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Leigh Ann Watts

Leigh Ann Watts
AUD, CCC-A

A STRONG EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

“My clinical doctorate degree in audiology lets my patients know that I have all the education and training necessary to give them the best possible hearing. But education is only the beginning. I continue to learn throughout my career with every new patient I see and every new advancement of technology.”

“I also pride myself on providing patients with highly professional care. I will take all the time necessary to properly evaluate you and to understand your lifestyle so that I can make a proper recommendation. I will also thoroughly explain each of your options, and I will be here for all your follow-up needs.”

  • Doctor of Audiology: University of Florida
  • Master of Arts: Audiology, University of South Florida
  • Certified: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Licensed: State of Florida
  • Member: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Academy of Doctors of Audiology

As a second generation native Floridian, Leigh Ann naturally enjoys spending time on the Florida coastline, fishing, reading and traveling. She also enjoys helping in her son’s classroom and volunteering in the community.

ALENE P. LIGHTFOOT

ALENE P. LIGHTFOOT
ACA, BC-HIS

IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF HER PATIENTS’ LIVES

“My grandfather was hearing-impaired, and I saw firsthand how hearing instruments allowed him to enjoy precious moments with his family, friends and church. This is what led me to the field of hearing care. I’ve provided hearing instruments to many of my family members, including my mother, father, uncle, grandmother and two aunts. I know what it’s like to have family members who suffer from hearing loss, so I can definitely relate to my patients and the challenges they wish to overcome.”

“My goal is to improve the quality of my patients’ lives through better hearing. I am committed to providing them with advanced, reliable and convenient services for treating hearing loss. And a key part of my care is taking the time to listen to my patients’ needs, answer their questions and thoroughly explain all of their options. It’s the same level of personalized care that I’ve provided my own family members.”

Board-Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist: National Institute for Hearing Instrument Sciences

  • Advanced Training: Audioprosthology-American Conference
  • Licensed: State of Florida
  • Member: International Hearing Society, Florida Society of Hearing Healthcare Professionals

When she isn’t helping her patients recapture the wonderful sounds of life, Alene enjoys fishing, traveling, reading and spending time with her grandsons. She gives back to the community during the winter holidays through the “Christmas Needy” program, which helps those who are unable to afford hearing aids.

Linda Haase

Linda Haase
BC-HIS

“To listen, inform and educate is my professional goal as a hearing instrument specialist. After 23 years of experience, I truly understand the challenges that those with hearing loss must face. My role is to get to know my patients, and my reward is to see their faces light up with a smile when they hear clearly again.”

  • Board-Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist: National Institute for Hearing Instrument Sciences
  • Member: Florida Society of Hearing Healthcare Professionals
  • Licensed: State of Florida

Linda comes from Davie, Florida (west of Ft. Lauderdale) where she formerly owned her own hearing aid practice and worked for a group of ear, nose and throat specialists (ENTs) for over 16 years.

When she is away from the office, Linda enjoys the beauty of nature and loves biking, golfing, pilates and walking with her dog, Nipsey. She also enjoys going to car shows with her husband and visiting their daughter.

Julie Freeler

Julie Freeler
HIS

UTILIZING PERSONAL EXPERIENCE TO HELP OTHERS

"My journey began when I came to realize that I was beginning to experience hearing loss. I became a patient at Beneficial Hearing Aid Center where I was evaluated and educated about my future expectations and the benefits of amplification. Not only did they improve my hearing, but they also improved my life by offering me the opportunity to become a part of the Beneficial Family."

"I am proud to say that I am now a licensed Hearing Aid Specialist, helping others with the same challenges I have experienced with my own hearing loss. Not only is it rewarding to work with such a wonderful family, but it is also gratifying to be able to put smiles on the faces of those who I can help hear better again."

  • Licensed: State of Florida
  • Member: Florida Society of Hearing Healthcare Professionals

Away from the office, Julie enjoys arts and crafts, swimming and riding horses, but most of all doing activities that allow her to spend quality of time with her family. She is a mother of three children, ages 20, 17 and 5 years old.

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