Vestibular Audiologists

All of our audiologists have earned an advanced degree in audiology with a specialty focus in vestibular care.
For any questions regarding our audiologists, please call (714) 639-4991.

J. Christopher Townsley
J. Christopher Townsley

J. Christopher Townsley, AuD, CCC-A

Dr. Townsley received his bachelor’s degree from Miami University in 1993, his master's degree in audiology from Kent State University in 1995, and his Doctorate of audiology from the University of Florida in 2006. He completed his clinical fellowship year in Ohio before moving to California in 1997, where he worked as an independent contractor in audiology, and then for an ear/nose/throat office for 9 years. Dr. Townsley joined the Providence team at the Word & Brown Hearing Center in 2010. He holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a California dispensing audiologist license.

Samantha Nieves
Samantha Nieves

Samantha Nieves, AuD, CCC-A

Dr. Samantha Nieves earned her doctoral degree from Salus University in 2015 and her bachelor of science degree from Philadelphia University in pre-medical studies. She completed her fourth year externship at JFK Rehabilitation Hospital in Edison, New Jersey where she evaluated vestibular function in stroke patients. She is a member of the Orange County Fall Prevention and Balance Center team at Providence where her main focus is evaluating balance disorders for children and adults. She enjoys learning new best practice methods and caring for patients who have traumatic brain injury.

Amanda Kidman
Amanda Kidman

Amanda Kidman, AuD

Dr. Amanda Kidman earned her doctorate of audiology at Pacific University in Portland, Oregon, and her bachelor of science in communication disorders from Brigham Young University. She completed her audiology externship at the VA hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Kidman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She has a passion for helping to improve her patients' quality of life, and their family’s, through increased access to the sounds, voices and music around them. Dr. Kidman treats patients of all ages at our location in Newport Beach.

Jamie Buehler
Jamie Buehler

Jamie Buehler, AuD

Jamie Buehler, AuD, graduated from The Ohio State University with her bachelor of arts in speech and hearing sciences and from University of Cincinnati with her doctorate of audiology. She recently relocated from Ohio to California and enjoys working with adult patients because it enables her to connect with them and make a positive impact in their lives through access to hearing. She has also earned a certificate of animal audiology. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys the outdoors, especially biking and spending time at the beach.

 
 
 
 
 
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