At Gaston Eye & Hearing Center, our mission is to provide the highest quality healthcare to individuals of all ages.
Medical research has shown that vision problems are often associated with the onset of hearing loss. Since we check your vision on a regular basis, Gaston Eye & Hearing Center is in a unique position to assess your hearing on a regular basis as well. We now offer hearing evaluations by our Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist.
Here are a few questions that will help your physician determine if you may have some hearing difficulty:
- Have you had your hearing tested in the last two years? If yes, was it normal?
- Do you frequently ask others to repeat themselves?
- Do others complain that you turn the television volume too loud?
- Do you have trouble understanding on the telephone?
- Do you have difficulty understanding in noisy situations?
- Do you have trouble understanding when someone is not looking directly at you?
- Does it often seem like people are mumbling when they talk to you?
- Do you avoid family gatherings or other social situations because you cannot understand what people are saying?
If you answer yes to two or more of these questions, you should schedule an appointment with our audiologist to have a hearing evaluation to check for hearing loss.
The 1999 National Council on Aging Study reported that hearing loss is one of the most prevalent chronic conditions in the United States, affecting more than 28 million Americans. The study went on to say untreated hearing loss has serious social and emotional consequences.
Our goal at Gaston Eye & Hearing Center is to provide you with the comprehensive care you need and deserve for both your vision and your hearing.
Announcing the latest addition to our Gaston Eye Family. Tracy Swanson received her undergraduate degree and her master’s degree in audiology from Illinois State University in Normal, IL and her doctorate in audiology from the University of Florida. Dr. Swanson has worked in a variety of settings, from the school system in Iowa, to speech and hearing clinics in northern Illinois and southern California to otolaryngology offices in Dallas, Texas, and southern Georgia. After relocating to North Carolina in 1995, she continued to serve audiology patients as the clinical coordinator for a large eye, ear, nose, and throat practice in Charlotte.
Dr. Swanson lives in southwest Charlotte with her husband. She enjoys Zoom meetings with friends, cooking, learning to golf, reading, working in the yard, and doting on her sweet granddaughter.
Dr. Jeffrey Py. Dr. Py received his B.S. in Communication Disorders from Florida State University and his Doctorate of Audiology from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. Dr. Py has 12 years of experience. Dr. Py is married to Danielle Py and they have a son, Nathan who is 11 and a daughter, Aubrey who is 9. Dr. Py loves being a dad, computers, music, and playing guitar.
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If you speak a language other than English, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call (704) 853-3937 to schedule. Click here to view form.