MEET THE TEAM
Better hearing and a better quality of life can be yours for many years with the help of the right hearing professional. At Eastside Audiology & Hearing Services, we pride ourselves on developing long-term relationships with our patients. Relationships based on unsurpassed personal service that begins the first time you walk through our doors and continues long after your initial appointment.
Call us today at 425-528-8597.
Nichole Kingham, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Kingham was awarded a master’s degree in Audiology at the University of Washington and obtained her clinical doctorate from A.T. Still University. She was awarded the Future Leaders in Audiology Award in 2012 and is the Past President of Washington State Audiology Academy. She is a current member of the AAA Audiology Assistant Subcommittee. Dr. Kingham has worked in private practice since 2003, where she hired the first Audiology Assistant in Washington State and has trained and promoted Audiology Assistants since 2009.
When she’s not at work she’s spending time with her husband and her 3 children. Dr. Kingham also spends her free time traveling to lecture in large groups of other audiologists on topics of patient satisfaction, technology updates and staff training.
Michele Hillard, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Hillard was born and raised in Kirkland, WA, and obtained her Master’s Degree in Audiology from Western Washington University and her Doctorate from AT Still University. She has been practicing audiology since 1996, providing professional and caring services to those with hearing loss. She has worked in a variety of settings, including an Ear, Nose, and Throat physician’s office and with a nonprofit hearing and speech center. She loves her time spent with the residents of Timber Ridge Senior Living in Issaquah, a volunteer service provided by Eastside Audiology to its residents. Dr. Hillard has been married since 1996 and has 2 children. She loves to spend her spare time reading novels and playing the piano.
Ashley Al-Izzi, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Al-Izzi grew up in Redmond, WA and earned her Master’s Degree in Audiology from the University of Washington. She earned her Doctorate from AT Still University. Dr. Al-Izzi specializes in and loves helping patients find the right hearing aids for their lifestyle. “Hearing aid technology has come so far recently and I find it absolutely delightful to see my patients’ eyes light up when they can hear all the details of sound again.”
Dr. Al-Izzi has practiced audiology since 2003 in a variety of settings including working for a hearing aid manufacturer and co-owning a successful private practice. Dr. Al-Izzi enjoyed stepping out of the ownership role to be able to focus solely on patient care and to be able to spend more time with her growing daughter and their French Bulldog. When she is not in the office, Dr. Al-Izzi enjoys fixing up old houses, skiing at Snoqualmie Pass, and travelling.
Carl proudly serves the Eastside Audiology team as Audiology Assistant. He moved to Issaquah from Spokane, WA where he earned his B.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Washington State University. Carl’s undergraduate exposure to the field of Audiology, from cochlear implant activation and mapping at an Ear, Nose, and Throat clinic to working with children at a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Pre-School/Kindergarten, all have fueled his passion to help individuals with hearing loss receive the intervention and instrumentation needed to communicate and maintain their hearing ability. He loves working with the amazing women at Eastside Audiology and serving all of you who let us be a part of your lives. Although he grew up in Hawai’i, Carl has grown to love the Pacific Northwest and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and snowboarding. He also loves to play all sorts of sports like football, volleyball, tennis, and ultimate frisbee.
Peggy, a resident of Graham, WA, has worked in the healthcare industry for over 31years. She has served in various capacities with Chris since 1990, including helping her open the Eastside Audiology & Hearing Services office in 2005. She intimately knows the workings of Eastside Audiology & Hearing Services and is the person to go to with questions or concerns about insurance and billing issues. Peggy works at keeping our busy office running smoothly for our clients and audiologists. She takes care of many tasks, working from home two days a week. On her own time, you can find Peggy reading fantasy or romance novels, working in her garden, catching up on some of her favorite TV shows such as Blindspot or Scandal, or checking out HGTV or Food Network. When the weather is nice Peggy also loves camping with her husband and children.
Patient Care Coordinator
Lesa is the voice you hear when you call us, and the first face that you will see when you walk in our door. She is friendly and compassionate and truly loves to learn all about the needs and happenings of our patients! She is here to help you coordinate your appointments and assist with purchasing batteries and other accessories. She was born in Northern California and has lived in Issaquah since 200l. She has a background in the dental field and worked in dental offices in California, Arizona and Washington since 1985. She is excited about learning all the new things that the hearing industry has to offer and dealing with the special needs of the hard of hearing person. In her free time, she enjoys all types of needlework, baking, and playing Bunco. She has been married to Jay since 1989 and they have 2 adult children, Kimberly and Tyler.