Albuquerque Hearing & Balance

"Enjoy the sounds of life"
10700 Corrales Rd NW Ste I Albuquerque, NM 87114
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A message from Albuquerque Hearing & Balance about COVID-19:

We are seeing patients full time. When possible we are seeing patients curbside for simple services to help keep patients healthy and safe. When you arrive at our clinic for any type of service, please remain in your car and call us from there. We continue to observe CDC Guidelines to keep our patients and staff safe.

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Carol Clifford,


Carol Clifford is the founder of Albuquerque Hearing & Balance and dedicated to excellent patient care. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University, her Master’s degree from Northwestern University and her Doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Still University. Dr. Clifford experience began working with over 100 physicians in the Chicago suburbs where she specialized in medical diagnosis and non-medical treatment of hearing loss and balance for people from young to old. She returned to Albuquerque in 1995 to work at the University of New Mexico as the Audiology Clinic Director and opened Albuquerque Hearing & Balance in 1998.

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Tammy Sawyer,


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!

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Tara Harmon-McElheney,


Tara joined Albuquerque Hearing & Balance in June 2015. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and her Doctorate of Audiology degree from Louisiana Tech University.  Born and raised in New Mexico, Watching family member struggle with hearing gave Tara the passion to help change people’s lives.

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Maria Jaunakais,


Maria joined Albuquerque Hearing and Balance in September 2017 following three years of clinical practice with Albuquerque Speech Language Hearing Center. She moved to Albuquerque in May 2014 after decades in the humid mid-Atlantic. Maria received her Bachelors in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland in College Park, earned her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and completed a one-year fellowship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Her clinical interests include rehabilitation with hearing instruments in both pediatric and adult populations, cochlear implants in adults, vestibular balance assessments in adults, and custom hearing protection for industrial and recreational settings. She works with patients across the lifespan and with all levels of hearing acuity.

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Caitlynne Gentry,


Caitlynne Gentry joined Albuquerque Hearing and Balance in July 2018. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Speech Language and Hearing Science from the University of Arizona and her Doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Still University in 2018. Caitlynne completed her externship year at a large ENT practice in North Carolina where she performed diagnostic hearing and balance testing for patients of all ages, as well as fitting hearing devices. She enjoys solving problems and helping patients achieve a better quality of life. When not at work, Caitlynne can be found cooking, quilting, and playing board games.

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Leah Fry,


Leah Fry joined Albuquerque Hearing & Balance in Summer of 2018. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications Sciences and Disorders in 2010 and her Doctoral degree in 2015 from the University of Utah. Leah is also certified in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, and Vestibular Assessment & Management.  Leah moved to New Mexico from Utah in 2017. Clinically she enjoys working with hearing instruments, cochlear implants, bone anchored implants, vestibular issues, tinnitus, and patient education. Working with patients of all ages helps to continue expanding her clinical expertise.  She is passionate about assisting patients on their individual paths to better hearing, and ear health as well as teaching new generations of audiologists.

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Morgan Fry,

Morgan Fry joined Albuquerque hearing and balance in September 2018. Not originally from New Mexico he grew up in Utah getting his Bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science in 2010 from the University of Utah, then attending the University of the Pacific to attain his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Morgan served his last clinical internship in Malawi, Africa which helped solidify his passion and responsibility in helping people through the rehabilitation process. During his career he has worked in a variety of setting from outpatient orthopedic, acute rehabilitation and acute care including working in the ICU.  His journey into the niche of vestibular and balance rehabilitation began recently where he developed and started a vestibular rehab clinic in Santa Fe. He is excited to be at a clinic that is so focused on quality patient care and patient outcomes because this is why he became a therapist. This specialty has been immensely rewarding as he gets to see people get back to their lives that they thought was lost in the dizziness.

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Read 110 verified patient reviews for Albuquerque Hearing & Balance! Their average review score is 4.97 () from 110 reviews.

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“Finally, a great audiologist! I began working with Maria last summer and have been approved for a cochlear implant. She has been beyond supportive and kind.”

of Bernalillo, NM   
01/10/2021    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“Great place. Friendly and professional. Caring of my needs since I've been coming over 10 years. ”

of Albuquerque, NM   
01/17/2020    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

“We have been seeing Dr. Carol for my daughter for 4 years now. She is wonderful with her! We drive down from Los Alamos for care because we haven't found another and who is so caring and considerate! ”

of Los Alamos, NM   
01/10/2020    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

“Best hearing doctor I have visited. Very caring. ”

of Rio Rancho, NM   
01/06/2020    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

“When you walk in, the girls at the front desk are always in order and polite and eager to help you. They are always courteous and make you feel at ease. They are a wonderful team. ”

of Rio Rancho, NM   
01/06/2020    Review received via mail
5 out of 5 1.

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Clinic details

About this hearing center

Our services include the following:

  • comprehensive hearing evaluations and testing for adults and children
  • hearing aids for adults and children – latest technology
  • hearing aid dispensing and fittings
  • hearing aid connectivity, including blue tooth and telecoil 
  • hearing aid accessories
  • hearing aid service including cleaning, checks, maintenance and repairs
  • custom earmolds and hearing protection
  • hearing aid batteries
  • assistive listening devices
  • tinnitus management and retraining therapy
  • balance testing and rehabilitation
  • implantable hearing devices
  • dementia prevention


Hearing care services

Life’s meaningful moments contain full, rich sounds. From preserving the hearing you have, to fitting hearing aids and explaining rehabilitation options when hearing is lost, we at Albuquerque Hearing & Balance are here to help.

We change people’s lives. A simple hearing aid can change personalities, relationships and even an individual’s outlook on life. We know how to give people their life back. The minute you step through our doors you will experience healthcare as you never have before. Allow us to surpass your expectations!

Hours of operation

Monday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
by appointment
Tuesday9:00 am - 6:00 pm
by appointment
Wednesday9:00 am - 6:00 pm
by appointment
Thursday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
by appointment
Friday9:00 am - 5:00 pm
by appointment

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Accepted forms of payment

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Debit
  • Financial aid
  • Financing available for those who qualify
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
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