Lindsay Cockburn Au.D. is a pediatric audiologist who is using social media to spread awareness to parents and anyone else who may have a loved one living with hearing loss.
Dr. Cockburn, who has been an audiologist since 2012, says she originally went into the audiology field because of her love for medicine, health, biology, helping people, technology, and creative problem-solving.
“I always knew I wanted to work with kids and initially wanted to be a pediatrician,” she says.
After growing tired of chemistry and calculus classes during undergrad, Dr. Cockburn witch her major to Communication Sciences and Disorders. She thought her next move would be to become a speech-language pathologist, but realized after some years of experience that the job didn’t suit her.
“I didn’t have the patience to see people weekly and wait (sometimes years) to see progress,” she explains. “I started observing at my school’s Audiology clinic and got to see someone’s cochlear implant get turned on for the first time. It was before those videos were on YouTube and it was just as amazing in person! That’s when I knew I wanted to be an audiologist because it combines all of my interests and passions and I can help someone and change their life instantly.”
Dr. Cockburn shares with us her top tips for everyone to know about hearing loss, specifically hearing loss in children.
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Parents are powerful! Parents are experts on their children. Getting a hearing loss diagnosis can be so overwhelming. Just remember that you’ve got this. Keep loving that baby, keep learning as much as you can, and keep moving one step at a time and you’ll be reaching your goals before you know it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I wrote this as a tip for an upcoming post on @hearinglikeme_ but it’s so important I wanted to get it out there ASAP. #audiology #audiologist #pediatricaudiology #pediatricaudiologist #aud2be #aud #audpeeps #hearing #hearingloss #deaf #dhh #audbloggers #audstudent #audiologystudent #deafkidsrock #listeningandspokenlanguage #deafbabies #pediatrics #mompower #mompowerment #mompowered #parentinggoals #cochlearimplantkids #cochlearfamily #parentsarethefirstteachers #parentsarethebest #familycenteredcare