Alison P. Vega AU.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Vega is a native of the Pacific Northwest. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Western Washington University and her doctoral degree in Audiology from Utah State University. She began practicing in Olympia in 2004 and opened her private practice in 2011.
Dr. Vega specializes in differential diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss. She is known for a thorough and thoughtful approach to hearing loss treatment.
She serves on the Washington State Board of Hearing and Speech as well as volunteers her time in the community, providing hearing screenings and advocating for those who have hearing loss. She belongs to the Junior League of Olympia and the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce . In 2007, Dr. Vega was awarded Utah State University’s “Outstanding Young Professional” award.
Dr. Vega has two young children and enjoys spending her free time boating with her family in the Puget Sound.
Sarah Yahrmatter, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Yahrmatter was born and raised in Michigan, in the metro-Detroit area. She studied Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University (Go Green!), and received her doctorate in Audiology from Central Michigan University in May 2017. She completed a year-long residency in Las Vegas, Nevada, and moved to Lacey, Washington in June 2017.
Dr. Yahrmatter specializes in the diagnosis of hearing loss and balance disorders, as well as the treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus. She is known for her patient-centered approach in all aspects of audiology.
She is also passionate about hearing loss prevention and had the opportunity to present her doctoral research for a national conference in San Antonio, TX, on hearing protective devices for recreational shooters. Dr. Yahrmatter was a competitive collegiate pistol shooter at Michigan State University. She enjoys educating recreational shooters and hearing loss patients on ways to protect their hearing against dangerous sounds.
Dr. Yahrmatter currently lives in Lacey, WA with her basset-beagle mix, Nona. If you look slowly enough, you may see them enjoying their time lounging on the beach, hiking in the forest, or working on a do-it-yourself project.
Lindsay Walles, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Lindsay Walles was raised in a small town called Findlay, Ohio. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Ohio University in 2014 and her doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) from Central Michigan University in 2018. She completed her one year residency in Boise, Idaho at Elks Hearing and Balance Center. Dr. Walles joined Ascent Audiology & Hearing in July 2018.
Dr. Walles specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss and balance disorders for the pediatric and adult populations. She is passionate about working with patients and their families to achieve the best outcomes.
Dr. Walles enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and kayaking. She also is an avid reader, so you will most likely see her on the beach with her head stuck in a book.
Billing Manager and Insurance Specialist
Mikayla Graham is the Billing Manager at Ascent Audiology. She is a native of Southwest Washington. Mikayla graduated from Lower Columbia College with the hope of going into the healthcare field. Since graduating she has found a love for billing and administrative work in the healthcare setting.
Patient Care Coordinator
They were wonderful with my 18 month old!Samantha Hays, on Google
I have worn hearing aids for 20 years and as improvements are made, I have always tried to go with the best. My current hearing aids are Starky and work through my iPhone. Since moving to Lacey, I have had any number of concerns about the settings and have had...ChasKak Clarke, on Google
Yesterday was a life changer for me thanks to Dr. Vega. I've been using hearing aids the past several years that were too hot. The frequencies were good and crisp but everything sounded excessively loud and almost metallic. After a consultation and audiogram, Dr. Vega explained how my ears were...Sam Ham, on Google
Working with Jaclyn Knutson has been incredible. I am impressed with every phase of care she gave me in the past. Jan PJan Pierson, on Google