Hearing Institute of the Desert

"A truly unique experience in hearing healthcare"
39000 Bob Hope Dr Bldg 301A Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Wade Zarella

Your Hearing Network
Your Hearing Network

Dr. Wade Zarella is a licensed audiologist show joined our team of professionals in 1995 as the Director of Audiology. He earned his Doctorate in audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences and a Master’s in audiology from San Jose State University. Dr. Zarella holds a certificate of clinical competence in audiology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. He is knowledgeable in the latest technologies in hearing aids, evaluation practices and fittings.

This provider has NPI #1609013051 and is licensed in California (#1580).

Chelsea Turville

Audiology Assistant

Chelsea Turville is a certified Audiology Assistant who joined our practice in 2009. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies and specializes in basic hearing screenings, hearing aid maintenance and simple repairs. Chelsea aids in the teachings of assistive listening devices including wireless technology.

Clinic reviews

Read 7 verified patient reviews for Hearing Institute of the Desert! Their average review score is 4.43 () from 7 reviews.

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“I have been a patient for 6 years and found the service to be the best in the valley. Dr. Zarella and his staff provide sound, cost effective, help and advice. And I have seen a number of hearing specialists over the years and they are the best. ”

of Corona, CA   
04/29/2019    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“Very pleasant, informative, factual and extremely professional. Doctor considered every factor of my problem including how far I lived from his office. I'd strongly recommend him. Doc Wade Zarella. ”

of Lake Havasu City, AZ   
11/12/2018    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

“I feel fortunate to have found the likes of Wade Zarella as my new audiologist. He's a shining example of what personifies a caring, warm and informed professional. His honesty and integrity is over the top. ”

of Rancho Mirage, CA   
10/12/2018    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

“My audiologist Wade Zarella is impressively knowledgeable, patient, reliable and exudes warmth during our many visits. In our culture today, it's a pleasure to find someone of his ability, nature and expertise.”

of Rancho Mirage, CA   
09/27/2018    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

“Every employee is knowledgeable and very professional. All appointments are kept timely. My hearing aids are over 6 years old and I was told they are working fine and I do not need new ones.”

of Rancho Mirage, CA   
08/30/2018    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

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About this hearing center

The Hearing Institute's reputation is built on professionalism, integrity, and expertise, not limited time offers or gimmicks. Our patients trust their hearing to us because we have experienced and knowledgeable Audiologists who offer products and services at competitive prices and, more importantly, provide unparalleled personal attention to the most personal need: your ability to hear.

Hearing care services

The Hearing Institute of the Desert works closely with the noted doctors of Desert Ear Nose and Throat to assist patients with hearing loss, tinnitus and balance disorders.

We offer complete audiology services including:

  • hearing screenings
  • complete diagnostic evaluations
  • hearing aid consultation
  • hearing aid sales, dispensing, fitting and follow-up
  • hearing aid cleaning, checks, repair and services
  • assistive listening devices


Hours of operation

Monday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
by appointment
Tuesday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
by appointment
Wednesday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
by appointment
Thursday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
by appointment
Friday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
by appointment

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Accepted forms of payment

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Debit
Disclaimer: This clinic profile is for general information purposes only. Financial aid and insurance coverage can vary widely by policy and should be verified with the provider before services are rendered.