Our Staff

Jeff Danhauer

Jeff Danhauer
Audiologist

Hi, I’m Jeff Danhauer, and am very proud to say that I am Kim’s husband and Tate’s Dad. We enjoy our small family practice and helping people with their hearing needs. My career has spanned over 40 years in the Audiology profession teaching university students at undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels; servering as chair of the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department at UCSB for 15 years; conducting research and publishing over 180 articles; co-authoring several books; editing over 60 textbooks; presenting 100s of papers at professional meetings; being a reviewer for numerous scientific and clinical journals; and diagnosing and helping meet the rehabilitative needs of thousands of patients. I believe that these experiences help us at HCC to stay current with technologies for assessing our patients’ hearing and meeting their communication needs. I am sure that once you allow us to help you and your family, you will agree and see why I am so proud of my family and our practice. Thank you and remember “We are here to help you hear!”
Kim Danhauer

Kim Danhauer
Hearing Aid Specialist

Hi, I’m Kim! Thank you for visiting our website. I’ve been working with my husband, Jeff at Hearing Consultants of California since 1985. I am a hearing aid specialist with a degree in business from San Diego State University. I graduated in 1981 and went to work in my family’s business where I was a manufacturer’s representative for a number of hearing testing equipment manufacturers and a hearing aid company. There, I met my husband and moved to Santa Barbara. After completing course work in audiology and speech language pathology at UCSB I started working at HCC. I am happy working with people of all ages to meet their hearing healthcare needs. I specialize in hearing aid fittings, adjustments, and repairs. I try to help people through the sometimes complicated task of buying hearing aids, learning about the process so they can maximize the benefit they derive from amplification. I also help our patients interface with our billing person in order to optimize their insurance benefits. I am the general office manager and try to keep everything running smoothly. When I am not at work, you can find me playing with my dogs, working in my gardens and vineyard, or riding our horse. I hope your experience at HCC is satisfying and improves the quality of your life through better hearing.
Tate Danhauer

Tate Danhauer
Audiologist

Hello! My name is Tate Danhauer, and I would personally like to welcome you to Hearing Consultants. I graduated with my Masters Degree in Audiology from San Diego State University in 1999 after completing my Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences at UCSB. I have been practicing as a clinical audiologist ever since, and working in private practice has provided me with invaluable experience that I call upon daily to help solve my patients' problems with communication. I pride myself in working with the newest hearing aid technologies, and truly enjoy making a positive difference in families' lives. My profession offers daily challenges while working with children, adults, and seniors with hearing impairment, but it also rewards me with the satisfaction of knowing I play a part toward improving peoples' overall quality of life. I do love my job! After work, I enjoy spending time with my beloved wife and three wonderful children. I also have a passion for sports, music, exercise, golf, skiing, and travel.
Aubree Janelle Newman

Aubree Janelle Newman
Audiologist

Hi, I am Janelle Newman. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website! I am a licensed dispensing Audiologist in the state of California. I graduated with my Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center after completing my Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of Oklahoma 2017.  I was on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) Dean’s Honor Roll all four years I was enrolled in my graduate program. I enjoy working with patients of all ages and being able to form a meaningful connections with both patients and their families in need of services at HCC. When I am not at work, I am spending time with my friends and family. I love to spend time at the beach, hike, travel, & ski.

Norma Laura

Norma Laura
Office Manager

Hi, I'm Norma Laura. Thank you for visiting our website. I have been in the medical field for over 35 years and joined the audiologists at HCC as their office manager and travel between the Lompoc and Santa Barbara office. I am eager to help you with your hearing needs in the most efficient and caring manner. I was raised in Santa Barbara and attended local schools and come from a huge family of avid soccer players and coaches. When I am not at work, I am spending time with my husband, kids, friends and especially my adorable grandchildren! I enjoy cooking, baking, bike riding, Fiestas and playing Loteria! I am also bilingual and able to assist with scheduling, referrals and insurance needs. Please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing you in the office. I will do my best to make sure that you feel welcomed and cared for.

Hilda Gutierrez

Hilda Gutierrez
Receptionist

Hi, I am Hilda Gutierrez! I am the receptionist at both the Santa Barbara and Lompoc offices for Hearing Consultants of CA. I look forward to greeting you and helping you have a successful and satisfying experience at our office. Please come in and see how we can make a positive difference in your life. I can also help in Spanish!