Approach: Trained in Existential Psychotherapy at USC, I have adapted my work to include CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). I have developed my own unique blend of these therapies, along with incorporating creative arts, humor, and storytelling. I have seen hundreds of child, teen, and adult patients struggling with misophonia, and receive calls from across the country and even abroad. I work collaboratively with audiologists nationwide to provide the best treatment possible. I have been involved with all of the Misophonia Association conventions for patients and families and have done presentations for other professionals to inform and educate them about misophonia.
Credentials: California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a doctoral degree and more than 40 years helping people deal with the medical and other challenges of their lives.
Approach: Full evaluation including audiogram, Tympanogram, acoustic reflexes, DPOAE, MCL, UCL, LDL, medical history, various misophonia questionnaires, and family questionnaires. Discussion of management strategies including sound therapy, educational counseling, relaxation exercises, thought restructuring, and consult with CBT therapist. Prescription of sound generators when applicable. Follow-up appointments as needed to chart progress.
Many of my patients have experienced significant relief: some mild relief, some moderate, some extensive relief. I don’t have any metrics to share at this time.
I truly care about helping patients with misophonia. I have misophonia myself, so I have empathy. I belief relief can be had via a combination of management strategies. True- there is no cure yet. However, management strategies significantly improve quality of life.
Marni Novick, AuD, is founder of Silicon Valley Hearing, Inc., which opened its doors in 2014, with the promise of delivering honest and affordable hearing health care, along with exceptional customer service to her valued patients. Due to personal experience with her own hearing loss, Dr. Novick enjoys connecting with patients on a more personal level in providing personalized hearing solutions to optimize their listening needs. Dr. Novick’s areas of expertise include dispensing hearing aids, auditory rehabilitation, counseling and management of tinnitus, hyperacusis, misophonia and auditory processing disorders. Dr. Novick believes in using evidenced based best practices, including real-ear verification and validation performance to ensure an individual’s success and satisfaction with hearing aids.
Dr. Novick is licensed by the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board of California. She holds a board certification from the American Board of Audiology, as well as certificates in Tinnitus Management and Clinical Preceptorship. She is a Fellow with the American Academy of Audiology and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. Dr. Novick provides an Au.D. Student Externship mentor program in her practice to cultivate future audiologists. In her free time, Dr. Novick enjoys biking, hiking and spending time with her family.
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Approach: Our clinic provides diagnostic help for those who suffer from Misophonia. We test hearing, assess degree of impairment, review medical records for any causative factors, include family and significant others in counseling and conversation as well as planning for audiological help options. We coordinate with psychotherapists and psychologists in our clinic as well.
Credentials: AuD; served on many different nonprofit boards including the American Tinnitus Association, the Tinnitus Practitioners Association and the Misophonia Association.
Approach: With over 30 years experience in the field of Audiology we have been specializing in the treatment of Misophonia, Tinnitus, Hyperacusis and Hearing Loss since 2006. Our approach for Misophonia is to complete an extensive diagnostic evaluation and Case History. We approach each case uniquely based on the patient’s individual needs. We encourage a combination of Sound Therapy and counseling to retrain negative reactions associated to triggers. We strongly believe in a collaborative approach with other medical providers to assure that the patient receives a clear diagnosis and treatment plan. Our focus is to change the quality of your life so that you can live your best life with Misophonia.
Credentials: Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
I traveled from Nebraska to come here, in an attempt to find a solution for my Misophonia. Daily sounds prevented me from eating dinner with my family, working easily at a job, and caused me to isolate myself because of the physical and emotional pain that came as a result. This place gave me the only solution that's EVER helped and I can actually rejoin my life again! Being able to eat with my husband or things like that, are the irreplaceable moments of quality time that you take for granted, and I won't ever again. Thank you Colorado Tinnitus and Hearing Center, for changing my life.
I was distraught for my teenage daughter and her Misophonia. I researched and researched until I came across this place on the internet. There was hope finally. These wonderful people changed our lives by listening to us, and finally giving my daughter a diagnosis of Misophonia. My daughter now has little ear pieces that fit into her ear that play white noise so that my daughter can actually enjoy life again instead of worrying about her triggers. Her triggers were my husbands breathing, babies crying, and many other things. Dr. Patty was awesome and completely worked with us financially, emotionally, and gave us a ton of resources for Misophonia. I can NEVER repay these woman for changing our lives but most importantly for changing my daughters live, where she feels life is worth living again. Shout out to receptionist Amy for calming all my fears about a long drive to Denver and for helping me through this process. Thank you ladies again for changing our world.