HearingLife - Sonoma

"Hearing well is living well"
511 3rd St W Sonoma, CA 95476
Your Hearing Network

Clinic staff


Penny Barron


Penny came to us in the spring of 2014 from Austin, Texas. She has over 17 years of experience with hearing, hearing healthcare, and hearing instruments. Though not a native Texan, Penny spent most of her life in Texas and sports a Texas accent to prove it! She graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and from the University of Texas at Austin with a Master’s Degree in Audiology.

Penny enjoys helping people to hear well so they can stay connected to their loved ones and participate in the activities they love. She enjoys hiking, reading, traveling, and is enjoying getting to know her new Bay Area home.


Dr. Janet Snyder-Miles

Dr. Snyder-Miles is a native Californian with humble beginnings in Taft. Her family moved from the hot and dry Central Valley when she was 12 years old, to the mountainous and cold state of Alaska, where her love of nature and outdoors began. After high school, she left Alaska to attend San Diego State University, where she graduated with a M.A. in Audiology in 1980. She then earned her Doctorate of Audiology in 2003 from the School of Audiology at Salus University.
Dr. Snyder-Miles has been working in private practice since 1986 and currently practices in both our Sonoma and Los Gatos offices. She strives to create the ultimate patient experience and is dedicated to improving her patients quality of life by delivering the most accurate hearing assessment as possible.

Julie Marth

Julie Marth is a highly-experienced audiologist who has been helping people hear better for over 35 years. A native of Southern California, Julie earned her B.A. in Speech Pathology and Audiology from San Diego State University and her Masters in Audiology from San Francisco State University.
She has worked extensively with both pediatric and adult hearing impaired patients and receives great satisfaction from working in a field where she can impact her patients lives so greatly.

Judith Conley

This provider is licensed in California (#AU2436).
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: Federal Employee Program, Local 472/172, UAW, Charter Twp, OCCM, Homelink, Advanced Hearing Providers, AARP-HearUSA, AMAC, CAP Connection, Prime Health, Macomb County, BCBS of Michigan, AFE USA, Harmony Hearing, TruHearing, Perkspot, NEI and MCAS.

Phyllis Jaffe Burt

This provider is licensed in California (#AU289).
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: Harmony Hearing, Perkspot, Macomb County, Hearing Care Solutions, Prime Health, UAW, TruHearing, AMAC, BCBS of Michigan, NEI, Homelink, OCCM, CAP Connection, AARP-HearUSA, AFE USA, Charter Twp, Federal Employee Program, Advanced Hearing Providers and MCAS.

Clinic reviews

Read 15 verified patient reviews for HearingLife - Sonoma! Their average review score is 4.87 () from 15 reviews.

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“I liked how they were very attentive to me.”

of Sonoma, CA   
08/25/2015    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

“She gave me the information I needed and gave me a referral. ”

of Sonoma, CA   
06/24/2015    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

“She was real personable and patient, I would say.”

of Laguna Beach, CA   
05/12/2015    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

“They were very nice. She explained all about the hearing aid and everything. It was hard to fit me for a hearing aid because one of my canals was not big enough and she went over all of that.”

of Sonoma, CA   
04/10/2015    Review verified by phone
3 out of 5 1.

“That lady is awesome. She was patient and not in a hurry. Very friendly.”

of Napa, CA   
03/03/2015    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

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About this clinic

At HearWell Audiology, you’ll be cared for by our experienced audiologists and trained staff. With thorough hearing evaluations and advanced solutions, we’re qualified to diagnose and treat your hearing loss. We provide the latest in digital hearing aid technology and even offer free product demonstrations.

Sonoma Valley Hearing Center is one of three convenient locations of HearWell Audiology, which is the full-service audiology and hearing aid service practice of husband and wife audiologist partners Dr. John Miles and Dr. Janet Snyder Miles. They have built a highly-skilled and dedicated team of hearing care experts to help the people of California hear better. Their decades of experience and passion for helping others means you'll be given the best care possible. 

Clinic services

Services we provide:

  • Complete diagnostic evaluations
  • Speech threshold and discrimination testing
  • Pediatric hearing evaluations
  • Hearing aid evaluation and dispensing
  • Computerized hearing aid fittings to ensure proper amplification
  • Loaner hearing aids
  • Hearing aid adjustment and servicing
  • Custom earmolds for hearing aids 
  • Earplugs for swimming and hearing protection
  • Musician Plugs

Manufacturers we use:

  • Oticon
  • Starkey
  • ReSound
  • Siemens
  • Phonak

Insurances we accept:

  • SCCIPA (Santa Clara IPA)
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • MDI Network
  • United Health Care
  • Medicare
  • Valley Health

Free Trial Program:

If your hearing examination indicates that you are a candidate for hearing devices, our office will let you try them free for two weeks. We do this because we're confident that you will benefit from hearing devices and you will be able see how they affect your daily life. Whether you’re at home, at work, or on-the-go, you can find out if hearing devices are right for you and your lifestyle.

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Hours of operation

Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
By appt.
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
By appt.
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
By appt.
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
By appt.
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
By appt.
Saturday Closed

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Accepted forms of payment

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Debit
  • Financing available for those who qualify
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
Disclaimer: This clinic profile is for general information purposes only. Financial aid and insurance coverage can vary widely by policy and should be verified with the provider before services are rendered.