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Marion Downs Hearing Center: Innovation in Hearing

The Marion Downs Hearing Center at University of Colorado Hospital was created to honor the legacy of world-renowned audiologist Marion Downs. 

The annual holiday party at Marion Downs
Hearing Center is always a highlight for kids,
parents, and Hearing Center staff.

The Center provides resources, education and research to support the needs of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, their families, the community and hearing health professionals. 

Committed to the visionary ideas of Marion Downs, the Center values individual and family rights in communication and technology choices, and strives to optimize the quality of life for all it serves. 

The Marion Downs Hearing Center is recognized worldwide for its unique leadership and progressive innovations in the realm of hearing and deafness.

Clinical Services at Marion Downs Hearing Center


  • Sandra Gabbard, Director
  • Melinda Anderson, Audiologist
  • Barbara Bell-Lehmkuhler, Audiologist
  • Shannon Burns, Audiologist
  • Stacy Claycomb, Audiologist
  • Tammy Frederickson, Audiologist
  • Ginny Lupo, Audiologist
  • Ron Olson, Audiologist
  • Darcy Strong, Audiologist
  • Kristin Uhler, Audiologist
  • Kathleen Zaccaro, Audiologist

Speech and Language

  • Nanette Thompson

Ear Services

  • Herman Jenkins, MD
  • Stephen Cass, MD
  • Carol Foster, MD

A Comprehensive Hearing Center

For additional information about services and activities at the Marion Downs Hearing Center, please visit

  • Consumer Resources
  • Educational Outreach
  • Clinical Research

Contact Us

Anschutz Clinic

Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 Aurora Court, 6th floor
Aurora, CO 80045
(720) 848-2800


Boulder Clinic

350 Broadway, Suite 130
Boulder, CO 80305
(720) 848-2800


Administrative Offices & Foundation Board

1793 Quentin St., Unit 2
Aurora, CO 80045
(720) 848-3042

How to Make an Appointment for the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic

To make an appointment at the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic, please call (720) 848-2820.

For Audiology, call (720) 848-2800.