Providence Speech and Hearing Center

"Enriching life through the gifts of speech and hearing"
(11 Reviews)
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1301 W Providence Ave Orange, CA 92868


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Katy Sullivan


Katy Sullivan, Au.D., has served the needs of our community for over 15 years with Providence Speech and Hearing Center. She graduated in 1993 with her Master's Degree in Audiology from San Francisco State University and with her Doctorate of Audiology in 2008 from Central Michigan University. Dr. Sullivan is fluent in Spanish and American Sign Language. She specializes in the special needs of hearing impaired children and adults and speaks regularly to community groups, pediatricians, Neonatal ICU nurses, and Ear Nose and Throat doctors to alert them to new possibilities of hearing health care.

Chris Townsley


Dr. Christopher Townsley received his master's degree from Kent State University in 1995. After completing his clinical fellowship year in Ohio, Dr. Townsley moved to Los Angeles in 1997 and worked as an independent contractor before joining an ENT private practice in downtown Los Angeles, where he work for 9 years, specializing in adults and hearing aids. He received his doctorate degree from the University of Florida in 2006. Dr. Townsley has  joined our staff at Providence two years ago after making a move to Orange County.

Loretta Lee


Dr. Loretta Lee received her Doctor of Audiology from Salus University in 2004 and her Master’s degree from Arizona State University in 2001. Dr. Lee has years of experience working with patients of all ages, all over the world.  She is fluent in English and Chinese. She enjoys all aspects of Audiology but has special interest in pediatric audiology and Auditory Processing Disorder evaluations. 

Nick Benson


Dr. Nicholas Benson, graduated in 2012 from Arizona State University with a doctorate in audiology after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in communicative Disorders from the University of Redlands. The Providence family welcomed Dr. Benson in July of 2011 for his fourth year externship, after which he became a fully accredited Doctor of audiology. Dr. Benson specializes in pediatric services ranging from newborn neurodiagnostic services to hearing aid fittings. Dr. Benson is also a member of the CHOC Craniofacial team. His main professional interests include electrophysiological evaluation, improvement in the quality and time-frame of individualized, family-centered care, and the implementation of up-to-date evidence based practice. Dr. Benson is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, F-AAA, and is licensed by the state of California as a dispensing audiologist. 

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Read 11 verified patient reviews for Providence Speech and Hearing Center! Their average review score is 4.91 () from 11 reviews.

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Providence Speech and Hearing Center

“I loved them. Everything was fabulous. I rave about them. They are great. They did a fabulous job with him. Her customer service, I mean she's kind, warm, and sweet with him. The whole staff was amazing.”

of Anaheim, CA   
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5 out of 5 1.
Providence Speech and Hearing Center

“She was good with the kid.”

of Irvine, CA   
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4 out of 5 1.
Providence Speech and Hearing Center

“She was very pleasant, very knowledgeable, and very patient because my daughter is kind of giggly.”

of Santa Ana, CA   
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5 out of 5 1.
Providence Speech and Hearing Center

“She seems very knowledgeable and understands our concerns.”

of Irvine, CA   
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Providence Speech and Hearing Center

“They're really, really courteous and when I come in, they greet me. ”

of Westminster, CA   
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About this clinic

Looking for a refreshingly different approach to speech and hearing? Here at Providence Speech and Hearing Center, we offer a one-of-a-kind experience where patients receive care with advanced technology and a supportive, optimistic vibe. Providence Speech and Hearing Center is the leading service provider to the speech and hearing impaired of Orange County.

Clinic services

  • Hearing evaluations
  • Hearing aids
  • Hearing aid fitting
  • Hearing aid service and repair
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Custom hearing protection
  • Custom ear molds

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Hours of operation

Sunday Closed
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Insurance accepted, please call for details