gain insight

Every patient we come in contact with is unique. Because of this, we invest a significant amount of energy in comprehensive diagnostic assessment and understanding individual lifestyle, needs and desired outcomes. We never aim to sell our patients on technology. We do seek to understand, educate, and work collaboratively with our patients and other members of their healthcare team.



develop blueprint

Once we have a foundation of information, we create a plan of action that is tailored to achieve the goals we establish for each patient. This blueprint is based on individual data points and time-tested fundamentals.



delivery of blueprint

We strategically implement the tailored plan to begin to address any hearing or balance-related issues.




Our belief is that we need to reassess function and outcomes over time. Because of this belief, we are in constant assessment/ adjustment mode to ensure our patients are achieving their goals.

Audiologist FAQs

Can an audiologist diagnose an ear infection?

Audiologists, as well as your primary physician and other medical professionals, can diagnose ear infections and provide paths toward treatment.

Do audiologists go to medical school?

Audiologists earn a master's degree in their field, while a Doctor of Audiology completes an additional doctorate degree - neither audiologists nor Doctors of Audiology are medical doctors.

How do I train to be an audiologist?

Audiologists must complete a bachelor's degree and an additional master's program in audiology to be licensed in their state of practice.

How is an audiology test done?

An audiology test will assess your ability to respond to certain noises and pitches in different environments. You'll wear a specialized set of headphones that will administer noises and you'll be instructed to raise your hand or push a button each time you hear it.

What do they do during a hearing test?

During a hearing test, you will wear headphones that play various tones, speech, and noises to see what you can hear and how well. Your audiologist will also likely place a soft plug in the ear to test your eardrums reflexes. This occurs in a quiet, sound-treated room or booth.

What kind of doctor do I see for vertigo?

An audiologist can often help if you are dealing with vertigo.

Can an audiologist treat tinnitus?

Yes. The audiologists at NYHD take a multidisciplinary approach to managing and treating tinnitus, including the use of hearing aids as well as counseling when necessary.

Can an audiologist write prescriptions?

Although an audiologist can recommend certain medications, they cannot write prescriptions.

Should I go to an audiologist or ENT?

You should see an audiologist if your primary concern is hearing loss unrelated to issues like infections or earwax problems. An ENT may be necessary if you have issues regarding the sinuses, nose, or throat, which can include hearing loss as a symptom.

What can I expect from an audiologist?

During your first appointment, your audiologist will review your medical history, discuss your hearing difficulties, perform diagnostic hearing tests, and explain your results.

Are Audiologists real doctors?

Although audiologists dont have a medical degree, they do have either a masters or doctoral degree and can diagnose and treat disorders of hearing and balance.

Can a hearing test damage your hearing?

No, the battery of tests we perform for adult hearing tests are totally painless and do not come anywhere close to damaging your hearing.

Can an audiologist diagnose tinnitus?

Yes, audiologists have tools to evaluate and diagnose tinnitus.

Do Audiologists treat vertigo?

Audiologists and Doctors of Audiology can help you manage vertigo using a variety of therapies. However, vertigo can have many underlying causes so your healthcare team may also be involved.

How long does audiology test take?

An audiology test takes about 30 minutes, depending on which tests you undergo.


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