Viewmont Audiology

Better hearing starts
with the right provider

828-322-4327

336 10th Ave. NE Hickory, NC 28601

Better hearing starts with the right provider

Our Professional Staff

Gordon L Fletcher, Au.D., ABA
Owner and Doctor of Audiology

A native of Marlboro County South Carolina, Dr. Fletcher has practiced audiology at this location for more than 30 years. His has clinical experience from working both in private medical/ENT and major medical center settings. He provides diagnostic hearing evaluations, hearing aid services, rehabilitation treatment plans, and counseling for both adult and pediatric patients. He is committed to verification of hearing aid settings and to audiology “Best Practice” protocols.

Dr. Fletcher received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Audiology degrees from the University of South Carolina. He completed a post graduate residency at Duke University Medical Center and received his Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida. He has served on the board of directors of the North Carolina Speech Hearing and Language Association and is a past president of the Audiological Resource Association. He has also served on executive council boards of the American Academy of Audiology-North Carolina Chapter, and the advisory board of the Audiology Foundation of America as well as other professional and hearing industry organizations.

A research article co-authored by Dr. Fletcher, “A Computerized Scoring Procedure for Auditory Brainstem Response Audiometry”, has been published in the Ear and Hearing journal. This work has been presented at professional conferences and continues to be cited in hearing journals and textbooks. He continues to speak and present programs at professional conferences.

Dr. Fletcher is the recipient of numerous Scholar Awards from the American Academy of Audiology. He has also earned ACE awards (for continuing education) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He was honored as Audiologist of the Year in 1995 by the Audiological Resource Association and has been voted Best Audiologist in the Catawba Valley on numerous occasions.

Dr. Fletcher maintains staff appointments at both Frye Regional Medical Center and Catawba Valley Medical Center.

Certifications and Professional Societies:

  • Board Certified – American Board of Audiology
  • Fellow – American Academy of Audiology
  • Fellow – Academy of Doctors of Audiology
  • American Auditory Society
  • Audiological Resource Association
  • North Carolina Audiology Association
  • American Academy of Audiology – NC Chapter
  • North Carolina Speech Hearing Language Association

Kim Clontz Franklin, Au.D., CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology

A native of Burke County, North Carolina, Dr. Franklin has practiced audiology for more than 28 years. She joined Viewmont Audiology in 2011. She previously worked with a local ear, nose & throat medical practice gaining more than 14 years of experience in this setting. She provides diagnostic hearing evaluations, hearing aid services, rehabilitation treatment plans, and counseling for both adult and pediatric patients.

Dr. Franklin received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Audiology degrees from the University of Florida. She also received a Master of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She has served on executive council boards of the American Academy of Audiology-North Carolina Chapter, and the Audiological Resource Association.

A research article co-authored by Dr. Franklin, “Long Latency Auditory Event-Related Potentials from Children with Auditory Processing Disorders”, has been published in the Ear and Hearing journal. She presented this work at an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association conference. Her article continues to be cited in hearing journals and textbooks.

As part of her continuing education, Dr. Franklin is the recipient of numerous Scholar Awards from the American Academy of Audiology. She has also earned ACE awards (for continuing education) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She was honored as Audiologist of the Year in 2013 by the Audiological Resource Association and voted Best Audiologist in Burke County in 2011.

Dr. Franklin provides community outreach programs, including hearing screenings for employees of local organizations, and at retirement and senior centers.

Certifications and Professional Societies:

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence – Audiology
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Fellow – American Academy of Audiology
  • Fellow – Academy of Doctors of Audiology
  • North Carolina Academy of Hearing Rehabilitation
  • Audiological Resource Association