Dr. Gretchen Calachan, Au.D., earned her Doctorate of Audiology from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington, Seattle; she is a licensed Dispensing Audiologist in Arizona; a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA); and a member of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACIA) and American Auditory Society (AAS).
She completed her fourth-year clinical externship with the Washington University School of Medicine, which is one of the most active cochlear implant centers nationwide. Dr. Calachan has extensive experience working with cochlear implant patients for pre-operative evaluation, counseling, device activation, and follow-up programming. She has worked with patients of every age group, with a particular focus on patients 18+.
Since joining AOC, she has provided cochlear implant programming and auditory habilitation services for patients at our Phoenix office. She performs hearing evaluations for adults and pediatrics, vestibular assessments for adults, and comprehensive care for hearing aids and bone conduction hearing devices.
Dr. Calachan is passionate about hearing care accessibility and enjoys being present with patients throughout their journey to improve hearing. She has first-hand experience with hearing impairment as both her mother and uncle have had hearing loss since young adulthood. Their experiences inspired her to go into the field of audiology.
Dr. Calachan enjoys exploring the beautiful state of Arizona through hiking and travelling.
Clinical audiologist Meg Safko, MA, FAAA, has been practicing audiology since 2005, spending the majority of her career in an ENT setting. Originally from Pennsylvania, she completed her undergraduate studies at Penn State University and her graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is certified in Tinnitus Management from the American Board of Audiology. Her specialties include diagnostic audiometric and vestibular testing, amplification, hearing conservation, and tinnitus management.
Meg has always had a passion for helping others and knew she wanted to do something in the medical field. After volunteering in the Speech and Hearing Department at a Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, she discovered that audiology was her calling. Now, she enjoys building relationships with her patients and sharing the joys of better hearing with them.
Meg enjoys spending time with her husband and two amazing daughters. Together, they go on road trips (their longest being 4 months!), hiking, building Legos, and Sunday movie nights. She also enjoys baking and reading a good book.
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“Horrible office staff, misquoted the price of a private pay appointment when appt was made and then stated in front of a waiting room of people that I was not told the amount quoted. ”
“Everyone was very nice”
AOC’s experienced audiology staff provides diagnostic care and state-of-the-art hearing aid services at each of our locations. Our audiologists work closely with the physicians which allows us to provide our patients with total hearing healthcare services. Because of this unique relationship, the audiologists often sub-specialize in different areas of the audiology field.
We have three locations to choose from:
Phoenix Office 4530 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 180 Phoenix, AZ 85028
Mesa Office 1520 S. Dobson Road Suite 217 Mesa, AZ 85202
Glendale Office 5750 West Thunderbird Road, Suite A-100 Glendale, AZ 85306
Hearing care services
- Hearing evaluations
- Hearing aids
- Assistive Listening Devices
- Custom hearing protection
- Tinnitus evaluation and management
|Monday||8 am - 5 pm|
|Tuesday||8 am - 5 pm|
|Wednesday||8 am - 5 pm|
|Thursday||8 am - 5 pm|
|Friday||8 am - 5 pm|
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