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About Us

Ashland ENT, Allergy & Hearing Aid Center and staff are committed to providing quality, cost-effective healthcare to our patients and to maintain open channels of communication with the referring physician.


Dr. Andrew Stein

Dr. Stein opened his practice July of 1996 in Ashland, OH after completing his residency at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Stein became board certified in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery April of 1997. July of 1999 he purchased the assets of Roth Audiological Consultants and the practice name became Ashland Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Inc. dba: Roth Audiology. In October of 2006 the practice name changed to Ashland ENT, Allergy & Hearing Aid Center to better promote the full scope of medical and specialty services provided by the practice. In November of 2006 Ashland ENT, Allergy & Hearing Aid Center moved into their new state-of-the-art facility in the Ashland Medical Center Building located at the corner of Mifflin Avenue and US Route 42 in the Samaritan Professional Park.

Andrew Stein is an otolaryngologist who specializes in the medical and surgical management of disorders of the head and neck and especially those related to the ear, nose and throat conditions. While otolaryngology is a surgical subspecialty, Dr. Stein is the most capable specialist to evaluate and manage the following:

  • Surgical Thyroid Disorders
  • Allergies
  • Chronic and recurrent sinus disorders
  • Head, Neck and Skin benign and malignant tumors and lesions
  • Hearing disorders, including infections, hearing loss and balance disorder
Dr. Stein's audiologists on staff:
Pamela J. Oliver, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Pamela J. Oliver, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA graduated with her Doctorate in Audiology from the Northeast Ohio Audiology Consortium (NOAC). She has a Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology from The University of Akron. Pam has experience in both Ear, Nose and Throat and hospital settings. She is licensed to practice Audiology by the Ohio Board of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. She maintains her current certification in Audiology with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). Pam is committed to providing our patients with the very best in hearing health care.
iffany Wagar, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Ashley Gipson, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA joined the practice in July, 2010 as the Audiology Doctorate Intern and after completing her internship with us has joined our team of hearing experts. Ashley completed her undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science. She continued onto The University of Akron and graduated August, 2011. Ashley joins Pam and Tiffany in committing to provide our patients with the very best in hearing health care

Dr. Stein has audiologists on staff that offer audiological testing and assessment services to our patients.  Our audiologists are professionally trained at the doctoral level to provide diagnostic testing and rehabilitation for people with hearing impairment.  The improvement of hearing aid technology in the past few years has made it possible to help more people with hearing impairment to better enjoy and participate in life.  The audiological services provided by our audiologists include:

  • Hearing Aid Dispensing and Services. We dispense and repair many different types, styles, and brands of hearing instruments including programmable and digital hearing aids. In addition, we also provide consultations and counseling to those individuals who are interested in learning more about hearing aids.
  • Assistive Listening Devices. We dispense various devices and sound enhancing accessories that are designed for the special needs of the hearing impaired. Telephones, Television and alerting devices are available to assist hearing impaired individuals in difficult listening situations.
  • Audiological Evaluations. This examination provides physicians and the patient with a measure of the patient’s hearing sensitivity. This information can be essential in the diagnosis and treatment of problems of the ear.
  • Oto-acoustic emissions (OAE). The OAE testing is an objective hearing screening tool for infants and children, or persons with impaired mental or physical capabilities. As well, the OAE is useful in determining functional or non-organic hearing loss and can differentiate between cochlear and retrochochlear pathology.
  • Immittances Testing. These measures provide physicians and health professionals information regarding the function of the middle ear system.
  • Ear Protection. We have available for our patients to purchase preformed protective earplugs, DOC’S PROPLUG®
About our staff….

Ashland ENT, Allergy & Hearing Aid Center has employees who are well trained in serving your healthcare needs.

Michael T. Neel, RN, FNP- C
Michael T. Neel, RN, FNP- C has over 20 years experience in Otolaryngology. He is a certified nurse practitioner and assists Dr. Stein with clinical care and surgical procedures. He is available by appointment for ear cleansing, and for follow-up of healthcare concerns. Michael is also available to answer patient questions, and concerns.
Karen Boyd, COPM, CMM Karen Boyd, COPM, CMM is a certified Otolaryngology Practice Manager and a member of the Association of Otolaryngology Administrators.  She is the 2008-09 President.  She has been a part of the team since opening July 1996. She has more than 20 years experience in Otolaryngology administration. As part of the day to day operations Karen is available to respond to patient satisfaction issues.

Our Physician and Staff