Meet the Team

Our passion is helping you and your neighbors in Castro Valley get the most out of life through better hearing. Our satisfaction comes from the joy our patients feel when better hearing keeps them connected to family, colleagues, friends and the world around them.

At the Hearing Center of Castro Valley we provide a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing services, including hearing aid screening, evaluations, hearing aids, and rehabilitative and preventative counseling. You’ll work with our highly trained staff to match the latest in hearing aid technology with your individual hearing needs.


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Dr. Beth Ehrlich

Dr. Beth Ehrlich

Dr. Beth Ehrlich, Au.D., received her clinical Audiology Doctorate Degree (Au.D.) from the Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2001, her master’s degree in Audiology from San Jose State University in 1977, and her bachelor’s degree in Audiology from San Diego State University in 1974.

Dr. Ehrlich has been an Audiologist in the Bay Area for over 37 years and the owner of the Hearing Center for the past 30 years. She is a consultant to Sutter Hospital/Eden Hospital and a founding member of the California Academy of Audiology. She is also active in national and local professional organizations, and through these memberships and affiliations, Dr. Ehrlich continues to maintain a high level of education so that she is familiar with the most current developments in a rapidly changing hearing healthcare industry.

Professional Associations:

• California Academy of Audiology- former president
• Academy of Doctor’s of Audiology
• American Academy of Audiology
• Audiology License Board of Medical Quality assurance – State of California
• Castro Valley Chamber of Commerce
• Rotary, Hayward, CA

Dr. Kenneth Smith

Dr. Kenneth E. Smith, Ph.D.
V.P. & Director of Operations

Dr. Kenneth E. Smith, Ph.D., received his doctorate degree from Kansas University Medical Center and has been in the field of audiology over 40 years as a teacher, consultant, researcher, and clinician. He was President and CEO of Hearing Associates, Inc., an Audiology practice in Kansas City. He now practices at The Hearing Center of Castro Valley and is married to Dr. Ehrlich.

Dr. Smith is a past president of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. He taught at Salus University and is widely published in journals relevant to the profession.

As an expert in patient care and the treatment process, Dr. Smith specializes in the applications of advanced digital technology to improve the quality of life for each patient through personalized care.

Professional Associations:

• Fellow, American Academy of Audiology
• Academy of Doctors of Audiology
• Licensed in both Kansas and California
• Audiology License Board of Medical Quality Assurance – State of California
• Reviewer for peer-written materials at
• Hayward Rotary


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