Jaklin Naghdi Gabaee is a board certified clinical audiologist and hearing aid dispenser. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of California Los Angeles, and her master's degree in audiology from California State University, Northridge. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is licensed by the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology board. She is accredited with the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.
Prior to co-founding BrightHear, Jaklin worked with the Los Angeles Unified School District as well as American Hearing & Balance. She has vast experience diagnosing individuals with hearing loss, and educating families, other healthcare professionals, nurses, and teachers on the topic of hearing health. Jaklin believes that every patient should receive the highest quality of care when seeking hearing solutions or hearing aids. She strives to establish a long-term relationship with each patient and their families. She makes sure to always educate her patients on hearing loss and the available treatments to improve hearing and overall quality of life. Jaklin speaks English, Farsi, Hebrew, and Spanish.
Jaklin was part of a great documentary on one our our patients.
Tamekia Jernigan is a Hearing Instrument Specialist specializing in state-of-the-art hearing aids and accessories. She is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles, and is earning her doctorate in Audiology. She is licensed by the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.
Tamekia is an amazing resource for her patients, providing them and their families with counseling and education at every stage of their treatment. She guides her patients through the care and use of their hearing instruments. She helps them achieve full understanding of the process, therefore maximizing their end results and ensuring their hearing needs are met.
Kimberly Amaya is our office manager for the Arcadia and Encino offices. She is currently studying sociology and loves working with people. While working at BrightHear, she has developed an appreciation for hearing aids and is fascinated by the quick results patients receive from their hearing care services. She loves how our patients are so happy to be able to hear clearly.
Kimberly has recently decided to pursue a dispensing license in hearing aids. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her daughters.
Joanna has worked as an audiologist for 12 years. She graduated from University of Florida with a with a doctorate degree in Audiology. During her career, she has been working with adult and pediatric populations. Her caring and interpersonal skills lend her long time repeat clients. Her dispensing expertise and problem-solving is invaluable to our clients and she strives to stay on top of the current advances in hearing aid technology.
In her time outside of work she enjoys going to the beach and working with a German Shepherd rescue for which she fosters dogs in need.
Michael manages the BrightHear office on Wilshire. He is most recognized as the voice you book appointments with. He has been at your service since 2014. He enjoys his work, and helping patients with their hearing healthcare needs. He says, "It's magical seeing a patient regain hearing when just moments ago, they sat without. It's transformative getting one's hearing back to function. You really see patients change for the better."