About Healthy Hearing

The mission of Healthy Hearing is to use the power of the internet to provide education about hearing loss and its implications. We also connect people who need hearing help to qualified hearing care professionals through our online directory of consumer-reviewed clinics across the U.S.

Healthy Hearing is the leading online information resource for hearing healthcare consumers and we strive to provide unbiased, easy-to-understand content that is useful to our millions of visitors. We are proud to have been featured in the New York Times and Real Simple magazine.

If you are just getting started, visit our Hearing Help pages for basic information about hearing loss, hearing aids, tinnitus and assistive listening devices. You may also download our free consumer guides.

Science and technology are always moving forward and changing. Healthy Hearing provides comprehensive coverage of this information through The Healthy Hearing Report, a collection of timely news stories, articles and interviews. Be part of the conversation on social media and connect with us on Facebook, TwitterGoogle+ and Pinterest.

Finally, when you or someone you love needs hearing healthcare, use our Find A Professional section to get the help you need.


About the Healthy Hearing team

Our news and articles are regularly endorsed and used by thousands of hearing health practices around the U.S. and Canada. Healthy Hearing has a dedicated team which produces, reviews and edits original content for our site.

Paul Dybala, PhD, President

Paul Dybala Dr. Paul Dybala is the President of Healthy Hearing. He is one of the field of Audiology’s internet pioneers, setting up and running some of the seminal websites in the field. He earned his PhD in audiology from the University of Texas at Dallas - Callier Center and worked there as a clinical audiologist, fitting children and adults with hearing aids. Paul has also been the President and Editor-In-Chief of AudiologyOnline. In his current role, he uses his audiology, online publishing, search marketing and management background to provide overall direction and vision for the Healthy Hearing website. Paul makes his home in Dallas, Texas, with his wife and four children. He is a dedicated fan of Asian food and one of his favorite activities is taking long rides on his bicycle.

Mandy Mroz, AuD, director

Mandy Mroz Dr. Mandy Mroz is the director of Healthy Hearing. As an audiologist, her previous experience includes hearing research, customer service and training. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa, her master's degree from The University of Memphis and her doctorate in audiology from the University of Florida. Mandy’s dedication to serving people with hearing loss guides her as she oversees the ongoing projects and daily operations of Healthy Hearing, keeping everyone on track. She lives in Red Wing, Minn., with her husband and her prolific vegetable garden. Her favorite quiet activity is reading and she considers the peach to be the most perfect food in the world.

Brande Plotnick, MS, MBA, managing editor

Brande Plotnick Brande Plotnick is the managing editor of Healthy Hearing. Her career in the hearing care industry spans sales, product management and marketing. Brande earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and, from the University of Louisville, a master’s degree in audiology and an MBA. With a keen interest in encouraging people with hearing loss to be their own advocates and inspiring them to seek help, Brande manages the news content of the site including editing, developing content and writing. She also manages Healthy Hearing’s social media activities. In her free time, Brande blogs, gardens, cooks, keeps bees and enjoys time with her husband, four cats and a rescue dog in Philadelphia, Pa.

Susanne Jones, BC-HIS, customer support manager

Susanne Jones Susanne Jones is the customer support manager for Healthy Hearing. She previously oversaw a hearing clinic for a major hearing instrument manufacturer. Susanne earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication from Bradley University and is a licensed hearing instrument specialist who is Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences. Because she has hearing loss and is a long-time hearing aid user herself, Susanne understands the challenges of hearing impairment and knows the benefits of modern hearing technology firsthand. She loves knowing the work she does every day helps hearing care practitioners all over the country provide quality care to people with hearing loss. Susanne resides in Roscoe, Ill., with her husband and two children. Outside of the office, she enjoys sports, mid-century modern architecture and design, cooking and visiting wineries.

Becky Lemons, senior developer

Becky Lemons Becky Lemons is a senior developer for Healthy Hearing. She earned her master's degree in Medical Engineering from The University of Washington and has over 15 years experience in web and software development in the medical device and healthcare industries. At Healthy Hearing, Becky is responsible for all phases of design, development, testing and database management. She feels fortunate to be able to use her skills to help people with hearing loss receive quality care. Becky lives in Wenatchee, Wash. with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys camping, boating, snowboarding and playing fantasy football.

Debbie Clason, staff writer

Debbie Clason Debbie Clason is a staff writer for Healthy Hearing and has more than 30 years experience as a journalist, corporate marketing director and freelance writer. Debbie received her bachelor's degree in Journalism and master's degree in Education from Indiana University. Since then, she's worked as marketing director for a healthcare system and travel company, owned her own public relations firm and written for financial institutions, real estate developers, physicians, pharmacists and nonprofit organizations. She and her youngest daughter, Kristen, have written a series of children's books based on the life of one of the family's rescued dogs called The Adventures of Daisy Ray. The (very proud) mother of three grown children lives in Scottsdale, Ariz. Her hobbies include hiking, playing classical guitar and traveling.

Lisa Packer, staff writer

Lisa Packer Lisa Packer is a staff writer for Healthy Hearing. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University, she spent many years in the telecommunications field in Washington D.C. Currently a freelance writer, copywriter and blogger living with her family in Cincinnati, Ohio, she has written about a variety of topics including healthcare, law, organic practices and yoga. She considers writing for the healthcare field an honor and a great responsibility. The mother of three active children who keep her on the go, she enjoys cooking, reading, watercolor, tennis and growing heirloom tomatoes.

About our commitment to you

Better hearing is not a destination, but a process. We hope that our educational resources improve your personal journey and/or the journey of a loved one.

We encourage and welcome your input so we can continue to improve this process and help others. If you have any feedback, please feel free to contact us using our online form or give us a call at 1.800.567.1692.

Thanks for visiting and we sincerely wish you Healthy Hearing!

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