Better hearing and a better quality of life can be yours for many years with the help of the right hearing professional. At Tri-City Audiology, 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.

David L. McBride, M.S., FAAA

David L. McBride, M.S., FAAA
Audiologist

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Dave McBride, M.S., FAAA, is originally from Cleveland. Dave has worked his entire professional career at Tri-City Audiology and was instrumental in growing the practice into what it is today.

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Dave had a social services background in Cleveland, but moved to Phoenix to go to graduate school and get away from the cold climate and gray wintery skies of North Eastern Ohio. Dave’s wife is also an audiologist and they met in the graduate audiology program at Arizona State University in 1984. Dave and his wife have two adult daughters that are working in medically related professional positions.

The McBride family has 3 dogs that do their best to alternately amuse and annoy them. All of the McBride’s are ASU alumni and supporters. Go Sun Devils! Dave is hearing impaired and has been wearing hearing devices himself for over three years. He enjoys watching sports and movies and reading historical novels in his spare time. He also claims to be an expert in the fine art of gas-fired barbecue grilling.

Kay Kochman, Au.D., FAAA

Kay Kochman, Au.D., FAAA
Doctor of Audiology

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Although not an AZ native, Kay has lived in AZ for over 30 years. She graduated from ASU with her Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders in 1993 and earned her Doctorate in Audiology in 2004.

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Kay was drawn to audiology by the fascinating anatomy of the hearing system and the science of hearing and sound. Her experience includes training at Good Samaritan Hospital, the VA Medical Center in Phoenix, and private practice, before becoming one of the partner-owners of Tri-City Audiology. She is certified by the American Speech & Hearing Association and is a member of the American Academy of Audiology.

Kay enjoys gardening and perusing craft fairs when the weather is nice. When it isn’t, she spends time on crochet projects, reading, and watching movies. Her favorite books include sci-fi, history, and mysteries. She and her husband share their home with two cats, a very small dog, and a pair of ducks who visit seasonally.

Kimberly Gates, Au.D., FAAA

Kimberly Gates, Au.D., FAAA
Doctor of Audiology

Kimberly is originally from America’s Mardi Gras city, New Orleans. She has been practicing audiology since 1996, when she moved to Arizona.

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In 2005, she received her Doctor of Audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of New Orleans and earned her Master’s in Communications Disorders from Louisiana State University Medical Center. She is licensed by the State of Arizona, clinically certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Kim’s interest in technology was enhanced by her work as an electrician in the Louisiana Air National Guard for six years.

Throughout her audiology career, she has acquired extensive clinical training in advanced diagnostic hearing assessment and rehabilitation using the most innovative hearing technologies available in the treatment of auditory disorders and hearing loss. As an audiologist, she is able to utilize her psychology background to identify the special needs of patients and her technical skills to enhance their lives through hearing aid technology.

When not helping patients, Kim loves spending time with her family – husband and three kids, traveling, and watching her youngest son play high school baseball. She is a very loyal New Orleans Saints fan, as well as an Arizona Diamond Backs fan.

Rachel Waite, Au.D., FAAA

Rachel Waite, Au.D., FAAA
Doctor of Audiology

Rachel earned her Bachelor’s in Speech and Hearing Science and her Master’s in Communication Disorders from Arizona State University, and her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida.

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She is clinically certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Since 1996, Rachel has worked in a variety of clinical and academic settings, including private Audiology practice, private Ear, Nose and Throat physician practice, and multi-specialty clinical practice, and has provided audiologic and rehabilitative services to adult, pediatric, special-needs, cochlear implant, and vestibular patients. Her professional experience includes the privilege of teaching undergraduate and graduate level students in the subjects of Vestibular Assessments and Disorders, Anatomy & Physiology, and Pathophysiology.

Rachel and her husband Thomas share their home with their three young adult children, a 90-pound baby of a German Shepherd Dog, and three rescue cats. In her free time, she enjoys sci-fi movies and her hobby as an amateur astronomer, and loves to bake and to cook.

Ashley Wright, Au.D.

Ashley Wright, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology

Ashley received her both her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences (2014) and Doctor of Audiology (2018) from Arizona State University. Her audiologic training was completed at many locations around the Phoenix area, including Tri-City Audiology.

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In addition, she moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and completed her last year of training at the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Following graduation, she moved back to Arizona and began her career as a private practice clinician in Mesa, Arizona.

Ashley has received training in diagnostic hearing evaluations and rehabilitation. She also has experience with cochlear implants, bone-anchored hearing devices, vestibular testing and treatment, and tinnitus management. When Ashley was seven years old, she suffered from ear infections resulting in a perforated eardrum. She underwent multiple surgeries to repair it, but today has a mild hearing loss in her right ear. Her personal connection with hearing loss is what drove her to be an Audiologist. She is passionate about the treatment of auditory disorders and hearing loss through the use of evidence-based practice and the latest hearing aid technology.

Ashley was born and raised in Arizona. When not helping patients, Ashley enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, watching movies/football, and giving love to her beagle.

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