Our Hearing Professionals
Patty Kalmbach, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Kalmbach received her Doctorate Degree in Audiology from Pennsylvania College of Optometry's School of Audiology in 2007. She received her Master of Science Degree in Audiology from Colorado State University in 1987. She completed her training at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, CA and at Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. Upon returning to Denver, she began a 17 year career working as a clinical Audiologist in the Neurodiagnostic Lab at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado. While working in a hospital environment she was involved in Newborn hearing screenings, diagnostic testing and evaluation of those suffering from hearing loss, as well as performing a wide variety of Vestibular tests used in the diagnosis and treatment of balance problems. After a lot of prayer and believing very passionately that patient's can be helped with their tinnitus and Misophonia, she chose to venture out into a privately owned audiology practice. She is co-owner of Colorado Tinnitus and Hearing Center which was established in 2005. She is passionate when working with her patient's and is especially fond of working with the geriatric population. She is committed to exceptional customer service and is driven by the idea that life can be better for those who are suffering with hearing loss, tinnitus, sound sensitivity or misophonia.
Dr. Kalmbach is a member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), a Professional Gold member in the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) and is registered to practice Audiology in the State of Colorado. Dr. Kalmbach is also a Fellow Member in the Tinnitus Practioner's Association (TPA). Dr. Kalmbach is a member of The Misophonia Provider Network (www.misophonia-provider.com). Dr. Kalmbach currently serves on the Board of the Misophonia Association. Dr. Kalmbach is passionate about keeping abreast on the newest advancements in the treatments of hearing loss, tinnitus and Misophonia. She attended Dr. Jastreboff's TRT training in 2005, the IXth International Tinnitus Seminar in Goteburg, Sweden in June 2008, the Xth International Tinnitus Seminar in Florianopolis, SC, Brazil in March 2011. Dr. Kalmbach has also attended Dr. Rich Tyler's Management of the Tinnitus Patient course at the University of Iowa Medical Center in 2006 and 2012. Dr. Kalmbach wa on misophonias thrilled to be invited to The Clinical Summit 2012 on the Widex Zen Therapy being held in Copenhagen, Denmark in September 2012. This meeting was made up of a select group of tinnitus professionals and experts from all over the world who met to learn about and discuss the background content of the Widex Zen Therapy (WZT) protocol. Dr. Kalmbach recently attended the Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Therapy Masterclass and the International Symposium on Misophonia in London, England in July 2019. Dr. Kalmbach has been married to the love of her life (Ed) for 29 years. They are blessed to be the parents of two extraordinary adult sons named Joshua and Ryan. She is passionate about being involved in their lives and feels very fortunate to be called mom. She loves spending time with her family and her dog Ringo.
Lisa Evans-Smith, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Evans-Smith received her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida in 2000. In 1988, after completing a Master of Science in Audiology, she was commissioned as an officer in the US Army. Dr. Evans-Smith spent 5 years in the military where she achieved the rank of Captain. She has worked in various private practice settings throughout her career. Hearing impaired since birth, Dr. Evans-Smith often draws on her personal experiences to help patients achieve the best possible outcomes with hearing aids. Dr. Evans-Smith special interests include treatment of tinnitus and sound sensitivity, hearing aid education, fitting and rehabilitation, with emphasis on the geriatric population, and evaluation and treatment of balance disorders. Dr. Evans-Smith is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, a Professional Gold member in the American Tinnitus Association, and is registered to practice in the State of Sheis also a Fellow Member in the Tinnitus Practioner's Association (TPA).
Dr. Evans-Smith is happily married, and she and her husband, Bill, have a Golden Retreiver named Makani, whom they adore. Her passion is ballet, and in her spare time, Dr. Lisa takes classes and teaches beginning ballet to adults and children.