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About Us

We went into this field to do one thing: Help improve the lives of our clients. Finding the right hearing aids for you is about more than restoring your hearing. It’s about empowering you to enjoy your ideal lifestyle. Whether you’re a swimmer or a theater-goer, we’ll work with you to find a hearing aid that gets you back into the life you want to live.

Meet the Team

Michael Martinez, HIS, Hearing Instrument Specialist

Michael Martinez, HIS
Hearing Instrument Specialist

Dave Vasquez, HIS, Hearing Instrument Specialist

Dave Vasquez, HIS
Hearing Instrument Specialist

My name is Dave Vasquez, owner of Hearing and Low Vision Solutions. I started my career in 1975 working for Bausch & Lomb. In 1976, my brother Bruce and I joined my father’s growing optical business. Looking for other ways to serve my clients, I became licensed as a Hearing Instrument Specialist.

One of eight children, I learned early on the value of family. I see daily how hearing and vision loss can negatively affect relationships with family and friends. Having a serious vision problem since childhood, I have experienced these problems first hand. I think that is what motivates me to find the best possible solutions for clients hearing and vision problems.

My parents taught me the value of hard work and giving back to the community. My father was the founding president of our local Rotary club. I too was a founding member. I have twice served as president. Through Rotary, I am able to help less fortunate people both locally and internationally.

In my spare time, I like to compete in triathlons. I have participated in 8 long distance bicycle rides (400+ miles) to raise money for the American Lung Association.

The hearing and low vision fields are constantly changing and improving. Changing technologies require constant continual education to stay abreast of devices and services that can better serve my clients. Sometimes I am amazed at the changes I’ve seen in my 38-year career.

Karen Ly, Lab Tech

Karen Ly
Lab Tech

Hello, I’m Karen Ly. I’ve been working at Hearing and Low Vision Solutions since July of 2015. I am a Technical Assistant as well as translator for Cantonese and Mandarin.

This is a whole new field for me. For twenty years I worked as a graphic designer for a newspaper. I enjoy meeting the diverse group of people we have in our office. These friendly clients represent many different countries and cultures. Many people are nervous when they first receive their hearing devices, I can see it in their face. Once I have worked with them on how to use their devices, they become more confident. I take a lot of pride in being able to help them transition to better hearing.

I love to cook and eat. My favorite dishes are sea urchin, crab, and abalone. I’m very athletic. I used to play a lot of sports like tennis, volleyball, and squash. Nowadays I enjoy taking long walks. I love exploring the different areas of San Francisco.


Leslie Deras, Patient Care Coordinator

Leslie Deras
Patient Care Coordinator

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