Meet Expert Audiologists You Can Trust
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Doctor Of Audiology
Dr. Howard grew up in the foothills of Northern Iredell County. She lives in Statesville now with her husband, J.D., and two sons, Drew and Thomas. In 2000, Jill graduated with her Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.), from the Arizona School of Health Sciences.
She has been practicing audiology for over thirty years. She also earned a Master’s degree in Audiology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language, and Auditory Pathology from East Carolina University. Her expertise is in the diagnosis of hearing loss and the dispensing of hearing aids.
She is highly trained in the fitting and programming of advanced as well as traditional hearing aid technologies. Early in her career, she worked at an ear, nose, and throat doctor’s office before deciding to venture out on her own.
In 1986, Jill opened Hearing Services to serve the growing hearing healthcare needs of an expanding community. Her goal and commitment in practicing Audiology has always been to help others. Dr. Howard said, “Knowing that you are truly helping others improve the quality of their life, by improving their ability to communicate, gives me a great deal of pride and pleasure in what I do. Having grown up in and around Statesville helps tremendously, because people are your neighbors and familiar with who you are and how you may have helped them or their loved ones.”
Jill keeps up with all the changes in hearing health and hearing aid technology through her memberships in the American Academy of Audiology, the North Carolina Speech, Language, Hearing Association, the North Carolina Academy of Audiology, and the National Hearing Conservation Association.
Kathryn Miles Jackson, Au.D.
Dr. Jackson earned a Doctorate in Clinical Audiology from the University of Maryland (College Park, MD). She attended Lenoir-Rhyne University (Hickory, NC) for undergraduate studies in Deaf Education and Elementary education, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated with First Honors. She has felt called to serve people with hearing loss since childhood, from interpreting church services for the Deaf in her teenage years, to working with children with hearing loss in college. After graduating from the University of Maryland, she worked at Raleigh Capitol ENT.
Dr. Jackson enjoys working with patients and their loved ones to help enhance communication by providing a broader understanding of hearing loss and the treatment process for each individual. Her professional interests include aural rehabilitation and hearing aid connectivity.
Dr. Jackson lives in Greenville, SC with her husband and their two sons, and their sweet little beagle, Rosie, and works at our Hendersonville location.
Audiology Assistant, Hearing Instrument Specialist
William A. “Drew” Dotson was born and raised in Statesville, NC, and currently he lives in Hickory with his wife, Brooke, their daughter Alice. Drew graduated from Western Carolina University in 2011. Drew has been working in the industry since the Fall of 2013, and became a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist in the Summer of 2015.
Drew specializes in hearing aid repairs, as well as fitting patients with the most technologically advanced hearing aids available. He performs hearing evaluations, industrial hearing screenings, and also has extensive experience in making custom hearing protection and custom fit earbuds. “Being a part of Carolina Hearing And Tinnitus has allowed me to invest my time and abilities in improving the quality of life for so many people. It feels great helping the community I was raised in, by providing the very best hearing healthcare for everyone who needs it.”