Melissa Rose is the Owner of Nardelli Audiology, an established audiology practice that provides quality audiology and hearing aid services to help patients hear better and live better. Nardelli Audiology has three locations in North-Central West Virginia.
Rose, a Mannington, West Virginia native, is the owner and is a Certified Audiologist. Rose graduated from North Marion High School in 1999. She went on to West Virginia University, where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2003. She also graduated with a minor in Communication Disorders and a Certificate in Gerontology in 2003.
Rose talked with Jim Matuga, host of The Positively West Virginia Podcast, about her company, where she is located and how her company impacts patients across West Virginia.
How did you get started in this line of work?
“I always knew that I would work in the health field,” said Rose. “I always wanted to help people, but I just wasn’t sure how I was going to do that. I was from Mannington, a small town where my parents sheltered me and when I went to West Virginia University, I was terrified.”
“I’m was at the age where you signed up for classes in the Mountain Lair and my best friend beside me said, ‘I know I’m going to be a Special Education teacher.’ I said, ‘I don’t know what I am going to do, but we are going to take classes together.’ They called it Speech Pathology and Audiology and Education. She looked at me and said, ‘I want to sign up for Education,’ and I said, ‘okay I will be an Audiologist.’ I never looked back.”
What is your 30-second pitch for Nardelli Audiology?
“Here at Nardelli Audiology, we honestly believe that if you hear better, you live better and here at Nardelli, we can make that happen. We look at everything as a whole. We are not just your average hearing aid dispenser. We are not out here just putting hearing aids on people. We are going to look at everything. We are going to look at your life, your ability to do more once you’re able to hear and we look at your environment. With all of that, we can help people hear better. We have multiple offices and multiple providers. We have something for everybody and we want to make sure that when everybody leaves our facility, we know that they hear better.”
Where are your offices?
“Where I am most of the time is our Bridgeport location. It is right off the Meadowbrook Mall Exit in Simpson Square. That is the one we are getting ready to expand. Clarksburg is one of our oldest locations; it is over in Rosebud Plaza, which is located close to the Veterans Affairs Hospital. People like that area if they are from Clarksburg. I also have a part-time office in Farmington. It is actually inside the Manchin Clinic. That office has been there for twenty-five years; it is our oldest office and I go there every Thursday. That is in my hometown, so I live very close to the Machin Clinic, but on Thursdays, we do a lot of services for patients that cannot drive to town. They don’t use the interstate, so if we weren’t down there, they would have nowhere to go,” said Rose.
What is it like when a person can hear again?
“Hearing is a sensory neural problem. Ears are just a pathway; we truly hear with our brain. You take somebody who has had hearing loss for years. Their brain is used to it and then you put a hearing aid on and as amazing as it is, the brain is kind of shock for a minute then the brain realizes it is not in danger. You have to sit here for a few minutes until you explain to them, ‘I know what you are going through and it is going to pass in a few minutes.’ Then by the end of the appointment, the brain has calmed down. That’s why we have a patient journey. We bring those patients back once a week for four weeks because we know that’s how long it is going to take them to get acquainted with sound,” said Rose.
Rose was a guest on The Positively West Virginia Podcast. Listen to his full podcast here: https://positivelywv.com/episode-92-melissa-rose-of-nardelli-audiologists/
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