Julie Plourde is an audiologist, with over 20 years of experience providing hearing health care in the Ottawa area. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa’s Master’s degree in Health Sciences specializing in Audiology. Julie has worked in Nunavut and has done volunteer work in Guatemala offering audiological services to individuals with limited access to health care. She offers services in both French and English at our Vimy Bridge clinic.
Julie grew up in Hearst, Northern Ontario and completed her audiology degree in 2001 at the University of Ottawa. She became aware of hearing loss at an early age, as her father has a noise-induced hearing loss, and further volunteering work led her to fall in love with the profession.
A part of the Davidson Hearing Aid Centres team since August 2019, Julie says she chose to join the team because she always had heard good things about the clinic from clients and staff alike. From a small town in northern Ontario, Julie values a sense of community. She treats her patients with care and concern. She prides herself going above and beyond to provide everyone with quality patient centered services. Working in a family-owned business that really focuses on the patient experience allows her to practice these values.
Julie’s day-to-day responsibilities include performing hearing tests and prescribing, fitting and maintaining patients’ hearing aids. She notes that her favourite part about her work is the analytical side of being an audiologist as well as helping people.
When she’s not in the clinic, Julie enjoys spending time with her family, sports and the outdoors.