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.