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Our Professional Staff

Denise Gold, HAS, M.Ed.

Denise Gold, HAS, M.Ed.
Owner & Hearing Instrument Specialist

Denise Gold has enjoyed serving the needs of the hearing impaired for over 30 years. She has a Masters Degree in Audiology and Speech Pathology from California University of Pennsylvania. She is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and now resides in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is licensed by the state of Florida as a Hearing Instrument Specialist and is also Nationally Board Certified by The Institute of Hearing Sciences. Her father owned and operated two hearing aid offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and she "grew up" in the field.

Her father’s clinics are still open today and are known as Yareck’s Better Hearing Center. Denise relocated to South Florida in 2001. She opened her own office on Burns Road in Palm Beach Gardens in 2010. Denise is a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). Denise is also a member of the North County Chamber of Commerce.

She is passionate about improving the lives of the hearing impaired. She has invested herself in training new hearing aid specialists and serving on various international mission trips. She volunteers her time at local health fairs and assisted living facilities. One of Denise’s area of expertise is technology. She regularly attends conferences to be trained on the newest hearing devices. She enjoys educating her patients on how technology can improve the quality of their lives. In her free time she enjoys ballroom and salsa dancing, hiking, travel and spending time with her family and two sweet grandchildren.

Deborah Brooks, Au.D.

Deborah Brooks, Au.D.
Audiologist

Deborah Brooks, Au.D. has been a practicing audiologist since 2001. She has worked in various settings such as non-profit, ENT office, and private practice.  Dr. Deborah earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, Master's Degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and Doctorate from Salus University.  Dr. Deborah is originally from New York but has practiced audiology in Georgia and Florida as well.  Her areas of expertise include high tech hearing aids, diagnostics, wireless connectivity, assistive listening devices, aural rehabilitation, and tinnitus retraining therapy.  Dr. Deborah is affiliated with the American Speech, Hearing, and Language Association and is also a Fellow for the American Academy of Audiology.   In her spare time, Dr. Deborah enjoys spending time with her 2 sons, husband, and 2 dogs.

Stephanie LaForge, M.S. CCC-A

Stephanie LaForge, M.S. CCC-A
Audiologist

After earning her bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Connecticut, Stephanie LaForge, M.S., CCC-A went on to obtain her Masters in Audiology from the nationally recognized program at Florida State University. She quickly added to these credentials by earning licensure to practice within the state of Florida. Stephanie joined and remains a long-standing member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), American Speech-Hearing-Language Association (ASHA), and the Florida Academy of Audiology.   

During her twenty-two years of caring for patients’ hearing health at her own practice as well as various ENT settings, including Cleveland Clinic in Florida. Stephanie LaForge has unwaveringly spread the word about the absolute connection between hearing health and whole-body health. Knowing the importance of hearing health and overall benefits it imparts to the patient’s quantity of life, Stephanie is passionate about her work, dedicated to diligent and comprehensive diagnostics, and keeps well apprised of the latest technology and hearing solutions. Stephanie cares deeply for the health of her patients and will always take time to explain and discuss all testing results and the best hearing health options available.   

Lea Muurinen

Lea Muurinen
Office Manager

Lea started working with Better Hearing Care in 2015 providing bookkeeping services for the practice. She became more involved in the practice and began to manage the office in 2016. Lea is a native of Canada and has lived in Florida since 2004. Lea enjoys cooking, going to the beach and she is looking forward to getting a new dog.

Stephanie LaForge, M.S., CCC-A

Stephanie LaForge, M.S., CCC-A
Audiologist

After earning her bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Connecticut, Stephanie LaForge, M.S., CCC-A went on to obtain her Masters in Audiology from the nationally recognized program at Florida State University. She quickly added to these credentials by earning licensure to practice within the state of Florida. Stephanie joined and remains a long-standing member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), American Speech-Hearing-Language Association (ASHA), and the Florida Academy of Audiology.   

During her twenty-two years of caring for patients’ hearing health at her own practice as well as various ENT settings, including Cleveland Clinic in Florida. Stephanie LaForge has unwaveringly spread the word about the absolute connection between hearing health and whole-body health. Knowing the importance of hearing health and overall benefits it imparts to the patient’s quantity of life, Stephanie is passionate about her work, dedicated to diligent and comprehensive diagnostics, and keeps well apprised of the latest technology and hearing solutions. Stephanie cares deeply for the health of her patients and will always take time to explain and discuss all testing results and the best hearing health options available.   

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