For over 20 years, the Audiology Program has provided hearing testing and hearing aid services to Tribal communities in New Mexico and Southern Colorado.
Over 3,000 Tribal community members receive audiology services each year. We work with IHS physicians to diagnose and treat hearing problems.
Hearing tests for adults and children
We perform important testing for middle ear infections in children. We also screen hearing in newborns and infants.
Hearing aids and hearing aid repairs
New digital hearing aids and hearing aid repairs are available at very low cost. Many hearing aids can be repaired on site.
Medicaid hearing aid services
Medicaid-eligible patients usually qualify for new hearing aids, hearing aid repairs and batteries at no cost. We are a New Mexico Medicaid provider.
Annual hearing screenings are completed for early intervention programs, Head Start and elementary schools. Hearing screenings are available at elderly and community centers upon request.
Custom hearing protection
To prevent hearing loss from loud noise, custom hearing protection is available to tribal community members. Swim molds may be recommended for children with chronic ear infections to keep ears dry while showering and swimming.
Health fairs and wellness events
We distribute information on hearing loss, ear infections, hearing aids and hearing protection at health fairs and wellness events.
Audiology staff is available to present on a variety of topics, such as hearing aid care, hearing protection, middle ear infections and language development.
Where are services provided?
Weekly audiology clinics are held at:
- Albuquerque Indian Health Center
Monthly audiology clinics are held at:
- Pine Hill Health Center
- Cañoncito Health Center
- Mescalero PHS Hospital
- Alamo Health Center
Bi-weekly audiology clinics are held at:
- Jicarilla Health Center
- Southern Ute Health Center
- Ute Mountain Ute Health Center
A doctor’s referral is not needed for an audiology appointment. Contact the hospital, clinic or CHR program in your community to make an appointment.
Audiology Program Staff
Our staff consists of professional, certified audiologists who are licensed in the state of New Mexico, as well as an audiology technician. Our goal is improve the hearing health of our Tribal communities.
- Chris Atkinson, Program Manager
- Lori Workizer, AuD., Audiologist
- Todd Powell, AuD., Audiologist
- Margie Mexicano, Audiology Technician
- Donna Lasiloo, Audiology Technician
We are committed to providing high quality audiology care to the Tribal communities. If you have any questions regarding our programs or our services, please call us at (505) 764-0036.
Clinic Phone Numbers
ACL Hospital (audiology)
ACL Appointment Desk
Alamo Health Center
Albuquerque Indian Health Center (audiology)
Albuquerque Indian Health Center (appt desk)
Dulce Health Center
Jemez Health Center (Liz Fragua/audiology)
Jemez Health Clinic
Laguna Rainbow Nursing Home
Pinehill Health Center
San Felipe Clinic
Santa Ana Clinic
Santa Clara Health Center
Santa Fe Indian Hospital (audiology)
Santa Fe Indian Hospital (appt desk)
Santo Domingo Clinic
Taos Health Clinic
To'hajiilee Health Center
Southern Ute Health Center (Ignacio)
Southern Ute Audiology Clinic
(970) 563-0100 x2458
Ute Mountain Health Center (Towaoc)
Zia Health Clinic