Surpassing expectations on a daily basis.
Albuquerque Hearing & Balance, is dedicated to excellence in patient care.Their founder Carol Clifford is a nationally renowned speaker in the Hearing Industry. She received her Bachelors Degree in Communicative Disorders from Colorado State University, her Masters Degree in Audiology & Hearing Impairment from Northwestern University and her Doctorate Degree from AT Stills University. Carol completed her Clinical Fellowship Year at Glen Ellyn Clinic in Glen Ellyn, Illinois where she specialized in the evaluation and treatment of children with hearing disorders. Carol’s first Audiology practice included serving more than 100 physicians in the Chicago suburban area specialized in medical diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of hearing loss and balance disorders for both children and adults. She returned to Albuquerque with her husband in 1995 to serve as the Audiology Clinic Director at University of New Mexico. Albuquerque Hearing & Balance was established in 1998 following the birth of their triplets.
Tammy Sawyer has been with Albuquerque Hearing & Balance since 2011. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Adrian College in Sociology and Psychology and her Master’s in Audiology from Minot State University.. She was a counselor at Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf in West Trenton and as a Hearing Aid Dispenser for the Canadian Hearing Society. Tammy has been developing diagnostic programs for testing infants and children as well as patients in hospital settings. She also has served as a Pediatric Audiologist at both Sebastian County Health Clinic in Ft. Smith, Arkansas & at Welsely Medical Center in Wichita Kansas. Before joining Albuquerque Hearing Associates, Tammy’s expertise in diagnostics combined with her warm mannered nature allows her to successfully help Albuquerque Hearing Associates reach more people with hearing loss!
Elaine Almquist has been with Albuquerque Hearing & Balance since 2012. Elaine earned a B.A. in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of New Mexico along with a B.A. in English with an emphasis in Professional Writing. She also earned her Doctorate of Audiology degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center. Elaine completed her internship at a Santa Fe ENT clinic, primarily performing balance testing. After completing her degree requirements, she spent two more years in Santa Fe fitting hearing devices. Still living in Santa Fe, she enjoys spending quiet weekends in her xeriscaped garden. Her competence in understanding the hearing needs of our patients is something we all admire.
Katie Burke joined Albuquerque Hearing & Balance in May, 2014. She grew up in northern Illinois and received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Iowa in 2008. In May, 2013, she was awarded her Doctorate of Audiology degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduation, Katie spent a year working at an Ear, Nose, and Throat clinic in Santa Fe performing diagnostic hearing and balance testing, as well as fitting hearing aids. She has rapidly become an expert in diagnosing balance disorders. Her favorite part of audiology is meeting new people and helping to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Katie enjoys hiking, running, camping, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.
At Albuquerque Hearing & Balance, we are committed to becoming the leading provider of quality hearing services in New Mexico. Our goal is to surpassed our patient's expectations on a daily basis. We believe our job is to serve as an educational resource on hearing - from caring and preserving the hearing you do have to the avenues available for rehabilitation when hearing is lost.
Albuquerque Hearing & Balance is committed to providing the highest level of service with state of the art technology. You can expect to receive the attention and care that you need in order to make the best decision regarding hearing solutions for yourself. We offer a range of all comprehensive services for hearing and dizziness evaluations for adults and children beginning with newborns.
|Monday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm by Appointment|
|Tuesday||9:00 am - 6:00 pm by Appointment|
|Wednesday||9:00 am - 6:00 pm by Appointment|
|Thursday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm by Appointment|
|Friday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm by Appointment|
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