Our Professional Staff
Since 2010 The Hearing Specialists of the Carolinas have committed to creating you a better lifestyle through hearing health. Bringing back the sounds of life has become our passion. Our exceptional team of Providers and PCC’s pay attention to every detail to create the best program for each individual patient’s needs. The best reward to us is helping people stay active in their lifestyle and communication for as long as they live.
Before joining the company in July 2012, Beth worked in both Law Enforcement and Long-term Health Care. She has always enjoyed helping others. What Beth loves most about her career is the difference that she makes when she improves someone’s life. She explains that helping restore someone’s hearing “is truly rewarding.”
Beth enjoys all sports, fishing, camping, kayaking, and the outdoors. She is family-oriented and enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Andrew, and their two dogs.
Sherry Bereit has been working as a hearing care provider for three years. Previous to this, Sherry worked in long-term care facilities for fourteen years making the residents' days brighter with coordinating daily activities, special events and community outings to local restaurants, musicals, casino trips at large. She enjoyed her work but was ready for a change. Today, she is thrilled to be serving the Hendersonville community as a hearing instrument specialist and can't wait to meet you. Sherry has lived in Hendersonville, North Carolina for ten years, she is married and has two dogs. When not at the office, Sherry enjoys spending time outdoors enjoying the beautiful Western North Carolina mountain area.
Sherry says, "the best part of my days is helping patients hear better. Some patients are experienced, some are new to hearing aids, I enjoy being a part of bringing back the beautiful sounds of life. People sometimes will isolate themselves when they cannot hear. It is wonderful to witness lives being changed when they can hear again. There is incredible technology available to us today. Hearing aids are smaller and far more sophisticated than ever before and only getting better." Sherry has true passion and patience when working with her patients. Stop in or give her a call to schedule an appointment to get your hearing checked.
Janet Miller grew up in Clemmons, NC. She is the 3rd of six children of John and Bertha Meyers. Janet graduated from West Forsyth High School and currently resides in Winston Salem, NC. Janet has always put her family first. Her 35 years of marriage to Mike has weathered many events, both happy and sad. They have two children, Jessica and Nathanial. Janet and Mike are grandparents to one granddaughter and very soon a grandson will grace them with his presence.
Janet started her journey in the hearing care industry 18 years ago, after spending years as an educator. Janet started as a patient care coordinator and loved meeting and greeting patients. She loves hearing the stories of the patient's lives. Janet became a hearing aid specialist 11 years ago and thus continued her journey in the hearing care industry. She is licensed to dispense hearing aids in the state of North Carolina. Janet also received her National Board Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences in 2017.
While Janet does not have hearing impairment herself, both of her parents were hearing impaired as well as several of her family members. She is very passionate about what she does as a hearing instrument specialist. She wants her patients to feel like they are a part of the family, and to know that she will do all that is in her power to help them live their life in better hearing. She will also help them understand the realities of hearing impairment and give them the tools they need to help them survive this noisy world with their new hearing aids.
Ronnie became a provider of audiology after a successful public service career in law enforcement where he specialized in Juvenile Investigations, including protecting children against child abuse. After retiring from the Greensboro Police Dept., Ronnie taught High School Juniors and Seniors in a co-op college career program with G.T.C.C. for several years and taught adults in their NC Basic Law Enforcement Program, Juvenile Law, and Procedures. Ronnie also was hired back at Greensboro Police part-time to do Juvenile Investigations. When the opportunity arose, Ronnie accepted a position running two Children Advocacy Centers in Guilford County. The experience Ronnie achieved lead him to become a Hearing Instrument Specialist. His Dad was a patient at our Greensboro Office and learned from Ryan Strickland, (the previous owner), that he was looking for someone to train and mentor as an apprentice. Interest grew and based upon Ronnie's life experiences, he was hired. In his previous career, Ronnie received the National Red Cross Award of merit for performing CPR saving a life. He is a former recipient of the American Legion NC Police Officer of the Year Award. Ronnie has a Bachelor of Administrative Science Degree, a member of the International Hearing Society, and awarded their certificate for successfully completing The Distance Learning for Professionals in Health Sciences Course. Ronnie is board certified in NC as a Hearing Instrument Specialist. Ronnie is a native of Greensboro, NC. He is married to his wife of 43 years, Nancy, has two sons and four grandchildren. His past interests include working in Cub and Boy Scout Programs as a Scout Master, He also coached Little League Baseball for 7 years, and was a statistician for his son's youth basketball team. All his life, Ronnie has enjoyed music, and often can be seen playing the cello and mandolin at 1st Baptist Church in Gibsonville, NC where he also serves as a deacon, trustee, and Assistant Sunday School Teacher. Ronnie also enjoys gardening at his home.
Patient Care Coordinator
Debbie Pegram is a Greensboro native. She graduated from Page High School in 1979 and went on to study child care at GTCC. Debbie then went on to working in childcare for fourteen years.
Debbie is the proud parent of two children, and now has four grandchildren that she loves dearly. Debbie understands the handicap that patients have when they can’t hear their loved ones. Her Grandson is handicap. He is not able to walk, talks some and can only see shadows, but these handicaps can be improved some with therapy. Her grandson is a very happy boy that she calls her “Little man”. In having to see her grandson overcome these struggles, it pushed her into wanting to help people live a better quality of life. Debbie started with Hearing Aid Specialists in 2003, working part-time in the Kernersville office. In 2004 she became a full-time Patient Care Coordinator and moved to the Winston-Salem office. Since then, Debbie has seen the office move and grow. Debbie has a passion for helping people and she loves doing whatever she can to help them hear better.
Patient Care Coordinator
Mary Taylor is the youngest of four children. She has been married to her husband for twenty-nine years. Mary has two sons, Anthony and Brandon, and one daughter, Payton.
Since the age of seventeen, Mary has been a caregiver to the elderly. She began her Patient Care Coordinator position in August of 2017 after twelve years as a CSM (Customer Service Manager) at Walmart. Helping people is her passion. During her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking and going to the beach with her family.