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About Charles Ruby, AuD, CCC-A
Charles Ruby, AuD, is a certified audiologist who cares for adults with a variety of hearing losses and ear disorders. He performs diagnostic support with hearing and vestibular assessments for audiology, otolaryngology, and head and neck surgery. His primary area of interest is caring for patients with various degrees of hearing abilities, from individuals with normal hearing who may need custom earplugs to those who have severe hearing loss and are on their journey to implanted hearing technologies. Dr. Ruby also has experience with diverse pathologies, including acoustic neuroma, Meniere's disease (inner ear disorder that causes episodes of vertigo), otosclerosis (abnormal bone growth in the ear), presbycusis (slow loss of hearing in both ears), as well as conductive, mixed and sensorineural hearing losses.
Dr. Ruby believes his patients are making a positive health decision when they choose to come for care and it is his job is to provide information about their hearing and balance abilities as well as available treatment options. From there, he acts as a guide in maintaining positive health decisions so treatment is a collaborative effort.
Before joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Ruby worked as a clinical audiologist at Orange County Physicians' Hearing Services where he performed diagnostic testing and aural rehabilitation on a diverse patient population, including comprehensive audiological evaluations, cerumen management, vestibular assessments and hearing aid evaluations, fittings and follow-up appointments. He was an adjunct faculty member at Chapman University and currently is an adjunct faculty member at San Diego State University.
Dr. Ruby earned a doctoral degree in audiology (AuD) from the joint program between San Diego State University and UC San Diego and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Chapman University. He holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the California Academy of Audiology.
In his free time, Dr. Ruby loves listening to and playing music ranging from old-time banjo to experimental electronic. Primarily a bass guitarist, he has played at many local venues and his favorite was the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. Dr. Ruby is a native San Diegan and enjoys volunteering at the Southern California Special Olympics by providing hearing care as part of a healthy athletes program.
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- Chapman University, Orange, CA
- San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
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