About Us

About Hearing Services of Santa Barbara

Our Audiology Clinics

Our clinics are fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology, and our audiologists are much more than just doctors and consultants. We take a very personal interest in your hearing health, and take pride in forming lasting relationships with our patients.

HSSB serves both Santa Barbara and Solvang, both in-clinic and by means of our mobile service. In 2009, we opened our hearing aid practice in Santa Barbara and in 2013 we opened our Solvang clinic so we could serve patients in the Santa Maria, Los Olivos, Santa Ynes and Lompoc areas. In that same year, we were recognized by Consumer Business Review as the Hearing Health Center of the Year.

HSSB is accredited with the BBB (Better Business Bureau) from which we have received a Customer Service Award. We are also a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America, and are affiliated with Dr. John D. McCaffery, who was recognized by his peers as a Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor. Dr. McCaffery and Dr. Tylor, ENT Associates of Santa Barbara, are located in the office suite next door. If your hearing loss requires medical attention, we will consult with the physicians.

Our Audiologists

At HSSB we employ Dispensing Audiologists because they have the advanced education and training to direct your hearing health care choices and to properly “fit” the hearing aid to your hearing loss.

Ann Burre, a licensed Dispensing Audiologist, graduated with a master’s degree in Communications Disorders from California State University Northridge, and has practiced audiology for more than 25 years, in various settings.

Amelia Kramer, AuD, graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and earned her doctorate degree from Indiana University.

Ann and Amelia pride themselves on exceptional attention to detail and providing caring, compassionate customer service. They can evaluate hearing problems in clients of all ages using specialized tests like ABR, ENG and OAE. They are highly proficient in solving all types of hearing loss, “fitting” hearing aids to the patient’s needs, troubleshooting hearing aid problems, and handling warranty and replacement issues.

Both Ann and Amelia hold a California State Dispensing Audiologist license.