Dr. Nichole Sorensen is your local Kelowna Audiologist, but serves clients from all over the Interior BC with her specialized services. We wanted to share a little about the journey that brought Nichole to choose to become an Audiologist in Kelowna and go on to receive her Professional Doctorate of Audiology.
Nichole chose audiology as a profession, as when she was 10, her father suffered a stroke and struggled with speech and language, auditory processing, and balance. She grew up watching him relearn and adapt to a new normal. Nichole knew that she wanted to help people struggling with any type of hearing or communication disorder.
Nichole received an undergraduate degree from Minot State University with a double major in Communication Disorders and Psychology in 1996; a Master’s Degree in Audiology from Western Washington University in 1998; a professional Doctorate of Audiology from the Arizona School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2018; and advanced training in tinnitus, sound sensitivity, auditory processing, and vestibular assessment and management.
Nichole began providing hearing health care in Kelowna and the Okanagan in 1999 and saw that there was a need in the Interior for more advanced audiology care. In 2014, she established local programs for patients suffering from hearing loss, tinnitus, sound sensitivity, auditory processing, and balance disorders to help avoid unnecessary travel to Vancouver.
It was important for Nichole to obtain her professional doctorate in Audiology (Doctor of Audiology) and to continue to collaborate with her peers and mentors in Vancouver to ensure that she and her team are providing the highest standard of patient-centered care to individuals with hearing, balance, and other related disorders. Nichole and her team work closely with other medical specialists, speech language pathologists, educators, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and allied health professionals to ensure each patient receives complete audiology care.
Nichole is proud of having the highest level of training and expertise in the non-medical diagnosis, management, and treatment of disorders of the auditory and balance systems and is proud to play a prominent role within the hearing health care delivery system.