Coastal Hearing Centers


L. Brooks Gore L. Brooks Gore, Ph.D.Clinical Audiologist

Brooks obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1971 from Old Dominion University. After working for two years he entered the master’s program in Audiology at the University of Virginia where he graduated in 1974. He then decided to pursue a Ph.D. in Audiology and received his degree from UVA in 1977.

He was employed as Assistant Professor of Surgery (Audiology) at the University of Louisville Medical School from 1977 to 1980. His love of the ocean enticed him to return to the East Coast where he became Executive Director of Southeastern Speech and Hearing Center from which he retired in 1995. He joined his wife, Susan, in private practice shortly thereafter.

Dr. Gore enjoys all aspects of audiology but particularly hearing aids and balance disorders. Future plans include expansion of Coastal Hearing Centers and the creation of a clinical center for the diagnosis of disorders related to balance and dizziness.

Coastal Hearing Centers was incorporated in May, 1989 and became an affiliate of Southeastern Regional Medical Center. CHC has since expanded to include locations in Whiteville and Sunset Beach, North Carolina. From the diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders using the most advanced hearing technology available to the diagnosis of balance disorders with state of the art equipment, Coastal Hearing Centers has become the hallmark for patient care excellence in Southeastern North Carolina.

Susan Evans Gore, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology

Susan obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 1979 from Radford University. She earned her Master’s degree in Audiology a year later. After working in different Audiological settings for a few years, she and her husband opened a private practice in Lumberton, NC. She is currently President of the company with locations in Lumberton, Whiteville and Shallotte, NC. She holds a North Carolina state licensure for Audiology and hearing aid dispensing.

In 2005, Susan returned to school to study for her Doctor of Audiology degree at Pennsylvania College of Optometry, School of Audiology. She completed her studies in May, 2007 with much help from her husband and two children.

Dr. Gore enjoys working with the hard of hearing of all ages. Her particular interests lie in the area of identification of hearing loss in infants and rehabilitation of the hard of hearing adult.

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