Welcome to Optimum Audiology.
Since 1991, Dr. Mendoza has been helping people improve their hearing and is dedicated to providing the highest quality audiology services across the High Desert. As an independently owned audiology practice, we provide flexible solutions for hearing loss and offer products from a variety of leading hearing aid manufacturers.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mendoza.
Our team looks forward to meeting you!
Welcome from our audiologist, Dr. Kristi Mendoza
There is a reason you are here and we have the solution. Due to COVID-19 more people are aware of the impact of even mild hearing loss. We have a variety of solutions and look forward to finding the one one for you. We focus on the whole person and make referrals as necessary.
During your Comprehensive Hearing Assessment you can expect a warm welcome: We’d love to hear what made you decide to have your hearing tested. Maybe a family member suggested a visit, or you’re missing the clarity of words. We'll look in your ears to eliminate associated issues such as ear wax, blockages or damage to the eardrum. You'll enter the sound booth, wear headphones, and let us know when you hear sound by pressing a button. The testing is simple and lasts approximately 20 minutes. Together we will review your results. It will take approximately 20 minutes while we explain about your hearing results and how it correlates to your concerns. Solutions and necessary referrals will be provided at this time.
If a possible solution is hearing aids, we will go over how the hearing aids will benefit your hearing loss. A demonstration of the hearing aids will be part of the process to better understand the benefits provided by hearing aids. It’s not unlike trying a pair of glasses and instantly seeing a difference. The combination of technology and our expertise will help you find the best solution for your hearing needs. Afterall, wouldn’t it be great to know there is a solution for the issue you are experiencing?
Optimum Audiology offers ear wax removal with the Earigator Cerumen removal management system by Nupurtech. This makes wax removal easy and painless. Looking in the ear for wax build up happens prior to your audiological assessment to remove wax before the assessment begins. Having wax in your ear also causes hearing aids to malfunction and whistle, therefore wax removal is an important part of ear health.
If you experience ringing, buzzing, rushing, or pulsing sound from your ears, this is referred to as tinnitus. Tinnitus is highly correlated with hearing loss, noise exposure from work and recreational activities and interferes with the ability to focus and hear sound and speech. We have testing and products that benefit those experiencing Tinnitus and have solutions to help.
We have in house repair servicing that identifies and corrects most hearing aid issues, without having to send them to the manufacturer. for all services
For individuals who work and play around loud noise and machinery, protecting your hearing is of the utmost importance. We provide musician plugs, custom hearing protection and other devices such as Pelators. This requires an earmold impression so it is custom molded for your ear.
Optimum Audiology also offers cognitive screening as a part of a functional hearing assessment. This is an advanced testing protocol which incorporates hearing and cognitive function through a battery of tests.
This assessment is provided at an additional cost but provides answers for families concerned with dementia, memory issues, and Alzheimers.
Working with patients from pediatric to adults, Dr. Mendoza’s biggest joy is helping her patients to hear and enjoy a better & healthier hearing lifestyle. Dr. Mendoza also has extensive experience working with veterans and is in the network for providing care. In her private life, Dr. Mendoza enjoys gardening, going to the beach, taking pictures and spending time with her three adult children.
Dr. Mendoza has been an audiologist and hearing aid dispenser in California since 1991. She attended UCSB for her B.A., CSULB for her M.A., and A.T. Still University for her Au.D. She has worked in private practice and for a large manufacturing company of hearing aids as an Outside Representative.
Today, Dr. Mendoza owns Optimum Audiology in Apple Valley, CA where she provides a wide range of audiology services. Including fitting of best hearing aids and multiple manufacturers. She also offers concierge in home services and Telehealth in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange Counties.
Ask an expert at Optimum Audiology! If you have any questions about hearing loss or hearing tests, tinnitus, ear wax removal, or any other hearing matters, contact our audiologist today so we can help.
A warm welcome - We’d love to hear what made you decide to have your hearing tested. Maybe a family member suggested a visit or you’re missing the clarity of words.
Look in your ears - We will take a look in your ears to eliminate associated issues such as ear wax, blockages or damage to the eardrum.
Enter the sound booth - The testing is simple and lasts approximately 20 minutes. You will wear headphones and let us know when you hear sounds by pressing a button.
Review results - The review will last approximately 20 minutes while we explain about your hearing results and how it correlates to your concerns. Solutions and necessary referrals will be provided at this time.
The best way to choose the correct hearing aid is to see an audiologist who takes into account the entire hearing and balance system. The test results obtained and your lifestyle determine the most appropriate hearing aid.
The best treatment for tinnitus is to have a tinnitus assessment, which happens alongside a hearing test. A detailed history and assessment provides answers for the best solution.
An audiologist treats disorders of the hearing and balance system.
Yes, it might surprise you that earwax that is impacted can cause a 40% decrease in your hearing which is immediately improved when the wax is removed.