Darshan Vyas M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Vyas came to Sidney from Boston after completing his residency at Harvard Medical School. In his home state of Michigan, he received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. Since arriving in Ohio, he has joined the faculty of the Wright State University School of Medicine as an Assistant Clinical Professor. He is board certified in Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery and a member of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Vyas practices the full range of Ear, Nose and Throat medicine and surgery. Dr. Vyas is dedicated to Hearing Professionals supporting better hearing and a better life for his patients.
Patricia Schmiesing, Director of Operations
Patricia Schmiesing started her career in 1999 working for Dr. Darshan Vyas and Dr. Randall Welsh in their E.N.T. practice. In her time there, she experienced how treating hearing loss enriched not just patient lives but the lives of their family and loved ones as well. It was a natural step for her to obtain her license with the State of Ohio as a Hearing Aid Specialist. After several years working closely with patients in their hearing healthcare journey, she moved into her current leadership role utilizing her Bachelor’s degree in Project Management. Her wish is to combine her knowledge and experience to mentor and lead her peers in helping the people in our community through better hearing.
Patricia also works closely with other hearing aid offices in training their staff through seminars and one on one interaction. However, she also knows the importance of being a part of the community she lives and works in. Currently in the Leadership Program with the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, Patricia is learning the history of this community and the opportunities it provides.
Patricia went to Houston High School and currently lives in Minster with her husband Brian, son Dane, daughter Natalia and the family dog, Maxwell.
Jolene Fogt, B.C. – H.I.S.
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Jolene has been with Hearing Professionals for over 10 years and is a Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist. She has two children who are hearing impaired. Both began wearing hearing aids at young ages. Her experience with hearing loss and hearing aids prompted her to start working with other people who have hearing difficulties. She completed her clinic and diagnostic work with Dr. Welsh and Dr. Vyas, and was the first person in the state of Ohio to receive a perfect score in her final Practical Board Exam. Jolene performs hearing testing, hearing aid consultations and fittings. She is the Parent Representative for the State Support Team of Region 6 and sits on the steering committee. She is also a Shelby County Parent Surrogate. Jolene’s daughter, Gabby, has learned sign language at Jackson Center School.
Stephanie Steinhoff joined Hearing Professionals as Administrative Director in May of 2015 after moving from Arizona. She and her husband had their own businesses which gave her an extensive background in customer service, human resources, finances, and administration. Stephanie has a niece and nephew, both born deaf and her husband now struggles with hearing loss as well. Stephanie feels this helps her to have a better understanding of the challenges that can come with loss and the impact that it has on not only the person with the loss but on their spouse, children and other loved ones.
Stephanie lives outside of West Liberty with her husband Craig and has two grown children, Alissa 26 and Clinton 24. They are kept busy now, raising their second set of kids; two adorable Shih Tzus named Lulu and Gizzy.