My name is Joshua Patrick and I am your local licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist (HIS) in the state of Louisiana. I graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor's degree in communication disorders with an emphasis on audiology. I knew when I graduated that I wanted to pursue a career helping people hear better and focused my goals on becoming a Hearing Instrument Specialist. I obtained that goal in 2011 and have since been learning more each day on how I can help people re connect with their friends and family, which is my main motivation for becoming a Hearing Instrument Specialist. I enjoy what I do, and could not imagine pursing any career outside of this one.
Mostly the difference is in level of education and clinical certification. Audiologists have been required for over a decade to obtain a Doctorate level degree and complete... Read more