Santa Cruz Ear Nose and Throat Hearing Aid Center

"A Healthy Future"
(23 Reviews)
Call: (831) 531-4089
1595 Soquel Dr Ste 150 Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Clinic staff

Terence Russell


Terence Russell graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Audiology and Speech Pathology. In addition to continuing his education, he is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the Academy of Dispensing Audiologists. His professional passion comes from helping patients improve their quality of life. Terence also enjoys being involved in the Santa Cruz community and serves as a guest speaker to various senior groups regarding geriatric health and is the Director of Audiology for the Hearing Aid Center.

Elaine Loring


Elaine Loring, HIS, chose a career as a hearing instrument specialist after recognizing a desire to help others in a practical way. She devotes one-on-one time with her patients in order to provide customized, quality care, relying on advances in hearing aid technology to bring her clients cutting-edge solutions for their hearing loss. Elaine is active in the community and enjoys spending time outdoors, particularly bird watching. When she isn’t enjoying nature you can find her antiquing with friends or coordinating neighborhood events.

Ruth Kaspar


With degrees from A.T. Still University and Brigham Young University, Ruth serves as the Director of Clinical Audiology for Santa Cruz Ear, Nose and Throat Medical Group. As a diagnostic specialist, Ruth identifies the extent and damage of hearing loss and helps patients come to the appropriate steps to correct the problem. In addition to her work, Ruth is active in the community and serves as a consultant to Dominican Hospital’s newborn hearing screening program, is a guest lecturer on tinnitus, pediatric audiology and auditory processing disorders, and is a taxi driver to her six children.

Sarah Dryanski

Sarah Dryanski earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her Doctor of Audiology from the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a  Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology from American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. From a young age she knew she wanted to work with people. Sarah truly enjoys getting to know her patients while helping them in the process. Understanding and effectively communicating with my patients allows her to do this. Many times people experiencing vertigo and hearing loss just need someone to listen to their story. Sarah's goal is to provide this along with comprehensive testing and explanation of test results which leads to complete understanding. 

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Read 23 verified patient reviews for Santa Cruz Ear Nose and Throat Hearing Aid Center! Their average review score is 4.7 () from 23 reviews.

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Santa Cruz Ear Nose and Throat Hearing Aid Center

“She was very personable, and she was genuinely caring.”

of Santa Cruz, CA   
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5 out of 5 1.
Santa Cruz Ear Nose and Throat Hearing Aid Center

“She was really awesome, very thorough, very good with kids, which is really nice since my son is 4.”

of Santa Cruz, CA   
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4 out of 5 1.
Santa Cruz Ear Nose and Throat Hearing Aid Center

“She knew what she was doing. It was quick. She went over the results. ”

of Santa Cruz, CA   
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4 out of 5 1.
Santa Cruz Ear Nose and Throat Hearing Aid Center

“Their attempt to get me to purchase the most expensive hearing aids when I don't have that much hearing loss was a total turn off. ”

of Ben Lomond, CA   
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2 out of 5 1.

Official Response from Santa Cruz Ear Nose and Throat Hearing Aid Center:
“We apologize for the misunderstanding Sharon experienced. While we cannot make specific responses about any individual patient I can explain the process. Our goal is to have the highest level of satisfaction in hearing quality. We are all familiar with people who have purchased hearing aids that they don't like and refuse to use. This is often because the wrong hearing aid was prescribed. Our audiologists and dispensers go over a variety hearing rehabilitation options. Many patients find it hard to understand the difference between the quality of different hearing aid products. Because of the higher cost of the upper end hearing aids we offer free demo trials of a week with these. That gives patients an opportunity to "test drive" a high end product. When they return to discuss the experience we discuss with them whether this is the direction they wish to pursue or would they prefer a mid or lower level unit. If they opt for the latter they still have a trial period but if they find the lower cost hearing aid doesn't meet their expectations they are able to reconsider the higher end aid. We have had literally decades of experience dispensing hearing aids and we receive consistently positive feedback that this leads to the best results in our patients. We survey every patient who purchases hearing aids in our practice and over the past 10 years we have a 97.5% rating of excellent care by our patients. While we regret any negative experience of any customer we strive for excellence with every person we care for.”
Santa Cruz Ear Nose and Throat Hearing Aid Center

“He was thorough, he explained things well.”

of Santa Cruz, CA   
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5 out of 5 1.

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About this clinic

With more than 25 years of experience, the audiologists at Santa Cruz Ear, Nose and Throat Medical Group are dedicated to providing patients quality treatment involving disorders of the head and neck. Our doctors and audiologists have a passion for serving the community around them, that's why we specialize in disorders of hearing and balance issues, sinus disease, head and neck cancers, and even pediatric issues such as ear infections. We're proud of the experience we provide, let us help you today! 

Clinic services

Santa Cruz Ear, Nose and Throat Medical Group offers a wide variety of hearing health care solutions for individuals of all ages. Our professionals are skilled in: 

  • Childhood hearing loss and diagnosis
  • Adult hearing loss and diagnosis
  • Hearing aid selection and provision
  • Tinnitus evaluation and management
  • Tympanometry
  • Live speech mapping

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(831) 531-4089

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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