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Bright Audiology - Sanford, NC

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Better hearing and a better quality of life can be yours for many years with the help of the right hearing professional. At Bright Audiology, we pride ourselves on developing long-term relationships with our patients. Relationships based on unsurpassed personal service that begins the first time you walk through our doors and continues long after your initial appointment.

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Angela Bright Pearson, Au. D

Angela Bright Pearson, Au. D

Owner, Audiologist

Dr. Angela Bright Pearson had childhood hearing loss and received her first hearing aid at age 16. It made such a difference for her that she wanted to become an audiologist to help others as she was helped. She understands firsthand the anguish hearing loss can cause…and also what a difference her hearing aids continue to make today.

Dr. Bright Pearson was one of the first in the country to receive her “Doctor of Audiology” degree in 2000, from the University of Florida. Prior to that, she received her Master’s degree in Audiology and Speech Pathology from UNC Greensboro. She has taught at UNC Greensboro and UNC Chapel Hill, served on state audiology boards, and has presented and published on a national level.

She was featured on the cover of Advance for Audiologists in 2009 for her leadership as a female practice Owner/Audiologist. She is certified by the American Board of Audiology, the highest level of certification available for audiologists.

She has earned the trust of local physicians and praises from patients. Dr. Bright Pearson prides herself by staying on top of changing trends in both patient care and audiology technology but also keeping family budgets in mind. Dr. Bright Pearson has been operating her business since 1996, returning to Sanford after having worked in a variety of settings as a speech-pathologist and audiologist.

Dr. Bright Pearson is a native of Sanford, and resides there with her husband and daughter. They enjoy camping, traveling (especially to the beach!), and water skiing. She is a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, where she is a pianist. She enjoys assisting the church with various music programs and its youth group.

Lisa Barbour, Au.D.

Lisa Barbour, Au.D.

Audiologist

Lisa Barbour, Doctor of Audiology, has been with Bright Audiology for 2 years. She became interested in the field because she was born with hearing loss and was fit with her first pair of hearing aids at age 3. She has experienced the struggles of not being able to understand conversations and has a passion for helping others to improve their quality of life through better hearing.

Dr. Barbour obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from East Carolina University in 1998 and her Master’s Degree in Audiology from East Carolina University in 2000. She worked in a private practice hearing aid setting for a few years before completing her Doctorate in Audiology from Pennsylvania College of Optometry, School of Audiology in 2004. She also has 8 years of experience working in an otolaryngology (ENT) physician’s office. Dr. Barbour was thrilled to join Bright Audiology so that she can devote more clinical time to hearing aid fittings and aural rehabilitation.

Dr. Barbour is married and has two children (ages 11 and 5) keeping her very busy outside of the office. She enjoys attending her kids sporting events and reading.

Shannon Butner

Shannon Butner

Hearing Aid Specialist

Shannon has been a part of the Bright Audiology family since 2001. Because of the skills she displayed working with patients, she began to further her education in the field of hearing health care. She is now a Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist. She specializes in evaluating and fitting patients with hearing devices. It is her passion and commitment to help others obtain better hearing. Her goal for each patient is to enjoy life with better hearing.

Shannon was born in Moore County then moved to Lee County as a child. Shannon is married has two wonderful boys. She enjoys reading, word search puzzles and spending time with her family.

Stephanie Chilton

Stephanie Chilton

Director of Operations

Stephanie has been with Bright Audiology since 2007. She keeps the daily operation of Bright Audiology on track by making sure things are running smoothly with in the office.

Stephanie grew up in Sanford and has lived here her entire life. She is married to Tony Chilton, has one son in the military and a daughter in college.

Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and friends and enjoys the time she has with each one of them.

When asked what she likes to do in her spare time, she will tell you she is a home body and enjoys gardening and working in her yard. She also likes to do crafts of any kind, finding it enjoyable and relaxing.

Barbara Messer

Barbara Messer

Provider Assistant

Barbara has worked with Bright Audiology for the last three years. She assist the providers with various patient care, including new patient orientation. Come in and see her during walk-in hours (M-F 11 till 11:45) for minor in office repairs.

I grew up in Chatham county and have lived in the surrounding area my entire life. I love to read in my spare time and am currently reading the Bible, book of Colossians. I enjoy cooking and spending time with family & friends.

Working with Bright Audiology is very rewarding as you are helping make a difference in peoples lives.

Rhonda Faircloth

Rhonda Faircloth

Practice Outreach specialist

Rhonda has been with Bright Audiology since September 2013 and is the Practice Outreach specialist.

I was born and raised in the Tramway area of Sanford, and attended Greenwood School and Central Carolina Community College (CCCC). I worked in customer service/sales for 15 years.

I married John Faircloth, who retired after 35 years at (CCCC) as Machine Tool & Die instructor. Between the two of us, we have 5 children and 9 grandchildren- lots of fun! I enjoy gardening, walking, and spending time with my husband and family at North Topsail Beach. We have lots of fun just relaxing in the sun and fishing! I also attend church at Shepherd’s Flock Baptist and love to sing in the choir. I really enjoy working with the professional staff at Bright Audiology, who put every effort into a better life style for each of the patients.

Jane Babbitt

Jane Babbitt

Receptionist and Insurance Specialist

Jane has been with Bright Audiology since August 2012. Her positions include receptionist and insurance specialist.

Her billing experience began in 1996 in California. She also had billing positions in Nevada and Arizona which included working for a hospital and medical center, Nephrologists, Cardiologist: and Urologists.

Jane grew up and went to school in Imperial Beach, California then relocated to Sanford, North Carolina in 2012 to be closer to her family.

Jane has one son who lives in Washington State.

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