Our Staff

The Ear Group West Hills - Staff

Dr. Yoav Shalev, Au.D., FAAA - Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Yoav Shalev received his Doctoral Degree in Audiology from the University of Florida in 2009. He earned a Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from California State University Northridge in 2007, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation - Professional Pilot from Utah Valley State University in 2004.  Dr. Yoav Shalev received his certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2007, is a fellow with the American Academy of Audiology, and has board certification in audiology from the American Board of Audiology.

Dr. Yoav Shalev is a retired Sergeant from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and current Commercial Airline Pilot.  Dr. Yoav Shalev served on the West Hills Neighborhood City Council between 2009 to 2013. Dr. Yoav Shalev is also the co-founder and president of The Ear Group Hearing Foundation and supporter of the Starkey Hearing Foundation.


Mrs. Rachel Shalev - Operations Manager

Mrs. Rachel Shalev received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from California State University, Northridge in 2005. Mrs. Rachel Shalev is responsible for the day-to-day operations of The Ear Group. Mrs. Rachel Shalev will be more than happy to answer any of your questions whether by phone or at our office. She is knowledgeable about all the different hearing aid solutions and insurance plans.