Dr. John Koonz, AuD, President
Dr. John Koonz, Au.D, received his Masters degree from the University of Minnesota and his Doctorate in Audiology from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. He did his internship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan. Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, Dr. Koonz moved to Tallahassee and founded Hearing & Balance Associates of NW FL in 2003. Dr. Koonz has served Tallahassee residents for over 13 years in a private locally owned independent Audiology practice. He is not affiliated with any hearing aid chain, partnership, or buying group. Dr. Koonz is free to help Tallahassee residents choose the hearing care plan best suited for their hearing loss, listening needs, and budget.
Vivian Koonz, Practice Manager
Vivian Koonz was born and raised in Manila, Philippines and has been a Tallahassee resident since 2006. She graduated in the Philippines with a degree in Computer System Design and Programming. Her interests include: the latest technology, web design, fashion, yoga, and biking. Dr. Koonz and Vivian have been married since 2013. Vivian has been the director of Hearing & Balance Associates since 2011. She has several roles at the practice including answering the phone, billing, marketing, and website design.
Dr. Kimberly Lamb, Au.D.
Dr. Kimberly Lamb, Au.D, received her bachelors degree in Communication Disorders and Doctorate in Audiology from Central Michigan University. Born and raised in the mid-west, Dr. Lamb moved east to Rochester, NY where she met her fiancee. They moved to Atlanta, GA to get away from the cold winters of the North and have now moved to Tallahassee to be closer to family. Dr. Lamb specializes in adult diagnostics and hearing aid fittings. Her passion is to help patients improve their quality of life and interpersonal relationships through better hearing.
Ryan Hankla, Audiology Extern
Ryan Hankla received his Batchelor's degree from Valdosta State University and has already completed his doctoral coursework from the University of South Alabama. He is finishing his manditory externship at Hearing & Balance Associates and will receive his doctorate in May 2018. A native of Waycross Georgia, Mr. Hankla is following in the footsteps of his father who has been an Audiologist in Waycross for over 30 years. Like his father, Mr. Hankla's lifelong ambition is to serve and treat patients with hearing loss. Mr. Hankla has been married since August 2012 and enjoys snorkeling, hunting, and fishing with his wife.