Carroll Brenna S

Brenna S Carroll, AuD

  • Audiology
Accepting New Patients
600 Broadway
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98122
751 NE Blakely Drive
5th Floor
Issaquah, WA 98029

General Information


Philosophy of Care

Brenna Carroll, AuD, enjoys working with infant through geriatric populations. Her clinical interests include diagnostic audiology utilizing both behavioral and electrophysiological testing measurements and rehabilitative audiology through the fitting of amplification. Dr. Carroll’s philosophy includes a dedication to excellence and a strong belief in patient focused care. She enjoys the opportunity to combine personal interactions and patient relationships with scientific data to uniquely tailor diagnostic and rehabilitation approaches. Dr. Carroll is dedicated to providing a comprehensive explanation of test results and a detailed explanation of the impact of the results on communication. She feels very firmly that all visits should conclude with gained understanding about hearing loss, the implications of the individual’s hearing loss on daily activities and strategies to maximize communication in the individual’s unique environments.

Personal Interests

Distance running, travel, and spending time with friends and family.
  • English
Professional Associations
Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), Board Member of the Washington State Academy of Audiology (WSAA).



I’m having a hearing test. What should I expect?

February 24, 2016

As an audiologist, I spend a lot of time diagnosing hearing problems. Unfortunately, many of the people I see for hearing tests are worried first and foremost that they will be pressured to buy a hearing aid. That’s not the case.

Move over Angry Birds and Words with Friends… make room for hearing apps!

March 20, 2015
Smartphone technology has led to an explosion of cell phone apps.  Originally created as games and entertaining diversions, hearing assistance technology is climbing on the app bandwagon with the creation of helpful apps to assist those with hearing loss. 

Many hearing assistance apps exist, ranging from traditional amplifiers and tinnitus maskers to devices designed to control hearing aids.

Why do some people continue to have difficulty hearing even with a hearing aid?

May 12, 2014
Why is one person a successful hearing aid user while another is not?  What factors contribute to such diverse outcomes?

Many rave about using amplification and report that acquiring hearing aids is a life changing event that opens up the world to a wide range of sounds and improves communication.  But some people report that they are reluctant to obtain amplification because they have known friends or a family member that obtained advanced hearing aids but continued to struggle hearing during group activities.  

Why is one person a successful hearing aid user while another is not?  What factors contribute to such diverse outcomes?

COPE-ing with Childhood Health Issues

July 18, 2012

Most of us are lucky enough to only need to visit the doctor for our yearly check up. For others, chronic conditions may be daily health struggles. With guidance from health care providers and a care plan in place, these conditions can often be managed and life can go on as normal. But what about children with chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and even cancer?

As parents, it’s often difficult to understand where your child may be coming from—why the temper tantrum? Is blue hair really necessary? Do you have to sleep until noon? This is only heightened when a child has a chronic health issue that you don’t have and therefore can’t fully understand. Healthcare is confusing enough, and it’s even more so for ch...

No One is Too Young for a Hearing Test!

June 25, 2012

How young is too young for a hearing test?

Your child is never too young for a hearing test! Different ages require special considerations, but children of all ages can have their hearing tested. Most children born in Washington State receive a hearing test before being discharged from the hospital.

Hearing tests are painless and encouraged for all newborns. According to statistics, approximately 3 in 1000 births will result in permanent hearing loss. Additionally, chronic ear infections, speech and language concerns and some illnesses and infections may lead your child to need a test.

You may remember having your hearing screened as a child at school. Hearing tests have come a long way from the traditional method of wearing headphones and raising a hand in response to a tone! Hearing is assessed using different tools and techniques based on the age of a child...

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month!

October 03, 2011

Noise exposure causes permanent hearing loss, and it is 100% preventable!

Hearing loss from noise exposure can occur at any age. Over 36 million Americans experience hearing loss… an amount over four times larger than the entire population of New York City! Over 18 million of those Americans with hearing loss are under the age of 65.

Today’s modern world is full of everyday objects that emit hazardous levels of noise. Exposure to noise louder than 85 dB is considered loud enough to potentially damage hearing. Consider your exposure to these common sounds that exceed 85 dB:

  • 90 dB: Hair dryer, lawn mower
  • 100 dB: MP3 Player at full volume
  • 110 dB: Concerts and sporting events
  • 130 dB: Ambulance

Your hearing can be permanently damaged after exposure from a single event of loud noise. Signs of damage from noise exposure include ringing in the ears, a plugged or “cotton feeling” in the ears and fee...

What is this ringing noise in my ears?

August 17, 2011

Tinnitus is the perception of a sound or noise in the ear or head.  Tinnitus is commonly reported as a ringing or bell noise, but it has also been described as clicking, roaring, hissing, static and “motor” noises. Tinnitus has unique variations, and reports from those afflicted with tinnitus vary greatly in terms of the sound and volume. Most people experience tinnitus in both ears, though it may occasionally be perceived in one ear only.

Some tinnitus coping strategies include:

Advocate for your listening needs!

June 29, 2011

Assertive listening strategies for those with hearing loss to share with others to facilitate communication.

Hearing loss is “invisible,” and those around you may not realize that you are missing part or all of a conversation. Acknowledging your hearing loss and educating others about your listening needs will facilitate successful communication. Many are unaware of strategies that can improve communication. Education and gentle reminders to use strategies are helpful to improve communication.

Clinical Experience

Clinical Interests
  • acoustic reflex testing
  • audiometry
  • auditory processing disorder
  • baha implant
  • caloric reflex testing
  • central auditory processing test
  • cochlear implants
  • cochlear nerve damage
  • conductive hearing loss
  • deafness
  • disorder of balance
  • electrocochleography
  • electronystagmography
  • family history of hearing loss
  • genetic hearing loss
  • hearing aids
  • hearing loss
  • hearing tests
  • hyperacousis
  • neural hearing loss
  • nystagmus
  • positional vertigo
  • presbycusis
  • rotation testing
  • tinnitus


Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (34 Ratings, 2 Comments)


Dr. Carroll is amazingly compassionate and attentive to the individual. She definitely likes what she does.

I enjoy Brenna's friendliness, and always feel that she has given me good care.
600 Broadway
Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98122
751 NE Blakely Drive
5th Floor
Issaquah, WA 98029
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