Dr. Melissa E. Heche is the Doctor of Audiology and Clinical Voice and Swallowing Pathologist of New York Speech and Hearing. She is dually certified in audiology and speech pathology; she has a unique background in music, performance and sound engineering. Her background allows for a distinctive view on sound interpretation and its impact on communication.
Dr. Heche specializes in the assessment and treatment of hearing/auditory disorders, tinnitus, and of voice/vocal fold and swallowing disorders. She is a licensed hearing aid dispenser and uses a whole communication approach to hearing aid dispensing. She provides active hearing conservation programs – particularly within the music industry.
Dr. Heche works closely with the musical and performance community, addressing the needs of musicians and vocalists. She provides seminars regarding vocal health practices to public speakers. She also offers the service of accent reduction for people who speak English as a second language and accent acquisition for actors who may need to learn alternate speech patterns.
Dr. Melissa E. Heche is serving a term as Secretary-Treasurer on the American Academy of Audiology Board of Directors!
Helping to shape the future of Audiology & improve access to Hearing Healthcare. Click here for press release.
Doctor of Audiology, Salus University.
Masters Degrees in Audiology & Speech Pathology, Hofstra University.
Fellow American Academy of Audiology
Certificate of Clinical Competence Audiology/Speech Pathology: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association CAOHC Certified: Professional Supervisor in Hearing Conservation
Certified Sound Engineer
Awards and Distinctions
Future Leader in Audiology, American Academy of Audiology 2010
Award for Continuing Education: American Speech and Hearing Association
American Academy of Audiology Scholar
Presidential Award: Salus University
- Ocean Waves
- One long belted high note
- Vocal Harmonies
- A horn section
- High heels clicking
- The swoosh of an email being sent
- The rubbing of fabric/fiber
- Tooth brushing
- Gum chewing
- A wipe being pulled out of a container