a new beginning and longer days. It means I get to go outside when I get home during the week and feel the sunshine on my face. I love the smell of the earth as I turn the soil in my garden beds. I usually feel rejuvenated after having spent most of the winter inside hibernating.

Who is your favorite sports team?

Ohio State Buckeyes. Go Bucks!!!

What is your favorite food?

Ice Cream. Any flavor. Any time of year.

Dog or Cat?

Dogs.

If you could travel anywhere in the world for free, where would you go?

Patagonia. It’s my dream vacation to hike to the tip of South America and then take a cutter ship into Antarctica.

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Basic Hearing Test

A basic hearing test begins with an air conduction test. You will be seated in a soundproof booth and single-use, foam earphones will be inserted into your ear canals. The Audiologist will ask you to push a button or raise your hand when you barely hear a series of beeps (tones) presented at various frequencies (pitches) to obtain your air conduction thresholds.

To determine whether your hearing loss is a conductive (mechanical) loss, sensorineural (permanent) loss or combination of the two, we perform a bone conduction test.  

For this test, a head band is place on the bone behind one of the ears to obtain your bone conduction thresholds. This process provides a different form of sound transmission using vibration, which bypasses the eardrum and the middle ear bones and directly stimulates the auditory nerve. When you hear the beeps/tones, you will push a button or raise your hand.

If bone conduction thresholds are better than air conduction thresholds (through the foam inserts), you have a conductive hearing loss. This suggests a problem with the mechanical structures (moving parts) of the ears.

Conductive hearing loss is often a medically treatable condition for which we will provide you with a referral to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physician. However, if bone and air conduction thresholds match, it indicates a sensorineural hearing loss (permanent), and the treatment will likely involve hearing aids.

ALL INCLUSIVE PLAN

$6,790

Comprehensive 5-Year treatment plan with premium technology

If you want premium “out of this world” technology and the highest level of service and expert support, our All-Inclusive treatment plan is the right investment for you.

The All-Inclusive treatment plan offers long-term value for your on-the-go lifestyle, providing everything you need to connect with family and friends for years to come.

Includes:

• Stellar hearing devices from top manufacturer (rechargeable option available)

• Wireless accessory included at no charge

• Comprehensive Annual Visit including hearing assessment, hearing device adjustment, and 19-Point preventative maintenance valutaion

• Bi-annual hearing aid software update and reprogramming

• Same day diagnosis and in-office repair during weekdays for devices dropped off before 3:00 p.m.

• 5-Year full-service repair warranty

• Unlimited remote hearing aid adjustments

• 100% moisture removal by Redux and cleaning

• Hearing aid supplies (stock receivers, batteries, domes and filters)

• $1000 contribution towards purchase of upgraded technology within 48 months

• 3-Year replacement warranty for loss or damage (no deductible)

• Dedicated team of hearing care experts at your service

• Unlimited teleaudiology appointments

• Access to our “speed of light” repair specialists