FREEDOM HEARING CENTER LLC

Freedom Hearing Center LLC was created with your individual needs in mind.  We spend time listening to your concerns before we start your diagnostic testing process.   We specialize in developing customized treatment options that are best suited to our patients’ specific hearing needs and lifestyles.  Those options may include hearing instruments, hearing protection, or medical intervention.  Working directly with Otolaryngologists (Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgeons) offers a valuable benefit to our patients.  We aspire to optimize your hearing ability, and make listening as effortless as possible.

We are available in Prince Frederick (135 West Dares Beach Road, Suite 102) on Tuesday and Thursday and at the Solomons Medical Office Building on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (by appointment).  Please contact us at 410-610-2246 to schedule your evaluation.

Rebecca Jahed, AuD, FAAA, FADA

Doctor of Audiology

Rebecca lived many places during her childhood as part of a military family, but eventually settled in the Maryland/DC area in 1983. She attended Penn State University and completed her undergraduate degree in 1987. She worked in the Montgomery County School system with hearing impaired and special needs children before continuing her education. Rebecca then attended the University of Maryland where she received her Master of Arts degree in Hearing and Speech Science in 1992. Most recently, she continued her education and received an AuD (Doctorate of Audiology) from Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2009. She is a fellow with the American Academy of Audiology and with the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.

Rebecca has worked in several different areas of audiology including private practice, as an educator for a large hearing instrument manufacturer, and as a clinical audiologist working with several Ear, Noise, and Throat medical practices in the Southern Maryland area. This diversity has enhanced her knowledge and skills in many different areas of the audiology profession.

Rebecca has been happily married for 26 years and has two daughters in college and one son in high school.

Since she has lived and worked for many years in her hometown of Calvert County, she is excited about continuing services in a private practice setting in Southern Maryland. She has made personal and excellent customer service her mission and will help clients, friends, and family achieve a better quality of life with enhanced hearing ability.

Having traveled to Guatemala on two medical missions trips with each of her daughters profoundly touched her heart.  Humbled by the gratitude and contentment of those with so little, we have decided to donate a portion of every hearing aid sold to this cause.  Please click on the Facebook link below to see a quick video.

Dr. Gina Diaz, Staff Audiologist

Dr. Gina Diaz recently joined Freedom Hearing Center, and has gained extensive clinical experience at a wide variety of clinical settings including Boys Town National Research Hospital (Omaha, NE) and Ear Nose and Throat Associates (Baltimore, MD). Audiologic service provision to the general and special needs populations (adult and pediatric) included comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, electrophysiologic assessments, hearing aid fittings and management, cochlear implant mapping, newborn hearing screenings, and vestibular diagnostic testing. Dr. Diaz has also been an active participant of the Cleft Lip and Palate Team at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center where she provided full audiologic assessments for both children and adults with congenital malformations/multiple disabilities.

Dr. Diaz completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Science from West Virginia University in 2009. She continued her studies in audiology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received her Master of Science degree in 2012 and her Doctor of Audiology degree in 2013. Dr. Diaz has published and conducted research studies in the cochlear implant lab at Boys Town National Research Hospital, the effect of technology and testing environment on speech perception using telehealth with cochlear implant recipients. In addition, she completed a retrospective analysis on speech-perception outcomes for children and adolescents receiving sequential bilateral cochlear implants with at least 4 years between surgeries. Dr. Diaz is a licensed audiologist in the state of Maryland and is a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC).

Dr. Diaz’s goal is to provide expert care and compassion to all patients and their families with the use of state-of-the-art equipment and continuing education. Dr. Diaz is passionate about audiology and the difference better hearing can make in the quality of a person’s life. She strives to provide in-depth evaluations to diagnose and treat hearing loss and balance disorders.

Dr. Diaz has a diverse background and provides expertise in the areas of pediatric and adult behavioral and electro-acoustic diagnostic testing including Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing, Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE), and Videonystagmography (VNG). She is dedicated to helping families make informed decisions and advocate for their children regarding their hearing health. In addition, she incorporates early detection and management, preservation of hearing, and education for all patients and family members. Lastly, Dr. Diaz is committed to providing the most appropriate hearing aid technology to help people communicate effectively in their everyday activities and listening situations. Dr. Diaz grew up in Long Island, NY and currently resides in California, MD with her husband and two children. She enjoys traveling, community service, and spending quality time with friends and family.