Jana Brown, founder of Allegany Hearing & Balance Center, was awarded a Doctor of Audiology degree in 2004, from the Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona. She also holds a Master of Science degree from West Virginia University. Dr. Brown was recently appointed to a four year term by Maryland’s Governor, Wes Moore, to be on the Maryland Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology, Audiology, and Music Therapy. She is board certified by the American Board of Audiology; a member and past president of the Maryland Academy of Audiology; a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, where she recently received her fourth Scholar Award; and a fellow of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, which honored her with the Leo Doerfler Award in 2017. In addition, she holds a certification in vestibular rehabilitation and concussion management from the American Institute of Balance, and is an adjunct clinical supervisor at West Virginia University.
Dr. Brown has practiced audiology since 1983, working the first eight years as an industrial audiologist in a steel mill and nuclear shipyard. She specializes in comprehensive adult and pediatric evaluations, hearing systems and rehabilitation, balance testing and rehabilitation, and concussion evaluation and management. Her volunteer work has included service on the executive board of the Dove Center, which helps individuals affected by domestic violence or sexual assault, and the board of trustees of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, which helps wounded veterans and active duty military personnel. She also serves on her church’s finance committee.
She lives in Oakland, Maryland, with her husband, Harold Harsh Jr., a retired fly-fishing guide, and their cat and dog. When not in the office, Dr. Brown enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, fly-fishing, and gardening but has little time to do any of it!