Setting the Regional Gold Standard in Hearing Services and Patient Care for More than 30 Years

Sylva, NC 828-586-7474
Franklin, NC 828-524-5599
Asheville, NC 828-458-8100
Murphy, NC 828-835-1014

Our Hearing Professionals

Selena J. Rogers, Au.D.

Selena J. Rogers, Au.D.
Audiologist

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828-586-7474

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.

John R. Smith, Jr., Au.D.
Audiologist

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828-586-7474

In October 2012, Mountain Ear, Nose & Throat Associates and Salyer Hearing Center, PLLC were pleased to welcome John R. Smith Jr. Au.D. Dr. Smith has been a practicing audiologist in Western North Carolina since January of 2005. He completed his graduate work in audiology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1992. His clinical fellowship year was with Southeastern Speech and Hearing in Fayetteville, NC, followed by a 10 year position as a clinical audiologist with the Pinehurst Surgical Clinic in Pinehurst, NC. Since moving to the mountains, he has earned his Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from Salus University in 2009, while working as a dispensing audiologist in a private practice. He is an active Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, and has been licensed by the NC Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology since 1994. Dr. Smith is very excited to be a part of the Mountain ENT and Salyer Hearing practices and returning to a more clinical setting to offer our patients the best in clinical audiology as well as hearing aid sales, fittings and service.
Nina M. Thomas, Au.D.

Nina M. Thomas, Au.D.
Audiologist

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.