By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
Among her specialties is the treatment of tinnitus or ringing in the ears. It affects about 40 million Americans and about 2 million of these are severely affected, Johnson said.
She is the founder of the Misophonia Association and an expert in the neurological condition that provokes strong emotion and negative responses to softer sounds of eating or breathing processes.
Joining Johnson in the clinic is Dr. Laura Polich, PhD, who has a specialty clinic, the Portland Auditory Processing Diagnostics. Polich is an expert in the field of auditory processing, which can affect communication in children and young adults. Johnson is offering a 10 percent discount coupon for anyone making an appointment through March. Mention that you read about the coupon in the Hollywood Star-News and it will be honored, she said. The telephone number is (503) 234-1221.
Johnson recently completed seven years as treasurer for the American Tinnitus Association. She is a member of the Oregon Academy of Audiology and the Tinnitus Practitioners Association. She has been a Hollywood neighborhood resident since 1982. She provides basic audiology services, including hearing evaluations, prescribing and fitting hearing aids and middle ear screenings.