Melissa Richardson, Au.D.


With over 30 years’ experience providing audiologic care to all ages from newborns to seniors, Dr. Richardson has proudly shared her passion for better hearing in a range of services:

  • Newborn hearing screening
  • Preschool screening and training for Head Start programs
  • Public school audiology
  • Hearing evaluations and assessments for vocational rehabilitation
  • Industrial and military hearing assessments
  • Public Health Newborn Hearing Screening Program hospital training
  • Implementation and management of outsource programs for newborn hearing screening — including electronic data management system development
  • Earplugs for musicians, hunters, swimmers, and industrial sound management

Dr. Richardson has presented on the state, national, and international levels in person and via poster sessions and has earned recognition including a national award from the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program. Outside the office, she enjoys family time with husband Tripp, their two children, and lovable doggo Daisy. They live in Hoover, Alabama, and are members of Riverchase United Methodist Church.


Education and Affiliations:

  • B.A., communicative disorders, University of Mississippi
  • M.S., audiology, University of Montevallo
  • Au.D., Salus University
  • Member, American Academy of Audiology
  • Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Member, Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
  • Member and past treasurer, Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama