The Hearing and Speech Center is committed to providing the highest quality services to individuals of all ages with communication disorders. Our team of audiologists, speech pathologists, physicians, and social workers work together to diagnose and treat hearing, speech, voice, swallowing and language disorders. We provide the most current and comprehensive evaluations, therapies, counseling and support to maximize outcomes.
The Center is a Northwell Health outpatient facility, and is a division of the LIJ Department of Otolaryngology & Communicative Disorders. It’s the oldest and largest comprehensive hearing and speech facility on Long Island; it serves Nassau and Suffolk counties, New York City and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut.
Because the Hearing and Speech Center is an integral component of LIJ Medical Center, physicians and other health specialists from the LIJ professional staff can be called upon when needed. It is the policy of the Center to always work closely with patients' personal physicians in coordinating treatment.
The Center also serves as a post-graduate teaching resource in Speech Pathology and Audiology; students receive supervised clinical experience in their specialty areas.
Our audiologists use the most advanced diagnostic equipment and techniques to assess hearing and balance disorders in people of all ages, from newborn to geriatric patients. Special emphasis is placed on early identification of hearing loss in children.
Audiologic assessments include:
- Auditory brainstem response evaluations
- Otoacoustic emission testing
- Visual response audiometry
- Play audiometry
- Complete audiologic evaluations
- Auditory processing evaluations
- ENG/VNG evaluations (for patients with dizziness)
Sandra Atlas Bass Hearing Aid Dispensary at New Hyde Park
Located in the Hearing and Speech Center, our Dispensary provides a broad range of expertise in fitting, dispensing and servicing the finest quality digital hearing systems. Supported by the clinical and research services at Northwell Health, we provide the best in hearing care for patients of all ages, from infants to seniors.
Apelian Cochlear Implant Program
We provide evaluation and counseling for cochlear implant candidates, as well as comprehensive programming and rehabilitative services for children and adults with cochlear implants.
Newborn hearing screening
The Hearing and Speech Center coordinates the screening of approximately 23,000 newborns throughout Northwell Health. They also provide a full range of follow-up services, including counseling and support resources for families of infants with hearing loss.
Speech, language, and swallowing disorders
We provide comprehensive evaluations and treatment for adults with a wide range of communication, swallowing, voice, speech and language disorders. Rehabilitation is the key to helping patients achieve their maximum communication potential. Family counseling is also an integral part of the program.
Northwell Health Hearing Aid Dispensary at Great Neck
Our Dispensary is staffed by licensed audiologists and is fully equipped for the fitting, repair and adjustment of hearing aids and assistive listening devices for patients ranging from school-aged children to adults. Our mission is to improve our patients’ speech understanding and communication skills by providing solutions to address their underlying hearing impairment.