Meet the Team
Better hearing and a better quality of life can be yours for many years with the help of the right hearing professional. At Imaginears, we pride ourselves on developing long-term relationships with our patients. Relationships based on unsurpassed personal service that begins the first time you walk through our doors and continues long after your initial appointment.
Elizabeth D. Tangel, Au.D.
Owner, Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Tangel received her master’s degree in Audiology in 1993 from Sacramento State University, California. She received her doctoral degree in August 2008 from A.T. Still University School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona. She worked for an Ear, Nose and Throat clinic in Yakima, WA for 7 years before moving to the Rogue Valley in 2000.
Dr. Tangel enjoys educating her patients about hearing loss and treating their symptoms. Modern advances in Audiology have allowed her to combine her computer skills with the art of Audiology in fitting patients with the most advanced amplification.
Dr. Tangel continues to further her education by attending seminars and training on a regular basis. Dr Tangel is a member of Academy of Doctors of Audiology.
Patient Care Coordinator.
My husband and I have lived in Ashland for the past five years and we have grown to love this community. That is why I enjoy working for Imaginears. It’s a compassionate business that provides the best care for our patients. It is a privilege for me to see a person hear clearly for the first time each day.
If you suffer from a hearing loss, take charge and improve the quality of your life and give us a call. I cannot wait to meet you!
Ashley K. Sobchuk, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Sobchuk received her Doctor of Audiology degree from Pacific University, and her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Portland State University. She spent her externship clinical year in Southern California gaining experience in hearing devices and amplification, patient care, vestibular diagnostics, and pediatric diagnostics.
Dr. Sobchuk has a passion for guiding patients through the hearing device process. With her knowledge and attention to detail, she finds great accomplishment in improving her patient’s quality of life.
Dr. Sobchuk is looking forward to enjoying what the Ashland area has to offer, from the outdoors, the arts, the kind people, and amazing food! She is excited to be joining the Imaginears team in Ashland, OR come February 2017.
Office manager, Patient Care Coordinator.
I have had the pleasure of working with hearing impaired patient’s at Imaginears for over 17 years. My position allows me the flexibility to work on hearing aids in need of repair, help patients with their billing needs and questions, schedule appointments, chat with potential new patients about how Imaginears and its staff stands out from all the others and act as the welcome center for the office.
The best part of my job is watching a new hearing aid wearer walk out of the fitting room and seeing their eyes light up as if they are hearing for the first time.
Her name is Pork Chop and she is a French bulldog/Boston Terrier mix. She was born last August 2014 and she was born deaf. She enjoys greeting everyone that comes into the office and will give you plenty of kisses.
She is learning sign language and has become a part of our team at Imaginears. Come in and meet her anytime.