The Faces Of Desert Sounds
At Desert Sounds we provide top-notch professional services based on leading edge audiological science. But we believe it's the personal connection we make with you that makes the difference. Getting to know you, your preferences and lifestyle helps us to provide you with the services and devices that are customized to your needs. We are happy to answer any questions you have - just give us a call!
Dr. Gabrielle Sadowsky, CCC-A, FAAA
Audiologist, Owner

Gabrielle graduated from Arizona A. T. Still University, with her Doctorate in Audiology. Gabrielle's undergraduate and graduate studies were done at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, where she studied Speech & Hearing Science.

CCC-A indicates that Gabrielle is a certified audiologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and FAAA signifies her membership as a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Gabrielle is licensed by the State of Arizona as a dispensing audiologist. She has received several awards for continuing education.

Most of Gabrielle's career has been spent in either private practice audiology or working in an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) physician office. Gabrielle has over 20 years of experience providing diagnostic audiological evaluations and helping people enjoy life through better hearing.

"I am hearing impaired and I feel that really makes a difference in how I can relate to my patients."

Gabrielle has completed certification from American Institute of Balance for vestibular testing and for Tinnitus Retraining Therapy.

On a personal note: Gabrielle was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. She is married to John Sadowsky in 1978, has 2 adult daughters (Danielle and Clarissa). She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, riding her bike, taking hikes, walking with her family (including two dogs), camping, traveling, playing cards and board games.

Not only does Gabrielle work hard to help people at work, but she is also an active member in Sertoma ( and raises money to help organizations that help people with hearing loss. Giving back to the community is a very important to her. Gabrielle also participates on the Hard of Hearing Task Force which is under the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She previously served as a board member for The Community Hearing Aid Program.

Chris Hatch, CPS/CAP
Office Administrator

Chris joined our team in January 2006; she is the office administrator. What a difference she has made in providing quality care for our patients. Chris is a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), a Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) and a Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) with over 25 years experience working in a variety of administrative functions.

On a personal note: Chris moved here from Utah. She has three grown children and four cute grandsons and a granddaughter. What a happy grandma! In her spare time, she loves to travel and likes scrap-booking.
Jamie Johnson
Patient Care Co-ordinator

Jamie started working at Desert Sounds Audiology in September 2012.

Previously, Jamie has worked in various front office positions in central Texas and the greater Phoenix area.

Jamie enjoys working with patients and she is very helpful is getting patients registered and checked in. She is the one who makes reminder calls and she answers the incoming calls. She enjoys engaging with the patients and making them feel comfortable when they arrive.

On a personal note, Jamie is married with three children. She enjoyed living in Germany while her husband was in the military but she is glad to be back in Arizona. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family.

We enjoy having Jamie as part of our valuable team.

Tsosie Billy
Temporary Hearing Aid Dispenser /Audiology Assistant

Tsosie was born in Utah and relocated to New Mexico with is family. He enjoys sports including baseball, soccer, skiing and golf.

He graduated from Arizona State University in 2002 and was very active in intramural sports, The Native American Business Association, The Young Republicans, and the Keystone Honor Roll Society. He began his career helping people with hearing loss in New Mexico and after relocating to the Mesa, accepted a position with Desert Sounds Audiology.

“I enjoy meeting new people and providing an improved quality of life through better hearing is extremely rewarding.”

Rebecca Hughes
Occupational Therapist

I am very excited to be part of Desert Sounds Vestibular Rehabilitation Program. I have worked about a year getting ready for the move in joining Desert Sounds Audiology and getting established in Vestibular Rehabilitation. We have already seen some great successes and it so rewarding to be part of our patient’s recovery.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1984 in Occupational Therapy. I have tried a lot of different fields in Occupational Therapy which I believe has made me very knowledgeable in my field. I have extensive experience with adults and geriatrics. I have worked in Acute Care Hospitals including a Trauma Hospital, Rehabilitation Hospital, Outpatient, Skilled Nursing Centers, Schools for Pediatric Therapy, Management and Home Health Care. I received my Certification from the American Institute of Balance March 2011 in Vestibular Rehabilitation.

You may ask how I got interested in the specialty of Vestibular Rehabilitation. Dr. Gabrielle Sadowsky has been talking with me about this area of practice for a few years. She initially needed to convince me to take some courses. Once I did, I was hooked. I find the mechanics of how these disorders occur interesting and feel very rewarded when we can eliminate dizziness from our patient’s disorders.

To make it all complete my husband and I have moved from Laveen to East Mesa and only live a few miles from the practice. We love living in East Mesa and looking forward to being more involved in the community.

Krystal Hulleman, B.S.
Audiology Assistant

Krystal received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Nevada, Reno with an emphasis in Speech Pathology and Audiology in August of 2009. Once she graduated she took a year off to work at the Reno Veterans Administration as the Audiology Technician. There she received offical training from the NOVA Southwestern University and completed her certificate as an Audiology Assistant. At the VA she received a lot of exposure and experience with different types of hearing aids. In July of 2010 she moved to Mesa Arizona to persue her dream of becoming an audiologist. She is currently a second year doctoral student at the Arizona School of Health Sciences, Audiology Program. She loves helping individuals gain the special moments back in their life through hearing.

"Desert Sounds Audiology is very different in the fact that they custom-tailor the experience around the individual. Dr.Sadowsky is a great audiologist with a lot of practical experience. I love helping individuals gain the confidence and balance back in their life and I get to do this with Desert Sounds!" never sounded so good!