Barbara Martin serves as the Director of Behavioral Health and Social Services for Heuser Hearing Institute’s Integrative Counseling and Wellness Clinic. She holds a Master of Science in Social Work degree with specialization in Psychosocial Oncology from the University of Louisville. While there, she received training in Kentucky statewide healthcare systems with The American Cancer Society and at the Trager Institute as a Community Healthcare Navigator with the aging population 55+ with two or more chronic conditions. She has been a Complementary Alternative (CAM) practitioner since 1992 and has a lifetime of experience working as a certified Interpreter in educational, mental health, medical, legal, post-secondary, entertainment and community settings for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind populations since 1988.
Barbara has taken her life experience and her work in academia and used it to help people experiencing challenges in coping with hearing loss, middle and inner ear-related disorders from birth to end-of life. In addition to providing clinical services, she provides training, technical assistance and resources to government, healthcare systems, schools, senior daycare centers, long-term care facilities and caregivers, as well as to teams of community healthcare providers and navigators. She also serves on the Board for the Kentucky Chapter of Hands and Voices, The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing workgroup on Deaf Senior Citizens and teaches sign language classes. When Barbara isn’t working at the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, their children and grandchildren, partaking in outdoor activities, playing music and traveling.
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