Mike Mallahan, Au.D.
Dr. Mallahan has been the director of the Hearing & Balance Lab since 1995. He has practiced audiology in the greater Everett area since 1982. Dr. Mallahan was instrumental in establishing the first county wide newborn hearing screening program in the State of Washington in 1998. He currently teaches medical audiology in the doctoral program at the University of Washington and supervises doctoral students through our partnership with the University’s offsite training program.
He is regionally recognized for his expertise in providing assessment and direction of rehabilitative care for patients with balance disorders. Dr. Mallahan leads medical/surgical outreach missions twice a year to Guatemala with the non-profit organization Healing the Children, where his teams have conducted hundreds of surgeries and provided free hearing aids to over 2000 children in rural areas across Guatemala.
Nichole Kingham, Au.D.
Dr. Kingham joined the Hearing & Balance Lab in 2004. She is the Past President of the Washington Academy of Audiology, and was 1 of 12 audiologists chosen as a James Jerger Future Leader of Audiology in 2010 by the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Kingham has a passion for the Deaf community and an interest in neuro-otology. She earned her Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T. Still University, having previously been awarded a masters degree in Audiology from the University of Washington.
Dr. Kingham is known for her patience and persistence in obtaining the best possible outcome for those who come for diagnosis or treatment of hearing loss. She is dedicated to working with those with hearing loss and their families to find solutions for better hearing and thus, a better quality of life.
Lori Mercer, Au.D.
Dr. Mercer joined the Hearing and Balance Lab in 2013. She earned her clinical doctorate in Audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T. Still University, having previously been awarded a Master’s degree in Audiology from Washington State University.
Prior to joining the Hearing and Balance Lab, Dr. Mercer supervised graduate students at the University of Washington. She also owned and operated a private audiology practice in the greater Seattle area. She loves collaborating with patients to find personal hearing treatment solutions that lead to long-term, rewarding relationships. She has volunteered in rural Guatemala with Healing the Children, a non-profit organization that provides audiology care and hearing aids to children and adults in developing countries.
Deborah Roque, Au.D.
After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, Dr. Roque was awarded her clinical doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She is currently the President-elect of the Washington State Academy of Audiology.
Dr. Roque is focused on improving the quality of life for her patients by giving them comprehensive care of the highest quality. She uses the most up-to-date, evidence-based practices to provide patients the appropriate care specific to their hearing health needs. Dr. Roque enjoys working hard to find individualized care plans to meet the needs of each patient.
Kathleen Holmes, M.A.
Kathleen joined the Hearing and Balance Lab in August 2012 as an Audiology Assistant. She obtained a Master’s degree in Audiology and Communication Disorders at Washington State University.
She was previously an Educational Audiologist for Northshore School District. Kathleen prides herself in ensuring that patients get the very best results from their hearing aids by conducting regular follow up testing and alerting the doctors when a device requires fine tuning.