Hearing Center

Our Hearing and Speech specialties are now two separate departments.

The Hearing Center has relocated to the 2nd floor of the Ambulatory Care Center in Suite 221.

Hearing Center

Hearing Loss affects over 20 million Americans. Each day, 33 infants are born in the United States with significant hearing loss, making it the most frequently occurring birth defect. Ninety-Five percent of all hearing disorders can be improved with medication, surgery, rehabilitation or the new advances in hearing aid technology. The sense of hearing has profound impact on a child’s ability to learn and mature normally. Even a slight hearing loss may affect a child’s development. Early identification and intervention are crucial.

Outward signs of hearing impairment:

  • Delayed speech and language skills
  • Difficulty distinguishing between words that sound alike
  • Listening to television at a very loud level
  • Difficulty hearing in noisy environments
  • Speaking unusually loudly or softly
  • Avoiding conversations and social interactions
  • Feeling that others are mumbling when they speak
  • Ringing or buzzing sensations are present in the ear or head

If you suspect that someone you know may have a hearing impairment, an evaluation by an audiologist is recommended. Our audiologists are Certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and are Fellows of the American Academy of Audiology.

Audiology Services

  • Diagnostic audiological evaluations
  • Acoustic-immittance evaluations of middle ear function
  • Follow-up testing from newborn hearing screenings
  • Ototoxic monitoring follow-up testing
  • Auditory brainstem evoked response (ABR)
  • Electronystagmography (ENG) evaluation of balance system
  • Electrocochleography (ECochG)
  • Otoacoustic emission testing (OAE)
  • Auditory Processing Evaluations
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Hearing Aid Services
  • Hearing evaluation and selection of appropriate amplification
  • Hearing aid dispensing
  • Hearing aid service and loaner aid program

Cochlear Implant

The Cochlear implant, a state-of-the-art, surgically implanted device, enables profoundly deaf individuals to hear voices, telephones, doorbells and other environmental sounds. Implant users are able to hear sounds important to their safety and emotional well-being.

Cochlear Implant Services

  • Pre-and postoperative evaluations
  • Surgery provided by a board certified Otolaryngology Surgeon, at Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • Interoperative testing to aid in effective management of the cochlear implant following surgery.
  • Post Operative Rehabilitation and Services

For further information about the Hearing Center, please call