Our Doctors

Our doctors are trusted leaders in hearing healthcare. We have the most qualified audiology staff in the Puget Sound area and are Board Certified and nationally recognized for our contributions to hearing and balance healthcare. We’re also very proud to be recognized by our community as the Daily Herald’s Reader’s Choice for Best Audiology Clinic and Best Audiologist.

Mike Mallahan, Au.D.

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.

Meet Dr. Mallahan

Kathleen Holmes, M.A.

Kathleen Holmes, M.A.

Audiology Assistant


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.

Meet Kathleen