Hearing & Balance Center at Potomac ENT

Our Hearing and Balance Center is staffed by licensed and certified audiologists and hearing aid dealers.  Our advanced levels of education and years of experience will ensure that all of our patients receive the best possible care for their hearing and balance concerns.  We provide a full range of diagnostic tests as well as rehabilitation and hearing aid services.  In addition, you will have the benefit of having a physician available should we need to refer you for medical treatment.


Our Services

Conditions We Treat

Our Audiologist

Dr. Brittany Komes


Dr. Brittany Komes is a board certified Clinical Audiologist, licensed in the State of Virginia. She is a certified member of ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Association) and also has an additional CCC-A professional title.

Dr. Komes has a passion for music since childhood, reading music notes before words. She spent her life playing the piano which has guided her naturally into the field of audiology. She uses her sound expertise into perfecting the acoustics of hearing technology for her patients to better understand speech. She listens to new hearing technology with an expert ear to find the best clarity and tinnitus solutions. Dr. Komes recognizes the complexities involved in how the brain processes and interprets sound. She completed undergraduate research with musicians at The Ohio State University where she graduated with Honors and Distinction in Research, and earned her doctorate in audiology at The University of South Alabama.

Emily Pastore, Au.D., CCC-A


Dr. Emily Pastore has been a clinical audiologist for almost 14 years. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Detroit Mercy. She went on to earn her Doctor of Audiology in 2006 from the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville. Dr. Pastore is a licensed audiologist in the state of Virginia and holds her Certification of Clinical Competency (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

Dr. Pastore has moved along the east coast with her U.S. Coast Guard husband Mathew from Maine, to South Carolina, back up to Cape Cod, MA before making Woodbridge, VA their home in order to be near family. Dr. Pastore enjoys working in all aspects of clinical audiology from testing hearing, to special diagnostic testing for dizziness and balance, to finding the right hearing aid options for each patient.

Dr. Pastore spends her time outside the clinic with her young daughter and son taking walks along the local trails as well as watching her daughter in gymnastics and her son learn to play the drums.