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Audiology and Balance Services

The audiology clinics at Utah State University offer state-of-the-art services for people of all ages, from newborns to seniors. We offer a wide range of services to identify hearing loss, treat hearing loss, and diagnose balance disorders, as well as other audiology services. The USU audiology clinics are staffed by expert audiologists who train university graduate students. Anyone in the public is welcome to come to the clinic for the following services:

  • Hearing evaluations
  • Hearing aids
  • FM systems
  • Blue tooth accessories
  • Cochlear implant services
  • Balance testing
  • Tinnitus evaluation and treatment
  • Personal amplification devices and telephone ringers
  • Auditory processing disorder (APD) testing

For services and contact information, click on the links below.

Adult Services

Approximately 20% of Americans experience hearing loss, and recent estimates show that rates of hearing loss will almost double in the future. Hearing loss makes people feel isolated from family members and their community as they struggle to communicate. Our team of audiologists can help you to regain your hearing confidence by doing a thorough hearing evaluation, discussing communication strategies, and if needed, recommending and fitting the right hearing aid for you. We proudly fit quality hearing aids and use Real Ear technology to personalize the aids for your specific hearing loss, taking into consideration your daily life and communication needs. We currently fit and service a wide range of hearing aid manufacturers and accessories.

Our hearing aid pricing comes with two options to best fit your needs. We offer a bundled or an unbundled package. A bundled package is a one-time charge that includes the hearing aids, fitting fee, and hearing aid follow-up services for the life of the hearing aid. The unbundled package includes only the charge for the hearing aid; then you pay for the fitting fee and all follow-up services as they happen. Every hearing aid fitting includes a 30-day trial period (please call for details).


TiffanyTiffany Shelton performs diagnostics and conducts Auditory Processing Disorder evaluations on all ages. She also fits hearing aids and bone conduction devices.


Schedule an appointment:

Phone: 435-797-1374
Email: sorensonhearingandbalance@usu.edu
Location: Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence USU Logan Campus

Pediatric Services

Hearing loss is the most common birth condition in the United States. Approximately 2-3 out of every 1000 children have hearing loss when they are born, and this more than doubles by the time children enter school. Most children are born to parents who have normal hearing. Children whose hearing loss is identified at an early age and who quickly get hearing aids and specialized training have a high probability of learning to talk and attend mainstream schools.

Our pediatric audiologists use specialized tests to identify children as early as possible, including tests for babies. We fit state-of-the-art hearing aids that are designed for children and use Real Ear technology to make sure that the hearing aids are fit appropriately for your child. We team with Sound Beginnings, an onsite intervention program that teaches children to use spoken language.  

Our clinic accepts most insurance plans, but you can call 435-797-1346 to confirm for your specific insurance.


TiffanyKali Markle is a bilingual English-Spanish pediatric audiologist who specializes in diagnostic hearing evaluations, hearing aid and BAHA fittings and management, cochlear implant evaluations, mapping and follow up. She works with fellow pediatric and adult audiologists, speech pathologists, educational specialists, otologists and other providers in the community to provide comprehensive and interdisciplinary care to patients. She teaches the graduate Pediatric Audiology course.


Schedule an appointment:

Phone: 435-797-9234
Location: Early Childhood Education and Research Center USU Logan Campus

Cochlear Implant Services

A cochlear implant is a medical device that is placed in the cochlea. It is designed for people who do not get enough benefit from their hearing aids. Cochlear implants are used in children and adults. Our cochlear implant clinic will test you or your child to see if a cochlear implant is the right option for you. We provide follow-up mapping services for people of all ages and use evidence-based methods to fit the cochlear implant, including eSRT. Our audiologists are experienced with all three manufacturers of cochlear implants, including Advanced Bionics, Cochlear, and MedEl

Our clinic accepts most insurance plans, but you can call 435-797-1346 to confirm for your specific insurance.


CacheCache Pitt provides cochlear implant services for people of all ages, including cochlear implant candidacy evaluations and cochlear implant mapping. Dr. Pitt teaches the Introduction to Cochlear Implants course for USU graduate students and serves on the Audiology Advisory Board and the Pediatric Advisory Board for MedEl Corporation.

Kali MarkleKali Markle is a bilingual English-Spanish pediatric audiologist who specializes in diagnostic hearing evaluations, hearing aid and BAHA fittings and management, cochlear implant evaluations, mapping and follow up. She works with fellow pediatric and adult audiologists, speech pathologists, educational specialists, otologists and other providers in the community to provide comprehensive and interdisciplinary care to patients. She teaches the graduate Pediatric Audiology course.


Schedule an appointment:

Phone: 435-797-9234
Location: Early Childhood Education and Research Center USU Logan Campus

Balance Services

Balance problems can make you feel as if the room is spinning, lightheaded, dizzy or unsteady. The human balance system is complex and includes input from and coordination of three major sensory systems: vestibular (inner ear), visual, and somatosensory (muscles, joints & nerves). Disturbances to one or more of these systems may result in a balance system disorder, which may have a negative impact on balance and increase your risk of falling.

Many medical conditions can cause balance problems. However, a vast majority of balance problems result from issues in your inner ear (vestibular system). Our cutting-edge Balance Clinic, which houses state-of-the art equipment, can provide important data to help determine whether the inner ear is a contributor to your dizziness or imbalance. Some of the specialized tests we conduct include videonystagmography, rotational chair testing, VEMP, vHIT and postural control testing.


Amy PorterAmy Porter specializes in hearing and vestibular evaluations. She is also interested in vestibular rehabilitation and concussion.


Schedule an appointment:

Phone: 435-797-1374
Email: sorensonhearingandbalance@usu.edu
Location: Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence USU Logan Campus