Charleston Hearing Care, LLC
Your Choice for Outstanding and Affordable Hearing Healthcare
Janet Lauerman, Au.D.
Dr. Lauerman has been providing audiology services in the Kanawha Valley for over 28 years. Prior to opening Charleston Hearing Care, she worked for various ENT groups and hospitals providing diagnostic testing and hearing aid services for patients of all ages.
She earned her doctorate from A.T. Still University/Arizona School of Health Sciences, her masters degree in Audiology from The University of Tennessee, and her bachelors degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from West Virginia University.
Credentials: Licensed Audiologist, State of WV. Fellow, Academy of Doctors of Audiology, Fellow, American Academy of Audiology. Certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is also a member of the Charleston Area Alliance.
Dr. Lauerman's vision for Charleston Hearing Care is to be the preferred choice for patients, their families, and referrals for audiology services. The office location and interior design was carefully chosen to insure easy access and a relaxed, comfortable space that is welcoming to all patients.
A native of South Charleston, Dr. Lauerman is married and has two daughters. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, church, reading and gardening.
Committed to helping our patients achieve the best hearing possible...
One patient at a time.
We strive for every patient to be confident in our knowledge, experience, and technology- and completely satisfied with our service.
Debbie is the first friendly face you will meet when you walk into Charleston Hearing Care. She will also assist you with appointment scheduling, billing and general inquiries on the telephone. She joined us in October of 2013 and is our Front Office Coordinator/Office Manager.
She is a life-long resident of the Kanawha Valley. Her work experience includes over 25 years in the administrative, legal and clerical fields. Debbie has also received several awards in employee relations.
Debbie is married, has three daughters and is a passionate animal lover. Her favorite interests include church, candy-making, gardening and quilting.
What to expect at your first visit...
Dr. Lauerman will review your history and talk to you about what hearing-related issues you are having and listen to your concerns. She will then inspect your ears with an otoscope, remove any interfering wax, and then test your hearing. If indicated, tympanometry will be completed. This is a quick, painless test which will tell us if there is abnormal pressure or fluid behind the eardrum.
When the testing is complete, your test findings will be thoroughly reviewed and any questions you may have will be answered and addressed. Recommendations will depend on the outcome of your test. If there is suspicion of a medically related hearing loss (e.g. middle ear fluid, asymmetry, abnormal otoscopy etc.) you will be referred to your family physician or an ENT physician. If the hearing loss is sensori-neural (due to the aging process, noise exposure etc.) recommendations will be made about how best to improve your communication ability.
You will be provided literature and additional sources of information for your consideration. If hearing aids have been recommended, you will be encouraged to take your time in considering our recommendations. You will not be pressured into starting this process. Instead, you will be encouraged to take your time and discuss your options with your family before making a decision.
Monday-Friday 8a.m.- 5 p.m.
and Select Evenings & Saturdays
216 Brooks Street Suite 301
Near the Clay Center and CAMC
Free Onsite Parking
For the first available appointment...