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American Hearing and Balance is home to a group of highly talented doctors and supplement care staff. Each team member lives our core values and is passionate about providing exceptional patient care. Come meet our highly qualified providers at one of our locations in Los Angeles - Westchester, Beverly Hills, Marina del Rey, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Torrance, Westwood or Long Beach.

HIGHLY QUALIFIED AUDIOLOGISTS AND CARE TEAM

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MEET THE TEAM

Keith Michaels

KEITH MICHAELS, AU.D.

DOCTOR OF AUDIOLOGY, HEARING INSTRUMENT SPECIALIST

Keith Michaels, Au.D. is from a family of hearing care professionals. The Michaels family has six family members working in their eight different locations across the Los Angeles area. Dr. Michaels received his master’s degree from CSULA, where renowned audiologists Dr. Miles Peterson and Dr. Peter Ivory guided him through his graduate work. He then went on to acquire his doctorate at the Florida University Premiere Program for Audiology. Dr. Michaels has helped fit thousands of people with hearing aids in the last several years and loves to work with people who have problems with their balance and/or vertigo.

Matt Michaels

MATT MICHAELS, M.S., CCC-A

AUDIOLOGIST, HEARING INSTRUMENT SPECIALIST

Matt Michaels, M.S., CCC-A, is an Audiologist and Hearing Instrument Specialist. Mr. Michaels graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1995 with a master’s degree in Communication Disorders/Audiology. He has trained at the House Ear Clinic, CARE Center for Children and at the VA Hospital. He has been an advanced technology consultant for a leading manufacturer and has trained other professionals. He is known as a warm and caring hearing healthcare provider as well as a knowledgeable and skilled professional.

Priscilla Monges

PRISCILLA MONGES, AU.D.

DOCTOR OF AUDIOLOGY

Priscilla Monges, Au.D. is licensed as a clinical Doctor of Audiology in California. She completed her undergraduate work at California State University, Los Angeles where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders. She also studied at A.T. Still University where she completed her Doctorate of Audiology. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and American Auditory Society. Priscilla is bilingual in Spanish and utilizes this skill to provide the best patient care to patients in the Los Angeles area. She is interested in vestibular diagnostics and advocating about hearing and balance health

Souraya Lorenz

SOURAYA LORENZ, AU.D.

DOCTOR OF AUDIOLOGY

Souraya earned her undergraduate degree in Speech Language and Hearing Science at the University of Arizona and her doctorate in Audiology at the University of Louisville. Souraya enjoys helping her patients find the answers to their hearing and balance issues. She finds the insights gained from vestibular testing to be especially helpful in determining the cause of a patient’s dizziness or vertigo. She also loves to see the improvement in communication between family members once hearing aids have been properly chosen and fit. When she is not treating patients, Souraya enjoys reading, walking and playing with her dog, yoga and ballroom dancing.

Chad Walker

CHAD WALKER, AU.D.

DOCTOR OF AUDIOLOGY

Chad Walker, Au.D., is a licensed Dispensing Audiologist. He completed his undergraduate work at Chapman University and graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Business Administration. He received his Doctorate in Audiology from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois in 2020. He is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and has his Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Dr. Walker enjoys working with patients to find creative solutions to their hearing healthcare needs and is passionate about programming hearing devices. He currently practices in our Torrance location.

Jessica Paz

JESSICA PAZ, B.A., C-AA

AUDIOLOGY ASSISTANT

Jessica Paz, B.A, C-AA is an Audiology Assistant. She completed her undergraduate work at California State University, Los Angeles and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has her Audiology Assistant certification. She is learning American Sign Language to help better assist the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing patients. Jessica enjoys connecting with people in a genuine, friendly and compassionate manner.

Ryan Kalberer

RYAN KALBERER, HIS

HEARING INSTRUMENT SPECIALIST

Ryan Kalberer is a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist. He comes from a long line of hearing health professionals, and from an early age knew he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and help the world hear and communicate more efficiently. Ryan completed most of his studies in Northern California. He has since relocated to help meet the needs of the great people of Los Angeles is now living his dream of helping people correct their hearing issues.

Sheila Tadayon

SHEILA TADAYON, HIS

HEARING INSTRUMENT SPECIALIST

Sheila Tadayon has been working in the field of audiology since 1988. She has studied at Knox College, University of Nursing at Gothenburg, and the ENT Medical Center. She's been a Hearing Aid Dispenser since 1994. She has worked with ENT Medical Center for 7 years, another 2 years in Sherman Oaks, and since 2018 with American Hearing and Balance. She loves to help patients with their hearing difficulties and provide them with the best care possible to have a healthy and balanced life.

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