Celebrating 40 Years of Service to the Salinas Community!

Valley Hearing Center

Let us help bring the sounds of life back to you.

Welcome to Valley Hearing Center

At Valley Hearing Center, we have been the first and foremost authority regarding hearing problems and applied solutions for over 40 years. Serving the Salinas, Monterey, and Hollister communities, we provide comprehensive, diagnostic hearing care to individuals of all ages. It is our goal to help you hear all the sounds of life again.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the lives of the people we treat in any way that we can and our patient-tailored service shows our strive to address your unique concerns.

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Why Choose Valley Hearing Center?

The team at Valley Hearing Center, led by Dr. Larry Solow, strives to create sustainable solutions for those seeking to improve their quality of life. We offer a large selection of audiological services, including hearing tests, hearing aids, and custom fit hearing protection. With three convenient office locations, we are here to help you with any of your hearing needs.

Dr. Solow has years of experience helping patients of all ages, including children. We offer pediatric audiology services and newborn hearing tests. Whether you are struggling with a hearing impairment or you are concerned that your child has hearing loss, we are here to assist you. Members of our team are bilingual in English and Spanish. Our providers are also fluent in American Sign Language.

What to Expect at Your First Appointment

Whether you come visit us in Salinas, Monterey, or Hollister, you will always be greeted by a friendly face. Our offices are welcoming for patients of all ages. Before your appointment begins, we will first have you fill out some light paperwork.

Valley Hearing Center audiologist looking into a patients ears
  1. To begin your initial appointment, we will have a conversation to get to know you better. We will go over the paperwork you filled out and ask you some questions about your hearing and what your goals are.

  2. After our discussion we will examine the inside of your ears. We want to ensure your ear canal and eardrum are clear and healthy before proceeding with the hearing test.

  3. Then we will begin the hearing portion of your exam. During the hearing test you will put on a pair of specialized headphones and sit inside our sound booth. We will play a variety of sounds that range in frequency and volume.

  4. After we’ve examined your hearing, we will go over the results of your audiogram and discuss what kind of options could help you.

The evaluation will take between 30-40 minutes. Please also allow time for a discussion with the audiologist to review your results and ask questions.

Preferred Provider of the NFL Players Association

Valley Hearing Center is a preferred hearing care provider for the NFL Players Association Professional Athletes Foundation. Through this partnership, the PAF aims to bring better hearing to former professional athletes and their fans across the nation. Together, we spread awareness, help players in need of hearing care, and collected data on the connection between hearing loss and professional football.

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