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Alice Leung Audiologist

Alice Leung, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Alice Leung is a passionate San Francisco audiologist dedicated to patients’ hearing success. Practicing audiology in San Francisco for over 20 years, she has personally evaluated and treated over 10,000 people with hearing loss.

Originally from Hong Kong, Dr. Leung graduated from Sir Robert Black College of Education and taught elementary school. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from the University of Nevada, Reno and her master’s degree in audiology from California State University, Sacramento. In 2006 she received her doctorate in audiology from the Arizona School of Health Dr. Leung holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in audiology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association, is a California licensed Audiologist and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

As audiology evolves, Dr. Leung continuous to learn about the latest techniques and technology to give her patients the highest level of care. Her approach to hearing care goes beyond improving communication, she also seeks to understand the emotions behind patients struggles with hearing loss. She regularly works in collaboration with patients, their families and other medical professionals in hearing healthcare. This wholistic approach contributes to her patients having high satisfaction rates and better hearing outcomes. As a supervisor for doctorate students in audiology, she shares her passion in audiology and helps train future audiologists.

Dr. Leung is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.  In her leisure time, she loves baking and trying new recipes. She adopted 2 dogs from friends. In her community she provides countless hours of audiology in underserved neighborhoods of San Francisco, she volunteers teaching children Sunday school and as a counselor of a young adult fellowship.

Dr. Annie Ha Audiologist

Annie Ha, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Annie Ha is a friendly, engaging and passionate audiologist. As a San Francisco audiologist she evaluates and treats patients with hearing loss. She is licensed by the State of California as an Audiologist and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

Dr. Ha attended the University of California, Davis where she received both a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. While working at San Francisco Hearing Center/Audiological Services of SF as an Administrator, she discovered the profession of audiology and hearing care services. She became fascinated with hearing aid technology and admired the close and collaborative relationship that audiologists have with their patients. She knew she found her calling and decided to pursue a career as an Audiologist. She received a Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco and completed her residency at the non-profit Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California.

During her training Dr. Ha volunteered at Homeless Project Connect. She continues today to dedicate time to working with under-represented populations and helping ensure that everyone suffering from hearing loss stays connected with the sounds and people around them. Her passion for audiology keeps her focused on finding solutions to patients’ hearing concerns. She has a keen understanding of technology and how to combine her expertise with the right hearing aids to improve her patients’ hearing in the situations that matter the most to them.

Living in San Francisco, Annie enjoys cheering for the SF Giants and the 49ers. She looks forward to relaxing at home, playing games with her family, including her cat and dog.

Dr. Rixon Rouse Audiologist

Rixon Rouse, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Rixon Rouse is an attentive, detail oriented, and compassionate audiologist. He helps patients understand their natural hearing capabilities and collaborates with them to hear their best where it matters most  Dr. Rouse understands the value of an individualized approach to hearing health care.

Dr. Rouse completed a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and went on to get his doctorate in audiology from the University of Texas in Austin. As a graduate student he spent most of his time in clinics and research labs studying the effect of binaural hearing especially as it relates to localizing sound and perceiving speech in noisy environments.

Prior to joining the team at the San Francisco Hearing Center, Dr. Rouse worked at a large hospital system helping his patients with hearing, tinnitus and balance concerns thrive. Dr. Rouse enjoys supervising student clinicians and sharing in the joy of providing hearing healthcare.

Dr. Rouse holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in audiology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association, is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, and is a California licensed Audiologist.

When not helping others hear better at San Francisco Hearing Center, Dr. Rouse can be found enjoying San Francisco Parks or hiking though the California wilderness with his husband and two small dogs.

Lisa Monardi audiologist

Lisa Monardi, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Lisa Monardi has been an Audiologist for over 18 years helping patients of all ages with hearing loss and tinnitus. She received her Doctor of Audiology degree from Salus University in Pennsylvania and completed her residency at the Ear Institute. Dr. Monardi has worked for a major hearing aid manufacturer, presenting nationally on hearing device technologies.

Dr Monardi loves being the CEO of San Francisco Hearing Center and Marin Hearing Center. As the top private practice in the Bay area she brings together expert clinicians with the latest advancements in sound technology to deliver unparalleled results. Clearer hearing is possible! She is licensed by the Speech-Language and Audiology Board in California and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring the bay area and doing her part to make the world a safer place for everyone.

Jonah NIshihira Hearing Aid Specialist

Jonah Nishihira

Hearing Aid Specialist

Jonah Nishihira is a state licensed hearing instrument specialist. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from California State University, San Francisco. With over twelve years of hearing aid experience he has established himself as a local expert and highly skilled hearing healthcare professional. He works in conjunction with our San Francisco Audiologist.

A California native, Jonah is known for his easy-going nature and friendly demeanor. Jonah goes above and beyond to help others and stays informed on the latest developments and technology in hearing healthcare. He recognizes that personalized, patient centered healthcare is vitally important. He has found that his greatest successes have been when patients’ hearing improvements have exceeded their expectations. Over the course of his career Jonah has developed a passion and drive to ensure that his patients get the best available hearing care. He finds that when hearing aids are precisely fit, patients can hear to their full potential and enjoy life more.

When not working at San Francisco Hearing Center, Jonah enjoys traveling, dining out and following the Oakland A’s. He is also an avid fan of movies and music.

Melissa Lau

Melissa Lau

Patient Care Coordinator & Insurance Billing Specialist

Melissa Lau joined San Francisco Hearing Center in July of 2018.  She was born and raised in the Bay Area.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of San Francisco.  She is bilingual in Cantonese and English.  She is fairly new to the medical office field and enjoys its challenges.  In her free time, she enjoys playing video games and watching Netflix dramas like Scandal.  


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