Mary Barrios has been part of the Mission Audiology team since August 2016. As a hearing aid dispenser, she is licensed by the state of California to treat hearing loss with hearing aids. Mary is also in charge of community outreach and pays visits to local senior centers and residences to help seniors with hearing aid maintenance. She frequently manages the front desk, so she is likely to be the first person you see when you walk through our door!
Mary studied audiology at the graduate level at University of the Pacific to expand her knowledge of hearing disorders and treatment. During her time at Pacific, she was recognized for her great compassion and listening skills when working with patients. In addition to audiology, Mary has a background in clinical counseling and the social sciences.
Apart from academics, she has been involved in the audiological field since 2014, working in diverse environments such as private practices and nonprofit organizations for communication disorders. Her favorite thing about working at Mission Audiology is simply talking with the patients — it’s amazing how much one can help by listening!
In her free time, she enjoys playing with her two dogs, Peach and Phoebe (and Follie, her cat who thinks she’s a dog); she can often be found in the kitchen baking delicious goodies. Mary is deeply involved in her faith and volunteers frequently at her church, advocating for young professionals and senior citizens in the church community.