Our Hearing Professionals
Selena J. Rogers, Au.D.
Born and raised in Western North Carolina, Selena J. Rogers, Au.D. has practiced audiology in the mountains for more than 15 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the Communication Disorders Program at Western Carolina University in 2000. Dr. Rogers earned her Masters Degree in 2002 from East Tennessee State University and completed a clinical fellowship in Audiology at Central Carolina Ear, Nose & Throat the same year. Upon becoming licensed by the NC Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, Dr. Rogers joined the staff at Salyer Hearing Center in 2003 and has worked diligently with the patients of Mountain Ear, Nose & Throat and Salyer Hearing since that time. Dr. Rogers earned her Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from Salus University in 2010. She is specifically interested in seeing the functional improvement in our pediatric patients following surgery as well as addressing the specific communications needs of our elderly population. Dr. Rogers is an active Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
John R. Smith, Jr., Au.D.
Nina M. Thomas, Au.D.
As an East Tennessee native, Nina Thomas, Au.D. found her way back to the mountains when she joined Mountain Ear, Nose & Throat Associates and Salyer Hearing Center, PLLC in 2021. Dr. Thomas received her Bachelor's in Audiology and Speech Pathology from the University of Tennessee in 2017. She then earned her Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2021. She has completed rotations at a variety of Ear Nose and Throat practices located in Knoxville, TN and Charleston, SC, and completed a rotation at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Dr. Thomas is passionate about providing ethical diagnostic testing and treatment ranging from the pediatric population through the lifespan. She will be seeing patients in our audiology and hearing aid clinics in Asheville, Sylva and Murphy.