MEET OUR DOCTORS OF AUDIOLOGY

Nicole Ball, an AuD at Life Sounds Audiology

Nicole Ball, Au.D.

Dr. Nicole Ball is a Western New York native, born and raised in the Town of Tonawanda. Her interest in audiology began at a young age due to frequent childhood ear infections and conductive hearing loss resulting in middle ear surgery as a teenager. Her current experience as a binaural hearing aid user allows her to sincerely relate to her patients.

Complimentary to her diverse clinical/professional experience, Dr. Ball received her undergraduate education at the State University of New York at Binghamton where she received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature/Linguistics, graduating cum laude. Dr. Ball further honed her multilingual skills while studying in the international student’s program at the University of Costa Rica. Dr. Ball went on to graduate with highest honors from the Doctor of Audiology program at Nova Southeastern University. After receiving her Doctorate in Audiology, she spent several years working in one of the country’s largest Ear, Nose, Throat and Audiology practices where she was exposed to innovative diagnostic and treatment methods for managing hearing, tinnitus, hyperacusis and vestibular (balance/dizziness) patients.  She believes that learning is a lifelong process and refers to current research to provide patient care driven by evidence-based outcomes. She is committed to following best practices, including verification and validation measurements to ensure the most optimal fitting for each patient.

 Dr. Ball resides in Williamsville with her husband, twin sons and daughter.

Education/Training:

  • 2009 Doctorate in Audiology; Nova Southeastern University
  • 2002-2004 Audiology, University at Buffalo and Towson University
  • 2001 Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, minor in Linguistics, Binghamton – University (State University of New York)
  • 1999 International Student, Universidad de Costa Rica, San Pedro

Licenses and Certifications:

  • New York State Audiology License
  • New York State Hearing Aid Dispensing License
  • Board Certified, American Board of Audiology (ABA)
  • Certified Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment Provider
  • Certified Fellow, Tinnitus Practitioners Association

Awards/Honors:

  • Academy Scholar, American Academy of Audiology (AAA), 2017
  • Chancellor’s Award for demonstrating the characteristics of scholarship, leadership, integrity, humanity, and loyalty to the profession of Audiology, Nova Southeastern University, 2009
  • Chancellor’s Scholar, Nova Southeastern University, 2006
  • Clinical Excellence Award, Nova Southeastern University, 2006
  • Highest Honors, Nova Southeastern University, 2009
  • Cum Laude, Binghamton University (SUNY), 2001

Memberships:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
  • American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
  • American Board of Audiology (ABA)
  • Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment Certified Provider
  • Silver Member, American Tinnitus Association

Specialty Areas:

  • Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Evaluation and Management
  • Selection and Fitting of Hearing Aids and Assistive Listening Devices
  • Diagnostic Audiology and Counseling
  • Vestibular/Balance Assessment and Rehabilitation

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Amherst

Phone:

Address:
4600 Main St. #201
Amherst NY, 14226

Hours:
Tues: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Orchard Park

Phone:

Address:
4063 N. Buffalo Road 
Orchard Park, NY 14127

Hours:
Thurs: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Tonawanda

Phone:

Address:
2545 Sheridan Drive
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Hours:
Mon: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wed: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thurs: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm