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About Healthy Hearing

Healthy Hearing is the largest hearing-focused consumer website and clinic directory in the world. Our mission is to reduce the time between needing hearing care and seeking hearing care by providing in-depth articles on hearing loss, tinnitus, inner ear disorders, hearing aids, implantable devices and assistive listening devices. Healthy hearing leads to healthy living—when you improve your hearing, you improve your life.

Healthy Hearing is a subsidiary of the Demant Group, a global hearing healthcare and audio technology group. 

Our history

More than two decades since its founding, Healthy Hearing is now the largest hearing-focused consumer resource in the world. Each year, millions of people visit Healthy Hearing to learn more about hearing loss and tinnitus, read verified patient reviews of clinics, and take action by booking an appointment with one of the thousands of providers in our directory.

Spring 2023 Digital Health Award Winner badge

The Healthy Hearing Report has earned Digital Health Awards for the past nine years, including the:

With 5,000+ clinic profiles and more than 48,000 consumer reviews, our hearing care directory is the largest in the U.S.

Connect with us 

Be part of the conversation on social media and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest. See our contact page if you need one-on-one assistance. 

In Canada? Visit our sister site Hearing Directory to find a provider near you.

Are you a hearing care provider? See our For Clinics page. 

Get help

When you or a loved one needs hearing healthcare, find a clinic near you to get the help you need. Our team vets every review that’s submitted to our site, so you can read honest opinions from other patients.

If you're not ready to make that call, visit our Hearing Help pages for extensive information about hearing loss, hearing aids, tinnitus and assistive listening devices.

Our partners

We partner with OticonCQ Partners, and Your Hearing Network to ensure quality listings of providers. Clinics with listings on Healthy Hearing can pay to upgrade their listings to differentiate their practices.

Our staff

Inspired by Ida badgeWe are passionate about hearing care and helping the world hear better. Our staff has expertise in hearing instrumentation, audiology, neuroscience, engineering, website development, journalism and digital marketing. Several staff members also have completed Inspired by Ida coursework, a benchmark of quality that demonstrates practitioners’ and clinics’ dedication to high-quality person-centered care. 

 

Mandy Mroz, AuD, president

Mandy Mroz Dr. Mandy Mroz, AuD, has been at Healthy Hearing for over a decade, working her way up from customer support to leadership. She's been successfully leading the team since 2019. Prior to her tenure with Healthy Hearing, Mandy gained experience in clinical audiology, hearing research, audiology technical support and hearing aid sales. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa, her master's degree in audiology from The University of Memphis and her doctorate in audiology from the University of Florida. She has chosen to dedicate her career to serving people with hearing loss, continuously working to maintain the high standards of Healthy Hearing's trusted content and directory platform. She lives in Ames, Iowa, with her husband, her daughter and their prolific vegetable garden. In addition to gardening, Mandy enjoys cooking, reading, exploring nature and traveling. 

Susanne Jones, HIS, customer support manager

Susanne Jones Susanne Jones has also been with Healthy Hearing for over a decade, providing friendly support for clinics and consumers who contact our site. Before coming to Healthy Hearing, Susanne was a hearing care practitioner, overseeing a hearing clinic for a major hearing instrument manufacturer. Susanne earned her bachelor’s degree in communication from Bradley University and has been 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, son and daughter. Outside of the office, she enjoys sports, mid-century modern architecture and design, cooking and visiting wineries.

 

April Richardson, HIS, customer support specialist

April RichardsonApril Richardson is the customer support specialist for Healthy Hearing. From her experience as a licensed Hearing Aid Specialist who worked at a national chain of hearing clinics, she knows firsthand the value that hearing aids offer. April is a proud United States Navy Veteran who earned her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University with a combined specialization in Human Services and Administration. At Healthy Hearing, April is committed to helping people who need hearing care connect with hearing care providers. She lives in Suffolk, Virginia, with her fiancé and two dogs where she enjoys vegetarian and vegan food preparation, spending time with animals, walking, bike riding and listening to old Mystery Theatre radio programs.

 

Debbie Miller, HIS, business advisor

Debbie MillerDebbie Miller is the business advisor for Healthy Hearing. She earned her bachelor's degree in management and ethics from Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. She previously worked as a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist, fitting people with hearing aids to improve their quality of life. Her understanding of the challenges of managing a hearing clinic give her perspective when it comes to sharing marketing advice. Debbie lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two rescue dogs. They have two adult sons that live in Minnesota. Debbie has sung in bands for many years and enjoys going to live music performances whenever possible. She is also a graduate gemologist and loves to travel.

 

Joy Victory, managing editor

Joy VictoryJoy Victory has been the managing editor of Healthy Hearing for more than five years. Her primary role is to ensure that all consumer-facing content on the site is accurate and engaging. Each month she sends out the Healthy Hearing monthly newsletter, and she loves hearing from loyal readers. Joy earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from New Mexico State University. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, daughter and cat. She enjoys creative writing, attending her daughter's volleyball games, exploring Austin’s live music scene, dancing, and shelling whenever she is lucky enough to be at the beach. If you have a story idea you'd like to share for consideration on Healthy Hearing, please email her at editor@healthyhearing.com

 

Emily Ostrowski, content manager

Emily Ostrowski is the content manager for Healthy Hearing. Emily earned bachelor’s degrees in English and psychology from Western Washington University and Washington State University, respectively. She has nine years of experience in journalism, marketing and medical content writing. She recently moved from the Pacific Northwest to Portland, Maine where she resides with her partner and their cat. She enjoys hiking, reading, traveling and getting too emotionally invested in her favorite sports teams, particularly the Chicago Cubs and Bears.

 

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 20 years of 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.

 

Bill Talkington, PhD, senior developer / system administrator

Bill TalkingtonDr. Bill Talkington is a senior developer and the system administrator 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.

 

Brian Gordon, front-end developer

Brian GordonBrian Gordon is the front-end developer for Healthy Hearing. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University-San Bernardino. For the past several years, he has worked with digital marketing companies to build web pages and campaigns for dozens of clients across multiple fields. Brian’s focus for Healthy Hearing is on building and improving user experiences to help connect people with clinicians as easily as possible. Brian lives in Glendora, California, though he likes to travel far away from home as much as possible. He spends his free time swimming, body surfing, watching terrible movies and learning how to build his own video games.

Kate Thome, customer support assistant

Kate ThomeKate Thome is the customer support administrative assistant for Healthy Hearing. Kate had been a long-time independent contractor with Healthy Hearing before proudly joining the team in January 2020. She has been a certified medical reimbursement specialist and holds an associate of applied science in medical administrative assistance. At Healthy Hearing, Kate uses her organizational skills, attention to detail and ever-positive attitude to support the customer support team by assisting with data entry, optimizing clinic profile content and specialized data projects. Kate lives in Franklin, Wisconsin, with her Morkie, Charlie. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with friends and family.

 

Our contributors

All new content published on Healthy Hearing is proofread, fact-checked and edited before publication. We use only trustworthy, medically vetted information and research to provide the latest and most accurate hearing care information. We also continually update older content.

Managing Editor Joy Victory is in charge of editorial production for the site. She has extensive experience in healthcare journalism and online content management spanning two decades. Read more about Joy.

Debbie Clason, features writer

Debbie Clason Freelance features writer Debbie Clason has been penning articles for Healthy Hearing since 2013, covering a broad range of topics related to hearing loss, hearing care and hearing aids. Debbie has authored some of our most perennially popular pieces, including airplanes and ear pain, the best apps for learning sign language, and even earwax. She has more than 40 years experience as a journalist, corporate marketing director and freelance writer and owns the marketing and communication business Clason Communcations. Debbie received her bachelor's degree in journalism and master's degree in education from Indiana University. The (very proud) mother of three grown children lives in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Her hobbies include hiking, playing classical guitar and camping with family. 

 

Glenn Schweitzer, tinnitus columnist

Glenn Schweitzer Columnist Glenn Schweitzer writes our monthly Tackling Tinnitus column, in which he shares his personal insights overcoming struggles with tinnitus and Meniere’s disease. A blogger, book author and passionate advocate for people with vestibular disorders, Glenn wrote his first article for us in 2017. Since then, his columns have resonated with many thousands of readers struggling with tinnitus.

 

Madeleine Burry, health writer

Madeleine Burry Madeleine Burry is a freelance writer, editor and content strategist. She's written about health-related topics for more than six years. You'll find her writing at many online publications, including Prevention.com, WhatToExpect.com, Health.com, and Livestrong.com. Prior to freelancing, Madeleine held roles as an associate managing editor at Parent.com, managing editor at Scholastic.com, and editor at About.com. She received her bachelor's degree from Brandeis University, and lives with her husband and their cat in Brooklyn, New York. In her free time, Madeleine enjoys traveling, reading, watching 70s movies, jogging slowly and cooking.

 

Temma Ehrenfeld, health writer

Freelance writer Temma Ehrenfeld is a longtime healthcare journalist who also has hearing loss. She has written for publications from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal to Popular Science and Psychology Today. Temma writes from a place of informed empathy. She loves to tackle emerging or medically complex topics in hearing care, such as hearing aids for profound hearing loss, telehealth and hearing care, and how rare disease can impact hearing. She is the author of a children's book series and a novel, and spends free time kayaking, dancing, at the theater and discussing poetry. 

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 (800) 567-1692.

Thanks for visiting and we sincerely wish you Healthy Hearing!

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