Brooks obtained his bachelor’s degree in 1971 from Old Dominion University. After working for two years, he entered the Master’s program in Audiology at the University of Virginia where he graduated in 1974. He then decided to pursue a Ph.D. in Audiology and received his degree from UVA in 1977.
He was employed as assistant professor of surgery (audiology) at the University of Louisville Medical School from 1977-1980. His love of the ocean enticed him to return to the east coast where he became executive director of Southeastern Speech and Hearing Center from which he retired in 1995. He joined his wife, Susan, in private practice shortly thereafter.
Dr. Gore enjoys all aspects of audiology, but particularly hearing devices and balance disorders. Future plans include expansion of coastal Hearing Centers and the creation of a clinical center for the diagnosis of disorders related to balance and dizziness.
Coastal Hearing Centers was incorporated in May, 1989 and became an affiliate of Southeastern Regional Medical Center. CHC has since expanded to include locations in Whiteville and Supply, North Carolina. From the diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders in patients from infant to geriatric, to the diagnosis of balance disorders and Auditory Processing Disorders, Coastal Hearing Centers has become the hallmark for patient care excellence in Southeastern North Carolina.