Oviatt Hearing & Balance - Syracuse

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Call: (315) 329-6207
1001 James St Syracuse, NY 13203

Clinic staff


Dana Oviatt


Dana Oviatt is a graduate of St. Lawrence University, Boston University(M.S.) and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has practiced Audiology since 1977 as clinician, researcher and teacher. He has performed diagnostic hearing and balance testing at the Glenrose Hospital for Children in Edmonton, Alberta, University of Michigan Hospitals and hospitals in Boston. He has presented and published research on binaural amplification for the hearing impaired, the effect of noise on the middle-ear, diagnostic hearing testing of the middle ear, cochlea and auditory nerve, pediatric hearing test measures, cochlear implants, noise-induced hearing loss and balance.

His particular interest is in the evaluation of the vestibular system which he has performed since starting his career in 1977. In 1990, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in advanced vestibular evaluation and rehabilitation of patients with balance problems under the direction of Neil Shepard, Ph.D.

His personal interests include SCUBA diving, hiking and sailing. He sails during the summer along the eastern shore of Lake Ontario and has sailed offshore to Bermuda and along the eastern seacoast.

He is licensed to practice Audiology in New York, is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.


Ryan Potter


Originally from Western New York, licensed Doctor of Audiology Ryan Potter moved to Syracuse from Baltimore, MD, where he worked in a variety of clinical settings. Ryan's clinical training includes the University of Maryland Medical Center where he performed general audiology services, as well as cochlear implant services. He also completed clinical training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, an internationally recognized facility for children and adolescents, where he performed diagnostic testing and hearing aid dispensing.

Ryan earned his Au.D. of Audiology from Towson University, Towson, Maryland, and his B.S. in Speech and Hearing from Elmira College. He enjoys performing audiological evaluations of infants, along with hearing aid dispensing. Ryan also loves working with the geriatric population and seeing the improvement in their quality of life after they begin using their new hearing aids.

Currently living in DeWitt, Ryan spends his down-time listening to music, reading, cooking and spending time with friends and family.


Jodi Bova


Licensed Doctor of Audiology Jodi Bova is a graduate of State Univeristy of New York at Buffalo, where she earned her Masters and Doctorate degree in audiology. She earned her B.S. from SUNY Geneseo in Communicative Disorders and Sciences. Her clinical experience includes diagnostic audiometric testing, vestibular function assessment, and fitting digital and conventional hearing aids.  In addition to her work as a clinical audiologist, Jodi provides services to children of all ages and their families at home and in the schools as an educational audiologist.  She has considerable experience testing adults with developmental disabilities and enjoys providing services to populations that are considered difficult to test. 

Outside of the office, Jodi enjoys reading, cooking and being with family.  She is a trained dancer and choreographs productions for schools and local community theater companies.


Kelly Nichols


Licensed Doctor of Audiology Kelly Nichols earned her Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Syracuse University, and is a native of Central New York. She earned her doctorate in audiology from Syracuse University.

Kelly has completed Audiology rotations at Gebbie Speech and Hearing Clinic in Syracuse, Sitrin Medical Center in New Hartford, and the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Syracuse. She has experience working with patients of all ages performing hearing and vestibular evaluations. As an Audiologist, Kelly hopes to improve her patients’ quality of life by fitting hearing aids and providing excellent patient care.

When she isn't work, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking and reading.


Kaleigh Richardson


Licensed Doctor of Audiology Kaleigh Richardson earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her clinical doctorate in Audiology from Syracuse University.

Kaleigh supplemented her studies at Syracuse University with practical experiences at a variety of clinical placements in Central New York. Kaleigh’s clinical experience includes pediatric through adult comprehensive audiometry, central auditory processing disorders, vestibular evaluations, tinnitus retraining therapy and fitting digital hearing aids. While at school, Kaleigh served as Vice President of the Student Academy of Audiology, where she organized and volunteered at charitable events, free hearing screenings, and other community outreach activities. Kaleigh also received the Louis DiCarlo scholarship, which was awarded for showing compassion, enthusiasm and respect in a clinical setting. Kaleigh has always aspired to practice as an audiologist, as she knows first-hand how hearing loss can affect a person'’s quality of life.

Clinic reviews

Read 5 verified patient reviews for Oviatt Hearing & Balance - Syracuse! Their average review score is 4.8 () from 5 reviews.

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“I was very nervous + vain about needing hearing aids. Kudos to Ryan Potter to get me through the initial stages of doubt + nerves. He has been very patient w/ me. End result happy w/ my experience. Thanks Ryan Potter.”

of Syracuse, NY   
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5 out of 5 1.

“I thought she was honest, thorough, and professional. The only thing is, I didn't really think I needed a hearing aid that bad. My hearing is not that bad. I mostly went to please my wife. She showed me something that could improve it a little bit, and I didn't think it was worth the cost at this time.”

of Liverpool, NY   
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5 out of 5 1.

“She was professional and listened to my concern and very accommodating.”

of Marcellus, NY   
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5 out of 5 1.

“They explained in detail what they were doing so I felt very comfortable.”

of Lilburn, GA   
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5 out of 5 1.

“She worked very well with my son and she was very polite. She was nice.”

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4 out of 5 1.

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About this clinic

Oviatt, formerly Feldman and Oviatt Audiology Services, has been the leader in Upstate New York for diagnostic hearing testing, vestibular evaluation, and hearing aids for over 25 years. Oviatt has professionally licensed audiologists specializing in evaluating and treating people with hearing loss. The staff at Oviatt work closely with physicians, conducting tests on patients to determine not only the amount of hearing loss, but possible causes.

We have three convenient locations to serve you better:

Manlius Location
240 West Seneca Street
Manlius, New York 13104

Syracuse Location
1001 James Street
Syracuse, New York 13203

Oswego Location
106 West Utica Street, Suite B
Oswego, New York 13126

Clinic services

  • Hearing screenings
  • Complete hearing tests
  • Hearing aid evaluations
  • Hearing aids – A wide selection of top-quality digital hearing instruments from the best manufacturers
  • Computerized hearing aid fittings to ensure proper amplification
  • Hearing aid accessories
  • Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) 
  • Hearing aid service including cleaning, checks, maintenance and repairs
  • Hearing aid batteries
  • Custom earmolds for hearing aids and earplugs for swimming and hearing protection

Call this clinic today!

(315) 329-6207

Hours of operation

Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
By appt.
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
By appt.
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
By appt.
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
By appt.
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
By appt.

Accepted forms of payment

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  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details