Kelsey Klont
Contributing Writer

(Photo provided: Katy Thompson Au.D. and Dana Falardeau M.A. Not pictured Sara Holcomb, Au.D.)


The Audiology Center of Charlotte (ACC) recently opened its doors at 1699 Lansing Road, Suite 2. Co-owners Katy, Dana and Sara have each worked in the Greater Lansing area for over 25 years. More recently Katy and Dana worked together at Dr. Gerald Gilroy’s office, an ear, nose and throat specialist from East Lansing and the Eaton Rapids Medical Center.

When Dr. Gilroy retired in 2021 Katy reconnected with her old college friend, Sara, who owns the Audiology Center of St. Johns. It didn’t take long for the group to branch out to Charlotte and share their expertise and personal touch on hearing healthcare in Eaton County.

Dana and Katy’s favorite aspects of Charlotte have been the friendliness of the people they have met, the small-town feel, the shopping, and how supportive the town has been of new businesses, especially businesses owned by women.

With audiologists so passionate about hearing healthcare, the Audiology Center of Charlotte is definitely a great choice for all of one’s hearing healthcare needs. ACC functions as a full diagnostic clinic, providing diagnostic audiology as well as hearing aid fittings. They accept most insurance plans and referrals from physicians. Long time patient, Chuck Garrison, told me, “Katy is very professional and a very nice person to have on your side. I have been a patient of hers for the last ten years; I can say that she and (Dana) the other audiologist are very caring people. I have received tremendous help from Katy. I would recommend the Audiology Center of Charlotte to anyone.”

What makes the Audiology Center of Charlotte special, other than being the only audiology clinic in town, is that it is fully owned and operated by the audiologists themselves. The current trend in hearing care is clinic ownership by international hearing aid manufacturers, large corporations and non-audiologists. The providers at the Audiology Center of Charlotte are local, licensed, and excited to bring quality audiology care to this area. To get your hearing checked, evaluated for hearing aids or for maintenance on your current hearing system visit their website or give them a call at (517) 225-4287.