About Us

Design Hearing Instruments is one of the most respected hearing aid companies in all Northeastern Pennsylvania. We’re well known for our honesty & high ethical standards.

Our History

History of Design Hearing Instruments

William Stone, Jr. along with his father, William Stone, Sr., co-founded Design Hearing Instruments, Inc., a full-service hearing aid sales and service company in 1992.  The hearing aid center was initially located in Wilkes-Barre, PA and in 2002, after the passing of William Stone, Sr., the business was relocated to its present location in Duryea, PA.

Over the course of 28 years, the core purpose of their business has remained intact.  Design Hearing Instruments was founded with the intent to maintain a small “Mom & Pop” entity to ensure efficient and competent service for all patients served.  By remaining a small, family run business, William, Jr. retains the personal service patients expect, with a high satisfaction rate of clientele.

Referrals and repeat business are the foundation of Design Hearing Instruments’ success.  Along with his sister & office manager, Susan Wruble, William Jr. has made Design Hearing Instruments one of the most respected hearing aid companies in all northeast Pennsylvania.  Design Hearing Instruments is well known for their honesty & high ethical standards.


  • Graduate of Riverside Jr-Sr High School
  • Graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Science in Business Management
  • Pennsylvania Licensed Hearing Aid Fitter – 1992 until present
  • Numerous Educational workshops are attended each year to fulfill continuing education requirements & advance knowledge of technological advances in hearing aids.


  • Professional Expertise in fitting hearing aids for over 28 years
  • Pennsylvania Licensed Hearing Aid Fitter – 1992 until present
  • Owner – Design Hearing Instruments – 1992 until present
  • Current with CEU credentials to advance knowledge of everchanging technology