About Us and Our Mission Statement

About UsPeninsula Hearing Center will provide state-of-the-art, professional hearing services for all individuals.  We promote and encourage healthy hearing while educating our patients and the community about hearing loss and hearing instrument care. We are 100% dedicated to our patients’ success and will work hard to exceed their expectations. Contact us to learn more about us!

Your Goals are Our Goals

We promise to work closely with you to discover where you are having the most difficulties communicating and to determine the best solution for your hearing needs. If that solution includes hearing aids, we are committed to recommending technology that:

• Works best for your level of hearing loss.

• Complements your lifestyle.

• Fits within your budget.

Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal.

Our audiologists on staff at Peninsula Hearing Center have served the San Diego, California area and its surrounding communities for several years. We offer a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing healthcare professional services, including hearing aid screenings, evaluations, hearing aid sales and rehabilitative and preventative counseling. We are dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest improvements in technological advancements in the hearing industry and are committed to offering the most current options to our patients.

Choosing a hearing professional is one of the most important decisions you will ever make and the personal relationships you will develop with the staff at Peninsula Hearing Center will continue long after your initial appointment. We understand that ongoing counseling, periodic adjustments and regular hearing aid cleanings are vital to your continued satisfaction with your investment in better hearing and we are committed to being here to support your every need.

Meet Our Staff

Our caring and professional staff, led by Dr. Dena Riso, is here to meet your needs.  Well trained and committed to protecting your good hearing, we will assist you in meeting your healthcare goals.  Click on the sections below to learn more about us.

Dena Riso

Dr. Dena, owner of Peninsula Hearing Center, is a native San Diegan. She has worked with the hearing impaired for over ten years, and prides herself on continuing the care of the community she calls home. Dena’s experience includes a variety of healthcare settings including private practice, hospitals, clinics and as an educational and occupational Audiologist. She has the capability to properly assess any individual’s hearing needs no matter their age, budget, lifestyle or type of hearing loss.

Peninsula Hearing Center is conveniently located in the village of Point Loma, with a friendly, knowledgeable, full-time staff. The staff shares a community focus, which is enhanced by Dena, who remains active in the Point Loma Association and Ocean Beach Main Street Association. With this home-grown, professional expertise, Dena and her staff can accurately develop a healthy hearing plan to improve the quality of life for every patient that walks through the door. Now more than ever is a great time to hear what you’ve been missing.

Besides a beautiful private practice in Point Loma, Dr. Dena acquired La Jolla Hearing Center at Casa de Manana in La Jolla in 2011 and opened Coronado Hearing Center in Dr. Dill’s Wellness Center in Coronado in March 2014.

Personally, Dena enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters and two dogs. Taking part in all Southern California has to offer, she loves taking her dogs to OB Dog Beach, running, swimming, hiking and riding bicycles with her family. Dr. Dena Riso, Au.D. is a licensed Doctor of Audiology and certified Hearing Aid Dispenser with the state of California.

Ruby Sortillon is a native San Diegan who married her high school sweetheart and currently lives in beautiful Chula Vista with their 2 children. She has worked in the hearing industry since 2007 and is knowledgeable in hearing aids, hearing loss counseling and insurance billing. Ruby is also in charge of marketing for our 3 locations. You can always call our office and be certain that she will help you with anything you may need.

If you happen to stop by and Dr. Riso is busy, Ruby can help you clean, repair and explain all of our hearing aid needs.

When she’s not managing the Point Loma office, Ruby enjoys spending time with her family and their wonderful dog, Buchanas.  They are USC football season ticket holders and enjoy their Trojan football weekends.


Anthony works in the Point Loma office on Saturdays. If you didn’t already know, he happens to be Ruby’s son. He will assist you with your check-in and any special needs you have while you wait for your visit with Dr. Dena. During the week, he works full-time for the Marriott. Anthony became a dad to a baby boy in October 2017!

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