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Doctor of Audiology
A Love Story
When I discovered the field of Audiology in college I was immediately drawn to it after learning about how hearing aids work to improve a person's hearing. The more I learned about various hearing losses, the more motivated I was to go into Audiology, and a commitment to my patients to help them achieve a better quality of life.
Education: Bachelor's of Science and Magna Cum Laude in Speech Pathology Univerity of Nevada, Reno; Doctorate in Audiology, Arizona State University.
Contributions: Humanitarian trips to Africa and Mexico, Providing audiological services to those in need.
Personal Interest: Comic book and Sci-Fi nerd, lover of cooking Mexican food, and woodworking creating pieces for friends and family.
Quality Care to Patients
I enjoy interacting with patients and their family to improve their quality of life. I find it rewarding when patients come back to have their follow-up appointments and tell me about how they were able to hear their spouse better, or how they were able to once again participate in a conversation with a group of friends. It's always nice to hear that I've made a difference in someone's life and help them hear loved one's again.
Committed to Every Individual Patient
I believe patients are consumers in a large and growing healthcare market, and they deserve high-quality individualized customer care. I make sure I am up to date and trained to today's technically advanced hearing aids so that I can always provide the best services to each patient.
Doctor of Audiology
A Career Developed From the Love of Sound
“One of the biggest influences in my life has been music. I played trumpet and piano at a young age, and continued that interest with classes in music theory and acoustics. When I was introduced to the field of audiology in college, I found it interesting that sound could be so specifically manipulated in order to help people hear better. It was wonderful to be able to combine my love of music and sound with my desire to help others, especially in an area so special to me.”
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Speech & Hearing Science, and Linguistics, University of Iowa; Doctorate in Audiology, Salus University
Contributions: Developed an auditory rehabilitation program for patients to more effectively use their hearing devices; Participated in research to measure attention, using auditory evoked potentials. Also measured hearing pathways beyond the brainstem using the same technique, finding norms for children’s populations
Personal Interests: Music, rock climbing, mountain biking and kayaking
Working Together Towards Success
“As a hearing care professional, I feel my most important role is as an advocate, working together with my patients toward the common goal of better hearing. Every hearing impaired person experiences sound differently, so the best option for one person may not be suitable for another. By working together, we can find the most appropriate hearing solution for each individual's needs, and learn how the hearing instruments can help the patient hear to the best of their ability in various environments.”
The Rewards Are Limitless
“While I was a student, we had a young woman in the clinic who was roughly our age. She had a severe hearing loss since she was a child, and had never found much success with hearing instruments. We tested her hearing and programmed a pair of brand new digital devices for her. Our instructor had her face the wall, then walked out into the hallway and began whispering to her. The young woman began to tear up, and said, “I can hear every word you’re saying!” This experience is when I knew this was the right field for me, and has stuck with me ever since.”
Board Certified - Hearing Instrument Sciences, A.C.A. - Audioprosthologist Owner & Practice Director
A Tradition of Helping People Hear Clearly
“Hearing Care is advancing faster than the speed of sound. Breakthroughs like digital and wireless technology are assuring people a richer, more pure sound quality than ever before. That’s why I never stop training. I know how much depends on your hearing. I want you to know your hearing can depend on me.”
Education: Graduate degree from University of Colorado; Undergraduate from Concordia College; Board Certified - Hearing Instrument Sciences; Audioprosthologist
A family tradition of hearing care: Second Generation Hearing Care Practice since 1968
Extensive postgraduate education: Annual continuing education and training in hearing care practices and revolutionary digital and wireless hearing instrument technology
A Heart You Can Trust
“People with hearing difficulties retreat into isolation, enduring sounds of silence instead of enjoying their grandchildren’s giggles. That’s why I regularly speak at seminars and senior communities. Some patients won’t reach out for the help they need. I make sure it reaches out to them.”
Lecturer: Seminars and area senior communities
Author: Consumer education series, The Arizona Republic; Patient blog,
Member: International Hearing Society, Arizona Hearing Health Care Providers
“I’ll never cut you off in the middle of a sentence, talk to your spouse instead of you, or make an adjustment in the programming of your instrument without explaining it to you first.
What I will do is listen to you, learn from you, and involve you in the process. It’s the only way to know which technology is really right for you.
I’m proud of the credentials on this page. They reflect my commitment to keeping abreast of the latest breakthroughs in hearing care. I never forget that a professional’s personal qualifications; thoughtfulness, compassion, and dedication make the biggest difference in your world full of sound.”
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“My experience with Desert Hearing over the past five years has been FANTASTIC! Dr. Ramirez and Monique are extremely competent. pleasant. knowledgeable, and understanding. I had the same experience with Dr. Seidl. Gene and Karen. I'm very pleased and satisfied. GRACIAS!”
“I had a great experience with Desert Hearing Care recently. Staff is professional and I felt very taken care with my hearing needs. Thanks to Jonathan.”
“Jonathan was quite the professional. He was able to adjust my new hearing aids and make the learning curve so much shorter. He was patient and clear in his instruction. Monique was helpful over the phone and at the front desk.”
“Just had a really nice experience at Desert Hearing Care. Very nice staff and office.”
“Dr was very polite and concerned for me. Explained what the procedure was and patiently answered all my questions. ”
About this hearing center
At Desert Hearing Care, our patients place their trust and confidence in us when it comes to matters such as their hearing health. That's why at Desert Hearing Care our main source of business is from word-of-mouth referrals. We offer everyday competitive pricing of services & hearing devices with offices conveniently located in Mesa & Sun Lakes. Give us a call today and arrange for your FREE, no charge/obligation, patient-centered hearing evaluation to find the best solution for you.
Desert Hearing Care has been changing lives for the better since 1968. We are an independent, locally owned and operated practice providing professional hearing care services. As an independent practice, Desert Hearing Care carries the Valley's largest selection of major-brand digital hearing instruments in all styles and price ranges to fit mild to profound hearing impairments. We fit patients with hearing instruments from Oticon, ReSound, Phonak, and Starkey, not just one or two brands of hearing devices like the franchise, warehouse or mall operators.
We have 2 locations to better serve you at:
1423 S Higley Rd. #119 Mesa, AZ 85206
9670 E Riggs Rd #105 Sun Lakes, AZ 85248
Hearing care services
Complete Hearing Evaluations:
- Audiometry - pure tone air & bone
- Speech audiometry and speech in noise testing
- Video Otoscopic Exams & Cerumen Removal
- Tympanometry - middle ear evaluations & medical referrals
All Major Brands, Styles and Technologies in All Price Ranges
- Verification of Optimum Hearing Correction •Real Ear Measurements
- Personal Listening Experiences
- Hearing Aid Adaptation Counseling
- Exclusive DHC Satisfaction Assurance Program
- Extended Service Plans
- Re-programming Service
Assistive Listening Devices:
- Telephones, FM systems, etc.
|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 - 5:00 pm |
Accepted forms of payment
- American Express
- Financial aid
- Financing available for those who qualify
- Insurance accepted, please call for details