Dr. Coltharp Morton began her journey with Professional Audiological Services, Inc. in 1983. Unable to afford office space, she purchased a portable audiometer and began her private practice by contracting with private schools and day care facilities to provide on-site hearing and speech screenings. She provided contracted audiological services to local hospitals and otolaryngologists. She worked with local industries and businesses to provide on-site employee hearing testing and hearing conservation programs. In 1986, she contracted with legacy Shelby County Schools as their sole educational audiologist. In 1986, she also contracted with Federal Express to develop their national Hearing Conservation Program. By this time, she was able to rent a small 900 square foot office space that included one sound suite and a staff of one other person. In 2008, she was able to purchase a 3000 square foot building at 5108 Stage. Within two years, she expanded to the current 6000 square foot facility located in the same office park at 5118 Stage. She has also expanded her staff to include three other Doctors of Audiology with a total staff of ten employees.
She continues to enjoy working with all ages in the clinic for evaluations and hearing aids. She continues to work with active duty service members and our Nation’s veterans. She provides all the Auditory Processing Disorder testing. She continues to work in the areas of hearing conservation program development, management and consultation as well as litigation. She continues to lecture in the areas of pediatric and geriatric audiology, billing and coding, and educational audiology. Her firm currently contracts with the Municipal School System in Shelby County to provide educational audiology services. Her practice also serves as an off-site clinic for doctoral audiology students from the University of Memphis.
Dr. Coltharp Morton was raised in Memphis, graduated from Briarcrest High School, and is very committed to the community. She and her husband have two four-legged dachshund babies that love to go camping every chance they get. She loves to travel and have quality time with her family and friends. She is very thankful and grateful to all the patients and individuals that she has worked with over the years.