Nobuko Ito, Owner and Founder of HearBright, has worked as an Audiologist in the Bay Area since 1995. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology, and she holds a Doctorate of Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T. Still University. She also graduated from San Jose State University with a Masters Degree in Audiology in 1995. Dr. Ito holds a Certificate in Early Childhood Intervention from San Jose State University, and is paneled by California Children's Services as an Audiologist. Dr. Ito is a member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and the American SL and Hearing Association. She is also mentioned as an Honored Member of the Global Directory of Who's Who.
Dr. Allen, Audiologist, has more than a decade of experience in diagnostics of the adult and pediatric population. Her high standards of excellence, her thorough testing, and pleasant demeanor provides optimal hearing testing for this population, and she is well known among the referring physicians in the Regional Medical Center community.
Dr. Jones holds a Doctorate of Audiology from Pacific University in Oregon. She has a California State Dispensing Audiologist license and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association with a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology. She is a member of the California Academy of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Jones' previous experience includes work as a clinical research audiologist and with the Veteran's Administration. Dr. Jones is originally from the islands of the Pacific Northwest and relocated to the Bay Area in 2015. She enjoys exploring California by backpacking, kayaking, and biking throughout the state.
Licensed clinic audiologist Linda Wolff earned her Masters degree in Audiology and her B.A. in Speech Pathology and Psychology (double major) from the State University at Buffalo. She is licensed as a California State Dispensing Audiologist and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American -Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Additionally, she is a Fellow of the American Audiology Association. Outside of the office, she can be found enjoying travel, music, art and spending time with her grandson.
Estela, Hearing Rehabilitation Specialist, has excellent technical and clinical skills to bring you your best hearing. She has several years of experience in healthcare and public service. A graduate of San Jose State University, she also a licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser and is a registered Audiology Aid. Estela is our Hearing Aid Specialist, offering consultations, repairs, and adjustments of hearing aids. Her specialty is in providing technology answers to hearing challenges, and counseling family members and individuals about the impact of hearing loss. She is fluent in Spanish and French and is always happy to answer your questions.
Nancy works full time at our Los Gatos location as Office Manager. She will keep in touch with you for your hearing aid warranties, follow ups, and will be your physician interface. Nancy is fluent in Vietnamese and English. She attended University of California Riverside with a major in Biology under an academic scholarship, and interned as a medical researcher. You can count on her thoroughness, promptness, and friendly demeanor.
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Jeanie works at our Samaritan location, and will help you to register for your appointment. Her skills and talents include detailed handling of your insurance information, answering the phone, and managing your electronic records. Jeanie has several years of front desk experience and is always ready to help you with a smile!
Huong is full time at our Administrative office. Her high standard of accuracy, her attention to detail, and her thoroughness prepare her well for the important position of Medical Biller. She is responsible for communication with insurance carriers on your behalf. If you have questions regarding authorizations or billings to your insurance carrier, she will be happy to help you. Huong is also responsible for authorizations, eligibility checks, and medical benefits verification. She is always happy to answer any of your questions.
Maria works at Administration as a Billing Clerk. She works with billing codes, superbills, and eligibility checks. Maria has extensive experience in medical billing.
Lucy is at our Administration location. She supports the Director of Operations and the Medical Biller with statements and data entry. Lucy is responsible for referrals, insurance data, and verfication of benefits. Her positive attitude and kind demeanor are benefits to our HearBright patients!
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“We were very, very happy. We are going back to get my dad hearing aids. We very much like Dr. Ito. She is very caring and listens to our concerns and definitely made us feel at ease and seemed to make the best choice for them.”
“She was knowledgeable. She was able to educate me about it, did a really good job, and wasn't terribly expensive.”
“I think they were very approachable, communicative, warm and knowledgeable. ”
“Dr. Ito took the time to concentrate on how a 95 yr. old needs to hear and adjust the sound to a level that wouldn't confuse or annoy her. Thank you!”
“My appts are on time. Office personnel are well-trained, polite and professional. Dr. Ito is a caring person & has a very professional demeanor. I enjoy visiting w/her and find her guidance helpful to making me hear as good as possible.”
About this hearing center
The path to better hearing first begins with a comprehensive evaluation. At HearBright, our Doctors of Audiology test your hearing with the utmost accuracy. Hearing Aids are selected for you with the same careful analysis which we use to evaluate your hearing. Our wide range of hearing aid manufacturers and models are thoroughly tested before they are made available, and quality control includes electronic analysis and sound quality checks. From the smallest in-the-ear device to the most powerful hearing aid, we evaluate appropriate hearing aids in relation to your lifestyle, the anatomy of your ear canals, and your personal preference.
At HearBright, we take the time to help you achieve better hearing - the right way. Our Audiologists have knowledge of brain plasticity in relation to speech understanding, sound perceptions, and the effect of hearing aids. When your hearing has declined slowly over the years, a sudden increase to normal hearing by fitting hearing aids at full volume is not ideal. The HearClear® Program utilizes gentle step-by-step adjustments of your new HearBright hearing aids so that your auditory system will not be "shocked" into good hearing. We monitor your progress weekly, bringing you to better hearing at your own pace.
Hearing care services
- Hearing aids and Hearing Enhancers
- Custom Earphones for MP3 Players
- Custom Noise Protection Ear Pieces
- Adult and Pediatric Hearing Evaluations including Pure Tone tests, Speech tests, and Immittance (tympanometry and acoustic reflexes)
- Specialized testing for age newborn to 3 years.
- DPOAE (Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions) for cochlear analysis
- ABR (Auditory Brainstem Response) or ABAER
- VNG (Video Nystagmography) for dizziness analysis
- Ototoxicity Monitoring for patients receiving potentially ototoxic therapy
- Tinnitus Evaluations
- Noise Protection counseling
|Monday||8:30 am - 5:00 pm|
|Tuesday||8:30 am - 5:00 pm|
|Wednesday||8:30 am - 5:00 pm|
|Thursday||8:30 am - 5:00 pm|
|Friday||8:30 am - 5:00 pm|
Accepted forms of payment
- Financing available for those who qualify
- Insurance accepted, please call for details