Dr. Berge has been in private practice at Berge Hearing Clinic for 10 of the 15 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 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. was pursued and completed in 1995.
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 has had a position as adjunct professor at Salus University in Pennsylvania (formerly called Pennsylvania College of Optometry - School of Audiology) since it's programs inception in 2000. 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.
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. 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.