Our staff is made up of only highly-trained, experienced clinicians. All clinicians are licensed professionals and stay up-to-date with extensive continuing education. We provide a wide-range of services, including prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation of hearing impairment. These services include comprehensive hearing evaluations, specialized diagnostic testing (otoacoustic emission testing, auditory brain stem response testing, tympanometry, and acoustic reflex testing), dizziness & imbalance testing and industrial hearing testing.
Kimball B. Forbes, MCD, FAAA, has enjoyed helping patients hear well again for 34 years, making him the longest-tenured Audiologist in southern Utah. He earned a Master’s of Communication Disorders in Audiology from Brigham Young University and went on to establish 11 hearing clinics in Utah and Nevada, all of which continue to thrive under his direction and leadership. Dr. Forbes specializes in hearing aid sales and service; counseling; earmolds and protective hearing devices; and diagnostic medical hearing assessments for adults and children. His own hearing loss makes him uniquely qualified to treat patients using the latest hearing technologies. He is married to wife Jonna; the couple are the proud parents of eight children and nine grandchildren. He enjoys visiting his children and grandchildren as well as his parents. He and Jonna love serving in the LDS temple and teach in the church. He also enjoys reading history and biographies and watching the Hallmark Channel.
Dr. Lance F. Greer, Au.D., FAAA, grew up in Heber, Arizona, and has been in the St. George area for the past 18 years. He is a co-owner of Advanced Hearing & Balance Specialists. Dr. Greer graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master’s of Science in Audiology in 1997, and earned his Doctor of Audiology degree from Salus University in 2003. He developed the newborn hearing screening program for Dixie Regional Medical Center and currently serves as Director. His specialties include hearing aid sales and service; counseling; earmolds and protective hearing devices; diagnostic medical hearing assessments for adults and children; diagnostic balance and dizziness assessments for adults; vestibular rehabilitation; and industrial hearing conservation. He and wife Shannon are parents to five children. His hobbies include traveling, spending time with his family, and attending Dixie Sunrise Rotary Club events.
Dr. Eric L. Maxwell, Au.D, FAAA, was raised in St. George and spent a lot of time in the Cedar City area with extended family in his youth. He studied audiology at Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, where he earned a Master of Science degree in Audiology in 1998. He was conferred his Doctorate of Audiology degree from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in 2010. Upon graduating in 1998, Dr. Maxwell and his family moved to Arizona, where he practiced audiology for five years. He has resided in Cedar City for the past 14 years. Dr. Maxwell specializes in hearing aid sales and service, counseling, earmolds and protective hearing devices, industrial hearing exams and diagnostic medical hearing assessments for adults and children. He and his wife, Allison, are parents to four children. He enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, bicycling, geocaching, serving in church callings and traveling. He also loves the area’s beautiful scenery and friendly people.
Spencer Stirland, Au.D, FAAA, Dr. Stirland grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, where his parents—both teachers–instilled in him a love for teaching. He admired their ability to make an impact on people’s lives and knew he wanted to do something equally meaningful with his. He attended Utah State University, where he was taught that Audiology, the study of hearing and balance, is not about ears but about people. This provided him with a way to make a positive impact on the lives of others, and helped him decide on a career as an Audiologist. After graduating, he continued his education at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where he obtained a Doctorate in Audiology. Dr. Stirland has worked at Cook Children’s Audiology, Waco Ear, Nose and Throat’s Physician’s Hearing Center, and Hearing Counselors. He is thrilled to be working and serving the community in beautiful southern Utah as a member of Advanced Hearing and Balance. Dr. Stirland lives in St. George with his wife and four children, who are excited to become your neighbors and friends. He looks forward to meeting, visiting with, and helping all those he can.
Brittany Garcia, Au.D., FAAA, grew up in Magna, Utah, and recently moved to St. George. She attended Utah State University, where she earned her undergraduate and Doctorate of Audiology degrees. Although Dr. Garcia serves patients of all ages, she has in-depth experience working with the pediatric population and those with cochlear implants. While earning her doctorate degree, she participated in the Listening and Spoken Language program that provided specialized training for children with hearing loss and language development disorders. She completed her internship at Mercy Audiology and ENT in Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Garcia and her husband enjoy being outdoors and are excited to enjoy what southern Utah has to offer. She looks forward to serving those in the St. George area.