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Free Seminars


Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology and Southwest Florida Tinnitus and Hearing strive to be the hearing educational resource for residents in Southwest Florida. One of the ways we accomplish this goal is by holding regular hearing seminars. We can accommodate up to 30 people at each Lunch and Learn Seminar at your local Perkins Restaurants.  At these seminars you can learn the truth about hearing loss, hearing aids and tinnitus (ringing ears). No hearing aids will be sold during this program. If you or a loved one experience symptoms of hearing loss, ringing ears or currently wear hearing aids, then don’t miss this exciting, free opportunity!

“Hearing is one aspect of health that most people don’t know nearly as much as they’d like to know,” says John Hoglund. “When a group of people get together and they are discussing health issues and someone throws out their blood pressure readings, everyone understands. When the topic of hearing comes up, you get a lot of glassy stares. We created these lectures series to get through some of the questions about hearing loss in general, branch into the types of hearing aids and their components and also discuss tinnitus, the ringing in the ears.”

Featured Speaker

Dr. Jamie Katz from Starkey Hearing Technologies will offer insight into the remarkable advancements in hearing aids in the past several years, including digital technology, directional microphones, wireless and Bluetooth applications, extended wear devices, and invisible solutions for dealing with hearing loss.

Featured Speaker

John Hoglund BC-HIS, ACA  of Hoglund Family Hearing Centers will also present new information associating untreated hearing loss with the early onset of Dementia, Memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. He will also cover the advancements into the treatment of Tinnitus (or ringing in the ear) through a new FDA approved product that has made a great difference for Tinnitus Sufferers.

FREE LUNCH AND LEARN SEMINAR about Hearing Loss, Memory Problems, Tinnitus, and Hearing Aid Technology Advancements.

  • Monday, October 1st, 3pm at Perkins Cape Coral: 1502 Cape Coral Pkwy East, Cape Coral, FL 33904.
  • Tuesday, October 2nd, 11am & 3pm at Perkins Fort Myers: 14801 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, FL 33912.
  • Wednesday, October 3rd, 3pm at Perkins Bonita Springs: 27941 Crown Lake Blvd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135.
  • Thursday, October 4th, 3pm at Perkins Naples: 3585 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, FL 34109.
  • Friday, October 5th, 3pm at Perkins Estero: 20320 Grand Oak Blvd, Estero, FL 33928.

This is a Free Luncheon Event. Do NOT bring your checkbook!

Space is limited, so reserve Your seats now.

To R.S.V.P. please call 239-498-7142 or email

2016-2017 Seminars Review


Jamie Katz, Au.D., from Starkey Hearing Technologies

Dr. Katz has 36 years of clinical experience, including comprehensive diagnostic audiology at a speech and hearing center, as well as an ENT practice, with strong emphasis on product training and research. Dr. Katz will offer insight into the remarkable advancements in hearing aids in the past several years including digital technology, directional microphones, wireless and Bluetooth applications, extended wear devices and the invisible solutions for dealing with hearing loss. He will help sort through the many questions concerning hearing loss, consumer reports and hearing aid prices and answer all questions about the often confusing features and benefits of hearing aids. He will also discuss the new and exciting device made for iPhones called HALO, which gives patients who have Apple devices more control over their hearing aids than ever before.

Susan De Bondt Au.D

Tinnitus Expert Dr. Susan De Bondt Au.D is coming to Southwest Florida for a series of lectures concerning remarkable breakthroughs in the field of Tinnitus Treatment! She will be showcasing the works of famed Tinnitus researcher Dr. Robert Sweetow, Clinical Research Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) at University of California San Francisco. Dr. Sweetow's pioneering work in music therapy led to the creation of the Widex ZEN Tinnitus Treatment protocols that have helped tens of thousands of people suffering with Tinnitus. Dr. De Bondt has over 30 years experience ranging from working with Tinnitus Patients in Ear, Nose and Throat clinics, Private Practice Audiology clinic's, and VA medical centers.

John Hoglund BC-HIS, ACA

John is nationally board certified in hearing instrument sciences and is also certified by the American Conference of Audioprostology. John has been taking care of the needs of the hearing impaired throughout Florida for the past 24 years. John offers insight into the often confusing symptoms of hearing loss, especially when noise exposure is involved. He also covers the advancements into the treatment of nerve deafness and presents information concerning the recent findings from Johns Hopkins that untreated hearing loss dramatically increases the probability of developing Alzheimer's disease and dementia. John has lectured throughout Florida since 1985, and will be available for a question and answer period at the conclusion of the lecture.

Lynette L. Dornton, Au.D.

Lynette L. Dornton, Au.D., received both her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from the University of South Florida. Dr. Dornton has an extensive background in evaluating, diagnosing and treating a variety of auditory and vestibular (dizziness and balance) disorders. She also has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of patients suffering from tinnitus. Dr. Dornton is licensed to practice in the state of Florida and is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association as well as the American Academy of Audiology. Her hobbies include reading, designing jewelry and spoiling her three adorable nieces, Zoe, Kaitlyn and Julia.

Angel C. Duncan M.A.-MFT, ATR

Angel C. Duncan has an extensive background in counseling psychology and dementia forms. She is at the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida as a cognitive scales rater in clinical research trials and provides research education in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias throughout Southwest Florida. In addition, Angel is a consultant for GE Healthcare and speaks globally. She is an adjunct professor in New Haven, Connecticut at Albertus Magnus College and visiting instructor at the University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa. Angel is a contributing author and regularly publishes in medical journals and other publications. She has been interviewed in The Los Angeles Times, The New Jersey Star Ledger, CBS, ABC News, WGCU-Gulf Coast Live! and Google Hangout, among others.


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