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LOOWIT VIEW AUDIOLOGY

About

About

Loowit View Audiology is a mobile and virtual audiology clinic based out of Vancouver, WA. We specialize in (central) auditory processing evaluation and treatment using the Buffalo Model for children and adults. We are also available for general audiology consulting in the Vancouver, WA/Portland, OR metro area.

 

Auditory processing disorder (APD) is a broad term used to describe a variety of different auditory challenges in the brain's interpretation of sounds. Individuals with these disorders usually have more difficulty understanding speech in background noise or other challenging listening environments, even when the speech sounds are loud enough for them to hear.

 

Auditory processing disorders make communication more challenging overall. For children, this often leads to learning difficulties in school and perceived behavioral challenges due to miscommunication. For adults, APDs may lead to decreased communication due to frustration, and increased social isolation.

 

Signs and Symptoms of an auditory processing disorder may include one or more of the following (this list is illustrative, not exhaustive. It is also not exclusive to APD):

 

  • Difficulty localizing sound

  • Difficulty hearing in background noise

  • Difficulty hearing in rooms that echo

  • Difficulty understanding rapid speech

  • Taking longer to respond in oral communication situations

  • Frequent requests for repetitions, saying "what" and "huh" frequently

  • Inconsistent or inappropriate responding

  • Difficulty following complex auditory directions or commands

  • Difficulty learning songs or nursery rhymes

  • Misunderstanding messages, such as detecting prosody changes that help to interpret sarcasm or jokes

  • Poor musical and singing skills

  • Difficulty paying attention

  • Being easily distracted

  • Poor performance on speech and language or psychoeducational tests in the areas of auditory-related skills

  • Associated reading, spelling, and learning problems

  • Difficulty learning a new language

 

Risk Factors for Auditory Processing Disorders:

  • Chronic Ear Infections

  • Premature and/or traumatic birth history

  • Seizure disorder/epilepsy

  • Head trauma

  • Lead poisoning

  • Stroke

  • Meningitis

 

If you or your child seems to have some of the behavioral symptoms of APD, please contact our office so we can schedule a consultation.

Hello

My name is Lisa Batterton, AuD., CCC-A

I am passionate about improving lives by helping people hear better. 

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About Me.

"My passion is improving the lives of others through better hearing and communication. As a child, I was around adults that had lost their hearing and experienced the difficulty of communicating and connecting with loved ones due to hearing problems. When I was in college, I learned about the field of audiology, and realized that helping people hear better was what I wanted to do.

 

After years of working with hearing aid patients in the corporate and private practice settings, I  realized that hearing aids aren't always the full answer to helping people hear better. Sometimes, the hearing difficulties are more about the brain than the ear. After taking some additional training courses to specialize in APD, I have launched my own business, Loowit View Audiology, to help address those additional hearing problems in the brain."

Education

2021-2023

APD Certification

In depth training on APD evaluations and treatment using the Buffalo Model. Ongoing mentorship with experienced colleagues. 

2009-2013

University of Iowa

Doctor of Audiology Degree (Au.D.) 

Clinical experiences in hospital/medical settings, educational audiology, clinical audiology, vestibular audiology, and two rotations in the tinnitus clinic.

2005-2009

Northern Illinois University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders 

Contact

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LOOWIT VIEW AUDIOLOGY

PO Box 820283

Vancouver, WA 98682

Phone: 360-949-0954

Fax: (360)583-5366

drbattertonaud@outlook.com

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