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Hearing Testing and Hearing Aids

Claire Hug, Doctor Of Audiology

What we do: Services
Hearing Check-Up

Hearing Diagnostic Testing

An “audiogram” is a hearing test which will precisely determine your pattern and degree of hearing loss.  It will also help clarify how to program a hearing aid if needed.  There are multiple parts of a hearing test.  First, tones will by played similar to piano notes from a keyboard, from low to high pitch.  Next a bone oscillator will be placed against the bone behind the ear and this tests hearing of tones that travel through the bone directly to the cochlea.  This will tell us if your hearing loss is related to nerve loss, or if it is related to poor conduction of sound through the eardum and middle ear.  We may then test understanding of words and sentences through headphones and a tympanogram will check the health of the eardrum and middle ear pressure.


Hearing Aids

Dr. Hug believes that hearing aids should not only fit your pattern and degree of hearing loss but also your lifestyle. 

Dr. Hug will take great care to adjust how your hearing aids feel, how they function, and how they sound.  While many big box retailers are most interesting is cutting costs and associated services, we know that the level of service determines if you will like your hearing aids and get the most benefit out of them.  Most of our patients are successful hearing aid users, telling us the hearing aids are comfortable and beneficial to their hearing after two weeks of wear.  On the other hand, many patient without the support of skilled provider, are left with devices they never use. Our job is to maximize the function of the hearing and and minimize any discomfort or hassle with wearing them.

We can help

We are here to help YOU hear! 

You may feel disconnected and frustrated at times due to hearing difficulty.  You may be confused by the wide range of options out there which make it very difficult as a consumer.  As professionals with a passion to help others hear better, we have the skills to find the very best solution for you.  We keep up with the latest technologies and offer a wide range of options, including hearing amplification devices, surgery, assistive devices, and more. 

Professional care is what we are all about!

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Dr. Seth Rosenberg

Dr. Christopher Wenzel

Experience, Precision, Results

​Western Carolina Center for Hearing

Cochlear Implants

Having performed hundreds of these procedures over the course of 20 years, Dr. Rosenberg has by far the most expertise with this procedure in Western Carolina. This device offers options for those who receive little hearing benefit from traditional hearing aids.  Schedule a consult to find out more or visit the Cochlear website

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Mastoid and Middle Ear Surgery

Dr. Seth Rosenberg

Dr. Rosenberg has 30 years of experience as a fellowship-trained Otologist (ear surgeon and specialist).  He offered the highest specialization in this field west of Charlotte.  Schedule a consultation today for his expert advice on your ear or hearing problem.

Get in touch today for my medical services.

Wavy Net


Earlens uses a small lens placed directly on the eardrum to stimulate hearing through vibration and activation of the normal ear sound conduction processes.  By sending information directly to the eardrum without the use of a speaker, the sound transmission is unique and provides rich, natural sound and a wider range of frequencies.


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