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About Healthy Hearing

About our website

Our goal is to use the internet to educate persons about hearing loss and hearing aids, and then encourage them to seek help from a hearing care professional. We do not sell any hearing-related products or devices, nor do we run any hearing aid clinics or provide personal medical advice. We are the leading website information portal for hearing healthcare and we work to provide high-quality content that is understandable and useful to our visitors.

If you are just getting started, read through our Hearing Help pages for basic information about hearing loss, hearing aids, tinnitus and assistive listening devices. Click on the icon next to each main topic to expand the selection to more specific subjects. You may also want to download a copy of one of our free Consumer Guides to Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids.

Science and technology are always moving forward and changing. We provide the most comprehensive coverage of this information through our Healthy Hearing Reports. These articles, news and interviews are posted on a daily basis. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.

Finally, when you are ready to take the next step in your hearing healthcare journey, 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.

Amanda Tonkin, associate editor

Amanda Tonkin Amanda Tonkin is the associate editor for Healthy Hearing. Her background includes project management and copy editing for a newspaper. She earned her bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature from Notre Dame College. Amanda enjoys being able to utilize her English degree while providing valuable information to the public about hearing health. Amanda hails from Kettering, Ohio, where she lives with her husband, two children and her rescue dog. As the former leading pitcher for her college softball team, she enjoys helping children and teenagers in her community hone their pitching skills. Amanda also makes time to partake in Russian literature, writing kids' books, animal welfare, running and pretending to be good at golf.

Susanne Jones, customer support specialist

Susanne Jones Susanne Jones is the customer support specialist 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. 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.

Nick Baker, senior developer

Nick Baker Nick Baker is the senior developer for Healthy Hearing. Before that, he founded a company that did web development consulting work for clients around the world. Nick’s expertise working in the latest web 2.0 technologies, such as Ruby on Rails and CakePHP, comes from more than 15 years of experience in web design, development and maintenance. At Healthy Hearing, Nick oversees all aspects of programming and design, from development to database design, testing, documentation and training in numerous platforms. He enjoys the daily challenge of having a variety of complex problems to solve while working within this tight-knit team. Nick lives in Albuquerque, N.M., with his family. When he’s not working, he’s an avid Rock Band player and a passionate cheesecake consumer. He's also active in the open source coding community and tries to give back as much as he utilizes.

Amie Windsor, assistant editor

Amie Windsor Amie Windsor is an assistant editor with Healthy Hearing. Amie is an alumnus of the University of Portland, from which she graduated with degrees in English and communication studies. Since graduation, she has worked in both the fields of journalism and marketing as a copywriter, editor and content strategist. When she's not focused on grammar and punctuation, Amie spends her time taking far too many photos of her daughter, cooking up homemade ramen (and then some), taming her two kitties, running and watching Criterion Collection films with her husband.

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.

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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