Ron Leavitt, Au.D.
Upon completion of his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at one of the nation’s top-rated Audiology programs at University of Arizona, Ron Leavitt, Au.D., began publishing scientific articles and text books on hearing aids, earmold acoustics, noise induced hearing loss, hearing science and assistive listening technology. He received his doctorate in Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences.
All audiology faculty members at Dr. Leavitt’s alma mater, the University of Arizona, had academic, research and clinical assignments. This trio of assignments was designed to assure all research was clinically relevant.
Dr. Leavitt has served as a consultant to the U.S. Forest Service, American Bar Association and Hearing Loss Association of America. He also served on the Grant Review Committee for the Tinnitus Research Program at Oregon Health Science University. He has presented at conferences and seminars internationally on hearing-loss related issues.
Dr. Leavitt spent 8 years as audiologist at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis and 10 years as Director of the Audiology Clinic and as senior instructor in Audiology and American Sign Language in the Department of Audiology and Speech Communication at Oregon State University before going into private practice.
Dr. Leavitt has maintained this commitment to clinical work and research. He insists that all hearing aids recommended in our clinic meet the rigorous standards of unbiased product testers. All hearing aid fitting and evaluation procedures must be free of manufacturer bias. We use the best, most advanced scientific methods and technology.
As our Director of Operations, Nikki is in charge of the daily operation of the clinic. She is involved in every stage of a patient’s experience from their first visit for an audiological assessment to the purchase and maintenance of hearing aids. Nikki has a personal interest in Hearing Science and Hearing Health as she has been a hearing aid wearer since childhood. She is a valuable resource to our patients who are looking for first-hand information about hearing aid technology and strategies for successful adaptation to hearing aid use.
As our Billing Manager, Vicki has worked hard for the past 10 years to be sure our patients’ insurance plans are billed appropriately and that every patient gets the maximum coverage allowed by their policy for the services they need. Vicki works with the Veteran’s Administration, US Department of Labor, SAIF Corporation and most of the commercial insurance carriers available.
Riley works as Dr. Leavitt’s Research Associate, assisting with data collection, organization and interpretation. She is in charge of creating presentations, posters, videos and other reading material. Riley also acts as Dr. Leavitt’s Personal Assistant and works to strengthen relationships with other businesses in fields regarding to Audiology.
Ashley works as an Assistant Clinician and Research Assistant. She is also a large part of our Front Office staff and helps with scheduling, insurance and greeting patients. Ashley is always happy to help with any questions you may have about your hearing aids.
Corley, our Front Office Receptionist, keeps Corvallis Hearing Center a pleasant, efficiently-run clinic. She is happy to answer questions, check insurance coverage, arrange appointments and make patients feel welcome and in good hands while in our office. Corley’s ready smile and “let me help you” attitude make the experience of managing hearing loss a more agreeable one for hundreds of Corvallis Hearing Center patients.