About Our Staff
Hearing Instrument Specialist
Rina Valia is a licensed hearing instrument specialist in the state of California with over 25 years of healthcare experience. It was her life-long interest in healthcare and passion for helping people that led Rina to pursue a career in hearing healthcare. Previously, Rina gained several years of valuable clinical experience working in Mumbai, India as a medical practitioner in homeopathy.
Rina loves seeing how much hearing aids can change the lives of her patients and help them connect with their family and loved ones. She believes that the five senses we were gifted with are all valuable and necessary in order to live a fulfilling life. Living with a hearing impairment can affect the way an individual communicates and his/her daily life in a variety of ways. Imagine not being able to hear the doorbell ringing, the birds chirping, or even your loved ones.
Rina and her team are proud to help members of the San Mateo community and the surrounding areas with all of their hearing healthcare needs so that they can experience life to the fullest.
In addition to English, she is fluent in Hindi, Gujarati, and Kannada and can consult in these languages as well. In her spare time, Rina enjoys yoga, hiking, traveling, and spending quality time with her husband and two adult children.
Anna Maria Caruso
Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist
Anna Maria Caruso was born and raised in a small town in the island of Sicily (Italy) and moved to United States at the age of 15 with her 3 brothers. Anna moved to Illinois and graduated High School. Then started college where she planned on graduating from the Art Institute of Chicago.
A few years later she had the opportunity to move to California to raise her daughter in a very open-minded and colorful environment and she was introduced to the hearing loss industry. Anna grew up with her grandparents who were both hard of hearing. From there she learned the patience, care and love that she has for seniors and she combined her passion for the elderly and the amazing opportunity to help the hard of hearing community with their daily struggles in communication.
As a licensed hearing aid specialist she plays an important role in administering hearing tests and understanding various hearing loss conditions. She then assists you in choosing the best hearing device to achieve the best hearing possible with carefully selected and expertly fit hearing aids.
Anna’s passion for technology keeps her current with the latest advances in hearing aids from all of the leading manufacturers. Her commitment to improving the lives of people with hearing loss and restoring their connection to those around them is what keeps her passionate and inspired. She loves what she does and feels blessed to be able to help her patients connect with the world around them and enjoy their quality of life.
During her free time Anna loves to paint with oil colors, takes beautiful rides to the coast with her motorcycle and loves spending time with her very supportive and caring husband and her affectionate, beautiful and creative 11 year old daughter Sophia.