Dr. Darcy Benson, audiologist & practice owner, has a dedication to the field of hearing care that stretches far beyond her clinic. With over 30 years of experience, her focus is on providing patient-centered care and in improving her patients' lives through better hearing. In 2018, she was awarded the Inspired-by-Ida label, a benchmark of quality of care, by the international non-profit organization, Ida Institute.
Prior to private practice, Dr. Benson was the director of audiology at the California Ear Institute at Stanford and carried out clinical research at ReSound Corporation, at the time a hearing device start up company in Redwood City, CA. She received her clinical doctorate in Audiology in 2006.
Dr. Benson is active in the field of audiology and is a consultant for a variety of companies carrying out research on new technology and fitting systems. As a former member of the board of directors of the California Academy of Audiology, she helped advocate for the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing. Her work has been published in professional journals and audiology textbooks.
Lais Ama, hearing instrument specialist, brings to the practice 17 years of experience in providing hearing healthcare from her native country of Brazil. There she received a bachelor's degree in audiology and studied under a well-known otologist at the Pontifica Universidade Catholica. She worked at the University of Sao Paolo with another world-renowned otologist . She also completed an internship at the University of Bordeaux, France, and there she was involved with clinical audiology services, hearing aids and vestibular rehabilitation. After moving to the U.S. she worked for many years in Palo Alto at a large medical clinical providing hearing services to children and adults.
Geleeza's smile and enthusiasm for helping her patients shines through in every interaction with them. With a bachelor's degree in Communicative Disorders & Deaf studies, graduate studies in audiology and licensed as a hearing aid dispenser, she is dedicated to providing quality of life improvements through hearing health care. She believes that hearing and listening are key to communication and our ability to form and maintain meaningful relationships with our friends and family.
Dr. Ramirez believes that, “hearing better begins with making informed decisions with trusted providers”. Our newest member of our team, Dr. Ramirez is a budding leader in the field of audiology. She is board certified by the American Board of Audiology and is licensed dispensing audiologist in the State of California. Dr. Ramirez is an active member of the California Academy of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology. She iscurrently serving on two committees of the national organization.
Dr. Ramirez received her Doctor of Audiology degree at Wayne State University, Detroit , MI and completed her audiology fellowship at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Redwood City, CA.
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“Very helpful and informative.”
“I met with Geleeza and she went to great lengths to review the tests, etc., with me. I had to go to an Ear, Nose Doctor first and then back to the Hearing Center for tests. I was very pleased with the facility.”
“The audiologist was informative and helpful. I look forward to hearing better and will continue to use their services.”
“Very knowledgeable and professional. Not rushed. Took all the time that was needed. Top technology products.”
“I found California Hearing Center when I moved to California in 2013. As a person with moderate hearing loss in both ears, I must have good hearing aids and a provider I can trust. The staff - both audiologists and technicians - at the Center are professional and thorough. I feel confident and safe. Any concerns or difficulties are treated with respect and care. Finally, the cost of services is significantly less than clinics in San Francisco where I live. The drive to San Mateo is well worth the time and effort. ”
About this hearing center
At the California Hearing Center, we understand the important role that hearing plays in your life. We want to make sure you are hearing at your best so that you don’t miss anything. Our experienced staff uses the latest technology available to provide a thorough hearing evaluation. Once we’ve determined your hearing profile, we will make the appropriate recommendations for improving your hearing. We offer the latest in hearing technology and will help you choose the solution that fits your lifestyle and budget. We consider it a privilege to help you improve your life through better hearing and strive to provide the best possible care.
We offer two locations for your convenience:
88 N. San Mateo Drive San Mateo, CA 94401
1008 Laurel Street San Carlos, CA 94070
Hearing care services
- Hearing evaluation
- Hearing aids
- Fitting and programming
- Auditory brain training
- Service and repair
- Custom hearing protection
- Custom in-ear monitors & sleeves
- Ear wax removal
- Tinnitus sound therapy
|Monday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Tuesday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Wednesday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Thursday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Friday||9:00 am - 3:00 pm|
Accepted forms of payment
- American Express
- Financing available for those who qualify
- Insurance accepted, please call for details