Janell Reid, Audiologist

Dr. Janell Reid has been helping patients with hearing loss for over 35 years. With experience in both educational and clinical settings, she brings a depth of experience that is appreciated by her patients. Dr. Reid founded Tustin Hearing Center in 1989 to provide an atmosphere where patients know their hearing is the number one concern. With a passion for patient care, she mentors her staff to excel in all aspects of hearing care.

Career Path

Family members paved the way for my career in Audiology. My cousin Diane, born with profound hearing loss, introduced me to finger spelling and sign language at a young age. My cousin Starla, introduced me to her work at John Tracy Clinic while I was still in high school. My sister Kathy chose a career as an educator specializing in helping hearing impaired students. It was an easy and natural decision to study communicative disorders, hearing impairment, and to specialize in Audiology. The degree in Audiology was only the beginning of a career that has been incredibly gratifying and filled with life long learning.

Degrees

Doctor of Audiology: Arizona School of Health Sciences/AT Still University
Master of Arts in Audiology: California State University, Northridge
Bachelor of Arts Communicative Disorders: California State University, Northridge.

Rewards

The most rewarding aspect of my work is treating the thousands of patients I have met and worked with over the years. Hearing loss affects people in various ways. Getting to know patients, their needs, and providing solutions for “better hearing” that will enable them to be their functional best is my reward.

What I Offer My Patients

Experience, patience, and the desire to help them in their “journey to better hearing.” My goal each time I consult with a patient is to provide the best experience for them with the best outcome. Patients come to me with many different hearing losses, hearing problems, and listening needs. It is my job to introduce them to the hearing solution that is right for them and guide them through the process.

Licensure

California State Licensed Audiologist and Hearing Aid Specialist

Areas of Specialty

  • Experienced with birth to geriatric populations
  • Skilled and practiced in counseling patients and family members
  • Skilled and practiced in diagnostic studies for hearing impairment/tinnitus/site of lesion
  • Skilled and practiced in the selection and fitting of appropriate amplification for patients
  • Skilled and practiced in troubleshooting amplification issues

Clinical Experience

Tustin Hearing Center, Inc. Tustin, CA, Business Owner/Audiologist June 1989 – Present
Burton Associates, Private Practice/Audiologist 1987 -1989
Orange County Schools, Newport Audiology/Educational Audiologist 1982 – 1985
L.A. County Schools/Educational Audiologist 1977 – 1979
Otologic Medical Group (House Ear Institute), Los Angeles, CA 1975 -1977

Professional Associations

ASHA - American Speech Hearing Association
AAA - American Academy of Audiology, Fellow
CAA - California Academy of Audiology, Member
ADA - Academy of Dispensing Audiologists, Member