Meet the Team

Helping You and Your Neighbors Hear Better in Evanston, Illinois

Our passion is helping smart people like you—people who are interested in staying connected and getting the most out of life—rediscover hearing. Our satisfaction comes from the joy our patients feel when they are hearing clearer, able to once again connect with friends, family, and the world around them.

We provide a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing services, including hearing aid screening, evaluations, hearing aids, and rehabilitative and preventative counseling. You’ll be working with our highly trained staff to couple the latest in hearing aid technology with the best fit for your hearing needs.

Advanced Hearing & Balance Center has helped thousands of people in the Evanston area improve their hearing. Chances are we’ve helped your friends and neighbors, and we’re sure that we can help you, too.

“The audiologists at Advanced Hearing & Balance are kind and gentle, patient and matter of fact.”

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About Us

Lowery Mayo, Au.D.
Owner, Audiologist

Dr. Mayo has been practicing in the Evanston and Chicagoland area for over 20 years. She was previously with Charles A. Lowe and Associates, Gleitman Audiology, and Evanston Northwestern Healthcare as Director of Audiology. She has also been on the faculty at Northwestern University for the past 12 years.

Dr. Mayo’s professional areas of interest include aural rehabilitation, hearing devices, and tinnitus and vestibular disorders. Dr. Mayo will provide you with a comfortable, personalized experience and the best hearing healthcare possible.

When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and her dog Daisy, a pointer/setter mix from the Illinois Birddog Rescue.

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Kathleen (Kate) T. Dunckley, PhD, CCC-A

Kathleen returned to Advanced Hearing & Balance part time in January, 2017. She spent several years working here while completing her PhD in Audiology at Northwestern University. Upon completion of her degree, she accepted a faculty position at Rush University. She is an assistant professor and Assistant Audiology Clinical Education Manager in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences.

As a licensed and nationally certified audiologist, she has facilitated student clinical placements and supervised audiology students in the clinic at Rush University since 2013. Her teaching and research interests focus on the evaluation of the peripheral auditory system, signal processing and calibration. Previous projects have examined the ability of objective measures to detect ototoxic-induced changes to hearing, effect of headphone placement on extended high frequency sensitivity and the effect of stimulus parameters on otoacoustic emission phase and level behavior.

Dr. Dunckley has served as a past-treasurer for the Illinois Academy of Audiology and currently serves as a trustee and consultant for Chicago Tap Theatre’s “Feel the Rhythm” project, which offers tap lessons to hearing impaired children. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and the Auditory Society of America.

We are more than pleased to have Dr. Dunckley lend her time and talent once again to Advanced Hearing & Balance. She is looking forward to reconnecting with previous patients and working with new ones.

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