23 Mar ADVERTORIAL: 501DER WOMEN – Lindsey Sloan
Dr. Lindsey Sloan is originally from Willard, Missouri, part of the Springfield metro area. She came to Arkansas to attend Harding University, where she completed her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She then attended graduate school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.
After graduating with her Doctor of Audiology, Lindsey began serving as a hearing healthcare provider in the central Arkansas area.
“I always knew I wanted to do something in healthcare, and that I wanted to do something that directly affects a person’s quality of life. I became interested in communication disorders,” Lindsey says. “I found community in my church family in Conway, which played a major role in my decision to stay in the central Arkansas area. I developed numerous personal and professional connections during my undergraduate and graduate studies, which ultimately led to my decision to search for work here.”
Lindsey worked as the full-time clinician in Sound Advice’s Cabot clinic for more than a year before she began splitting her time between Cabot and a new clinic in Conway. Sound Advice did not have a location in Conway, and they began pursuing involvement in the community.
“I had a big interest in serving in the Conway area because my community is here, so I wanted to be able to serve people with whom I have a personal relationship, as well as those I will come to know in starting this clinic. That was what made Conway special to me,” Lindsey says.
Lindsey’s goal is to get to know the patient’s communication needs and make recommendations based on that rather than taking a one size fits most or one size fits all approach. Her ultimate goal is to develop a relationship with each patient that will last for years to come.
“We offer a free 30 day trial with hearing aids, with no down payment and no obligation,” Lindsey says. “I meet people every day who have personally or know someone who had poor experiences and outcomes when seeking help with their hearing. A ‘try before you buy’ approach prevents this from happening.”
At Sound Advice, hearing evaluations are performed free of charge every single day. After the test, audiologists like Lindsey sit down and explain the results. Based on the patient’s lifestyle and hearing loss, recommendations for treatment options are made. Referrals are not necessary to have a hearing