PHYSICIANS, WHY REFER THE HEARING SOLUTION?

FAX: (916) 646-2472

The Hearing Solution is a private practice specializing in hearing loss diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Owned by audiologists, Julia Ahlquist Tanner and Kirsten McWilliams, we offer personalized hearing solutions designed to help patients communicate with greater clarity and confidence.

But we do far more than just “sell hearing aids.” As a boutique Audiology practice we receive the majority of our referrals from physicians and patients. Our professional services include:

What Makes Us Different?

Most hearing treatment centers are focused primarily on selling devices. But at The Hearing Solution, we focus on results – with the ultimate goal of helping our patients hear the world more clearly and easily. As such, we follow a range of best practices that many of our competitors do not, including:

  • Comprehensive diagnostic audiometric evaluations and middle ear assessment in calibrated sound-treated hearing booths
  • Customized hearing aid assessment testing between multiple manufacturers in a calibrated booth setting to mimic different environments that are the most challenging for each individual patient.
  • Staying current on evidence-based research and modern available technology/equipment to provide the highest quality of care
  • Real-ear probe microphone measurements in all hearing aid fittings and programming for verification. 
  • Encouraging our patients to “test drive” their hearing devices for at least 2 weeks before committing to any given technology
  • Providing ongoing auditory training and rehabilitation services – both in group workshops and using personalized software
  • Objective outcome measures including patient satisfaction questionnaires are assessed on every patient to ensure individual perceived benefit with their hearing devices.
  • Tinnitus evaluation and therapy from one of the leading tinnitus experts in Northern California using state of the art equipment and evidence-based practices.

Located at 650 University Ave, Suite 108, The Hearing Solution is wheelchair accessible – with excellent parking options.

We accept most types of insurance – including Medicare with a referral from your office. However, we are not Medi-Cal providers, nor do we participate in any HMO networks.

If you also refer a patient to us, we can send you a full diagnostic report within 24 hours of that patient’s appointment.

We look forward to improving the quality of life for your patients through greater hearing clarity and comprehension.

Doctors of Audiology

Dr. Kirsten McWilliams

Dr. Kirsten McWilliams

Doctor of Audiology & Owner

After clinical rotations at Stanford and Kaiser, she completed her fellowship at UC Davis Medical Center and obtained her Doctorate in Audiology. She graduated top-of-her class from University of the Pacific, San Francisco and has over ten years experience in helping those with hearing loss.

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Dr. Elizabeth Barragan

Dr. Elizabeth Barragan

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Barragan is a Sacramento Valley native; she attended Sacramento State University and earned her bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She then received her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of the Pacific, San Francisco.

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