Melissa Heche, Au.D is dually certified as a Doctor of Audiology and a Certified Speech Pathologist. She is the Director of New York Speech and Hearing, Inc. – a private practice based in NYC that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of hearing loss, tinnitus, and voice disorders. She completed her Doctorate of Audiology at Salus University and earned dual Master’s degrees (Speech Pathology/Audiology) at Hofstra University. She holds a CAOHC certificate as a Professional Supervisor in Hearing Conservation; she works with special populations in hearing conservation and is a specialist in musician’s hearing healthcare. She is active with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) organization, with whom she participates in lobbying events promoting music education and early hearing conservation. Certified Sound Engineer with particular experience in live music venue sound systems. This experience has made her a resource for hearing healthcare in the music industry.
Dr. Heche provides informational seminars on topics including vocal health practices, public speaking, musicians’ hearing healthcare issues, general communication, and business practices. She has been published in national trade journals, discussing increased access to audiological services, noise-induced hearing loss, and musician’s hearing healthcare.
She is a stage performer and musician with a presence in both the cabaret/theatre and rock music circuits. She holds a bachelor’s degree in musical theatre and performance and continues to step onstage in the metro NY area for small concerts and show runs.