The Team

Professional Services

Together we are the team....the providers and the patients.  Work with us to help us help you!  We are a group of highly skilled Doctors and along with our support staff we can make a difference and help you hear life again!   


We commit to making a difference that you will not find buying a device online or off the shelf only to be left with either a device you won't use or a medical problem that has been overlooked by someone just interested in selling you a device, a problem that later may become dangerous to your health without you knowing it.

Claire Hug, AuD, CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology

When you decide to put your health into my hands, it immediately becomes my number one priority. With 8 years of training under my belt, I have the expertise you need to get top level care. I value the relationships I form with each patient, and believe that goes a long way in improving their hearing outcomes. Give me a call to find out how I can help you today.

"Hearing loss doesn't mean you are getting old because it can happen to anyone and when it starts to happen it's based off your genetics.  My biggest thing is that I want people to accept who they are and if a clinician has done their job well, most people will not notice you are wearing a hearing aid"  - Dr. Hug

Dr. Seth Rosenberg

Otologic Surgeon

Seth I. Rosenberg, MD, FACS is an otologist specializing in surgery of the ear and the treatment of ear-related disorders.  At Western Carolina Center for Hearing he is proud to offer cochlear implants (he has performed hundreds of these), mastoid and middle ear surgery, and stapedectomies. 

He also practices at the Florida Ear & Sinus Center in Sarasota, Florida.  Dr. Rosenberg is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He holds membership in many medical organizations, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.  In 2000, he became a member of the prestigious Triological Society and became one of the youngest members of the exclusive American Otological Society.  He completed a fellowship in otology and neurotology at the Ear Research Foundation.  At the Ear & Sinus Center in Sarasota, Florida in 1991 he collaborated with the prestigious otologist Dr. Silverstein and served as Vice President and Education Director for the Ear Research Foundation, co-authoring over 70 scientific publications.  He has also co-authored several textbooks of Otology. 

Christopher Wenzel, MD

General ENT Surgeon

Dr. Christopher Wenzel is a native of western North Carolina.  He and his father have provided medical services to Western North Carolina for a combined total of 50 years.  He is a 1991 graduate of Davidson College where he graduated Summa Cum Laude followed by Duke University Medical School which he completed in 
1995.   He completed a 5 year residency program in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Duke University Medical Center, with additional 
training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.  In 2001, Dr. Wenzel completed board certification in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.   He has a total of 20 years in private practice.  Dr. Wenzel specializes in general ENT but also offers ear surgeries including ear tube placement, middle ear infusions for Meniere's disease and sudden hearing loss, as well as a range of surgeries to repair the eardrum and fittings for the new EarLens device. 

828-593-4327 (HEAR)

61-B Haywood Park Drive, Clyde, NC 28721

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