Hurdle Hearing and Audiology was first established in 1952 by Robert Hurdle, grandfather of Dr. Hurdle. Dr. Christopher Hurdle’s father has been a long time physician in the Santa Maria Valley, making Dr. Hurdle a 3rd generation provider specializing in helping others improve their hearing and communicative abilities.
Dr. Christopher Hurdle
Dr. Hurdle is a Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo graduate. He received his Master’s Degree in Communicative Disorders from Cal State Los Angeles, and his Doctorate in Audiology from Arizona School of Health Science. He is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He works closely with ear, nose and throat, and primary medical practitioners. We participate with most insurances. It is his life’s work to provide excellent hearing care for his patients. Trust your hearing to a Doctor of Audiology.
Julie Souza—Licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser
Julie is a hearing instrument specialist licensed by the state of California. Julie has been fitting and dispensing hearing aids for over 12 years. Her field of expertise is evaluating hearing loss, hearing aid dispensing and programming. Her expertise extends to all levels of devices offered by all the major hearing device manufactures. Julie is highly skilled in her ability to identify the level of technology appropriate for each individuals hearing loss, lifestyle, and budget.
LuAnne Quigley—Office Coordinator
LuAnne joined our staff in January of 2016. While she is new to the team she brings 21 years of customer care and patient experience to the team. She helps to coordinate our two offices.
Dee Maratas—Patient Care Specialist
Dee joined the team in the summer of 2005, following several assignments in medical practices. Dee excels in all aspects of patient care. She is well trained in insurance authorization, claims management, patient scheduling & communications between both offices. She is enthusiastic about every aspect of patient care, including greeting our clients at the practice and making sure all of the paperwork is accurate at both the front and the back ends. In the 12 years she has been with us she has created a mark with our patients given her enthusiasm and endearing manner. She is also fluent in Spanish.
Marja Lopez—Patient Care Specialist
Marja joined the team in April of 2014. Marja has over 12 years experience in the medical office setting. She is proficient in both the front and back office settings. She is well trained in insurance authorization, billing and patient scheduling. Her compassion towards others reflects in her every day patient care.
Brands We Carry:
We accept major insurance plans—including: