All your hearing needs
Since the early 1990s, Dr. Karen Slater has served many people in the Gulf Coast area who want to experience the sounds around them. All of our Audiologists perform hearing tests that diagnose and evaluate conditions such as tinnitus and hearing loss. Personalized hearing aid fittings deliver crystal-clear sound right into your ears.
The audiologists at coastal hearing center perform hearing tests that allow you to enjoy the sounds of the world around you.
Many of today’s hearing aids are barely visible to those around you. Besides benefitting from clear sounds you may now hear from the device, you may hardly realize it’s there. Whether you have a small budget or a need for advanced filters, Coast Hearing Center has hearing aid options that suit every patient.
Custom Hearing Tests
Get a personal hearing assessment from a qualified audiologist. Your doctor will test your middle ear, your auditory nerves, your ability to comprehend speech, and the degree of hearing loss you experience.
Digital Hearing Aids
Digital hearing aids allow patients with varying levels of hearing loss to get just the right amount of sound amplification. They also connect to your favorite devices including TVs, smartphones and music players.
Your audiologist will help you select the style of hearing aid that best fits your lifestyle. We also take time to ensure the device fits comfortably and undergoes the proper adjustments for sound and size.
Meet Our Audiologists
Dr. Karen Slater is the director of the Audiology Department at Coastal ENT in Gulfport since 1991 and is also the owner of Coastal Hearing Center. Dr. Slater received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from the University of Southern Mississippi and her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Florida.
Prior to working at Coastal ENT, she worked for four years at Eye Ear Nose and Throat Hospital in New Orleans as a clinical audiologist. Her oldest son, Brian Slater, is currently in Graduate School to obtain a doctorate in Audiology. Jason attends the University of Florida majoring in construction management. Austin attends MSU and wants to be an optometrist. Her youngest, Jordan, is in elementary school at St. James.
Dr. Charlene Taylor has been a clinical audiologist with Coastal ENT since 2002. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in 2000 and her Master of Science degree in 2002 from the University of Southern Mississippi. She then received her Doctorate of Audiology in 2007 from Salus University. She has two beautiful elementary school-age daughters.
Dr. Jennifer Walker graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with her Doctor of Audiology in 2010. After graduation, she and her husband moved to Denver, Colorado, where she worked at the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. In 2013, Jennifer, her husband Britt and 2 daughters moved back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast..
Marketing Director/Patient Coordinator
Kimberly graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Medical Office Technology/Billing and Coding from MGCCC in 2004. She handles all phone calls, insurance billing, and collections. She and her husband Brandon have 2 handsome little boys. She loves being outdoors and watching her boys play sports!
Our team relies on more than 27 years of experience to provide hearing solutions to our friends and neighbors in the Gulf Coast region. Make an appointment today at our office in Biloxi, Mississippi.