The mission of Healthy Hearing is to improve the quality of life for people with hearing loss by providing education about hearing loss and its implications and treatment options. Healthy Hearing’s directory of consumer-reviewed clinics across the U.S. connects people who are ready to get help for their hearing to qualified local hearing care professionals.
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, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.
Finally, when you or someone you love needs hearing healthcare, use our Find a professional section to get the help you need.
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.
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.
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, Minnesota, 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 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, Pennsylvania.
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, Illinois, with her husband and two children. Outside of the office, she enjoys sports, mid-century modern architecture and design, cooking and visiting wineries.
Lorna Hanson is the customer support specialist for Healthy Hearing. She first became interested in hearing healthcare through her work as a music therapist for hearing impaired children. Lorna earned her bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and her master’s degree in audiology from the University of Hawaii. She is also a licensed hearing instrument specialist and has private practice experience. Lorna is committed to helping connect people with hearing loss with professionals who care. After years of moving around the globe, Lorna and her husband settled in the beautiful Tidewater area of Virginia where she loves to garden, sew, play the piano and curl up with a good book and her puppy at her side.
Stephanie Meyers is the search engine optimization (SEO) specialist for Healthy Hearing. Her work makes it easy for consumers searching for hearing help online to find Healthy Hearing. Throughout her marketing career, Stephanie has worked with agencies who have served clients in many different industries including the hospitality and healthcare businesses. As part of the Healthy Hearing team, she is proud to work for a company that helps educate people and improves their lives every day. Stephanie lives in Portland, Connecticut, with her husband and two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and traveling anywhere she can.
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, Washington, with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys camping, boating, snowboarding and playing fantasy football.
Dave DeHaan is a web developer and server administrator with more than 10 years of professional experience. He holds several professional certifications in maintaining servers and building user-friendly web applications. Dave lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife and three children. In his spare time, he enjoys long runs on wooded trails and playing the piano.
Dr. Bill Talkington is a junior developer for Healthy Hearing. He earned his PhD in neuroscience from West Virginia University, where he studied vocalization processing in the human auditory system with functional MRI and EEG. After transitioning from academic research into a career in web development, he feels fortunate to work for a company that not only combines these two interests, but one that aims to educate and help people achieve their best hearing health. Bill lives in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, woodworking, biking, gardening and volunteering in his community.
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, Arizona. Her hobbies include hiking, playing classical guitar and traveling.
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.
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