June 16, 2023

Get to know: Yen Nguyen


Meet Yen Nguyen, Audiologist, Speech Pathology, Orthoptics and Audiology.

Q: What is your coffee order?

A: Actually, I don’t drink coffee. But if was sitting down with friends at a cafe, I’d go for a peppermint tea or hot chocolate.

Q: Tell us about your role at Northern Health and what do you enjoy the most?

A: I am an audiologist. I am one of two audiologists here at the Northern Hospital Epping and together we are now a five days-a-week clinic. Our role here is to perform diagnostic hearing assessments for children aged nine months to adults. I enjoy interacting and playing with children.

Q: What is your biggest challenge during work each day?

A: Finding creative ways to entertain and extract the required information from children to have a complete set of audiology results.

Q: What fictional character do you most relate to?

A: Chilli Heeler from Bluey – everything she says and does makes me feel seen as a mother. I love the lessons this cartoon teaches and enjoy watching the show with my two girls, who are about the same ages as Bluey and Bingo.

Q: What is at the top of your bucket list?

A: I have a green thumb and only started gardening three years ago. On my bucket list I wish to be (mostly) self-sufficient in fruits and vegetables in my suburban backyard. Along the way, my goal is to motivate as many people as I can, to grow their own food through social media.