Co-owner and clinical audiologist, Dr. Jennifer Menchenton began working at Audiocorp in 2009 and has loved every minute. She grew up in Grand Bank, Newfoundland, a small town of approximately 2500 people. After leaving Grand Bank to pursue her education, Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics which was followed by a Master of Arts in Linguistics degree in which she wrote a thesis on how we learn language. While studying the science of sound in her linguistics classes, Jennifer began thinking about a career in audiology.
Jennifer received a Master of Arts
in Linguistics degree in which she wrote
a thesis on how we learn language.
Personal Experience Led to a Desire to Help Others
Jennifer had hearing difficulties herself as a child and recalls one particular incident when she was in class, working on a project, when suddenly every student in class turned and shouted her name. The teacher had been calling her name for a few minutes, but she didn’t hear a word. This experience led to a long series of trips to see her audiologist, many ear infections, hearing tests and surgeries. Jennifer later decided on a career in audiology to provide people with the same care and attention she received as a child. This decision led her to Dalhousie University where she received her Master of Science in Audiology degree in 2009. Jennifer completed her doctorate degree in Audiology (AuD) from the University of Florida in 2014.
Jennifer is a member of the following professional organizations:
- Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA)
- Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA)
- New Brunswick Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (NBASLPA)
She also writes articles on hearing health and hearing aid use for the New Brunswick quarterly print “Choices After 50”.
Jennifer believes that hearing is vital to our everyday lives, communication and relationships. To quote Helen Keller’s sentiment, “Blindness separates us from things, but deafness separates us from people.” She believes successful hearing and communication is available with the advances in today’s hearing aid technology.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys baking, reading and travelling. In July of 2012, Jennifer and Trevor were married in their home province of Newfoundland. They welcomed a baby boy named Alec in June of 2013. In October 2016, their family was complete with the birth of their daughter, Isla.