At Kenyon Audiology, we've been providing hearing healthcare services and manufacturing Custom In-The-Ear hearing aids in Bend, Oregon since 1994. We specialize in building and properly fitting the tiny, nearly invisible Completely-In-Canal (CIC) type of hearing aids that not only deliver excellent hearing but allow you to maintain your active lifestyle.
Dr. Janet Kenyon has been a practicing audiologist for over 30 years. Janet began her career working as an intern at an ear, nose, throat and audiology clinic in Newport, on the Oregon Coast, where she was born. Janet continued working with them as a staff audiologist for seven years before moving to Bend with her husband and two daughters to start Kenyon Audiology.
When Janet’s not working, she enjoys the many recreational opportunities that Central Oregon offers. Whether skiing, hiking, or riding horses, Janet loves the outdoor lifestyle. She’s also a devoted “Mimi” to grandsons Gage, Grey, Greer, and Ray. Janet is an active supporter of youth activities, including Oregon High School Equestrian Team and Little League.
Since Kenyon Audiology first opened in 1994, our technicians, Jim Sloter and John Skiles, have built thousands of hearing aids for our Central Oregon patients, as well as for patients who have come to us from as far away as Canada and Mexico City.
Jim has a longstanding, severe hearing loss. While he has built, tried, and tested many styles of hearing aids over the years, he has worn CIC instruments exclusively since their introduction in the early 90's. In the late 1980s, Jim developed a vacuum system and method that could effectively remove embedded wax and debris from the receivers (speaker) and microphones of in the ear hearing aids. Today, variations of Jim's system are being employed throughout the industry.
A long-time musician, Jim still actively plays in his band. His hobbies include hiking with his dogs, horseback riding, and geocaching.
John began his career at Kenyon Audiology as a work-study student while he was still in high school. He soon realized that his true calling was to help improve the lives of hearing-impaired people and has since gone on to build his career with us here at Kenyon Audiology.
Apart from being a highly skilled technician and craftsman in the art and science of hearing aid manufacturing, John is also a passionate hunter and outdoorsman. He holds a black belt in karate, is a mechanic, welder, and power lifter with a “bench press” of more than 300 lbs. and a “squat” well north of 500 lbs. John is not only an important part of Kenyon Audiology, he's also married to Janet and Jim's daughter, Savanna. Together, they have three sons, Gage, Grey, Greer, and Gates, and are kept busy frequenting sporting events of every kind.
Patient Services/Office Staff
Pam Hopper and Hennessey Sloter, our front office personnel, always greet our patients with a smile. They handle the scheduling of appointments in the most efficient and professional manner possible. Because Pam and Hennessey share the reception and office duties, they can spend more time with their respective families.
Pam is a caring grandmother who loves spending time with her family. Riding horses is one of her pastimes. Pam has extensive experience coaching and supporting youth competitive equestrian activities in both 4H and in Oregon High School Equestrian Team (OHSET) activities.
Hennessey is Janet and Jim's younger daughter and mother to son Ray. She's also an accomplished cowgirl, having won many awards in the sport of Team Penning, in Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. She devotes her free time to raising her son, but maintains her athleticism by bicycling and horseback riding. Her hobbies also include singing and playing the bass.
Medical Office Assistant/Office Manager
Pam Fournier has a degree in health information technology. She has the responsibility of managing our records and making sure that they comply with all government and industry standards. Pam is also the one who deals with insurance companies and helps ensure that our patients obtain their maximum insurance benefits.
Besides being a doting mom and loving grandmother, Pam is also an accomplished horsewoman and enjoys spending time riding in the wilderness. Pam has extensive experience raising, training, showing, and competing in all types of equestrian events with horses and wild mustangs. These days, she and her family raise and train mules, showing and competing with them in events across the country.