Meet Our Founder & Audiologist
Dr. Kevin H. Ivory, Au.D., CCC-A
Dr. Kevin Ivory, Au.D., CCC-A received his Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Audiology degree from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, one of the top 10 audiology residential programs in the country. Dr. Ivory cultivated his clinical excellence through mentorship from some of the top audiologists in Chicago, in a variety of clinical settings, including busy private practices, Rush University Medical Center, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Edward Hines, Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital, and Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Ivory is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, and holds his Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He is a professional member of the California Academy of Audiology, Hearing Loss Association of America, is a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist, and is a licensed dispensing audiologist in the state of California.
In addition to also running a premier audiology and hearing aid dispensing practice (Glendora Hearing Aids & Audiology) in Glendora, California since 2014, Dr. Ivory has been a presenter at national audiology conventions and currently serves on the 2018 Program Committee for Business and Practice Management for the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Dr. Ivory is currently also working on a chapter to be included in an Auditory Disorders textbook (manuscript is in preparation).
Since the Fall Quarter of 2015, Dr. Ivory has continuously been a university instructor in the Communication Disorders departments at both California State University, Los Angeles and California State University, Northridge where he teaches “Hearing Science” and “Aural Rehabilitation” courses. He is able to bring current clinical best practice standards and research findings to his practice where his patients receive personalized evidence-based care from Dr. Ivory while learning from one another. An audiology topic of interest which Dr. Ivory keeps a very close eye on is the relationship and correlations between hearing loss and early on-set dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Dr. Ivory grew up in La Cañada Flintridge and is a proud alumnus of La Cañada High School. Dr. Ivory’s parents inspired him to pursue a career as an audiologist. His father (Dr. Peter Ivory) has a Ph.D. in Audiology and his mother (Dr. Susan Ivory) has a Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology. His parents are still practicing in their respective fields and they still live in La Cañada.
Quality of life and a healthy work/life balance are important to Dr. Ivory. That’s why, when he is not practicing audiology, he enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends, participating and giving back to the community at local senior retirement homes, networking with other health care professionals, rooting for the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team, traveling, concerts, cooking a new recipe, hiking, and relaxing at home watching his favorite television shows with his wife.
Dr. Ivory’s direct e-mail address is: [email protected]. He encourages you to reach out to him by phone or e-mail with any questions, concerns or thoughts you might have as you embark on your journey and path towards a better quality of life through better hearing and communication.
I'm a caregiver for a 90 year old man, & every time we come to Dr Ivory's office, it's so great, because we never have to wait!! Dr Ivory is always ready with a friendly smile on his face. He was so kind to let us extend our hearing aid trial for a bit, until a family member returned home from a trip. He pays very close attention to his patients and their needs... he's just great!! very organized, very efficient, & very professional. His receptionists Ruth & Desiree are always so nice, cheerful, & helpful, as well. Keep up the awesome work, Dr. Ivory!! And thank you for EVERYTHING!!
I purchased my first set of hearing aids from Dr Ivory.
As a nurse, I had specific criteria for selecting a clinician -
I definitely wanted a knowledgeable Audiologist, but also the assurance that verification by Real Ear Measurement would be utilized as part of the fitting process.
I appreciated the amount of time Dr Ivory dedicated to patient education - explaining hearing loss in general and also how various hearing aid features would impact my specific pattern of hearing loss and my lifestyle.
Dr Ivory handled my numerous questions with professionalism and patience. I appreciated his guidance in providing me with
clear information regarding the pros and cons of several hearing aid options that would meet my needs. I never felt my decision was pressured, rushed or directed toward the most expensive product.
I would encourage others in the market for a hearing aid to watch the YouTube video series by Dr Cliff Olson as I found this to be an excellent resource for information on hearing loss, hearing aid reviews and Real Ear Measurement.
Also, instead of limiting visits to hearing aid dispensers consider also including a visit with an audiologist.
I had my first visit with Dr. Ivory today to "tune up" some hearing aides that I stopped wearing because past Dr's could not get them "dialed in"!
He did a great job and I will be back. I trusted him the minute we met.
Thanks Dr. Ivory, great to meet you today and thank you for taking care of me, I appreciate you.
Can't say enough good things about Dr. Ivory and his practice. I've been wearing hearing aids for 23 years and have worked with a good number of audiologists during that time, both here in Los Angeles, and elsewhere. And after just two visits, I can already state with confidence that Dr. Ivory is among the best. He knows his stuff, has great equipment, and he's kind, easy to talk to, and accommodating. He helped me troubleshoot an existing aid that needed to be sent to the manufacturer for repairs...and got it back to me in record time. And it doesn't hurt that his La Cañada office is right off the highway, and with plenty of free parking. If you're anywhere in the eastern half of the L.A. area and in need of an audiologist, this is place to come to.
... not 5 stars because nobody gets a 5 stars, but this hearing aid experience has been much easier than i had expected... my own hearing issues are pretty subtle... a high frequency lost probably due to aging... not some life altering change calling for immediate attention and yielding immediate results
selecting to visit this particular office was actually a result of my reading a series of yelp reviews... the price ranges in the overall market are vast... should money be the determining factor? can you do this online? is one office that different from another?... at first, i though my decision would be about the price... in the end it was the actual product and the on-going service i was going to need...
so far, this experience has been close to perfect... professional to the max... and i have felt at ease and totally cared for...
As a healthcare professional who works with a lot of doctors I want to know that I am in good hands with someone who is knowledgeable, a professional, a good listener/communicator and at the forefront of his/her profession - this is Dr. Ivory. I set the bar high for expectations with medical professionals and Dr. Ivory delivers.
He takes time to evaluate and walk you through your audiogram results and what is the best solution for your hearing needs, if any. His practice is in nice building with plenty of free parking - an added luxury for someone who may already be nervous about their appointment. His office is very clean and welcoming. If your appointment is at 9am you are seen at 9am - minimal to no wait at all.
Pay Dr. Ivory a visit and you won't be disappointed. I have already referred a family friend to him as I was that impressed.
Dr Ivory is great. He knows his stuff and is perceptive and has many solutions. He listens well (no irony intended) and is willing to take the time it takes to get you a good solution. Most doctors these days don't. The office is easy to locate, clean bright and has ample parking. Desiree calling to confirm appointments always helps too. Thanks!!!
Dr. Ivory has been great to work with. I went to Dr. Ivory to get my hearing tested and to see what type of preventative care I could take as a musician who is often exposed to extremely loud noise. He walked me through the different options and found the right type of custom ear plugs to fit my needs. And they work great! I highly recommend him.
About Our Practice
Our practice is located in La Cañada at 1434 Foothill Boulevard in Unit C. We are open Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Our neighbors are Layers Hair Studio and Hillside Physical Therapy. Magpie’s Grill is also located right near us. Our patients have access to a large free parking lot behind our office or free street parking along Foothill Blvd. If you have any questions, please call us at (818) 928-1400 or e-mail us at [email protected]