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Better hearing and a better quality of life can be yours for many years with the help of the right hearing professional. At East Valley Hearing Center, we pride ourselves on developing long-term relationships with our patients. Relationships based on unsurpassed personal service that begins the first time you walk through our doors and continues long after your initial appointment.

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Robert J. Scharber, Au.D., FAAA

Robert J. Scharber, Au.D., FAAA

Board-Certified Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Scharber received his Doctorate of Audiology in 2001 from the University of Florida. He also earned his bachelor’s degree at College of New Jersey in Trenton and his master’s degree in Audiology from Arizona State University in Tempe. He has been practicing audiology in Arizona for more than thirty years. As a Board Certified Doctor of Audiology, he works closely with ear, nose and throat doctors, internists, and family physicians as a consultant providing evaluations and hearing services to their patients. He often serves as a consultant to healthcare organizations and insurance plans as well. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and the Academy of Dispensing Audiologists, and is licensed by the Arizona State Department of Health Services. Dr. Scharber grew up near Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Dr. Scharber is available as a speaker on a number of topics. He offers a multimedia presentation on Hearing Loss, New Hearing Aid Technologies, Balance, Dizziness & Fall Prevention, Assistive Listening Devices and Listening Strategies. Please contact our office for availability and information.

Kaitlyn Ives, Au.D., CCC-A

Kaitlyn Ives, Au.D., CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Kaitlyn Ives, Au.D., CCC-A graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech & Hearing Science from Arizona State University and then pursued a Doctorate of Audiology from A.T. Still University, graduating in 2014. While pursuing her doctoral degree, she completed an externship at a hearing care practice in Phoenix, where she gained experience in administering hearing and balance evaluations, as well as fitting hearing devices for patients of all ages. Since then, Dr. Ives has expanded her audiological experience in both the pediatric and ear, nose & throat (ENT) fields. Dr. Ives is passionate about practicing healthy hearing conservation practices, such as wearing hearing protection in noisy environments, and counsels her patients on how to best protect their hearing. Dr. Ives and her husband, Cody, are the proud parents of two young energetic Labrador Retrievers. In her spare time, Dr. Ives enjoys playing fetch with her Labs, practicing yoga, ballroom dancing and traveling.

Chelsea Johnson, Au.D., CCC-A

Chelsea Johnson, Au.D., CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Chelsea Johnson, Au.D., CCC-A graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Pacific University in Oregon, where she acquired clinical experience in a broad range of environments, including private practices, ENT offices, and a public school system. Dr. Johnson recently graduated with her doctoral degree in August 2018. Dr. Johnson may look familiar as she spent the last year completing her fourth-year externship here at East Valley Hearing Center.

Originally from Gresham, OR, Dr. Johnson enjoys camping, hiking, and boating. She also loves to spend time with her two dogs, traveling and working out. The next time you are in our office, please help us in welcoming Dr. Johnson to our staff.

Kiersten Farnsworth

Kiersten Farnsworth

Patient Care Coordinator

Kiersten grew up in Juneau, Alaska and began her journey to Arizona at 17 for school. She graduated Beauty School and spent 12 years helping people achieve desired looks and confidence. She moved into the Medical field so she could continue helping people in a more meaningful atmosphere. When she is not working you can find her with her 3 kids swimming, singing karaoke, or stomping around in the great outdoors.

Jennifer Alaniz

Jennifer Alaniz

Patient Care Coordinator

Jennifer is our new Patient Care Coordinator. She and her husband, Dion, recently moved back to Phoenix after living in Boise, ID for the last 6 years. They wanted to be closer to the children, grandchildren, and the rest of their extended family.

She enjoys a multitude of hobbies, such as crafting, sewing, knitting, and gardening. When she is not involved with one of those, she has 2 four-legged children, Buster and Sophie, their miniature Dachshunds.

Her most recent position was with the Girl Scouts. She is happy to be starting a new chapter in life and looks forward to meeting all of you!

Betty Banks

Betty Banks

Patient Care Coordinator

Betty lives in San Tan Valley with her husband and 3 amazing children, Tylor, Aiden and Madison. They also have 2 fur babies, Chloe and Max. She is a medical assistant with many years of experience with pediatrics and gastroenterology. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, playing games and taking small trips. She is excited about her new position and the opportunity to learn more about hearing healthcare. She looks forward to helping our patients hear better.

Jami Foster

Jami Foster

Patient Care Coordinator

Serving over 8 years in the medical field in such positions as Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Assistant to an Ophthalmologist, and Front Office at a Cancer Center, Jami’s insatiable love of life and people is evident! She was born and raised in the suburb of Westminster, Colorado, before moving to Arizona in 2001. She and her husband have 3 amazing kids ages 10, 9, and 3, and they’re all die hard Broncos fans! She is a very outgoing person and loves having fun! She has great friends and loves hosting events. Her favorite season is Football, of course! Not a Broncos fan?? She also enjoys friendly rivalries!

René Scharber

René Scharber

Director of Operations

René Scharber has her Bachelor of Science degree in deaf education and is a sign language interpreter. She often uses her signing skills to interpret for our patients during the week and with a deaf ministry on the weekends. She brings the accounting skills she learned at her grandmother’s side to this family business. She helps with the front office, insurance, accounting and the network administration for the computers in the office. She and Dr. Scharber have three adult children and seven grandchildren.

Tiffany Lyons

Tiffany Lyons

Office Manager

Tiffany Lyons is our new Practice Manager with more than 17yrs of experience in a medical setting with leadership accountability. She has a valued talent in both front office and back-office functions. These skills are essential to directing a smooth and efficient workflow. Tiffany is an articulate communicator with perceptive interpersonal skills, forging cooperative relationships with staff, patients and Physicians.

Tiffany is originally from Iowa where she met and married her husband of 30+ years. They have 3 grown children and 2 grandsons. Today they enjoy the simple life of being empty nesters and spending time with their 3 dogs and extended family.

Why wait? You don’t have to live with hearing loss.

Why wait? You don’t have to live with hearing loss.