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Midtown West
425 West 59th St. 10th Floor
(bet. 9th and 10th Aves.)
New York, New York 10019
212-262-4444
Fax: 212-523-6364

Upper Westside
1090 Amsterdam Ave.-Suite 9B
(corner 114th St.)
New York, New York 10025
212-663-2210
Fax: 212-663-2612

Hearing Evaluation

Hearing disorders can result from a variety of causes including trauma at birth, viral infections, genetic disorders, exposure to loud noise, certain medications, or aging.  An audiologist is the only healthcare professional who is trained to identify, evaluate, diagnose, and treat disorders of hearing and balance.  Audiologists hold a clinical doctoral (Au.D.) from an accredited university and have earned the Certificate of Clinical Competence.     

SHOULD I SEE AN AUDIOLOGIST?

  1. Do you have problems hearing when background noise is present?
  2. Are you turning up the volume on the television and/or radio?
  3. Are you 60 years or older?
  4. Do you have any tinnitus (ringing or buzzing sounds) in one or both ears?
  5. Have you ever been exposed to loud sounds?
  6. Is there any history of hearing loss in your family?
  7. Do you ever experience a fullness, or clogged, sensation in one or both ears?
  8. Do you experience dizziness, vertigo, or loss of balance?

AUDIOLOGISTS:

Andrea Michaels, Au.D., CCC-A

Peter Fan, Au.D., CCC-A

CERTIFICATION:

New York State License for Audiology
New York State License for Dispensing Hearing Aids
Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
American Academy of Audiology (AAA)

SERVICES PERFORMED:

Complete Audiological Evaluation (CAE):

  • determines the degree, type, and configuration of hearing loss
  • includes pure tones (air and bone conduction), speech reception thresholds, and speech discrimination scores

Impedance Testing:

  • determines the integrity of the middle ear space
  • includes Tympanograms, Acoustic Reflex Testing, Acoustic Reflex Decay, and Eustachian Tube Function

Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE):

  • determines cochlea status, most specifically hair cell function

Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR):

  • determines the integrity of the auditory nerve

Electrocochleography (EcochG):

  • measures the electrical potentials within the cochlea

Videonystagmography (VNG):

  • determines the integrity of the inner ear and balance organs

HEARING AIDS:

Selecting, fitting, and dispensing of digital hearing aids.  Evaluation for a hearing aid is complimentary and the audiologist will review alternatives with you.  In consultation with the audiologist, your own personal circumstances will determine the best product for you personally.

All hearing aids have a 45-day trial period, which begins on the day the hearing aid(s) are picked up.  Patients not satisfied within 45 days will receive their payments less the 10% non-refundable fee.

All entry-level hearing aids come with at least a one-year warranty for repair and a one-year warranty for loss and damage ($250 deductible).

All mid-range and premium hearing aids come with at least a two-year warranty for repair and one-year warranty for loss and damage ($250 deductible).

NOISE PROTECTION DEVICES:

Custom noise plugs

Custom musician plugs

Custom swim plugs

Custom headphone plugs

For any questions, please call (212) 262-4444 or email the Audiology Department directly at audio36088@aol.com.

All doctors of Head & Neck Surgical Group are affiliated with St. Luke's / Roosevelt Hospital. Many are also affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and other premiere hospitals in New York City. Our physicians participate in a wide variety of medical insurance plans in order to provide care to a broad selection of patients.