Nobuko Ito, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Ito was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. She has served the Bay Area as an Audiologist since 1995. Dr. Ito holds a Doctorate of Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences at A.T. Still University, a Master's degree in Audiology from San Jose State University, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Nobuko Ito, Au.D. is board certified as an Audiologist by the American Board of Audiology, and is paneled by California Children's Services. She also holds a Certificate in Early Childhood Education from San Jose State University. She is a member of the California Academy of Audiology, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, and the American Academy of Audiology.
Director of Business Operations
Mr. Ito has 25 years experience in Finance, Management and Business Operations. He earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Finance from San Jose State University and a Masters in Business Administration from Santa Clara University. His background includes positions as Business Unit CFO for two divisions (Operations and Software Development) at DirectTV Broadband and as Assistant Program Manager at Stanford Telecommunications.
Sally Allen, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Allen, Audiologist, has more than a decade of experience in diagnostics of the adult and pediatric population. Her high standards of excellence, her thorough testing, and pleasant demeanor provides optimal hearing testing for this population, and she is well known among the referring physicians in the Regional Medical Center community.
Laura Jones, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Jones holds a Doctorate of Audiology from Pacific University in Oregon. She has a California State Dispensing Audiologist license and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association with a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology. She is a member of the California Academy of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Jones' previous experience includes work as a clinical research audiologist and with the Veteran's Administration. Dr. Jones is originally from the islands of the Pacific Northwest and relocated to the Bay Area in 2015. She enjoys exploring California by backpacking, kayaking, and biking throughout the state.
Hearing Rehab Specialist
Estela's background includes several years of experience in healthcare and public service. A graduate of San Jose State University, she is a licensed hearing aid dispenser and is a registered audiology aid. Estela is our hearing aid specialist, offering consultations, repairs, and adjustments of hearing aids. Her speciality is in providing high technology answers to hearing problems and counseling patients as well as family members about the impact of hearing loss. She assists with hearing evaluations and is always happy to answer your questions!
Nancy works full time at our Eastside location as Office Manager. She will keep in touch with you for your hearing aid warranties, follow ups, and will be your physician interface.
Yvette works full time as Audiology Assistant at our Eastside location. She supports the Audiologists and will answer any questions you have about your testing or hearing aids. In addition, Yvette takes care of all administrative duties regarding your hearing aids; you can ask her about warranties, cleanings, and adjustments. Her warm and welcoming personality are an important part of the HearBright company philosophy of giving service that is outstanding and excellent! She is happy to help you! Yvette is also fluent in Spanish.
Christine is a full time Medical Receptionist at our Eastside location. With over three years of experience in healthcare settings. When you arrive for your appointment, she will check you in and help you with your paperwork and questions. Christine also schedules appointments and interfaces with your physician’s office. She is friendly, cheerful, and professional, and will welcome you to Hearbright!
Jeanie Belle Dacpano
Jeanie works at our Samaritan location, and will help you to register for your appointment. Her skills and talents include detailed handling of your insurance information, answering the phone, and managing your electronic records. Jeanie has several years of front desk experience and is always ready to help you with a smile!
Vu Thi Thanh Huong
Huong is full time at our Administrative office. Her high standard of accuracy, her attention to detail, and her thoroughness prepare her well for the important position of Medical Biller. She is responsible for communication with insurance carriers on your behalf. If you have questions regarding authorizations or billings to your insurance carrier, she will be happy to help you. Huong is also responsible for authorizations, eligibility checks, and medical benefits verification. She is always happy to answer any of your questions.
Maria works at Administration as a Billing Clerk. She works with billing codes, superbills, and eligibility checks. Maria has extensive experience in medical billing.
Accounts Receivables Administrator
Lucy is at our Administration location. She supports the Director of Operations and the Medical Biller with statements and data entry. Lucy is responsible for referrals, insurance data, and verfication of benefits. Her positive attitude and kind demeanor are benefits to our HearBright patients!