Center For Better Hearing

Open now by appointment! 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
190 El Cerrito Plaza El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 990-3352

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We are OPEN by appointment and following the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID19. Please call if you have any questions or concerns regarding our protocol.

Staff

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Nicole Skinner,
HAD

Hearing Aid Dispenser/Dealer

Nicole developed her interest in audiology and all it has to offer when her mother started having hearing issues. Upon sitting in on her mother’s appointment, she scheduled a day to shadow the audiologist and immediately knew she found her calling. She obtained an Associate of Applied Science degree in hearing instrument technology at Bates Technical College in Tacoma, Washington. In 2018, she found herself in the Bay area and was led to the Center for Better Hearing where she passionately helps people change and improve their lives.

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Joanne Brenner,
HAD

Hearing Aid Dispenser/Dealer

Joanne Brenner began her hearing care career after being exposed to hearing loss at a very young age through a classmate who suffered hearing loss. After seeing the change in her classmate, she knew she wanted to help people achieve healthy hearing.  Joanne worked for an audio-video company while attending college and later became a licensed Hearing Aid Specialist. After 21 years as a Hearing Instrument Specialist, she continues to be passionately committed to helping patients maintain their ability to communicate.

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Eitan Cohen,
HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist

Eitan Cohen is a Bay Area resident and is the Patient Care Coordinator and Office Manager here at Center for Better Hearing. He feels blessed to be a part of a team that brings people a better life through better hearing. His knowledge in hearing instruments and the hearing care process can help you better understand so you will feel comfortable with your choices.

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Reviews

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Read 3 verified patient reviews for Center For Better Hearing! Their average review score is 5 () from 3 reviews.

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“This place is awesome. The staff is knowledgeable and very professional. Gregory matched my needs and budget to the optimal aids for me. I'm a musician and Greg let me bring in my guitar and work to fine tune the best settings for a dedicated music program for my aids. And of course I was able to work to get optimal settings for other situations as well (noisy restaurants etc.). I could go on, but I want to point to the terrific service CBH provides for their clients. Cleanings are free and readily available 6 days a week. This is crucial! The most expensive hearing aid in the world will sound awful and not perform if it's become coated in wax. Here, it's same day cleaning and any tweaks are seen to promptly. After care and upkeep is very important and the Center shines here too. Highest rating! ”

jeff a. of Berkeley, CA   
06/16/2021    Review submitted online

“Over the last three years I have been going to the Center for Better Hearing. I needed hearing aids. The owner of this company is Gregory Free. I must say that Gregory and his staff are very very helpful and excellent in their helping me to buy the best hearing aid, and I've been going to him thereafter every six months for a check up. Therefore, I want to express to everyone the excellence of his practice. ”

Michael S. I. of Albany, CA   
05/29/2019    Review submitted online

“I got my first hearing aids in 2009, which was not a good choice for me. I didn’t know there was a difference in hearing aid specialists. In 2011, I was tested again by my doctor and it was recommended that I not return to the first one but go to Center for Better Hearing in El Cerrito. The difference was a vast improvement, much more professional and great care was given the adjustments. Unfortunately my hearing itself continued to degrade and adjustments always made to accommodate the change in my hearing range, which was not much and the hearing aids had become pretty much useless. Tests showed that I had lost all of my low range of hearing, and there were no hearing aids on the market strong enough to work for me. Now my only option was cochlear implants. I met with Suzanne, who worked at Better Hearing and she agreed, there was nothing that would work but there was one company that may help me and she ordered them. She worked tirelessly making adjustments getting me sound where there was a blank space in my ears. I could now hear the words on TV, which I had not been able to do for a year or more. I am so grateful to her for her diligence and persistence. I know another company would have given up on me long ago. I’m also grateful to the doctor that suggested I go to Center for Better Hearing. ”

Elizabeth B. of Rodeo, CA   
08/26/2017    Review submitted online

Clinic details

We listen so you can hear

Center For Better Hearing is a company with a mission to distinguish itself from other competitors by focusing on developing leading edge, better hearing help for all levels, high technology products, and catering to hard-to-fit patients. Center For Better Hearing Aids offers a wide range of hearing instruments and related equipment throughout the East Bay Area; El Cerrito, Berkeley, Oakland, Albany, Kensington, El Sobrante, Richmond, Pinole, Hercules, and San Pablo. 

Whether you're just browsing or looking for specific information, Center Hearing offers something of interest for everyone! Explore our website to see the latest in digital technology, or discover how the new hearing aids are going to change the way hearing aids look, feel and sound.

 

Hearing care services

  • Free hearing evaluation
  • Free consultation following your evaluation to determine the best solution for your specific needs
  • Assistive listening device sales and service
  • Video otoscopy 
  • 60 day trial period with all recommended hearing products, with 100% refundable if not satisfied
  • Repairs and maintenance of most makes and models
  • Batteries for most makes and models
  • Regular updates 
  • Annual information seminars to introduce to new products

 

Amenities

Convenient parking

Convenient parking

Curbside service

Curbside service

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair-accessible

Assistive listening devices

Assistive listening devices

Financing available

Financing available

Tinnitus

Tinnitus

Balance testing

Balance testing

(510) 990-3352

Hours of operation

SundayClosed
Monday9 am - 5:30 pm
by appointment
Tuesday9 am - 5:30 pm
by appointment
Wednesday9 am - 5:30 pm
by appointment
Thursday9 am - 5:30 pm
by appointment
Friday9 am - 5:30 pm
by appointment
Saturday9 am - 5:30 pm
by appointment

Amenities

Convenient parking

Convenient parking

Curbside service

Curbside service

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair-accessible

Assistive listening devices

Assistive listening devices

Financing available

Financing available

Tinnitus

Tinnitus

Balance testing

Balance testing

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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.