Our Hearing Professionals

Larry J. Solow PhD. : Audiologist

Larry J. Solow PhD.

Valley Hearing Center | 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 : H.I.S.

Megan Solow

Valley Hearing Center | Salinas Office



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.

Robert Felthoven : NBC-H.I.S.

Robert Felthoven

Valley Hearing Center | Monterey Office



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.

Amanda Wheeler, Au.D. : Audiologist

Amanda Wheeler, Au.D.

Valley Hearing Center | Salinas Office



Amanda joined Valley Hearing Center in 2018. She earned her Doctor of Audiology Degree at The University of the Pacific after completing her B.A. Degree in Communicative Disorders and Sciences at San Jose State University. 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 and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time with their Siberian husky.

Pam Watson : Director of Marketing and Outreach

Pam Watson

Valley Hearing Center | Salinas Office

Director of Marketing and Outreach


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.

Gladys Lopez :  Front Office Coordinator

Gladys Lopez

Valley Hearing Center | Salinas Office

Front Office Coordinator


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.

Stacy Dutra : Patient Account Manager

Stacy Dutra

Valley Hearing Center | Salinas Office

Patient Account Manager


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.

Kathi Leyva : Front Office Coodinator

Kathi Leyva

Valley Hearing Center | Salinas Office

Front Office Coodinator


Kathi joined Valley Hearing Center in 2020. She has worked in the medical field for 6 years. Kathi loves being part of the community having been born and raised in Monterey County. She brings energy and a desire to help patients to the Front Office Team.

Melissa Salas : Front Office Coordinator

Melissa Salas

Valley Hearing Center | Monterey Office

Front Office Coordinator


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 you 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. Please call Melissa today to schedule your complimentary hearing evaluation. 831.373.4427

Lili DeLa Torre : Patient Coordinator

Lili DeLa Torre

Valley Hearing Center | Hollister Office

Patient Coordinator


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. On her free time, she likes to bake
and go on hikes.

Rebecca Gamecho : H.I.S. Trainee

Rebecca Gamecho

Valley Hearing Center | Monterey Office

H.I.S. Trainee


Rebecca is a Pacific Grove native who joined Valley Hearing Center in 2014 from a long career in Patient Care and Medical Office Administration. 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!