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Just like no two fingerprints are alike, no two people have the same hearing issues. One size does not fit all for someone who is struggling in real-world listening environments. That’s why Ultimate Hearing’s audiologist Ann Mundell-Noel, M.A., F-AAA, treats each patient as a person; they each have different needs for different situations. Our goal, our mission, is to help find the right solution for you. We listen, we ask questions, we understand what your needs are for you. Ann Mundell-Noel has more than 30 years of experience as an audiologist here in the Orange County area. More than 70 percent of Ann’s clients are patient recommended or doctor referred. She is somebody you can trust.

Ann Mundell-Noel, M.A., F-AAA



Research shows the brain cannot remember what it doesn’t hear. The brain has neuroplasticity so it can reshape its function when new input is received.

Feeling isolated and disconnected are common experiences with hearing loss. You miss the details and get tired of asking others to repeat themselves. Hearing aids provide the brain information to fill in gaps.

It takes more effort and energy to process speech when hearing loss is present. Improving your hearing gives the brain more time to process and remember the message.

Leaning forward to hear puts stress on our neck and shoulders. It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a conversation when you improve your hearing ability.

Hearing loss contributes to depression and cognitive decline. Having more energy, confidence and alertness are just a few of the benefits of improved hearing. Investing in your hearing health is investing in your quality of life!

  • “I am so grateful to Ann. My daily routine has become so much easier since going to a meeting and speaking to her. I made an appointment and felt assured with her immediately. I am turning down the volume on the TV’s and radio about 50%. I was not even aware of the everyday sounds I had been missing. Thank you so much for your patience and caring.”

    — Judy P
    Laguna Woods
  • “I had a wonderful visit with Daddy today. The new hearing aids are working so well. We had great conversations about forgiveness and childhood music experiences. It’s so amazing to have these conversations with him now. It was the best visit in a long time. Thanks Ann Mundell-Noel. It’s a huge difference for me and our family.”

    — Laurie H
    Family member of a patient of Ultimate Hearing
  • “I had several people tell me there is just no one better than Ann Mundell-Noel. Some had been going to see her for many, many years. This last time when my hearing went down considerably I went in to see Ann. I have had some bad experiences with other audiologists, but Ann has been one of my most wonderful experiences. She is very intelligent and very caring. She will work with you until she gets it accomplished.”

    — MaryAnn M
    San Clemente
  • “I had probably tried 3 of 4 different brands of aids. Started with 1, then 2, then graduated to digital aids, different programs. All of them were improvements, but never really clear. My hearing got progressively worse. And now, with Ann and my new aids, it is amazing! I hadn’t heard thunder in over 30 years…And I heard thunder the first night I wore my new aids. Thank you Ann so much.”

    — Nancy M
    Laguna Woods
  • “I am a first time user. And being a first time user, there’s nothing really to compare it against. But I can tell you, I am very, very happy. Our lives, my wife’s and mine, have changed. All because of Ann.”

    — Alex A
    Laguna Woods
  • “Ann has excellent knowledge of the anatomy of the ear, the physiology and the components of hearing which is a very important knowledge to have. I think her equipment and facilities provide a great benefit for my hearing aids. She has the patience and the perseverance to keep working with me.”

    — Dr. Mel B
    Laguna Woods
  • “The day we were in her office and I had my new Widex hearing aids on, I kept hearing this clicking sound. I thought it was the clock… but it wasn’t. I was looking around and saw Ann was clicking her mouse on her computer and I heard it! I haven’t heard that sound in years. I went home and turned on my computer and clicked my mouse. I hadn’t heard that sound in 9 or 10 years. I didn’t even know that it clicked. It’s been a whole change in the quality of life. I am now understanding my granddaughters…You can’t put a price on it.”

    — Byron B
    Mission Viejo
  • “(Ann) gave me the best possible service…I had gone to the VA for free hearing aids. And they were all messed up. They left a piece of the tip of the hearing aid in my ear. The VA just kinda threw me in and out…here’s your instruction book, now go figure it out yourself. But Ann gave me a lot of insight on what I could do and what I couldn’t do. She gave me a lot of real personal service. She was more concerned about me and how I could hear, even though I didn’t buy the aids from her.”

    — Daryl J
    Lake Forest
  • “I highly recommend Ann Mundell-Noel of Ultimate Hearing. Her secret is her caring patience and technical skill in adjusting my hearing aids to my individual hearing needs. Thanks to Ann, I have a renewed ability to hear and to be present in individual and group discussions.”

    — Dick W
    Mission Viejo
  • “I am enjoying my husband’s Oticon OPN hearing aids. He can hear me now in the car and I don’t have to repeat myself. Before I would want to say something but I didn’t because I would have to repeat it. Now we can have a conversation in the car!”

    — Nancy M
    Mission Viejo
  • “I have a cochlear implant and have trouble understanding some words because my hearing is so badly damaged. However, I no longer need my cane since wearing my new Widex hearing aids. I have better balance because of my new hearing aids and that has helped me feel more secure. It’s just the beginning and I am doing so much better!”

    — Estelle N
    Laguna Woods
  • “I recommend and endorse Ann. Since receiving my Oticon OPN hearing aids, the difference and quality of the sound technology is markedly noticeable to me. In situations with large amounts of background conversation, I was awed by the hearing aid’s technology. They isolate and amplify the voice of someone I am speaking with and suppress the background conversations. I could understand every word. What a thrill! Ann is fabulous, understanding and poised with the experience and ability to relate to any client. Ultimately professional!”

    — Bill L
    Mission Viejo
  • “Ann has helped me immensely. I feel I can come in and ask any question. She is thorough and even helped me find a streaming device to hear directly from the TV program. I love my new Wide Beyond hearing aids. Staff is also helpful.”

    — Judy L
    Laguna Woods
  • “Ann is amazing – so caring and knowledgeable. I love my Oticon OPN hearing aids…they are a life changer! I can actually hear conversations at home and on the phone now. I can hear my soft-spoken daughter-in-law! Thank you Ann!”

    — Carol P
    Mission Viejo
  • “I was afraid of hearing aids because I am not good with technology…but I don’t need to be anymore. I can hear all of my phone messages directly through my ears…better than through my home phone. I now rely totally on my hearing aids to hear all phone conversations. So helpful!”

    — Helen F
    Laguna Woods
  • “I have had a great experience at Ultimate Hearing and with my WIDEX hearing aids. I decided to get hearing aids so I could get comfortable with them before my hearing loss became severe. Ann is very professional and takes wonderful care of me.”

    — Ron H
    Mission VIejo
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