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
Michele was born and raised in Kirkland, WA, and obtained her Master’s Degree in Audiology from Western Washington 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 a nonprofit hearing and speech center. She completed her Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) degree in the fall of 2009. Michele has been married to Aaron since 1996 and has 2 children: Kayla, and Zoe. With two young children, Michele has precious spare time which she spends reading novels and playing the piano.
Marquelle is a Washington native and graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in education. She has been hard of hearing since a very early age and understands the challenges wearers of hearing aids face. She is excited to be working with all of you and sharing her expertise. Marquelle and her husband, Chris, have two active teenage sons. Their weekends are spent watching their sons compete in golf and soccer. Between games she loves hiking, boating, or skiing in the great Northwest.
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.