Here at CENTA Hearing Center our mission is to help those with communication difficulties due to hearing loss. We are dedicated to excellence in providing the highest quality service and products to our patients.
What is an audiologist?
An audiologist is a specialist in the non-medical treatment of hearing loss and balance disorders. An audiologist must have a masters or doctoral degree in audiology or communication disorders. Audiologists are the most trained professionals to recommend and dispense hearing aids and other assistive listening devices.
At CENTA Hearing Center we have 3 licensed audiologists in addition to a hearing technician to provide the highest quality care. Please know the CHC staff is always available to answer questions or provide information regarding your hearing care. Let us introduce our staff.
Horace Beasley, Au.D., F-AAA, CCC-A
Dr. Beasley is a South Carolina native who received his Master’s degree in audiology from the University of South Carolina, and earned his clinical Doctorate degree in Audiology from the PCO School of Audiology in 2006. Dr. Beasley is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, a past president of the South Carolina Academy of Audiology, and a member of ASHA, where he holds the certificate of clinical competence.
Dr. Beasley has helped hearing impaired patients of all ages for more than 25 years, specializing in diagnostics and hearing instrument fitting for adults. On weekends he can be found either riding one of his vintage bicycles or flying a WWII-era Luscombe airplane.
Jessica Mahaffey Holt, Au.D., CCC-A
Dr. Holt is from Montgomery, Alabama and earned a Bachelor Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. She also earned a certificate in Gerontology and minored in sociology. Dr. Holt then attended the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg where she earned a Doctorate in Audiology.
Dr. Holt is licensed in South Carolina and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is a member of ASHA and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).
Dr. Holt enjoys working with both children and adults. She has special interests in electrophysiological assessments such as Auditory Brainstem Response, Electrocochleography and Middle and Late potentials, and vestibular diagnostics, and in adult and pediatric amplification. She has specialized fitting and programming training in Oticon, Starkey, Resound, Unitron, Widex and Phonak hearing aids. She has also worked with Bone Anchored and Softband BAHA hearing devices.
Dr. Holt is an avid Alabama football fan, and she and her husband love to kayak and travel.
Stephanie Bergeron, Au.D., CCC-A
Dr. Bergeron is from Louisiana and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Disorders at Louisiana State University. She then earned her Master of Science in Audiology and her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Dr. Bergeron is licensed in the State of South Carolina and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She has specialized training in the fitting and programming of Oticon, Starkey, Widex, Unitron and Phonak hearing aids.
Dr. Bergeron enjoys working with both children and adults and in all aspects of audiology. She particularly enjoys performing audiological evaluations and prescribing hearing devices. Other interests include auditory processing and vestibular diagnostic evaluations as well as electrophysiological measures of hearing acquity, including Auditory Brainstem Response.
On a personal note, Dr. Bergeron loves the performing arts, especially music and dance, as well as traveling and cheering on the LSU Tigers. Fun Fact: Dr. Bergeron was a four-year member of the trumpet section of LSU's Golden Band from Tigerland.