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Helping You and Your Neighbors Hear Better in Salem

Our passion is helping smart people like you—people who are interested in staying connected and getting the most out of life—rediscover hearing. Our satisfaction comes from the joy our patients feel when they are hearing clearer, able to once again connect with friends, family, and the world around them.

We provide a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing services, including hearing aid screening, evaluations, hearing aids, and rehabilitative and preventative counseling. You’ll be working with our highly trained staff to couple the latest in hearing aid technology with the best fit for your hearing needs.

Salem Audiology Clinic has helped thousands of people in the Salem, OR area improve their hearing. Chances are we’ve helped your friends and neighbors, and we’re sure that we can help you, too.

“Fantastic, Good, Wonderful Service! If you need hearing aids I have found the best place to go: Salem Audiology Clinic. When you walk into their office you are greeted and they make you feel like you are part of the family. They talk directly to you so you can understand them.”

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C. Scot Frink, M.S. FAAA

C. Scot Frink, M.S. FAAA

Scot Frink grew up in the field of audiology, his father having started Salem Audiology Clinic in 1981, one of the first private practice audiology clinics in the United States. Scot obtained his degree in audiology in 2004, but had been involved hearing aid repair since 1990 and dispensing hearing aids since 1995. He previously worked as regional trainer for Phonak Hearing systems from 1999 – 2001 in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, before returning to private practice in 2002. He has presented numerous seminars on technology and practice development for state associations in his region, and currently owns his own practice in Salem, Oregon. He is a contributing editor for Your Health magazine, a local periodical. He is passionate about assisting the hearing impaired, serving on the Oregon State Hearing Aid Licensing Board since 2002, with a strong focus on consumer rights. When not at Salem Audiology Clinic, he spends time with his family at home. Yes, his children all have red hair.

Carol Sayre, Au.D., CCC-A, Clinical Audiologist

Carol Sayre, Au.D., CCC-A
Clinical Audiologist

Carol Sayre has worked as a clinical audiologist for Salem Audiology Clinic for over two years. She performs diagnostic audiological evaluations, hearing aid evaluations, hearing aid fittings, and consultations. Prior to her current position, she worked as a staff audiologist for a major hearing aid manufacturer, Starkey Laboratories in Gresham, Oregon, for ten years.

Raised in Albany, Oregon, Carol now lives in Oregon City, with her dog Grace. She enjoys gardening, crocheting, camping fishing, BBQ competition, and traveling. She is actively involved in her church and has participated in several mission trips abroad to help with various building projects as well as served on the church board, participated in the church choir, and on the worship team.

Carol received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwest Nazarene University in 1976 in Speech and Hearing Sciences and her Master of Science from Portland State University in 1995 in Speech Communication – Speech and Hearing Sciences. She received her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1997. She is currently taking courses to obtain her Au.D (doctor of Audiology) degree through the online distance program from Arizona School of Health and Sciences at A.T. Still University. She has been a member of the Oregon Hearing Society since 2000.

Jonathan Hamm, COCH, Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist

Jonathan Hamm, COCH
Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist

Jonathan Hamm became Salem Audiology Clinic’s full-time repair technician in 2005, and has recently graduated to fitting hearing aids by acquiring his dispensing license in August of 2008. As a repair technician Jonathan is one of the people you will see for walk-in visits if your hearing aids fail or just need a good cleaning. He and his wife, Debbie, have two children, ages 3 and 5. Jonathan is also an accomplished musician, playing with the Salem Pops Orchestra.

Beth Carter, Au.D., FAAA, Clinical Audiologist

Beth Carter, Au.D. FAAA
Clinical Audiologist

With experience in Industrial Hearing Conservation programs, newborn hearing screenings, diagnostic hearing evaluations, and hearing instrument services, Beth Carter built her career in various medical settings, including ENT offices and hospitals, before joining Salem Audiology Clinic in January, 2011.

She received a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from Willamette University with an internship at Connecticut Valley State Hospital. When she decided against making Music Therapy a career she spent three years as an Education Assistant in Special Education classrooms. During that time, Beth became acquainted with the Speech Language Pathologist employed at the school and developed an interest in the profession. One of the first classes she took in the Master’s in Speech and Hearing Sciences program at Portland State University was in general Audiology and she was hooked. She completed the Audiology Doctorate from AT Still University in 2007 and has a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology as well.

Beth’s philosophy is “keep it simple.” She prefers a partnership with her patients instead of the usual doctor-patient relationship. She would rather counsel and educate her patients throughout the process than tell them what they should do. She also tries to emphasize the need to involve more than just the person with hearing loss, specifically the spouse, parents, and children. She feels when one member of the family has a hearing loss, the rest of the family does too.

She and her family live up north in Portland, and when she isn’t working, Beth enjoys music, horses, hiking, touring lighthouses, reading mysteries, and crafting. She would rather curl up with a book than watch a movie, and spends her free time collecting books and comics about hearing humor.

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Tori Blomquist, MS, CCC-A, Clinical Audiologist

Tori Blomquist, MS, CCC-A
Clinical Audiologist

Tori Blomquist joined the Salem Audiology Center in 2012. She has more than 20 years of experience working in a variety of clinical settings with both pediatric and adult populations. Tori started her audiology career at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) where she worked in the Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Clinic for many years. Tori has also worked with several ENT offices in the Portland Metro area; including Dr. John Epley who developed “The Epley Maneuver” a recognized treatment for patients with vertigo caused by BPPV. While working for the North West Regional Education Service District, Tori tested and fit hearing aids on the pediatric and school age population. She is certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and received her Master’s Degree in Audiology from Brigham Young University. Tori with her husband and children reside in the Beaverton area and enjoy spending time with their family, friends and church community.



Dr. Randy Lerner Board Certified Audiologist

Dr. Randy Lerner
Board Certified Audiologist

Randy Lerner has spent his career helping people, of all ages, hear better. He earned his Master of Arts in Audiology from CSULA and Doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Still University. He has practiced in many areas of Audiology, such as: Private practice, Neurophysiology, Educational Audiology and Pediatric Audiology. He is board certified by The American Board of Audiology (ABA) and The American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA), as well as being involved in many local hearing focused organizations. Currently he holds the position of Head of Pediatrics at Salem Oregon, Salem Audiology Clinic and sees all ages at our Woodburn Oregon location, Woodburn Hearing Center.

Originally hailing from Southern California, Randy relocated to Salem Oregon in November of 2010. When not at work he enjoys having outdoor adventures with his son Joseph, spending time with his wife Pamela, bicycling, fishing, woodwork and classic hot-rods.

 

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