Dr. Blanche Blackington, AuD, FAAA
San Diego Hearing Center President, Dr. Blanche Blackington, AuD, FAAA, is a board certified audiologist and has been in private practice for more than 25 years. She earned her master’s degree from San Diego State University (SDSU) and received her doctoral degree from Arizona School of Health Sciences. Dr. Blackington is a consultant for the Department of Consumer Affairs, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, and Hearing Aid Dispensers Bureau. She taught a graduate-level audiology course at SDSU, is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is also a member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. Blanche is proud that her practice incorporates a “patient first” philosophy.
Dr. Robert B. Ellis, AuD, FAAA
Dr. Ellis’ deep empathy for people and desire to help others convinced him to pursue a career in audiology after he tried his hand at a variety of other jobs. He earned a degree in Communication Science from Temple University in Philadelphia before enrolling in the University of Maryland, where he obtained his Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree.
When an opportunity arose for a position in San Diego, Dr. Ellis took it and is happy to have joined the team at San Diego Hearing Center. His positive outlook, strong sense of purpose, passionate commitment to private practice audiology and desire to uphold San Diego Hearing Center’s “patient first” philosophy makes him an excellent addition to our team.
Practice Manager Christina Bobritchi joined San Diego Hearing Center in 2015. She has more than 20 years of experience in the medical field and is a graduate of Mesa College. Her professional interest is patient advocacy and focuses on treating patients as if they were her family. She also considers an efficient and collaborative environment with team members as the cornerstone to a successful practice. Outside of the office, she can be found at San Diego Padres games, music concerts and reading.
Audiology Technician Kalvin Perez joined San Diego Hearing Center in 2015. A graduate of Antelope Valley College, he performs a wide range of duties including assisting with testing and repairing hearing devices. When not in the office, he can be found hiking, running, longboarding, playing music or traveling.