Santa Cruz Ear Nose and Throat Hearing Aid Center

"A Healthy Future"
(27 Reviews)
Call: (831) 440-3840
550 Water Ste A Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Clinic staff

Terence Russell


Terence Russell graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Audiology and Speech Pathology. In addition to continuing his education, he is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the Academy of Dispensing Audiologists. His professional passion comes from helping patients improve their quality of life. Terence also enjoys being involved in the Santa Cruz community and serves as a guest speaker to various senior groups regarding geriatric health and is the Director of Audiology for the Hearing Aid Center.

Elaine Loring


Elaine Loring, HIS, chose a career as a hearing instrument specialist after recognizing a desire to help others in a practical way. She devotes one-on-one time with her patients in order to provide customized, quality care, relying on advances in hearing aid technology to bring her clients cutting-edge solutions for their hearing loss. Elaine is active in the community and enjoys spending time outdoors, particularly bird watching. When she isn’t enjoying nature you can find her antiquing with friends or coordinating neighborhood events.

Ruth Kaspar


With degrees from A.T. Still University and Brigham Young University, Ruth serves as the Director of Clinical Audiology for Santa Cruz Ear, Nose and Throat Medical Group. As a diagnostic specialist, Ruth identifies the extent and damage of hearing loss and helps patients come to the appropriate steps to correct the problem. In addition to her work, Ruth is active in the community and serves as a consultant to Dominican Hospital’s newborn hearing screening program, is a guest lecturer on tinnitus, pediatric audiology and auditory processing disorders, and is a taxi driver to her six children.

Sarah Dryanski

Sarah Dryanski earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her Doctor of Audiology from the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a  Certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology from American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. From a young age she knew she wanted to work with people. Sarah truly enjoys getting to know her patients while helping them in the process. Understanding and effectively communicating with my patients allows her to do this. Many times people experiencing vertigo and hearing loss just need someone to listen to their story. Sarah's goal is to provide this along with comprehensive testing and explanation of test results which leads to complete understanding. 

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Read 27 verified patient reviews for Santa Cruz Ear Nose and Throat Hearing Aid Center! Their average review score is 4.59 () from 27 reviews.

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“They did a great job with follow-up and referral. ”

of Tres Pinos, CA   
05/04/2016    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

“She's knowledgeable and explains really well. She got exactly what I needed.”

of Hollister, CA   
10/22/2015    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

“Terry is great.”

of Watsonville, CA   
09/25/2015    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

“They had a new technician who worked on my ears and she didn't have any idea what she was doing. It should have taken her a minute to clean the one side, and it took her over an hour, and that wasn't even the side that was plugged up. She got the doctor for the second ear, and I don't think he finished his job either.”

of Santa Cruz, CA   
08/19/2015    Review verified by phone
1 out of 5 1.

“She was very personable, and she was genuinely caring.”

of Santa Cruz, CA   
08/11/2015    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

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About this clinic

With more than 25 years of experience, the audiologists at Santa Cruz Ear, Nose and Throat Medical Group are dedicated to providing patients quality treatment involving disorders of the head and neck. Our doctors and audiologists have a passion for serving the community around them, that's why we specialize in disorders of hearing and balance issues, sinus disease, head and neck cancers, and even pediatric issues such as ear infections. We're proud of the experience we provide, let us help you today! 

Clinic services

Santa Cruz Ear, Nose and Throat Medical Group offers a wide variety of hearing health care solutions for individuals of all ages. Our professionals are skilled in: 

  • Childhood hearing loss and diagnosis
  • Adult hearing loss and diagnosis
  • Hearing aid selection and provision
  • Tinnitus evaluation and management
  • Tympanometry
  • Live speech mapping

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Hours of operation

Sunday Closed
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
Saturday Closed

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