The HEARING INSTITUTE

A division of Gulf Coast Facial Plastics & ENT Center
(850) 784-7722 ext. 124

About Us

For more than two decades, Gulf Coast Facial Plastics & ENT has been dedicated to providing Northwest Florida with the highest quality medical care and treatment for hearing and balance disorders. 

At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics & ENT, we recognized a need for a comprehensive and customized treatment for our patients with hearing loss. The Hearing Institute was created and services added to offer expert advice from doctorate-level audiologists. These audiologists come with a wealth of knowledge on the latest technology and treatment options for our patients. By leveraging the latest hearing aid technology and healthcare advancements, we are confident we can help to improve your quality of life through better hearing. 

The Hearing Institute offers a wide range of specialized treatment options for Hearing Loss caused by: 

  • Age
  • Genetic
  • ‍Ototoxicity – Drug Related
  • Noise
  • Middle Ear Issues

Meet our Staff Audiologists

Kathryn M. Alba, AuD, CCC-A

Dr. Alba received her Clinical Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. She received her Master of Arts in Communication Disorders and her B.A. in Sociology from that same university.

She has been a Certified member of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CCC-A) and a Fellow member of the American Academy of Audiology since 2009, and is licensed in both Ohio and Florida.

Her graduate research was done on the status and trends in services to persons with developmental disabilities in the US.

She has more than seven years’ experience in working with ear, nose, and throat physicians and other healthcare professionals.