Welcome to the Central Carolina Ear, Nose and Throat Sinus Center. Our board certified and fellowship trained physicians are here to provide Central North Carolina with expert sinus care. Otology, head and neck surgery, allergy treatment and chronic sinusitis are among the areas of expertise.
By Richard Alexander, MD, PhD, MBA
Sinusitis is one of the most common chronic health problems in the U.S., afflicting an estimated 37 million Americans each year. Patients suffer from facial pain and pressure, congestion, nasal discharge, and fatigue, among other symptoms. Sinusitis has a significant effect on these patients’ physical, functional, and emotional quality of life.
Dr. Balsley is licensed by the NC Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologist and certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is also fluent in American Sign Language. Her interests include pediatrics, hearing aids, assistive listening devices, diagnostics and early identification of hearing loss.Meet Heather Balsley, AuD
Beth was born and raised in the Northern Virginia area. She attended Virginia Tech for her undergraduate education, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise in 2009. She then pursued graduate education at Wake Forest University, where she completed a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant studies in 2012. She worked in gastroenterology prior to joining CCENT.
Beth is licensed by the NC Medical Board and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
She received her undergraduate degree (BS 1995) in communication disorders and graduate (MS 1998) training in audiology from State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, NY. She received her Doctor of Audiology degree (AuD 2008) from Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now Salus University). Dr. Gallert has practiced audiology in the non-profit sector, as well as private ENT and audiology practices in NY. She has also worked for Audiology Systems, Inc. (audiological equipment) and for Sivantos, Inc. (hearing aid manufacturer)