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Carolyn A. Yates, Au.D.

Doctor of Audiology

Dr. Yates has been with Hearing Evaluation Services since 2013. She graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in June of 2013 after completing her fourth-year residency at HES. She is currently an adjunct clinical instructor at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Yates is a Certified Tinnitus Specialist with accreditation from the Tinnitus Practitioners Association. She enjoys assisting patients in understanding and managing their tinnitus. Her other clinical interests include diagnostic audiometric and vestibular testing, electrophysiology, and adult hearing aid selection and fitting.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Yates continues to be involved in clinical research. During her fourth-year residency at HES, Dr. Yates conducted a research study with Dent Neurologic Institute, which focused on developing new diagnostic techniques for patients with dizziness and balance disorders. The study was selected as one of five finalists at the Student Research Forum and was honored at the 2013 American Academy of Audiology national conference in Anaheim, California.

Dr. Yates has also headed a research study at Hearing Evaluation Services which has shown that patients who pass through our Tinnitus Program experience a statistically significant reduction in their tinnitus.  Dr. Yates and the Tinnitus Specialists use a combination of counseling, education, acoustic therapy, relaxation strategies, and amplification when indicated to provide patients who suffer from tinnitus a sense of relief and improved quality of life.

Dr. Yates is originally from East Aurora, New York and currently lives in Buffalo with her husband and two dogs.

  • 2013 Doctorate in Audiology; State University of New York at Buffalo

  • 2009 Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders & Sciences; State University of New York at Buffalo

  • New York State Audiology License

  • New York State Hearing Aid Dispensing License

  • Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment Certified Provider

  • Tinnitus Practitioners Association

  • 2013 Recipient of the Tindle-Schupe Award for Clinical Excellence in Audiology
  • 2013 American Academy of Audiology Student Research Forum Award
  • 2008 Member of the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society
  • 2007 Grace W. Capen Academic Award
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude (with high honors) from the State University of New York at Buffalo
  • American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
  • Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment Certified Provider
  • Diagnostic Audiometric and Balance Testing
  • Hearing Devices
  • Tinnitus Assessment, Treatment and Management