Melissa K. Rodriguez, BC-HIS, who wrote the April 4 Hearing Views post at Hearinghealthmatters.org, is the author of the newly published book Hear Your Life: Inspiring Stories and Honest Advice for Overcoming Hearing Loss.
Rodriguez, the daughter of a Beltone dispenser, obtained her license to fit hearing aids soon after graduating from high school, and earned her National Board Certification in 1995. She is owner of Hear On Earth Hearing Care Center in El Paso, TX.
She has served on the board of the Texas Hearing Aid Association and for six years was a member of the Texas Governing Board, which regulates the dispensing of hearing aids. As an active volunteer with the Starkey Hearing Foundation, she has gone on humanitarian missions to Mexico and Peru, among other locations.
Recently, she published an article entitled “Five Signs Your Loved One May Be Suffering from Hearing Loss” at HealthNewsDigest.com.