Hearing Instrument Specialist
Meet Heather Lovato
Heather Lovato has always had an interest in Hearing Sciences and Language which inspired her decision to attend UNM to become an American Signed Language Interpreter. After completing the program, she found that she wanted a career that allowed her to be a more active participant in a patient’s communication needs. In 2015, she entered the Hearing Aid world and shortly after in 2017 became a licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser. In 2022, she was nominated to sit on the Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and Hearing Aid Dispensing Practices Board for the state of New Mexico and currently holds her seat until 2024. Heather understands that getting hearing aids for the first time is a big step. Her goal is to always make each patient feel comfortable and confident after being fit for the first time. Heather not only wants to educate patients but their partners and family members on how to help their loved ones transition into making hearing aids a comfortable part of their everyday lifestyle.