Our Staff

  • Larry J. Solow PhD.Larry J. Solow PhD., Audiologist:

    Since 1984, Dr. Larry Solow has been the proud owner of Valley Hearing Center. Dr. Solow is a respected Audiologist who obtained his Bachelor of Arts in communicative disorders from California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Dr. Solow went on to receive his Ph.D. in Audiology from Pacific Western University. Prior to founding Valley Hearing Center, Dr. Solow was an Assistant Professor at CSUN and co-star of the Emmy nominated NBC show, “Say It With Sign,” alongside his wife of 37 years, Sharon.

  • Megan SolowMegan Solow, H.I.S.:

    Megan Solow Felthoven, a Hearing Instrument Specialist, has been part of the family business for almost 30 years and is excited to carry on the family tradition of excellence in hearing health care. Megan has been both a history and an American Sign Language (ASL) teacher, so communication has always been in her career description. She lives in Pacific Grove with her husband, who is also a Hearing Instrument Specialist, along with their daughters.

  • Jered SolowJered Solow:

    Jered has been a part of the family business for over a decade, since graduating with honors from UC Berkeley. Jered plays an integral role within the company as Director of Operations. He enjoys working at Valley Hearing Center and feels truly blessed to be able to enrich people’s lives by helping them to hear better on a daily basis.

  • Robert FelthovenRobert Felthoven, NBC-H.I.S.:

    Robert Felthoven has been working with Valley Hearing Center for 12 years. He is a National Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist. He loves working with people and changing their lives by helping them hear and connect with their family and loved ones. Rob and his wife have three beautiful daughters and another on the way this summer. They also have a menagerie of 2 dogs, a cat and a rabbit that keep the kids busy.

  • Pam WatsonPam Watson:

    Pam has been with Valley Hearing Center since 2014. She is our outreach coordinator and is part of the marketing team. Pam works with physicians and our community to educate people about the importance of hearing health for their overall wellbeing. She sets up workshops, visits to senior centers and does presentations about hearing health.

  • Aundrea HererraAundrea Hererra:

    Aundrea has been a patient care coordinator at Valley Hearing Center since 2011. She enjoys seeing people’s lives change every day through their experiences at Valley Hearing Center and feels honored to be a part of every patient’s life. When not in the office, Aundrea loves spending time with her family, including her son and daughter.

  • Carlee WoolemCarlee Woolem:

    Carlee Woolem works in the authorizations department and loves that her job helps patients get the help they need.  She also helps to facilitate shipping and receiving logistics.  In her free time, Carlee enjoys playing with her son and spending time with her friends and co-workers, which luckily interwine for her at Valley Hearing Center!

  • Rebecca GamechoRebecca Gamecho:

    Rebecca is a Pacific Grove native who joined Valley Hearing Center in 2014 from a long career in Patient Care and Medical Office Administration. She is an expert in office management and is most appreciated for her patience and nurturing compassion. Rebecca lives in Pacific Grove with her three beautiful children and enjoys doing interior design projects in her spare time. Call Rebecca today to ask for an appointment or about any concerns you have with your hearing health!

  • Gladys Lopez

    Gladys Lopez

    Gladys joined Valley Hearing Center in July 2010. She is part of the Front Office Coordination team. She enjoys helping others and brings with her a caring and personal demeanor. Gladys is fluent in Spanish and English. She was raised on the Central Coast and enjoys spending time with her family.

  • Stacey DutraStacey Dutra:

    Stacey has been in the hearing aid industry for more than a decade and currently manages the back office and billing at Valley Hearing Center. Stacey loves long drives down the California coast and spending time with her family when she’s not hard at work, helping to facilitate flawless patient care.

  • Heather AunchmannHeather Aunchman:

    Heather has been working in the medical field for over five years now. Along with her experience working in the medical field she has helped change many patents lives and put smiles on their faces while doing it. She takes great pride in her work and is excited to be a part of the front office coordination team at Valley Hearing Center.

  • Leah KarrakerLeah Karraker:

    With a counseling background and over 10 years of experience as a caring Hearing Instrument Specialist, Leah Karraker is passionate about seeing lives transformed through better hearing. She is excited to be part of the Valley Hearing team and to continue to treat patients like family. Her husband and three little girls formerly lived in Oregon and love traveling and trying great food.

  • Bill KnebelsBill Knebels:

    Bill has been involved with the hearing healthcare industry for many years and focuses his attentions on helping everyone realize the importance of keeping up with their hearing as they do with their annual checkups with their primary doctor and their eyes with an optometrist. He has two daughters and 4 grandchildren and is very active in his community.

  • Amanda WheelerAmanda Wheeler:

    Amanda is an audiology extern finishing her last year as a doctoral student at the University of the Pacific. Her interest in audiology stems from growing up with a sister who was born with a severe hearing loss.

    She is passionate about assisting patients with hearing challenges and eager to learn something new each day at Valley Hearing Center. Outside of work, Amanda follows the activities of the U.S. Deaf National Women’s Soccer Team and is an avid Sharks hockey fan. She enjoys traveling and training her Siberian husky.

  • Rebecca SammiRebecca Samii

    Rebecca is the patient liaison at Valley Hearing Center in Los Angeles. She comes from a long background in administration and management and genuinely enjoys helping people. Rebecca is fluent in English, Swedish and Farsi. She values quality time with her family and loves animals.

  • Armin GolianArmin Golian

    Armin Golian is the Audiologist at Valley Hearing Center in Los Angeles. He attended California State University, Northridge for his undergraduate studies and received his doctorates of audiology from Salus University in Pennsylvania. He has extended knowledge in managing hearing loss, tinnitus and vestibular rehabilitation. Armin Golian has experience working with pediatrics as well as veterans at the Veterans Hospital. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors with his dogs.


Hearing Problems in California

For over three decades, Valley Hearing Center in California has been the first and foremost authority regarding hearing problems and applied solutions. From lifelong deafness, to developing hearing impairments, the staff at Valley Hearing Center, led by Dr. Larry Solow, strives to create sustainable solutions for those seeking to improve their quality of life.Today, Valley Hearing Center is a proud provider of exceptional patient care to those people suffering from a long-term hearing impairment, persistent hearing loss, or deafness in California. Dr. Solow and his team, which has grown to 11 staff members, assist patients in a number of audiology practices, including screening for hearing loss and helping to fit patients for custom earmolds and hearing aids. Contact us today at one of our California locations to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment today.

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