Dr. Brenda E. Berge, Au.D has been in private practice at Berge Hearing Clinic for 11 of the 16 years of practice in Guelph, Ontario. She was the first Canadian, and one of the first dozen professionals in the world to have had the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree conferred, hers awarded in December of 1997. Her clinical residencies included the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and Dartmouth University, NH.
The neuro-audiology fellowship at Dartmouth University Medical School in New Hampshire under the direction of the worlds leading expert in neuroanatomy and auditory perception, Dr. Frank Musiek, Ph.D. in the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Dr. Berge (Doctor of Audiology)’s areas of interest include effects of neural degeneration and auditory plasticity, and effects on auditory perception, advanced diagnostics, complex case management of rare syndromes, aural rehabilitation, and amplification. Brenda has a textbook chapter on the anatomy and physiology of neural plasticity of the auditory nervous system. She held a position as adjunct professor at Pennsylvania College of Optometry – School of Audiology) since it’s programs inception in 2000 (renamed Salus University: Osborne College of Audiology – 2008). She has acted as a mentor for students training in the Doctor of Audiology programs, and a clinical rotation site for doctoral students from both Pennsylvania from Salus University and A.T. Still University, in Arizona, and she lectures internationally on various topics. She considers herself to be very fortunate to be part of a multi-disciplinary group of private practitioners including a dentist, an optometrist, psychologist, and a neuropsychologist who examine, diagnose, and treat symptoms of concussion, Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) patients for their audiovestibular symptoms including: tinnitus, vertigo, dizziness, imbalance, misophonia, hyperacusis.
Dr. Berge (Doctor of Audiology), was formally trained in Largo, Florida with world leading expert Dr. Richard Gans with the American Institute of Balance for vestibular/balance diagnosis, care, management and therapy. She also completed his first work-ship for Certification in Evidence Based Concussion, earned in January, 2015. The current training credential she is pursuing is on the topic of tinnitus, specifically the neurophysiological model of treatment as published by Dr. Pawel Jastreboff in relation to Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (commonly referred to as TRT), from the Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Center in Georgia.
It is our goal to provide you with the highest quality of care. Please do not hesitate to ask questions and be an active participant in your hearing and balance care. If you have any special needs or requirements, please notify us at any time prior to your appointment and we are happy to provide any necessary accommodations.
Agnes is our office assistant. Formally trained in China as an ear-nose-throat surgeon, Agnes is highly skilled medically and also provides assistance in getting you settled in the diagnostic suite, treatment room, wax removal room, as well as assisting in general office duties. She often provides support in the first fitting of patient’s hearing aids, reviewing the audiologist’s recommendations in order to provide repetition, the key to learning a new skill such as adapting to a hearing device.