Exceptional Hearing Care for Everyone
When you have concerns about your hearing or tinnitus, you deserve to come to a place that reminds you of all the reasons you fell in love with Charlotte: a friendly atmosphere, welcoming staff members, and the kind of personalized care we think should be the industry standard. Here at Hearing Solution Center, we are proud & privileged to serve the people (of all ages) here in Charlotte, NC.
Why Choose Hearing Solution Center?
Home of Top-Rated Audiologist, Dr. Goutham Gosu
Dr. Gosu takes immense satisfaction in finding solutions for each patients unique listening needs.
Independently Owned Private Practice
We offer devices from all of the best hearing aid brands, without being contractually required to only recommend one brand.
Best Practice Protocols for Every Patient
We are excited to bring this level of patient care to all of his patients at Hearing Solution Center in Charlotte, NC.
Results & Care Explained Clearly
Educating our patients is central to what we do. We help our patients understand their care options, always available to answer any questions with patience.
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Quality Hearing Care for All
With an experience that goes beyond the expected, Hearing Solution Center empowers you with unhurried education, expert counsel and transformative solutions to improve both your hearing and quality of life.Full List of Services
Hearing Care for Adults & Children
No matter your age, our Audiologist can help with any hearing challenges you face providing comprehensive hearing evaluations, hearing aid fittings, hearing aid repairs, custom hearing protection and more.
Help with Ringing Ears (Tinnitus)
We understand how disruptive tinnitus can be, affecting your well-being and quality of life. Let us help you reduce the uncomfortable symptoms of tinnitus and get back to enjoying your life.
Hearing Aids from the Top Brands
As an independently operated practice, we have the freedom to work with all leading brands including Phonak, ReSound, Starkey, Oticon, Unitron, Widex & more. This means we can always recommend what's truly best for each individual patient.
Help for people with hearing loss
Hearing loss can be experienced in varying degrees, such as mild, moderate, moderately-severe, severe or profound. Additionally, this loss can also vary depending on pitches or frequencies. A series of hearing tests can determine the amount of loss you experience compared to an average of many other adult listeners with typical hearing. If you or someone you love are experiencing signs of hearing loss, schedule a hearing test today.
Help for people with ringing ears
Are you experiencing ringing, buzzing or other noises? Is it causing you discomfort and irritation? This condition is known as tinnitus and can be caused by many factors. Luckily, the experts at Hearing Solution Center are here to help with your condition. For a tinnitus evaluation in Charlotte, call our experienced practice at (704) 912-4422
Help for children with hearing disabilities
Behavioral and speech issues are often the first indicators of a possible hearing problem. These problems arise when a child has a hearing deficit. Pediatric audiologist, Dr. Gosu can diagnose and treat hearing disorders in children of all ages. Common signs of hearing loss in children include:
- Speaks loudly
- Difficulty paying attention
- Only responds when face-to-face
- Has a delayed reaction when spoken to
- Has no response when called upon
- Has trouble following directions
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens during a hearing evaluation?
The usual hearing evaluation starts with a complete medical history followed by an otoscopic examination of the tympanic membrane, in which a small camera is placed inside the ear canal to get a picture of the eardrum to see for any occlusion or earwax. In cases with earwax, It will be lavaged or looped.
Once we can get a clear view of the eardrum, the actual hearing evaluation will be done in a sound booth.
During the first part of the test, there will be some air that will be put a slight pressure on the eardrums to see how the eardrums are moving and to assess the health of the middle ear, followed by a few tones which test the auditory pathway across the auditory cortex, the hearing area in the brain.
The next step would be the basic hearing test which involves you responding, by pushing a button or by raising your hand, to a series of beeps at different frequencies to assess the actual hearing thresholds.
Then an oscillator will be placed behind the ear on the mastoid bone to measure the hearing thresholds directly from the cochlea, the inner ear.
The last part is the most important part of the hearing evaluation to recommend an effective amplification plan is the functional speech testing which measures the actual speech recognition thresholds, speech discrimination capabilities in quiet and noise, and the speech to noise ratio is assessed.
Further testing might need to be done if tinnitus is the primary concern. The audiologist will explain the complete evaluation and results.
Will hearing aids help my tinnitus (ringing ears)?
It’s not a simple answer. It depends on the kind of tinnitus, duration, degree, and loudness. However, the simple answer is that hearing devices can help manage your tinnitus. Hearing devices bring the environmental sounds to the forefront and are capable of pushing the tinnitus to the background, and the tinnitus maskers built into hearing devices can be very helpful.
Will hearing aids make me hear perfectly?
Hearing devices are not a cure for hearing loss nor a replacement for normal hearing. They are one tool to help you with your hearing. Hearing devices are a lot more advanced than they used to be, but they are as good as they are programmed. An audiologist helps to achieve the best possible hearing with the hearing devices by following best practice protocols.
How much do hearing aids cost?
In most cases, the price of the hearing device actually includes the hearing device itself along with the programming, the fitting, the follow-up care, warranty on the hearing devices for repair and service. On average, most of our patients in our office spend around $4000-$5000. Depending on the options it can be cheaper or more expensive.
Are hearing aids covered by insurance?
Unfortunately, I cannot give a blanket answer on this. There are a few insurance companies that have a partial hearing device benefit, although most of the health insurance is only covering for hearing health care services like hearing tests.
We are in-network with most insurances and we will be able to call your insurance and check on your benefit prior to your appointment. We would also recommend you to call your insurance to make sure of the benefit if any.
What exactly is an Audiologist?
An audiologist is a hearing healthcare specialist who also serves as a primary care provider for hearing and balance issues. They specialize in identifying, assessing, managing, and preserving hearing and balance in people of all ages. We are in-network with most insurances and we will be able to call your insurance and check on your benefit prior to your appointment. We would also recommend you to call your insurance to make sure of the benefit if any.
What's the difference between a doctor of audiology, hearing aid dispenser or hearing aid specialist, and an ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) doctor?
Audiologists hold a doctorate in audiology (Au.D) or a master's degree in audiology from a nationally recognized university. This consists of six to eight years of postsecondary education followed by nine to twelve months of supervised internship, as well as passing a standardized national exam. After completing intensive practical training, they must maintain education credits by enrolling in approved courses in order to stay current with research and maintain their licensure. They are specially trained in hearing aid fitting protocols based on the type of hearing loss, lifestyle, and best practice protocols to achieve the best possible hearing.
The scope of practice for hearing aid dispensers is limited. Hearing tests are performed by dispensers, but only for the purpose of dispensing hearing aids. The requirements vary by state; for example, in North Carolina, one must have a high school diploma, work experience under a licensed audiologist, and pass a state exam.
An ENT is a medical doctor who specializes in disorders of the ear, nose, and throat. They are trained to diagnose and treat medical issues such as traumas, tumors, infections, diseases, and abnormalities of the ear, nose, and throat. They can prescribe medication or do surgeries when needed if the problems are medical-related.