San Diego Hearing Center - Hillcrest

"We listen so you can hear"
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4060 4th Ave Ste 410A San Diego, CA 92103


Clinic staff

Blanche Blackington


Dr. Blanche Blackington is the President of San Diego Hearing Centers. She has been helping people hear better in private practice since 1990. She earned her Master's degree at San Diego State University and her doctorate at Arizona School of Health Sciences. Blanche is a consultant for the Hearing Aid Dispenser's Bureau and is active in the licensing examination process. She is also on the Board for the California Academy of Audiology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, a member of the Academy of Dispensing Audiologist, and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Blanche takes pride in the fact that her practice incorporates a 'patient first' philosophy.

Kathleen Grichar


Dr. Kathleen Grichar earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and her Doctorate of Audiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison after completing her externship at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. She is predominately interested in the evolving technology of hearing aids and assistive listening devices, rehabilitation, and hearing conservation while providing friendly and personalized care to each of her patients. Outside of the office, Dr. Grichar enjoys biking, yoga, reading, cooking, traveling and is an avid Wisconsin sports fan.

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San Diego Hearing Center - Hillcrest

“I liked the fact that she was interested in my hearing problem. She is a good doctor and gave me plenty of her time.”

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5 out of 5 1.
San Diego Hearing Center - Hillcrest

“The audiologist and staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable! They took their time and did not rush me. My opinion changed about hearing aids once I understood how they worked and what they could do for me. I feel extremely comfortable in their office. I purchased hearing aids and almost cried when I finally could understand my daughter. I am forever grateful”

of San Diego, CA   
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5 out of 5 1.

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About this clinic

The audiologists and staff at the San Diego Hearing Center strive to provide comprehensive and professional hearing healthcare, from prevention to rehabilitation, for those individuals with hearing concerns, without exception or discrimination. Our patient care respects each individual and reflects the professional concern and attention each individual needs to succeed to their goal of improved quality of life through better hearing. It is our goal at the San Diego Hearing Center to bring comprehensive hearing healthcare education to each and every member of the community of San Diego. 

Visit either one of your two convenient locations:

4060 Fourth Ave., Ste 410A
San Diego, California 92103

4282 Genesee Ave., Ste 301
San Diego, California 92117

Clinic services

  • Hearing screenings
  • Complete hearing tests
  • Hearing aid evaluations
  • Hearing aids – A wide selection of top-quality digital hearing instruments from the best manufacturers
  • Computerized hearing aid fittings to ensure proper amplification
  • Hearing aid accessories
  • Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) including amplified telephones for people who are hearing impaired
  • Hearing aid service including cleaning, checks, maintenance and repairs
  • Hearing aid batteries
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) evaluation and management
  • Custom earmolds for hearing aids and earplugs for swimming and hearing protection

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Hours of operation

Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed

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