Our specialists are equipped to provide tests and diagnoses, and to recommend effective treatments across a wide range of hearing and balance disorders. Our national certifications and specialties include both pediatric and adult diagnostics and care.
Our staff works as a tightly knit team to provide the best possible care to your patients. Experienced audiologists and a professional support staff build lasting relationships with both doctors and patients; children are a special favorite.
It is not uncommon for us, after review and in the interests of prudence and best practices, to call the referring doctor and recommend the elimination of a redundant test or the substitution of a preferable one, based on that patient’s symptoms.
Founded back in 1995, ABHA operated as the outpatient Balance and Hearing Center on the campus of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. In January 2004, office expansion caused us to move just a short hop — right across the street from St. Joe’s.
Well established throughout the Greater Phoenix area and beyond, ABHA offers world class clinical services in hearing and balance (vestibular) testing, pediatrics, and neurodiagnostics.
We still enjoy a strong professional working relationship with St. Joseph’s and the Barrow Neurological Institute, as well as perhaps the majority of Neuro-Otologists, Oto-Neurologists, Otolaryngologists (Ear, nose and throat), Internal Medicine practitioners and Pediatricians in the area.
About Dr. Dana Day
Dr. Dana Day (Dana to all) has been an expert in hearing and balance healthcare for over 25 years, in the state of Arizona and the Southwest.
Dana Day, Au.D. is the owner and founder of Arizona Balance & Hearing Aids and has been practicing in Phoenix and Maricopa County since 1985. Dana received her doctorate degree from A.T. Still University, Arizona School For Health Sciences. Dana has had the honor and privilege of working with and among some of the best and brightest professionals in the field of hearing and balance healthcare and she brings all that knowledge to her clinical setting and most of all her patients. She is licensed in the State of Arizona and fully accredited with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Dana enjoys working with patients of all ages providing state of the art technology whether it is the newest speech processors in hearing aids or vestibular testing for the dizzy patient. Dr. Day has recently had the honor of being asked to collaborate with both the Banner Concussion Center and the Cactis Foundation in an effort to provide comprehensive concussion care to all ages, as well as educated our youngest athletes on the need to protect their heads when playing contact sports.
Dana has taught at the university level, both at Arizona State University and A.T. Still University as well as being a guest speaker at the Barrow Balance Symposium. Additionally, she has received her MBA from Arizona State University and is a clinical supervisor to 4th year doctoral students, preparing the next generation of Audiologists.
Though Dr. Day’s greatest accomplishments and source of pride is her children, which she enjoys spending time in the car on weekends going from soccer, to volleyball, to dance to horseback riding
Dana loves her work and greatly values the opportunities she has each day to help her patients achieve the best hearing and balance health and quality of life possible.
Dr. Schmidt specializes in balance testing and rehabilitation –uncovering all the clues in a balance evaluation and decoding them to pinpoint the exact area of concern. This experienced “detective work” is especially important because almost no two patients will have precisely the same test results.
Dr. Schmidt lives in the east valley with her husband, 3 children and their dog.
Clemente Valenzuela, Hearing Instrument Assistant
Clemente Valenzuela, Hearing Instrument Assistant, became a team member of ABHA 5 years ago as a patient care coordinator (PCC) and has since gone back to school to and obtained his Audiology Assistance in Hearing Aid Technology certificate. Clemente enjoys working with technology to advances to better the lives of our patients. Clemente is bilingual and is proud to be able to provide his unique talents to our Spanish speaking patients.
In his spare time Clemente enjoys spending time with his family and playing guitar.
McKell Larson, Au.D Student
McKell Larson is a 4th year Audiology student at AT Still University. She earned her Bachelors in Speech and Hearing Science from Arizona State University in 2012. She has always loved to help and take care of people. She spent some time as a Speech Pathology Assistant prior to grad school. It was when she took on a job as a newborn hearing screener when her love for audiology grew. She has a passion for audiology. It was through preceptors and professors what got her interested in the vestibular and balance side of audiology. When she is outside of clinic you can find her spending time with her husband and daughter and exploring Arizona.
Patient Care Coordinator/Physician Liaison
California raised, many-places moved, Emily has been wearing hearing aids since she was 10 years old. Despite that she has gotten her BA in linguistics at the University of Arizona, been a social media manager for a non-profit fine art group in Southern California, and even taught English to children in South Korea for a year.
Emily finally came back to Phoenix in 2016 and is now here to help people like her connect to the world around them. If you have any questions about what it’s like growing up with a hearing loss, or want to know her current favorite hearing aid, please don’t hesitate to ask!
Polly A Murphey, Patient Care Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
Polly has been colleague and partner with Dr. Day since 1991. Polly is the friendly smile behind the counter and kind voice on the phone. After years of working full-time Polly has reduced her time in the office and is focusing more times on herself, her home improvement projects, and her three adorable little dogs.