None of us grow up looking forward to the day that we can wear our first pair of hearing aids, but recent studies suggest that one in every eight people ages 12 and up have some form of hearing loss within the US. Hearing aids are an essential part for caring for your hearing health. But you will be happy to know that hearing aids have drastically changed in size and technology over the years. Hearing aids are more modern, higher technology options, and, in most cases, often invisible!
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, Coastal Hearing Center has hearing aid options that suit every patient.
Hearing aids come in a variety of styles from almost invisible to larger easier to handle. You may also prefer rechargeable batteries as opposed to replaceable batteries. Technology level is dependent on your needs and budget. We accept most insurances and we offer a 12 month no interest financing plan. All this will be discussed at you consultation appointment.
Dr. Smith is a board-certified otolaryngologist practicing surgery of the ear nose and throat in Gulfport. He has a special interest in medical and surgical conditions of the ear including hearing restoration and implantable hearing devices. He is supported by a full-time doctoral level audiological staff capable of state-of-the-art testing and vestibular rehabilitation. A high-quality hearing aid dispensary is also available on-site. Additionally, pediatric ear, nose and throat evaluations and surgery are a large part of Dr. Smith’s practice. He also receives referrals from local dermatologists for the surgical removal of facial skin cancers.
Dr. Smith is a graduate of Tulane University, earning an undergraduate degree in mathematics and a Dr. of medicine degree from Tulane’s medical school. His surgical training was accomplished at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. Subspecialty surgical training was completed in the otolaryngology department at Tulane with rotations through Ochsner Foundation Hospital, Tulane University Hospital and Charity Hospital New Orleans, where Dr. Smith was the chief resident in his final year of training.
Dr. Smith’s philosophy is to provide compassionate medical and conservative surgical care within his areas of expertise. He has performed 20,000 ear, nose and throat surgical procedures with over 4,000 of those being major ear procedures.
Doctor Jason V. Smith trained at Tulane University, New Orleans, and has more than 30 years’ experience in providing ENT care. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Coastal ENT Associates, PLLC and has a convenient location in downtown Gulfport on the corner of 13th Street and 31st Avenue that houses our ENT Clinic and the Gulf South Outpatient Surgery Clinic. Call to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Karen Slater has been practicing on the coast since 1991 and is co-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.
She and her husband, Mike, have 4 boys. Her oldest son, Brian, will obtain his Doctor of Audiology in May of 2020. Jason will graduate from the University of Florida in May 2020 with a degree in Construction Management. Austin attends Mississippi State University and will graduate in May 2020 also. Her youngest, Jordan, currently attends Biloxi Jr. High and is a member of the Biloxi show choir, “Sound Storm”.
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.
Amanda received her Bachelor of Science from The University of Southern Mississippi, her Masters of Science from The University of South Alabama, and her Doctorate of Audiology from Salus University. She has been an audiologist with Coastal ENT since 2004 and joined Coastal Hearing Center in June 2018. She and her husband Troy have one beautiful daughter, Olivia. Amanda and her family like to spend time out on the water and traveling.
BUSINESS MANAGER / PATIENT COORDINATOR
Carrie has been a medical biller, financial counselor, and patient coordinator with Coastal ENT since 2003 and joined Coastal Hearing Center in June 2018. She received her Bachelor of Arts for Organizational Information Technology with a minor in Business Management from Tulane University in 2008. She has two charming children. The oldest boy is attending MGCCC. The youngest girl is in elementary school.
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!
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