Franciscan Ear, Nose & Throat Associates at St. Joseph

1608 S. J St. Fifth Floor
Tacoma, WA 98405

Phone: 253-274-7505
Fax: 253-274-7948

Franciscan Ear, Nose & Throat Associates - Gig Harbor

4700 Pt. Fosdick Drive N.W. Suite 320
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Phone: 253-274-7505
Fax: 253-274-7948

Lee Zarella, AuDParticipates in Pierce County Project Access, which provides no cost medical care to uninsured, low-income citizens in Pierce County

Lee Zarella, AuD, is dedicated and committed to excellence in patient care and has more than 15 years experience in audiology. He is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the Washington Society of Audiology. Dr. Zarella holds a certificate of clinical competence awarded by the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He obtained is doctorate degree from A.T. Still University and holds a Masters of Arts degree in Audiology from San Jose State University.

Dr. Zarella is a Washington state licensed Audiologist with experience in fitting a wide range ofdigital hearing aids, bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA), and cochlear implants. Diagnostically, he specializes in evaluating hearing loss, balance disorders, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and auditory nerve function.

In his spare time, Dr. Zarella enjoys playing soccer, skiing and coaching children’s soccer.

Name with degree:Lee Zarella, AuD
Board certified:Yes
Hospital affiliation: • St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma
Year Began Practice:1993
Interests: • Audiology
• Cochlear Implantation
• Dizziness
• Hearing & Balance Disorders
• Hearing Aids
• Hearing Disorders
• Hearing Evaluation
• Intraoperative monitoring
• Tinnitus
• Vestibular Testing
Medical School: • AT Still University
• San Jose State University, San Jose, CA


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