Dr. Susan Sheehy believes good communication is essential to every person’s happiness and well-being. Dr. Sheehy loves to help improve her patients’ quality of life through hearing aids as well as improved communication skills, and at Alabama Hearing Associates she encourages a warm, professional environment where patients can comfortably express their fears and concerns about hearing loss. “For me, serving North Alabama as an audiologist is a way to dramatically improve the lives of my patients. I have strived to treat each of my patients with absolute integrity and honesty; I’ve listened to them, cried with them, and received 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!”
Dr. 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 lives in Huntsville with her husband, Chris, and children, C.J. and Caitlin. When she is not seeing patients, she can be found tying back tomato vines in her garden, hiking at Monte Sano State Park, or reading a great novel on her back porch.