Meet Our Team

Alison Burks, Doctor Of Audiology

Co-Owner, Senior Audiologist, and Clinical Supervisor
Dr. Burks co-founded Second Chance Hearing Center, Inc. in 2011. Private practice ownership has allowed the pursuit of two passions: business and Audiology. 

 

Dr. Burks received a Bachelor’s degree in Speech & Language Pathology and Audiology with a minor in Deaf Education from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005 and obtained her Doctorate in Audiology from Missouri State University in 2009.

Living with family members who struggled with hearing loss has cultivated a deep empathy for her patient’s emotional and practical needs with hearing aids and cochlear implants. Dr. Burks can communicate through ASL and signing exact English.

Before opening her own practice, Dr. Burks gained years of experience working in the field of Audiology in Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi and Washington State before making her way to Southern California. Her goal is to improve each patient’s quality of life by providing the best clinical experience through diagnostic assessments, treatments and follow-up care.

She is a member of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), California Academy of Audiology (CAA), and is licensed in the state of California as a Dispensing Audiologist.

 

Dr. Burks continues to grow the field of audiology by mentoring and providing Second Chance Hearing Center, Inc. as a medical based clinical externship site for Doctorate Audiology students. She has been interviewed as an Audiology expert in local Ventura County news outlets on topics pertaining to hearing issues, hearing aids, hearing assistive devices, cochlear implants and business growth and development. Dr. Burks is also an accomplished speaker sharing her knowledge at local events and state conferences on topics of Cochlear Implantation, business management and marketing.

When not working with her patients to give them a second chance at hearing, Dr. Burks enjoys traveling across the U.S., reading,  and spending quality family time with her husband and two children. 

Sharla Morales, Doctor Of Audiology

Co-Owner, Senior Audiologist, And Clinical Supervisor Dr. Morales worked in the Conejo Valley as an Audiologist for more than seven years before opening Second Chance Hearing Center, Inc. in 2011. She has practiced in various clinical settings, universities, large medical facilities like Kaiser and private practices. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Dakota in 1998 with her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She then went on to receive her Master’s of Science in Audiology from California State University Northridge in 2000 and her Doctoral Degree in Audiology from Salus University in 2008.
While doing research on patients with central auditory processing disorders, Dr. Morales was determined to improve her patient’s quality of life through the gift of hearing. Her passion for giving people a second chance at hearing is seen through her commitment to quality patient care, gentle demeanor, ethical standard and clinical excellence.
Dr. Morales is licensed in the state of California as a Dispensing Audiologist with about two decades of experience working in the field of audiology. Throughout her career, she has supervised many audiology students. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).
Dr. Morales lives in Southern California with her husband and their three children.

Samantha Godby, Doctor Of Audiology

Audiologist And Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Samantha Godby, Au.D. has been a practicing audiologist since 2005. She is certified and licensed by the state of California as a Dispensing Audiologist. She has earned the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) for academic performance and clinical experience and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Dr. Godby, earned her Doctorate in Audiology degree from the University of Florida,  Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from Long Beach State University, and a Master’s degree in Audiology from Long Beach State University.

As a Clinical Audiologist, Dr. Godby conducts comprehensive audiologic evaluations for adult and pediatric patients and have received advanced training in vestibular assessment, electrophysiological testing and tinnitus. Providing hearing aid and assistive listening device consultation, selection, fittings as well as follow up care ensures patient satisfaction. 

 

There are many aspects of audiology that Dr. Godby enjoys. She implements the latest research and technology in her work and uses her interpersonal skills to connect with patients.

 

During her free time, she enjoys watching her children play in sporting events, camping and traveling with family.

 

Asia Pon, Doctor Of Audiology

Dr. Asia Pon, Au.D. is a southern California native. She obtained her Doctorate of Audiology degree from A.T. Still University. Before pursuing her doctorate, Dr. Pon graduated from Hofstra University with a B.A. in Speech-Language Hearing Sciences with minors in both Disability Studies and Psychology. She is Board Certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and a fellow of the California Academy of Audiology (CAA).

Dr. Pon was inspired to pursue a career in audiology because of her grandfather. He struggled to find a provider that was empathetic to those who have hearing loss. She strives to bring compassion and patience when counseling patients and their family members about hearing loss and treatment options. Making sure the patient is involved in the process speaks to Dr. Pon’s success with each individual. Dr. Pon believes that Audiology has always been a calling as well as a privilege. 

While Dr. Pon has clinical experience in working with children and adults in all aspects of audiology, her passion is diagnostic evaluations,  hearing aids and cochlear implants.

In her free time, she spends quality time with family and friends, traveling, and creating art!

Brianna Crumrine,

Audiology Aide

Viviana Miglia

Doctorate of Audiology Extern

Luz Orellana

Doctorate of Audiology Extern

OTHER STAFF

Delia Barnes

Andee Trask

Susan Evans

Tina Olguin

Gabriel Olguin

TESTIMONIAL

My hearing has been poor for several years. Analog hearing aids were not much help. I asked my primary physician and my ENT for recommendations. Both physicians enthusiastically recommended Second Chance Hearing. Dr. Alison Burks tested my hearing and recommended a hearing aid made by Phonak. One of my problems was listening to my wife while driving. Dr. Burks showed me how to shut out the noise from the road and the ventilation system with one easy click of a button while still being able to hear my wife’s voice. The monthly meeting of the Ventura County Writers Club usually draws an audience of 100. Some speakers are more skilled than others at using the microphone. As the speakers change I may have to adjust the volume. A click on one of the aids automatically changes the volume at both ears. I can hear the speakers clearly no matter where I sit in the audience. At home I keep the volume low. I hear my family and I can listen to the TV without the TV ears. The sound is so natural; I forget that I’m wearing my hearing aids.

– Peter, Camarillo, CA

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