Melissa Karp, AuD


As an audiologist, I work with newborns to adults. There is not one “right” treatment for every person with hearing loss, especially when it comes to children. My goal is to present the information in a way that users of this site can make decisions regarding their hearing loss that will make the most sense for their situation. 


I did not start out wanting to be an audiologist; I didn’t even know what an audiologist was until I went to college and took a sign language class as an elective. I immediately switched my major and received my BS in Communication Disorders from Appalachian State University in 1996. I was fortunate enough to study at Vanderbilt University for my MS in Audiology; it was there that I first started working with patients and was able to learn from some of the top experts in the field of audiology. I received my Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville in 2001. I settled in North Carolina and worked in ENT settings for ten years, early intervention for four years, and now am working independently specializing in auditory processing disorders. The field of audiology is ever-evolving and constantly fascinating. I hope my enthusiasm for the subject comes through my writing. 


Au.D                                             University of Florida, Gainesville           2001

M.S. Audiology                               Vanderbilt University                           1998

B.S. Communication Disorders         Appalachian State University               1996


Board Certified, Audiology

Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology

Specialty training in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy

A Word From Melissa Karp, AuD

"Hearing is so much more than a working ear; it is a gateway to the brain, a method of learning, a way of communicating, and creates a personal connection with others."

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