This award presented by Louisville Business First recognizes outstanding health care professionals
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (February 22nd, 2021) – Heuser Hearing Institute, a Louisville nonprofit and leader in audiology is proud to announce that Dr. Ingrid Edwards has been chosen as a 2021 Health Care Hero from Louisville Business First. These annual awards recognize professionals who have made an impact on health care in their community through their concern for patients, research and inventions, management skills, innovative programs for employees and service to the poor and uninsured. Dr. Edwards has worked at Heuser Hearing Institute for 20 years with 26 total years in the industry.
Heuser Hearing Institute (HHI) is a multi-specialty nonprofit campus promoting the needs of children and adults with disorders of hearing and balance. Dr. Edwards as a clinician specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the dizzy patient and infant diagnosis of hearing loss. As the Clinical Director, she shares leadership and management responsibilities from facilities to human resources, with her primary focus on provision of patient care across all clinical and therapeutic specialties at Heuser Hearing Institute.
Dr. Edwards has led and continues to lead Heuser Hearing Institute with a team of 10 audiologists through the COVID pandemic which provided unfathomed obstacles for both staff and patients. During this time Dr. Edwards with her team, understanding and accepting the risks, created many new ways to help their patients including drive-through hearing tests where patients could remain in their cars while using the most modern technology. Along with this the team began virtual appointments where patients could receive the highest quality of care from their own homes.
In September 2020 Dr. Edwards coauthored and published a study along with Dr. Arun K. Gadre, MD, FACS, who is currently Clinical Professor of Otology and Neurotology at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two others in the August 2020 issue of “Frontiers in Neurology- Neurotology”. “Frontiers in Neurology-Neurotology” is a leading peer-reviewed prestigious scientific journal that publishes research on basic, translational, and clinical research that help improve patient care.
“I am honored to have been nominated by my colleagues and to have been chosen for this award in a year full of hardworking healthcare heroes. Our team here at Heuser has gone above and beyond for continued learning and patient care.
My passion has always come from helping my patients, I am excited about the potential for future patient care. Our patients needed us in an extremely difficult time this past year and we proved that we can get a lot done right here in Kentucky for any patient suffering with lingering symptoms of dizziness or hearing loss.” Dr. Edwards stated.
“Congratulations to Dr. Edwards and all of the 2021 Healthcare Heroes honorees. I’m grateful to have Dr. Edwards on our team. Her innovation, adaptability and creativity was instrumental in Heuser Hearing Institute continuing to provide hearing healthcare throughout the pandemic.” Brett Bachmann, CEO, Heuser Hearing Institute stated.
If you or your loved ones are experiencing hearing loss, dizziness, or other ear related disorders, please reach out to Heuser Hearing Institute at 502.584.3573. Additionally there are several outlets which can help support and educate located at the Heuser Hearing Institute webpage, www.thehearinginstitute.org.
About Heuser Hearing Institute:
Heuser Hearing Institute (HHI) is a multi-specialty nonprofit campus promoting the needs of children and adults with disorders of hearing and balance. Our organization has been serving Louisville and many of the surrounding Kentucky and Indiana communities since 1948. HHI began as an educational center called the Louisville Deaf Oral School many decades ago. Today, the institute includes three facilities: the Heuser Hearing & Language Academy, which offers outstanding preschool and kindergarten programs for children with speech and hearing challenges; Heuser Hearing Clinic, which is home to a full-time staff of audiologists, otolaryngologists and researchers serving patients of all ages; and the regional Heuser Early Intervention Program, which provides home-based services for infants and toddlers through the Kentucky and Indiana First Steps programs. For more information visit www.thehearinginstitute.org.