Meet the Team

Robert Weissman, Doctor of Audiology

Meet Dr Hear

Robert Weissman, Au.D., B.C.A., CCC-A (aka dr. hear) is an award-winning audiologist practicing in the Los Angeles area for over 20 years. His professional passion is helping people and families connect or re-connect by maximizing their ability to communicate with each other.

    - Western Audiology (which has morphed into drhear)
    - The Hear Center
    - Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration
    - ENT Surgical Associates
    - Western EBS Auditory Diagnostics
    - Western Balance

    Your California Audiology Team

    When it comes to having a patient-focused California Audiology practice, that means, that you definitely need to have the right people who think the same way. Here at Dr. Hear, we have made sure that every member of our team is people and patient-focused for delivering the best possible experience. We are your California Audiology team, motivated and dedicated to helping you or your loved one have the best possible audiology experience.

    Anthony Tsao, Au.D.

    Anthony Tsao, Au.D. CCC-A

    Dr. Tsao joined Dr. Hear, in 2017, as an audiology extern. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree, in Communication Sciences & Disorders, from Northwestern University, and completed his Doctorate Degree, in Audiology, through the University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign. Anthony has trained at a variety of healthcare facilities, and he has experience working in; hospitals, for the VA, medical offices, and non profit clinics.

    Anthony’s specific interests include, diagnostic audiological testing, hearing loss prevention, hearing aid fitting and verification, tinnitus management, and aural rehabilitation. The best part of being an audiologist, for him, is being able to use technology, to help people communicate, in their everyday lives. Anthony recently moved to California, from the Midwest. He still cannot believe how pleasant the weather is, along with the fact that one can see mountains, in the background. At home, Anthony enjoys cooking with his family, reading, and watching movies.

    Imelda Gonzalez, Hearing Instrument Specialist

    Imelda Gonzalez- BA, Hearing Instrument Specialist.

    Imelda joined Dr. Hear, in 2014, as an Oto-technologist. Since then, she has completed her Bachelor’s Degree, in Communication Disorders, from California State University, Los Angeles, and she has obtained her California State Licensure, for Hearing Instrument Dispensing. Over the years, at drhear, Imelda has developed an extensive background, in hearing aid fitting, programming, and troubleshooting. In 2017, Imelda became our office administrator. Imelda’s fluency, in Spanish, has greatly helped drhear spread, within the local community. When not at work, Imelda enjoys going to the gym and listening to live, eclectic music.

    Sondra Samples, audiologist

    Sondra Samples, M.S., CCC-A

    Sondra is a licensed audiologist, in the State of California, and she holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence, from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association. Sondra has more than thirty years, of experience, testing people, of all ages, in hospitals and outpatient settings. She is equally skilled, in testing newborns, as she is, in testing geriatric patients. She is also adept, at working, with individuals, requiring special needs and with patients, who speak English, as their second language. Sondra received her Bachelor’s Degree, in Communicative Disorders, from California State University, Northridge, and her Master’s Degree in Audiology, from Idaho State University. Sondra has been performing audiologic testing, for drhear and our associates, since 1987.

    Sondra is married, she has two sons, and she lives in Eagle Rock. She volunteers for the Glendale YMCA, in the position, of Camp Director, on Catalina Island. She also teaches Sunday School, and she works with autistic children. In her free time, Sondra enjoys playing the piano and the guitar, reading, sailing, and camping.