Michal Joseph, AuD, Audiologist Dr. Joseph has worked as a Clinical Audiologist for the past 28 years. She holds an undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa; and Doctor of Audiology from A.T. at the University of Arizona. Dr. Joseph’s experience is diverse both clinically and culturally; she has worked in South Africa, Canada, and the USA providing diagnostic and rehabilitative services to children and adults. Dr. Joseph started working with CEID 8 years ago as a part-time Audiologist, but in 2014 she came onboard full-time and is our lead on-site audiologist. She specializes in hearing aid amplification technology, assistive listening devices, and custom ear protection. She is bilingual in English and Hebrew.
Benjamin Thompson, Au.D., Audiologist Dr. Benjamin Thompson, Au.D. began working at CEID in 2019. Prior to that, he worked at University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, one of the top ten hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News. His focus is adult hearing aids, speech understanding in background noise, and tinnitus management. He also has experience programming cochlear implants. Dr. Thompson is a past board member of the California Academy of Audiology. He earned his Doctor of Audiology degree from University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Lorna Wright, MA, CCC-A, Audiologist Dr. Wright has been an audiologist for over 40 years and has worked in many areas in northern California in small practices and in large hospitals. She completed her education at San Francisco State University and is licensed as an Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser. Dr. Wright works part-time at CEID to support our CEID audiology team by working directly with adults to complete hearing evaluations and hearing aid fittings.
Esmeralda Martinez, Audiology Assistant Esmeralda joined CEID in 2016 as a part-time audiology assistant but is now with us full time. She completed a Medical Administrative Assistant and Medical Terminology course at Castro Valley Adult School in 2014. Esmeralda has experience in customer service and is bilingual in Spanish. Her main duties include insurance billing, test assisting during pediatric appointments, scheduling, and translating.