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About SENT

Our audiologists listen so you can hear better.

S.E.N.T. Hearing Aid Center has been helping people with their hearing needs since 1986. Our dispensing audiologists can provide comprehensive diagnostic audiological evaluations and can provide counseling and suggestions for hearing rehabilitation. Whether you are looking for experienced care and guidance for your hearing impaired infant, or a specialist who can understand the needs of a teenager, our audiologists can assist you. If you are a working professional looking for the latest in technology or hearing instrument design, S.E.N.T. is your place. If you are a mature adult looking for someone you can trust in a comfortable, relaxed setting, our audiologists can provide honest advice regarding choices that may best suit your lifestyle. Once your hearing is assessed, our audiologists will explain the results of your examination, listen to your needs and utilize more than 20 years of professional experience to provide a qualified recommendation for remediation.

Call now and schedule a consultation and see why so many Sacramento area residents have come to rely on S.E.N.T. Hearing Aid Center for their hearing healthcare needs.

Mission

SENT Hearing Aid Center focuses on providing the latest in hearing healthcare to infants, children, teens, adults and seniors within our community while maintaining both compassionate and high-quality service.

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Vision

We aim to lead the hearing healthcare industry within our community by providing the highest level of quality service and expertise in the selection and fitting process of hearing instruments.

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Values

Sensitive to the needs of patients
Educated audiologists to better serve our patients
Nurturing and supporting the improvement of hearing
Trustworthy and honest care

Help from Professionals

Dr. Laura Assante Robinson

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Dr. Laura Assante Robinson (known as Dr. Laura by patients) received her Doctor of Audiology degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences at A.T. Still University. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Northridge in 1987 and completed a Fellowship Year at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles. She moved to Sacramento in 1988 to join Sacramento Ear, Nose, & Throat. As Supervisor of Diagnostics, she provided clinical training and supervision. She spent years as a Commissioner for the State of California for the Hearing Aid Dispensing Examination. She presented research papers at various conferences and was published in Advance for Audiology. She has been a guest speaker for many university courses, conducted cochlear implant seminars, and has supervised students and audiologists providing clinical training. She has worked with school districts to implement Aural Rehabilitation programs. Dr. Laura has been on various local T.V. and news programs providing hearing advice. Dr. Laura earned her Master’s in Health Administration from Ohio University in 2015 enabling her to combine her clinical skills with business skills. She is the Chief Operating Officer of SENT Hearing Aid Center and feels it is truly a privilege to spend her day with such wonderful patients.

Kimberly Knudsen, M.A.

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Kimberly Knudsen, a Sacramento native, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from San Diego State University in 1980. She continued at San Diego State and completed her Master of Arts degree in Audiology in 1982. Kim worked for Audiology and Hearing Aid Associates of La Jolla providing diagnostic audiological and hearing aid services to the community of San Diego. Kim remained with the company for 5 years before opening an Audiology practice of her own in Encinitas, CA. After 6 years of private practice, she accepted a position with Price Club (now Costco Wholesale) managing and developing their newly opened hearing aid center in San Marcos, CA. She remained with the company for 16 years before returning to Sacramento and joining S.E.N.T. Hearing Aid Center. Kim is very excited to be with such a professional organization and share her experience and expertise with her patients as she manages the Fair Oaks and Folsom offices.

Sara Goldfarb, M.S.

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Sara completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science Disorders in 1987 and Master of Science in Audiology at Radford University in Virginia in 1988. She began her Audiology career in Jacksonville, Florida where she worked as part of a private practice audiology clinic and in an ENT practice for 13 years providing diagnostic audiology, hearing aid dispensing, and industrial audiology. She and her husband moved to Fort Myers, Florida in 2001 where she was a clinical and dispensing audiologist in private practice. In 2006, she joined a new hearing instrument manufacturer and helped launch a new line of high technology hearing aids. In 2009 she was again part of an ENT practice before moving to California to join S.E.N.T. as a dispensing audiologist managing the Roseville office. Sara has greatly enjoyed her many years of dispensing hearing aids in a variety of settings and looks forward to helping her patients hear better.

Deborah Planchard, M.S.

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Deborah Planchard completed her Master of Science in Audiology at California State University, Sacramento in 1985. She began her career working for Burger Rehabilitation Systems developing their new Audiology Department which served geriatric patients in long term care facilities. She also obtained pediatric experience while working at San Joaquin General Hospital within the neonatal care unit with premature infants. In 1986, Deborah joined Lodi Plaza Head and Neck Associates, now Sacramento ENT of Stockton, as a diagnostic audiologist and clinical supervisor. She recently joined SENT Hearing Aid Center as a dispensing audiologist. Deborah is excited to share her expertise and experience with patients from the Stockton area and assist them with their amplification needs.