Albuquerque Hearing & Balance - Westside

Open now by appointment! 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
10700 Corrales Rd NW Ste I Albuquerque, NM 87114
(505) 355-6573

Staff

Carol Clifford,
AuD

Doctor of Audiology

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's 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.

Tammy Sawyer,
MS, CCC-A

Clinical Audiologist

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!

Tara Harmon-McElheney,
AuD

Doctor of Audiology

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.

Maria Jaunakais,
AuD

Doctor of Audiology

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.

Caitlynne Gentry,
AuD

Doctor of Audiology

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.

Colleen Danaher,
DPT NCS

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Colleen joined Albuquerque Balance and Hearing in January 2023 after moving to New Mexico from Rhode Island. Colleen received her Bachelors in Biological Sciences & Secondary Education in May 2009 from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI. She later changed careers & received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Connecticut, graduating in May 2016. She then spent 16 months completing a neurologic physical therapy residency at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA. It was during her residency that Colleen became very interested in vestibular rehabilitation. Colleen is most passionate about central vestibular disorders, particularly non-athletic concussion & vestibular migraine, though she does treat all types of vestibular dysfunction. Outside of work she enjoys music, reading, & arts/crafts.

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Joslyn Parsons,
AuD, CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology

Joslyn joined Albuquerque Hearing and Balance in July 2023. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Appalachian State University in 2019 and her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2023. Joslyn completed her externship year at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle, Washington where she provided hearing and vestibular services to the Veteran population. As an audiologist with childhood hearing loss herself, she wears hearing aids and enjoys working with her patients to find a hearing solution that will provide them with the most benefit. Her clinical interests also include vestibular testing and tinnitus management. In her free time, you can find her reading, taking care of her plants, going for walks, and going to concerts. 

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Read 112 verified patient reviews for Albuquerque Hearing & Balance - Westside! Their average review score is 4.97 () from 112 reviews.

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“Olivia Hemenway took care of my appointment. She was very friendly and professional. Thanks Olivia”

Ken R. of Corrales, NM   
06/29/2022    Review submitted online

“Victoria spent wonderful time with me ystrdy giving me the best coaching on my monthly change out duties. Hurray !! She IS a star and now I wil be able to hear and function beautifully. Many thanks . ”

Chris G. of Albuquerque, NM   
07/01/2021    Review submitted online

“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.”

Jane H. of Bernalillo, NM   
01/10/2021    Review submitted online

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

Molly M. of Albuquerque, NM   
01/17/2020    Review received via mail

“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! ”

Karen M. of Los Alamos, NM   
01/10/2020    Review received via mail

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Clinic details

Enjoy the sounds of life

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!

Our Eastside office link is listed here. Our Westside office is located on Corrales Road. We are in the business suites with Flying Star Cafe and Nomades Souvenier Store with plenty of parking. 

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Hearing care services

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

Amenities

Free coffee

Free coffee

Free wifi

Free WiFi

Convenient parking

Convenient parking

Curbside service

Curbside service

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair-accessible

Service pets welcome

Service pets welcome

Hearing implants

Hearing implants

Assistive listening devices

Assistive listening devices

Pediatrics

Pediatrics

Financing available

Financing available

Telehealth services

Telehealth services

American sign language

American Sign Language

Tinnitus

Tinnitus

Balance testing

Balance testing

 Remote hearing aid programming

Remote hearing aid programming

Ear cleaning

Ear cleaning

Spanish

Habla Español

(505) 355-6573

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Hours of operation

SundayClosed
Monday8 am - 5:30 pm
by appointment
Tuesday8 am - 5:30 pm
by appointment
Wednesday8 am - 5:30 pm
by appointment
Thursday8 am - 5:30 pm
by appointment
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed

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Albuquerque Hearing & Balance - Eastside
2100 Louisiana Blvd NE Suite 409
Albuquerque, NM 87110

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Amenities

Free coffee

Free coffee

Free wifi

Free WiFi

Convenient parking

Convenient parking

Curbside service

Curbside service

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair-accessible

Service pets welcome

Service pets welcome

Hearing implants

Hearing implants

Assistive listening devices

Assistive listening devices

Pediatrics

Pediatrics

Financing available

Financing available

Telehealth services

Telehealth services

American sign language

American Sign Language

Tinnitus

Tinnitus

Balance testing

Balance testing

 Remote hearing aid programming

Remote hearing aid programming

Ear cleaning

Ear cleaning

Spanish

Habla Español

Accepted forms of payment

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