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April Royan, M.A. CCC-A

Audiology
Decibels Audiology & Hearing Aid Center, LLC
239-593-5327

3000 Immokalee Road, Suite 8
Naples, FL 34110
239-593-5327

http://www.napleshearingaids.com

Monday 9am - 4pm 

Tuesday 9am - 4pm 

Wednesday 9am - 4pm 

Thursday 9am - 4pm 

Friday 9am - 4pm

About this Expert

April Royan, M.A. CCC-A, originally from Chicago, Illinois,  is an Audiologist and the Medical Director and Owner of Decibels Audiology and Hearing Aid Center in Naples, FL. Ms. Royan received a Bachelor of Arts in Audiology from Illinois State University and a Master of Science in Audiology from the University of Illinois. She is a former Regional Audiology Training Manager for a major hearing aid manufacturer and was awarded the Outstanding Customer Service and Patient Satisfaction Award in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 from AMG, a national Audiology organization.  She has been recognized by Gulfshore Life Who’s Who in Health and Top Doctors publications. Ms. Royan was selected for the 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 Best of Naples Awards in the Audiologists category.  Most recently, Decibels Audiology was a star winner of the Naples Daily News 10th Annual Southwest Florida Choice Awards for Best Hearing Aid Center.     

 

Audiology Education

  • Master of Arts in Audiology - University of Illinois
  • Bachelor of Science in Audiology - Illinois State University

 

Clinical Fellowship

  • Collier Otolaryngology, Naples, FL

 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • American Academy of Audiology: Fellow
  • Medical Management Association of Collier County: Member

 

Recent Awards and Recognition

  • Gulfshore Life Top Doctors: June 2010
  • Gulfshore Life Who's Who in Health January 2010
  • Gulfshore Life Who's Who in Health June 2010
  • AMG Outstanding Customer Service and Patient Satisfaction Award 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Best of Naples Awards: Audiologist 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Naples Daily News 10th Annual Southwest Florida Choice Star Award for Best Hearing Aid Center 

 

 

ALSO AT OUR OFFICE:

KristiMartin-MS-CCC-A

Kristi Martin, M.S. CCC-A, originally from Marion, Indiana, is an Audiologist at Decibels Audiology and Hearing Aid Center in Naples, FL.  Martin received a Bachelor of Science in Audiology and Speech Sciences and a Master of Science in Audiology, both from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.  Martin has been an Audiologist for 29 years and has worked with Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians in Indiana, Kentucky and Nebraska.  She has worked as an Educational Audiologist for the Jefferson County Board of Education in Louisville, KY and Green Hills Area Education Agency in Council Bluffs, IA.  Martin was also an Audiology Field Trainer for major hearing aid manufacturer Sonic Innovations, which is now a partner of Oticon international. Martin is a specialized provider in the areas of diagnostic and educational audiology, aural rehabilitation, and hearing aid fitting.

 

 

Audiology Education

  • Masters of Science in Audiology - Purdue University
  • Bachelor of Science in Audiology and Speech Sciences- Purdue University

Clinical Fellowship

  • Buchele Hearing Aid Center, Hammond, Indiana

Professional Affiliations

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • American Academy of Audiology: Fellow

Recent Awards and Recognition

  • AMG Outstanding Customer Service and Patient Satisfaction Award 2013
  • Best of Naples Awards: Audiologist 2013

 

Dr. Ann Rasmussen, Au.D. CCC-A, originally from San Francisco, CA, is a Doctor of Audiology in Naples, FL. Dr. Rasmussen earned a Bachelor of Arts from Regis University and Doctorate in Audiology from the University of South Florida. She was awarded the position of Research Fellow at University of South Florida in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, where she conducted speech-in-noise testing and analyses. Dr. Rasmussen has been nationally recognized for her work on speech understanding in noise, which was published by the Acoustical Society of America. She was honored with the Hillsborough County, Florida Outstanding Service Award. She has been recognized by the Sunshine State Seminar on Hearing for clinical implementation of the American Academy of Audiology guideline for audiologic management of the adult patient. She is a former Director of Audiology at offices of Ear, Nose & Throat physicians. As a top hearing doctor in the field of audiology, Dr. Rasmussen was the first approved licensed provider in Naples for an international Tinnitus Treatment device.  Dr. Rasmussen is a specialized provider of tinnitus treatment, aural rehabilitation, ear wax management, and hearing aid fitting and verification. Most recently, Decibels Audiology has earned recognition in Naples Daily News for excellence as a Hearing Aid and Tinnitus Treatment Center. Dr. Rasmussen is also able to hone her audiologic talents while taking care of her sister and daughter who both live with hearing loss. 

 

Audiology Education

  • Doctorate in Audiology - University of South Florida
  • Post- Baccalaureate in Audiology - University of South Florida
  • Bachelor of Arts - Regis University

 

Clinical Fellowship

  • Audiology Associates of South Florida, Coral Springs, FL
    • West Boca Medical Center, Boca Raton, FL
    • Northwest Medical Center, Margate, FL

 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • American Academy of Audiology: Fellow
  • National Cued Speech Association: Nationally Certified Cued Speech Instructor

 

Recent Awards and Recognition

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Conference Proposed Research Presentation, 2012
  • Acoustical Society of America publication by peer review- “The intelligibility of clear speech at normal and slow rates for older hearing-impaired listeners.” 2011
  • National Cued Speech Association Distinction of Excellence, 2010
  • Sunshine State Seminar on Hearing recognition for Clinical Implementation of the American Academy of Audiology Guideline for Audiologic Management of the Adult Patient, 2007
  • Hillsborough County, Florida Outstanding Service Award 2006
  • San Francisco Speech and Hearing Center Awarded Teaching Assistantship, 2002-2003

 

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Testimonials

"I am in the professional recording and broadcast industry, so accurate sound is essential to me.  April Royan took the time to exactly match the instruments and the settings to my exacting standards.  I would highly recommend April and Decibels Audiology to those who demand the best."

