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Dr. Benson, audiologist and practice owner, believes that, “regaining the ability to hear can bring a person back into the world around them.” With over 30 years of experience, she has a dedication to the field of hearing care that stretches far beyond her practice. She brings this high level of expertise with her to her daily interactions with the patients she sees. Her focus is on providing evidenced-based practice in a patient-centered care environment. She is passionate about her work and in improving the lives of her patients through better hearing.
Dr. Benson received her clinical doctorate in Audiology in 2006. She is board certified by the American Board of Audiology and is licensed in the state of California. Her work has been published in professional journals and audiology textbooks. In 2018, she was awarded the Inspired-by-Ida label, a benchmark of quality of care, by the international non-profit organization.
Dr. Benson is active in the field of audiology and is a consultant for companies carrying out research on new technology and fitting systems. As a member of the advisory board member of the Ida Institute, she works with an international team with a mission to integrate person-centered care into hearing rehabilitation around the world.
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.
Read 45 verified patient reviews for California Hearing Center & Audiology Services, Inc.! Their average review score is 4.93 () from 45 reviews.
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“After visiting two other companies for hearing issues, I found California Hearing Center was the most professional and versatile. My husband accompanied me to the first, very comprehensive appointment that included a hearing test, and an explanation of my hearing deficit in both ears, seen on personalized graphs. The different types, and brands of hearing devices and accessories were described to best meet my need and comfort level. Follow up visits are easily available to address any necessary changes. The sophisticated, programming technology for hearing devices upgrades their capability as new innovations are realized. After watching this process unfold, my husband decided to have his ears evaluated! We both left that afternoon with hearing devices! ”
“The Audiologist and staff are top notch. Your hearing exam is very through. The front desk is efficient and friendly. Highly recommended for your hearing health.”
“The office is very nice, clean, comfortable, it’s so good to have parking too. They are very careful to check everyone and follow the safety protocol. Thorough examination and explanation of everything! ”
“I have been going to California Hearing for over 20 years. It all started when I couldn’t hear my boss at work. I had said I wouldn’t be like my mother and deny my hearing loss. I started with one aid and Darcy was patient with me until I realized that two aids are better than one. Now I wear state of the art aids with bluetooth into my cell phone - a real lifesaver. Thank you, Darcy, for guiding me along the path of my hearing loss.”
“The California Hearing Center is "top notch" with their exellent staff and Dr. Benson was wonderful in explaining everything to me tht I asked about the new hearing aids I received and how to use and take care of them. I would highly recommend them to anyone interested in improving their hearing ability. Their office and surrounding is very presentable and clean. ”
About this hearing center
California Hearing Center understands 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.
Because we care about every patient, we are always seeking ways to improve ourselves to better serve you. California Hearing Center was recently the first audiology practice in the world to achieve the Inspired by Ida clinic label in person-centered care from the Ida Institute.
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