5-Star-Rated Audiology Team

You can count on our exceptional team for high-quality balance care using the latest treatment options and the most advanced technology. The top priority of our audiology team is to restore your balance system in a warm and friendly environment.

Over 300 Google Reviews from Patients!

Our Audiologists have received over 300 positive reviews online from patients of Southwest Balance, Dizziness & Ear Institute.

Carefully Listen To Your Concerns & Goals
Thorough Explanation Of Our Process
Comprehensive Hearing Evaluation
Custom Treatment Plan

Meet the team

Meet the Southwest Balance, Dizziness & Ear Institute team - your experts in balance and dizziness treatment. .

Dr. Dana Day, AU.D., CCC-A
Award-Winning Audiologist

I have been a Phoenix, AZ, Audiologist for over 30 years. Fifteen years ago, I believed that I could make a change in my patient’s lives beyond the hour I spent with them at their appointments.

Dr. Susan Schmidt, AU.D., CCC-A
A Leading Provider of Treatment for Dizziness, Balance Disorders & Tinnitus

My name is Dr. Susan Schmidt, Au.D., CCC-A, and I am so fortunate to be a part of the Southwest Balance team! I specialize in evaluating patients with dizziness and balance problems.

Joe Soares
Practice Manager

Joe is the newest member of our team and has been helping patients in the Phoenix area for 25 years.

Dr. Mckell Larson, AUD., CCC-A
Experienced Clinical Audiologist

My name is Dr. McKell Larson, AuD. I am a clinical audiologist and am happy to be part of the team at Southwest Balance.

Dr. Day has been a Phoenix, AZ, Audiologist for over 35 years. Believing that she could make a change in the lives of her patients beyond the hour spent with them at their appointments, she took a leap of faith and opened Arizona Balance & Hearing Aids with Dr. Susan Schmidt. Now after 20 years of helping patients Dr. Day and Dr. Schmidt are ready to take another leap of faith, opening Southwest Balance Dizziness & Ear Institute, which will focus not only on the most comprehensive testing for balance, dizziness, and vertigo symptoms, but also the treatment of those experiencing balance, dizziness, and/or vertigo symptoms.

Too often we have found that while we are able to tell the patient why they are experiencing their symptoms there is a lack of treatment options available for treating the symptoms. Thanks to the collaboration with Dr. Howard Mango and staff Southwest Balance Dizziness & Ear Institute is the only facility in the southwest with the proprietary equipment and protocols to make a difference in at least 90% of patients we see and can treat. At the Institute are passionate about treating your imbalance, dizziness, or vertigo, whether it is decreasing your risk of falls, managing your Meniere’s episodes, imbalance due to an inner ear disorder, or vertigo due to BPPV by using evidence-based approaches and the most advanced medical technology, which allows us to diagnosis the problem and customize your care.

Our Doctors of Audiology have a passion for accurate vestibular diagnosis and full rehabilitation. Additionally, Dr. Day has a passion for those suffering from Central Auditory Processing Disorders. She is the leading expert in testing and treatment for CAPD in Phoenix and the only one in Arizona providing ARIA therapy. I am passionate about providing the most up-to-date diagnoses and treatment plans available, which include state-of-the-art technology as well as the best diagnostic tools. But the one thing that won’t change with our name is the personal touch from empathetic members who listen to you and your needs. While we may not have all the answers, it is my promise to you that we will be there throughout your journey toward better balance and will provide the information you need to make the right choices for you and your loved ones.

Our Story

Read about Dr. Day and Dr. Schmidt's vision for comprehensive care in balance, dizziness, and vertigo treatments comes to life, driven by innovative technology and a patient-centered approach.

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Conveniently located near the intersection of 7th Street and Indian School Road.

Southwest Balance, Dizziness & Ear Institute (formerly Arizona Balance & Hearing Aids)

4004 N 7th St.Phoenix, AZ 85014