Get to know Florida Hearing Matters

About Us

Dr. Valerie Rossetti opened Florida Hearing Matters in the flourishing city of Fort Lauderdale to help improve people’s lives through better hearing. Our goal is simple: to provide our patients with unique and individualized solutions for their hearing concerns.
We combine warm and gentle care with the latest in audiologic technology to deliver the results our patients are hoping for. We specialize in digital hearing aids in order to provide our patients with the best and most cost-effective solutions for every listening situation.
Modern hearing instruments are virtually invisible and use computerized circuitry to enhance speech sounds, while diminishing the presence of unwanted background noises. At Florida Hearing Matters, we take the time to get to know our patients’ unique lifestyles, and are proud to use the best technology available to fulfill their needs.
Meet our Doctors

Valerie Rossetti, Au.D.

Board Certified Doctor of Audiology

Florida Hearing Matters, LLC is owned and operated by Dr. Valerie Rossetti, a Board-Certified Audiologist who has been helping the residents of South Florida for over 13 years. She earned her Undergraduate and Graduate degrees from Hofstra University, in Long Island and her Doctorate degree from Salus University School of Audiology in Elkins Park, PA. She is also a proud Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

After completing her internship studies at New York Presbyterian Hospital, she has worked in various private practice settings in New York and Palm Beach County. Utilizing the best in modern technology, Dr. Rossetti has helped many individuals hear better in even the most challenging situations.

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Lisa Lanza, Au.D.

Dr. Lisa Lanza received her Doctorate in Audiology from Nova Southeastern University in 2012. She completed her undergraduate studies in Communication Disorders and Child Development from The Florida State University in 2003.

Dr. Lanza completed her Doctoral Clinical Externship with South Florida ENT Associates (SFENTA) in Miami, Florida where she provided adult and pediatric audiologic and vestibular care.  Dr.Lanza has been a licensed audiologist in Florida since 2012 and has experience in a variety of clinical settings such as ENT practices, private audiology practice, and hospitals.

Dr. Lanza is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and a Fellow of the Florida Academy of Audiology.  She also maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Call our office today… Because your hearing matters!

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Who is an Audiologist?

An audiologist is a professional who evaluates, diagnoses, treats, and manages hearing loss and balance disorders. The majority of hearing loss cannot be treated with medicines or surgery but can be treated by an audiologist with the use of hearing (re)habilitation (counseling, education, auditory training/exercises), hearing aids and/or assistive listening devices (products to use to enhance television viewing, phone amplifiers, etc.). Audiologists make medical referrals to a physician when appropriate (e.g., ear pain, drainage from the ear, sudden hearing loss, etc.).
Audiologists receive extensive education in hearing and balance disorders. Most audiologists have earned masters and/or doctoral degrees and you may see the initials Au.D., (Doctor of Audiology – clinical degree); Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy – research and/or clinical research degree); or Sc.D. (Doctor of science – usually a clinical degree) to designate advanced training.

Why Visit an Audiologist?

Audiologists specialize in a multitude of work environments such as members of cochlear implant teams, managing hearing conservation programs, evaluating for and prescribing hearing aids and other hearing assistive devices, and perform hearing-related surgical monitoring. In addition, audiologists also screen the hearing of newborns, teach listening skills and strategies, assess individuals with central auditory processing disorders, and assess and treat individuals who suffer with tinnitus (ear noises). Audiologists work in clinical settings such as a hospital, private practice or other medical facility; many are professors at universities and colleges; there are researchers and some who work within the hearing and balance manufacturing industries.

Why do I need an audiologist for a successful hearing aid fitting?

Hearing aids are medical devices regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and must be recommended and prescribed by licensed professionals. This standard is in place to protect the individual with hearing loss as not all individuals are candidates for amplification.  Additionally, an improperly fit hearing aid or hearing aid sold online without a face-to-face evaluation with an audiologist can potentially cause various problems. Without a face-to-face evaluation, the consumer will not have an otoscopic evaluation (have the audiologist look into the ear canal) and medical problems such as ear drainage or ear blockages which can cause hearing loss will not be identified. Additionally, hearing aids that are not adjusted to the individual needs of the patient have the potential for increasing the hearing loss if the devices are not set appropriately. Lastly, audiologists can tailor a comprehensive treatment plan for each individual patient so as to ensure maximum performance from any device that may be prescribed.

Charities and Community Services

At Florida Hearing Matters, we’re proud members of our vibrant community. While we’re passionate about improving lives through better hearing, we’re also happy to support the missions of these local charities:
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HLAA of Broward County

Dr. Rossetti is a regular presenter and advisor for the Hearing Loss Association of America Broward County Chapter. She gives quarterly discussions with the group, discussing new advancements in hearing technology and offering support to their members. For more information regarding this group or learning how to be become a member, please visit their Facebook page.
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Dress for Success Palm Beaches

Dr. Rossetti served on the Board of Directors of Palm Beach from 2012-2014. She was a member of the Young Executives for Success group and assisted with fundraising and network events. The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
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Supermoms of Broward County

Dr. Rossetti is a member of the Supermoms of Broward, a non profit organization serving moms and kids in Broward County. She recently ran the Tour de Broward 5K race with the group to support Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital.

Call our office today… Because your hearing matters!