Blog Archive

Better Hearing for the Holidays Nov 20th, 2019

The holidays bring friends and family get-togethers, with lively conversation, multiple talkers, laughter and clatter of dishes.  Add a TV football game into the mix and you get that happy, noisy, holiday that we all cherish.  For people with hearing loss, understanding speech amid all the noise can be very...

October is Audiology Awareness Month Oct 23rd, 2019

Have you had your hearing checked by an audiologist? This is a great time to make an appointment for a diagnostic hearing evaluation.  As the clinical audiologist at Ryan R. Stevens, MD, I will perform your evaluation and will review the results with you immediately.  Your Audiogram is a chart...

Most important Hunting Accessory: Ear protection Sep 25th, 2019

If you shoot without the use of ear protection, the blast from your gun, and others near you, will cause damage to the delicate cells of your inner ear.  Even if you don't notice right away, the damage is done, and it will cause some hearing loss.   To put...

Meeting with Corvallis Pediatricians Sep 11th, 2019

Dr. Stevens gave me a gracious introduction to the Physicians and staff of Samaritan Pediatrics in Corvallis.  He also presented information and led a discussion on the importance of early detection, identification and managment of hearing loss in early childhood. Certain types of hearing loss from birth or infancy could be...

What to expect at your Audiology Evaluation, or "Why Do I need a hearing test?" Sep 4th, 2019

If you see Dr. Stevens for ear problems, hearing difficulty, tinnitus, or dizziness, you will probably be seeing me for a hearing evaluation.   "But I just need to see the doctor, why do I have to get a hearing test?" you ask. Actually, it's not just a hearing test,...