Director of Audiology
Dr. Anish Thakkar founded the LA Center for Hearing & Balance in 2020, after moving down from his prior practice in the Bay Area. Dr. Thakkar strives for providing quality care to his diverse patients, and promoting an open, accessible, warm clinic environment for his fellow staff. Dr. Thakkar loves all aspects of Audiology, but particularly enjoys earwax removal, amplification, and providing customized audio solutions for his surfing, swimming, audio engineer & musician patients. Outside the office, he is an amateur chef and tennis aficionado, likening the back-and-forth of a great tennis rally to that of an invigorating conversation!
Nathan is an audiology assistant here at LACHB. Originally from Monterey, California, he traveled south to attend UCLA, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Society. He chose healthcare because he wanted to be an active agent of change, diversifying the field, and providing high-quality care for all patients, especially those from underserved communities. Nathan also enjoys the duality of being able to educate patients about their hearing loss while constantly building upon his own knowledge to provide the best experience for patients.
In his free time, he loves exploring new places around LA, enjoys meals with family, and catches up on the latest horror movies! He happily performs audio exams in English and Spanish.
Gisselle is an Audiology Assistant at LACHB. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Cal State University Dominguez Hills and is actively exploring various schools and programs for her pursuit of a Master's degree. Grateful for her role in healthcare, Gisselle takes pride in assisting numerous individuals. Fluent in both English and Spanish, she is always delighted to offer her assistance.
Lead Audiology Assistant
Zachary is a Berklee College of Music graduate with a degree in Dance and Music. He has chosen a career in Audiology to make a meaningful impact and assist those in need. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Angel joined the Los Angeles Center for Hearing and Balance (LACHB) in May 2023. He is currently pursuing a career in education at El Camino College. He chose Audiology as his career path because he finds joy in assisting people, helping them overcome challenges that impact their lives, such as issues related to hearing and balance. His typical day involves meeting with patients, conducting hearing tests, and performing videonystagmography (VNG) tests. Angel takes pleasure in working with the elderly, forming strong bonds with his patients. He strives to exhibit empathy and charisma to ensure his patients feel comfortable. In his leisure time, Angel enjoys baking, cooking, visiting Disneyland, and spending quality time with his loved ones. He is proficient in providing services in both English and Spanish.
Johanna joined the Los Angeles Center for Hearing and Balance (LACHB) in September 2023. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Liberal Studies at Cal Poly Humboldt. Following this, she enrolled in a post-baccalaureate program in Speech-Language Pathology at California State University, Los Angeles, where her interest in Audiology developed. While at LACHB, Johanna discovered a passion for working with patients experiencing vestibular issues and assisting in conducting videonystagmography (VNG) tests to diagnose the causes of dizziness. Creating a safe and welcoming environment for her patients is a top priority for Johanna, recognizing that the process can be overwhelming. Outside of work, she spends time with family, engages in Lego-building, embarks on adventures, and enjoys trying new things. Johanna provides services in both English and Spanish.
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