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About Us

Meet your team of hearing professionals serving California.

Meet Your Audiologist in Salinas, Monterey, and Hollister

Larry J. Solow PhD.

Larry J. Solow PhD.

Audiologist | Salinas Office

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 Solow, HIS

Megan Solow, HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist | Salinas Office

Megan Solow Felthoven, 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.

Robert Felthoven, NBC-HIS

Robert Felthoven, NBC-HIS

Hearing Instrument Specialist | Monterey Office

Robert Felthoven has been working with Valley Hearing Center for over 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 four beautiful daughters. They also have a menagerie of 2 dogs, a cat, and a rabbit that keep the kids busy.

Pam Watson

Director of Marketing and Outreach | Salinas Office

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.

Headshot of Pam Watson Director of Marketing and Outreach at Valley Hearing Center, in Salinas, CA

Gladys Lopez

Front Office Coordinator | Salinas Office

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.

Gladys Lopez

Stacey Dutra

Patient Account Manager | Salinas Office

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.

Stacy Dutra

Melissa Salas

Front Office Coordinator | Monterey Office

Melissa works as front office coordination in our Monterey location. She has been in the medical field for over 20 years. She loves working for Valley Hearing Center; she can see how hearing aids change people’s lives the first time they put hearing aids on you can see the persons spirits light up because they are able to hear. She believes we are the superheroes of hearing. On her off time, she loves spending time with her husband and three beautiful children. She also loves party planning and decorating.

Melissa Salas

Lili DeLa Torre

Patient Coordinator | Hollister Office

Lili is part of the Front Office team. She studied Linguistics at San Diego State where she became interested in the field of Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences. She enjoys helping others and hopes to pursue a career in Communication Disorders as an SLP or Audiologist. In her free time, she likes to bake and go on hikes.

Lili DeLa Torre

How We Give Back to Our Community

At Valley Hearing Center, we are dedicated to providing our communities with hearing health education. We are a member of the CHP Start Smart driving program and we attend the Senior Fair every year to provide free hearing screenings.

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Financing and Health Plans


Our office proudly offers special financing options through Healthiplan. Healthiplan offers flexible payment options for the care you need; on a plan you can afford. Choose the financing that works for you. A plan that is ideal for products and procedures that may not be covered by insurance.


We accept CareCredit ®, the leading healthcare credit card, to make improving your hearing health easier and more affordable. With CareCredit®, you can get the hearing instrument you need and conveniently pay for it over time with monthly payments that easily fit into your budget.

CareCredit ® is a healthcare credit card for every member of the family. CareCredit® offers special financing on purchase of $200 or more for healthcare costs not commonly covered by insurance, including hearing aids.

Contact our office to learn more about our financing plans.