Our Audiology Team
Fenja Mattson, Au.D., CCC-A
Dr. Mattson grew up in Plantation, FL before attending Florida State University to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She then moved to Greenville, NC to pursue her master’s degree in Speech, Language & Auditory Pathology. In January 2004, she completed her Doctor of Audiology degree at Arizona School of Health Sciences before joining the JSHC Team in October 2004.
In 2015, Dr. Mattson received the Jacksonville Business Journal Health-Care Hero Award, which honors Northeast Florida professionals who improve health care and save lives, for her work treating veterans with hearing loss.
Dr. Mattson has also received additional training in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) for hyperacusis and tinnitus management at Towson University.
Fun Fact: Dr. Mattson is fluent in German.
Evonne Long, Au.D., CCC-A
A native of upstate New York, Dr. Long grew up with a father who was born profoundly deaf, and has been driven by a desire to serve that population. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science Disorders from the University of Buffalo, which she attended on a Provost Scholarship. She received her Doctor of Audiology, Summa Cum Laude, in 2015 from the University of South Alabama, where she was the Graduate Assistant to the chair of the Department of Audiology.
In 2019, Dr. Long was selected as one of three national finalists for “Best Hearing Care Practitioner” as part of the Oticon Focus on People Awards, a national competition that recognizes individuals who are helping to change perceptions of what it means to live with hearing loss.
Prior to joining the JSHC staff, Dr. Long worked for several providers in the Central Florida area. Dr. Long has also received training in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy.
Fun Facts: Dr. Long enjoys musical theatre and spending time with her husband and their plott hound, Missy Elliott. She was the drum major for the University at Buffalo Thunder of the East Marching Band and still enjoys learning how to conduct challenging arrangements for a workout fit for a multi-tasker. If you spot someone measuring ambient noise levels in a local eatery, there is a fair chance it is Dr. Long — she has an ongoing list of hearing-friendly atmospheres, if ever you need a suggestion!
Jyssica Brents: Audiology Assistant
As Audiology Assistant, Jyssica ensures that patients are getting the most out of their hearing aids by performing hearing aid orientations, checks, and repairs. A true Jacksonville native, she was born at Jacksonville’s Naval Air Station and graduated high school from Robert E. Lee. Jyssica found her passion working with patients who are deaf and hard-of-hearing while working at a previous job with five people who were deaf and taught her the ropes of ASL. Currently, she’s also enrolled in FSCJ to get an associate’s degree in ASL interpretation.
Fun Fact: Jyssica has a eight-year-old son named Dezmond, to whom she loves passing down her love of sports. Dezmond memorizes football and baseball players’ names, as well as the teams they play for. Just ask him, and he’ll tell you!