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Carissa Bennett, Audiologist and Director of Operations, graduated with honors from UC Santa Barbara in Speech and Hearing Science, earned a Masters in Audiology from the University of Washington, and an AuD in Audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. She has previously worked with patients as an Audiologist at the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles, with an emphasis on medical-legal audiology with Aram Glorig, MD, and hearing aid research with James Sheehy, MD. Dr. Bennett is experienced in working with infants, children, and adults, and specializes in diagnostic audiological evaluations, hearing aid evaluations and hearing aid dispensing. She is Board Certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Michelle Bruszer, AuD, Audiologist 2010-Present Dr. Michelle Bruszer graduated with her AuD from Nova Southeastern University in 2010. She has worked at South Florida ENT Neuro-Otology Associates, Miami Speech & Hearing Center, University of Miami Miramar Medical Group, and Sunrise Neurology Medical Group. Dr. Bruszer is experienced in working with children and adults. Dr. Bruszer is Board Eligible.
Dr. Frazer has been working in private practice since 1982. He is well known within the industry, and owned and operated Hearing Care Associates, which was one of the largest audiology private practices in the country with 23 offices. Dr. Frazer was the first audiologist to obtain dual doctorates in Audiology, both a PhD. in Audiology as well as a Clinical Doctorate of Audiology. His specialties include the evaluation and treatment of vertigo, dizziness and balance disorders. Dr. Frazer is semi-fluent in Spanish and Sign Language.
Jennifer graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 1993, then went on to earn an MA in Audiology from the University of Northern Colorado. She has spent the past 15 years gaining extensive experience in Audiology by working at the California Ear Institute at Stanford, Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Children’s Hospital of Oakland, and the Michigan ENT Consultants. Jennifer is Board Certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She specializes in working with infants and children, as well as adults.
Dr. Schauwecker is our newest audiologist and we are very happy she has joined our staff in 2011. She earned her AuD from the University of Louisville then worked at Orange County Physicians’ Hearing Services for five years. Emily's special interests include diagnostic audiological evaluations, vestibular evaluations, and hearing aids for infants, children and adults. She is Board Certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and American Board of Audiology.
West Coast Hearing & Balance is a group of highly trained professionals and support staff dedicated to exceeding customer expectations by providing the highest quality service to our patients, their families, their doctors, and the community. Each Audiologist is university trained with either a Masters or Doctorate degree in Audiology, a minimum of seven to eight years of university coursework and training.
We are committed to helping each patient manage their hearing loss for effective communication with their family and friends by providing the resources to minimize the negative consequences of hearing loss. We are also firm believers of appropriate medical management of hearing loss. When a patient needs medical intervention, we discuss these needs with the patient and make every effort to also communicate with the family physician and/or ENT physician.
Most patients can obtain substantial benefit from properly fit hearing aids. The key to this success is the expertise of the audiologist who will choose and program the circuitry, the motivation of the patient, and proper counseling. We work with each patient to achieve a comfortable fit, as well as satisfaction with the degree of aided hearing improvement. If a patient is not satisfied at the end of the 30 day adjustment period, the patient can obtain a 100% refund. We hope you have a pleasant experience at our office and we thank you for the opportunity to serve your hearing health care needs. We are always open to suggestions or comments that will improve the quality of our service.
West Coast Hearing & Balance Center offers hearing care services including:
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