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, Au.D Doctor of Audiology
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.
Susan Schmidt, Au.D Doctor of Audiology
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.
Marvin Lewis, Au.D Doctor of Audiology
Au. D. Doctor of Audiology, A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences 2005
M.S. Masters in Audiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 1991
B.A. Bachelors in Audio Engineering, Indiana University, Bloomington 1980
Dr. Marvin Lewis, Au.D., comes to us after having directed two different private practices in Ohio. He is licensed in Arizona, and a member of many professional organizations. He has been dispensing hearing aids for over 26 years, but started his professional life working with his first love, music. Recording musicians, bands, and feature news programs was fun, however, he decided he needed a change after 10 years. The new field had to include sound, and Audiology was a perfect match. He uses his previous knowledge of electronics and acoustics and applies them to audiology.
Now, on a daily basis, he is happy to be involved with people who have hearing issues, improving their hearing. Making it possible to enjoy music, conversation, animals, and the sounds of life is very rewarding to him. His approach is uniquely personal, more of a detailed chat, to understand the patients’ individual needs and educate them as to what options are available to them. The aim is to have a well cared for patient, and quite possibly a new friend.
He lives in Ahwatukee with his wife and dog.