Ken Stallons grew up with a father who was an audiologist and had a private practice, which inspired him to get into the same industry. He worked with his father for ten years in the family business before going to work for ENT Specialists, PC. Ken enjoys the clinical side of audiology and being in an ENT office offers up a wide variety of cases that you rarely get to see in a private audiology practice. Ken feels it’s the best of both worlds in that every day is different yet you still get the opportunity to improve a person’s quality of life with amplification devices when necessary.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
I think it’s loving what I do. I love my job. I really enjoy meeting new people and getting the opportunity to help them with their hearing needs. It is very enjoyable and rewarding to be in my profession.
Tell us a little about your family.
My wife, Shelley, is a junior high and high school band instructor. We have been married 25 years. We have two kids, a son and a daughter. I’ve spent a lot of time coaching their basketball, baseball, and softball teams.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
I earned my undergraduate degree in business and was going to be a CPA. I decided to make a career change into audiology.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Spend time with my family.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I enjoy a good practical joke.
What are you the most proud of?
Professionally, I am proud that I have a large referral base from my existing patients. They know they can refer their friends or family members to me with confidence.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
When something needs to be done, do it right then. Don’t procrastinate.
What is the one goal you would most like to accomplish?
I’d like to learn to fly a plane.
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
I would love to be able to lay hands on people and heal them.
What are your plans after retirement?
I’d like to travel more.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
I enjoy coaching kids and currently coach baseball, softball and basketball. I have a passion for baseball and have always enjoyed playing baseball.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I would like to be able to speak French more fluently.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
The History of Israel
What is your favorite movie?
Miracle and other movies that depict an overmatched team or individual. I like pulling for the underdog.
What is your favorite TV show?
Everybody Loves Raymond
What is your favorite local restaurant?
I have several, including Brother Sebastians, Vivace and Stokes
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
It’s difficult to pick only one. Jesus, Enoch and/or Elijah
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
They can contact ENT Specialists, PC, at (402) 397-0670 or visit us online at www.omahaent.com.