-Dave Elliott - The Dave Elliott Show WGUF 98.9   

 

 

"Decibels Audiology provides excellent and sophisticated patient care for people who want and need dependable service and the ability to hear well.  For two yeas she has provided me with excellent hearing aids with surprisingly minimal fuss and expense."

-Dr. Azmy Boutros, M.D.     

 

 

"I was aware for some time that I had a hearing loss that was beginning to interfere with conversations with others; however, I had no idea how to proceed to obtain help.  I saw that April Royan of Decibels Audiology was presenting a seminar on hearing at my church.  I attended and it was the best decision I have made in a long time.  April explained the types of hearing loss and the various methods available to correct it in such a way that it was completely understandable.  In subsequent testing at Decibel's, she evaluated my hearing and steered me to a perfect hearing aid.  I adjusted to wearing it in one day.  The whole process was simple, enjoyable and made so easy due to April's lovely manner and kind attention.  I am delighted with the results." 

-Molly C. - Naples, FL  

 

 

"I have a black belt in hearing aids. Really... I have had hearing aids since I was 40. Just recently I came into Decibels to purchase a new set, for my 63 B'day.   April was so pleasant to me as I thought that she was the receptionist.  I was waiting for a crusty old codger like my self to the give me the audio test and so on.  Well, she knew her stuff and I can say that after purchasing 6 sets hearing aids over the years she had me up and running with my latest set with no muss or fuss. As it was explained to me back when I wore younger man's clothes, hearing is really two things.  One is how well your ears send the sound to your brain, or not.  The second is how well your brain separates the "noise" from what you want to hear.  So my latest set does both. They have been programmed to focus on amplifying what is in front of me and NOT behind.  In this way the "noise" tends to be attenuated. As a follicle, memory and audio challenged guy I highly recommend seeing April, don't let her age fool you... she is the go to GAL." 

-Joe the Realtor - Naples, FL  

 

 

"I had a problem with my hearing for a number of years, but refused to accept the fact that I might need some professional help instead of just trying to "listen harder".  Like others, I tried every gizmo and gadget sold in the stores and "as seen on TV" as "cheap, quick fixes" until finally deciding to get serious and contact a hearing professional.  I found April’s ad in the phone directory and made the call.  She made me feel comfortable from the first meeting, and I was very pleased at how quickly she was able to test my hearing and then fit me with the hearing aid of my choice.  Now, thanks to April, I can participate in conversations that before were all but impossible for me to be a part of, without asking others to repeat themselves."

-Joan M. - Naples, FL  

 

 

"I knew that I had difficulty hearing, but was reluctant to be tested for hearing aids. At my spouse's urging, I finally agreed to a hearing test that confirmed what I already knew. April Royan convinced me, in a low pressure and disarming manner, that I should give the hearing aids a trial. I have been amazed at how wonderful everything now sounds, especially my acoustic guitar. The effort of caring for the hearing aids is little in relation to the great joy of hearing everything again. And I have worn them to social gatherings and meetings, yet no one has noticed them in my ears." 

-Mike I. - Naples, FL  

 

 

"I am very satisfied with my new hearing aids, 100% better than my old ones. April’s examination and explanations were very professional and helpful. Thank you!!" 

-June S. - Naples, FL  

 

 

"I brought my two and a half year old son to Decibels Audiology when I had concerns about his hearing in relation to his learning disabilities. April Royan's warm, caring manner immediately made my child feel at ease and this helped in his willingness to be tested. I really appreciated how Ms. Royan took the time to find and discuss relevant information and resources with me. I highly recommend April Royan to parents looking for an audiologist who is a professional that really cares about helping children and their parents."

-Kathy L. - Naples, FL 

 



"I have followed April to her new location, due to the fact she is a professional Audiologist. I have appreciated her patience with me as an "elderly" client. I highly recommend her to other seniors!" 

-Pat S. - Ottawa, Illinois

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Where is your office located?

    - We are located on the south side ofImmokalee Road. We are the 3rd Plaza east of theAirport Pulling RoadandImmokalee Roadintersection. The name of our complex isWinterview Court; a set of yellow buildings with white metal rooves.

2.) How much do hearing aids cost?

     - Hearing aid prices vary widely depending on the technology level of the hearing aids, similar to computers. The average price for asophisticated, high-performance automatic hearing aid ranges from $1500.00 to $3000.00 per hearing aid. There are multiple payment options as well as hearing aid levels for every budget.

3.) Do you accept insurance?

     - We do not file insurance at our office due to the fact that virtually all insurance companies do not provide hearing aid coverage. We do not charge for hearing tests, however if your insurance company will provide any coverage for hearing aids we provide all the necessary documentation for you to self-submit.

4.) What is the process of a hearing aid evaluation?

     - First a comprehensive hearing tests is completed. Following the test the audiologist will make a recommendation based on the results of the test (i.e. medical follow-up, a yearly hearing test, hearing aids, etc.) If hearing aids are recommended the patient will have a 30 day trial period with the hearing aids.

5.) What manufacturers do you work with?

     - We work with all major manufacturers (i.e. Phonak, Oticon, Starkey, Sonic, ReSound, Unitron, etc.).

6.) Are the staff members audiologists?

     - Yes, our staff members are both audiologists.

 

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