Our Professionals

Layne M. Garrett, Au.D., FAAA, CCC-A


Dr. Garrett was born and raised in American Fork. His family has a long tradition of serving the health needs of the residents of Utah County (his grandfather was Dr. Guy Richards). Following his LDS mission to the deaf in the Boston Massachusetts Mission, he decided to pursue Audiology as a profession. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communicative Disorders from Utah State University, a Master of Science in Audiology from Brigham Young University, and his Doctor of Audiology from the Salus University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and certified by the American Speech Language-Hearing Association.

Prior to opening Timpanogos Hearing & Balance, Dr. Garrett worked for Sonic Innovations in the Customer Care division working with and training hearing professionals across the country to ensure their patient’s hearing aids were working correctly. He also split his time working in the research department at Sonic Innovations. He has served as a mentor for Audiology interns from Utah State University and has lectured Audiology graduate students at Brigham Young University. Dr. Garrett is the Director of Audiology for America Helps (a humanitarian relief organization for Africa) and is active in Local and International Service through Rotary International. He is also actively works with the American Diabetes Association.

In his spare time, Dr. Garrett enjoys cycling, golf and amateur radio. He is married to Kimberlee Bennett from Highland and has 3 children.

Jessica Nelson

Audiology Technician

Jessica has worked in the hearing industry for several years. She lives in Orem with her husband and 2 sons. She enjoys football, movies, reading, and spending time with family. Her favorite part of working at Timpanogos Hearing and Balance is helping patients and seeing the relief when they finally hear better!

Kim Garrett

Office Manager

She is married to Dr. Garrett. They live in American Fork with their 3 children who can often be seen helping around the office as well. Kim grew up in Highland, and with the exception of college at Utah State and a mission to Brazil, she has lived in the American Fork area all of her life. She likes to cycle, is learning to play golf, and she loves to play and watch sports – especially when her kids are playing!

Kathy Smith

Patient Care Coordinator, American Fork

Kathy lives in Alpine, Utah with her handsome dog, Stubbs. She enjoys spending time with her family, wakeboarding, gardening, cooking, and taking her dog for walks. Kathy is new to the hearing industry but has thoroughly enjoyed helping patients with their hearing needs at Timpanogos Hearing and Balance.

Debbie Brock

Patient Care Coordinator, Spanish Fork

We are excited to introduce you to Debbie Brock.  Debbie moved to Utah eight years ago from Washington state and fell in love with this area.  She has four children and three grandchildren.
Debbie enjoys being with family, camping, quilting and woodcarving.  She enjoys working with people and looks forward to helping individuals in their process to better hearing!