Dr. Jackie- as she is known to her patients has over 35 years of experience evaluating hearing problems and fitting hearing aids.
Her experiences include; providing clinical services in an ENT practice, representing 2 of the World’s Largest Hearing Aid Manufacturers’ and prior to moving to the coast and opening Crystal Coast Hearing she had been providing personal, state-of-the-art care for the last 20 years in her own private hearing aid dispensing practice in the Durham/Chapel Hill area.
She has been a Governor appointed member of the NC Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Board, has served as an appointee and co-chair of a State Task Force charged with developing guidelines for consumers to use prior to purchasing hearing aids and has served for the last 9 years and continues to serve as the President of the North Carolina Academy of Hearing Rehabilitation.
Dr. Jackie knows how important hearing is to your life, and her practice provides an alternative approach to cookie-cutter hearing aid sales. She knows that anyone can sell you a hearing aid, but offering the expertise, professional service and continuing support you need to truly experience better hearing and ensure your hearing needs are being met is what she strives to deliver.
Dr. Jackie lives in Pine Knoll Shores with the 2 office greeters, Winston and Lukus. When not working, they all enjoy walking on the beach and picking up treasures, gardening, and at low tide playing in the sound. Dr. Jackie enjoys going out on the boat, but doesn’t enjoy getting sea-sick, likes catching but is not especially fond of just fishing, and after 20 plus years of being a “weekender” loves now being a full time resident.
A visit to Crystal Coast Hearing would not be complete with a warm friendly greeting from your four legged friends.
We are a dog friendly office and always enjoy making new friends!
Winston (7 years old) and Lukus (6 years old) are experienced patient greeters, working from the ages of 8 and 10 weeks, at Dr. Jackie’s original practice in the Triangle area.
Winston will always be the first to greet you, will be sniffing to see if your pockets contain “cookies”, (he has been trained well by the patients) and loves to accompany you in the sound booth when it is time for your hearing test.
Lukus on the other hand will be much more cautious, he wants to get to know you first, but don’t be surprised if as soon as you sit down you don’t find him cuddling up against you. Lukus loves to dance, shake hands and will give you a high 5.
Both Winston and Lukus are Bichon Frise’s, known for their love of people as well as being non-shedding and non-allergenic.