Our Professionals

David L. McBride


Dave has worked at Tri-City Audiology his entire professional career. He graduated from Arizona State University in 1986 with a Master’s Degree in Audiology and was instrumental in growing the practice into what it is today. He is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Cleveland State University. His wife, Ingrid, is also an audiologist, and is a professor in the Speech and Hearing Department at Arizona State University. Doctoral level audiology students from ASU often rotate through Tri-City as part of their educational experience to gain invaluable exposure to actual real-world private audiology practices. Dave and Ingrid have two daughters, one is a speech-language pathologist working with toddlers with language issues, and the other will be attending graduate school for study to become a physician’s assistant. Dave and Ingrid have four dogs that do their best to alternately amuse and annoy them. Dave, Ingrid and both daughters are all ASU alumni and all four dogs are also ASU supporters. Go Sun Devils! Dave enjoys watching sports and movies and reading in his spare time. He claims to be an expert in the fine art of gas-fired barbecue grilling.

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. 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 bicycling when the weather is nice, and crochet, reading, and watching movies when it isn’t. Her favorites include sci-fi, history, and mysteries. She and her husband share their home with two cats and a very small dog.

Kay Kochman


Kimberly Gates


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

Kim lives in Gilbert with her husband and three children, and their dog Shadow.

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. 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 enjoys her free time with her husband and three teenage children, her too-many-pets to mention, and her hobby as an amateur astronomer.

Rachel Waite



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