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. We get compliments about Jamie's job performance on a regular basis.

On a personal note, Jamie has three children. She enjoyed living in Germany, but 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.

Claire Wagenhals
Director of Marketing

Claire Wagenhals was born in Phoenix Arizona and graduated from ASU with a BA in Business. She worked in pharmaceutical sales for 10 years before taking off to raise her three children.

Claire has 3 children, who are all now in College. She is very proud of their academic accomplishments. One daughter is studying to be a doctor, the other daughter is studying to be a nurse and her son, who is just starting college, is undecided.

"I love helping people especially the elderly. That is what brought me to Desert Sounds. I am happy when people are connected to Life."

Kara Dewease, B.S.
4th Year Doctoral Candidate

Kara joined the practice this summer (2014) and will be with our practice until July 2015.

She is a fourth year Doctor of Audiology student and is currently attending A.T. Still University, and will be graduating in August of 2015.

She received her Bachelors of Science from Arizona State University with a major in Speech and Hearing and a minor in Psychology.

Kara is a fourth generation native to Arizona. She is married and has two children. She became interested in Audiology when her children were young and getting ear infections.

It was during that time that she noticed the huge impact hearing and communication have in the quality of life. never sounded so good!