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If you’re a journalist, a podcast host or you’re looking to add an opinion from a highly trusted Audiologist for your content piece, then Jonathan Lipschutz is available for interviews, media comments and press.
With specialist expertise in all aspects of hearing healthcare and hearing technology, Jonathan Lipschutz is the co-owner of Berkeley Hearing Center and has developed a reputation for driving the highest standards of audiological care in Berkeley and the East Bay Area.
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About Dr. Jonathan Lipschutz
I began my audiology career at the Hearing & Speech Center of Northern California (formerly San Francisco Hearing & Speech Center), a non-profit clinic in the city. From there, I moved on to do professional technical support and product management for the seminal hearing aid manufacturer ReSound in Redwood City. The knowledge, experience, and expertise I gained from working on the manufacturing side has been invaluable for my patient care ever since.
Audiologist, M.S., F-AAA, Owner
A PERFECT HEARING RESOURCE! I am so happy my ENT doctor specifically recommended Jonathan Lipschutz for a solution to this musician's hearing difficulties. As I continue to wrestle with hearing inconveniences, I find solace in knowing that I have a knowledgable, expert and very available audiologist to help me with every difficulty. Each time I visit the office, greeted warmly by office manager John, I am helped in fine-tuning my use of the advanced technology Jonathan has provided me.TRANSPORTATION: When I drive, there is parking available onsite. When I choose public transportation from San Mateo, I find BART from Millbrae connecting to AC Transit in Berkeley efficient and convenient.
This has probably been my best-ever consumer experience. Jonathon was SO patient, well-informed, and intelligent that for the first time ever, my mother was able to find hearing aides (after trying at 3 other places over the last 3 years). He was extremely patient and thoughful, and, I think, tried out 7 different kinds over 9 months with her, until he found one that was workable for her (my mother's ears are small!). He explained everything in clear and thoughtful ways that left my mother willing to follow through with all his instructions (my mother was a scientist). So, I can not recommend this place highly enough. People were friendly, kind, patient, knowledgeable, and willing to go beyond the normal limit to make sure things are right for people.
I can’t say enough about my entire experience at Berkeley Hearing Center. Jonathon has vast knowledge and experience not to mention patience and compassion. My type of hearing loss coupled with sound sensitivity due to migraine makes my hearing aide needs tricky. With that in mind I was actually referred to Jonathan by another audiologist because she knew he would have the expertise required for my situation. She was absolutely right. Jon, who runs the front of the house so to speak was also wonderful to work with. This is THE practice to come to for thorough, compassionate, expert care.
I grew up in West Lafayette, Indiana, home of Purdue University. Both of my parents worked at Purdue, my father as a chemistry professor (with a specialty in extra-terrestrial materials) and my mom as an academic counselor (earning an MFA in photography along with her MA in counseling).
From both of them, I learned the importance of education and hard work, and most importantly to “do the right thing for the right reason.” That’s been the guiding principle of the care I provide from the beginning.
Unlike my colleague, Dr. Muscio-Traylor, I didn’t find audiology till a little later in life. But my passion for helping and caring for others has been there from the beginning. I’ve always been a nurturer, whether it’s animals or people. Like many younger folks, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I floated through a few years of college but without any particular purpose or goal.
My start in healthcare began after my oldest brother (a physician) recommended I look into Emergency Medicine. Once I began training to be an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), I knew healthcare was my calling. After obtaining my EMT certification, I went on to become a full paramedic. Although emergency medicine is fascinating and exciting, it also takes a toll. After several years, I knew I needed to find a profession with more autonomy and better hours (I was working 7pm-7am!).
While stationed at the hospital ER one evening, my old little league coach (Dr. Carl Binnie, of blessed memory) came in accompanying one of his players who was injured. Dr. Binnie also “happened” to be a professor of Audiology at Purdue.
We got to talking and he suggested I speak with him more, along with one of his colleagues, Dr. David Goldstein. Little did I know then that they were giants in the field of Audiology and Purdue had one of the best programs in the country. I’ve been hooked ever since! To make ends meet while finishing my undergraduate degree, I worked as a psychiatric technician in an inpatient acute care psychiatric/addiction treatment facility. I received both my B.S. (Bachelor of Science) in Hearing & Speech Science and M.S. (Master of Science) in Audiology from Purdue University.
I began my audiology career at the Hearing & Speech Center of Northern California (formerly San Francisco Hearing & Speech Center), a non-profit clinic in the city. From there, I moved on to do professional technical support and product management for the seminal hearing aid manufacturer ReSound in Redwood City.
The knowledge, experience, and expertise I gained from working on the manufacturing side has been invaluable for my patient care ever since. After several years at ReSound, I chose to return to clinical practice, because patient care is really my true calling. For over a decade, I worked alongside two fantastic ENT physicians (Drs. Nieberding and Makarewycz) in Burlingame, performing diagnostic evaluations for them and as sole practitioner for El Camino Hearing Center.
Since I live here in Berkeley, I’d been looking to have my own practice closer to home. In 2014, I purchased Berkeley Hearing Center, in large part because of its reputation for excellent service and patient centered care. Since then, more and more people have become aware of our expertise and the genuine care we provide.
So this year, we moved Berkeley Hearing Center from its longtime (but very small) home on Shattuck Avenue to our incredible new home on Channing Way! Although I moved to the Bay Area in 1996, my heart has been here ever since I first came out to see the Grateful Dead in 1985! Live, improvisational music has always been a passion, as you’ll see from the concert posters adorning the office walls. I try to take full advantage of everything our exciting and beautiful area offers, from snowboarding and scuba diving to teaching myself how to make sushi! I live here in Berkeley with my beautiful & amazing wife and daughter.
I am blessed to do what I do! I get to work with state-of-the-art technology. I use every facet of my varied medical training and technical expertise to help my patients reconnect to life. I get to make a real difference in people’s lives, giving back the blessings I have received.