Phelps Hospital has been helping people to communicate and hear better since 1950

Communication is important. If you’re struggling to hear or speak, then working and socializing can become difficult and frustrating. Our staff in the  Speech and Hearing Center at Phelps Hospital can help. Our diagnostic services include:

The Speech and Hearing Center provides Speech Language Pathology and Audiology services to children birth to 18. Our mission is to provide individualized treatment  to encourage each child to reach their full potential. Our philosophy emphasizes the importance of early identification as well as family involvement in order to improve the quality of life for our patients and their families.

Here at the Speech and Hearing Center, our audiologist are fully trained to diagnose various stages of hearing loss and work with our patients to develop a personalized management strategy so they can get back to their daily routines and activities.

Dr. Craig Zalvan, M.D., F.A.C.S. leads our interdisciplinary team of highly trained and nationally recognized specialists. The center is equipped with the latest innovative technology and can successfully diagnose and treat a variety of vocal impairments including:

  • Suspension microlaryngology: removes polyps, cysts, scar tissue and nodules
  • KTP Laser Vocal Fold Surgery: treats diseases of the vocal folds and larynx
  • Tracheal/airway surgery: remedies the narrowing of the trachea, or windpipe, that can cause chronic shortness of breath, difficulty breathing and noisy breathing
  • Injection laryngoplasty: rehabilitates paralyzed vocal folds
  • Laryngeal botox injections: eliminate the muscle spasms that cause hoarseness, choppiness and tightness in the voice
  • pH probes: evaluate reflux symptoms and can detect acid in the throat

For more information call 914-366-3636 or visit the Voice and Swallowing Disorders page on our website.

Speech-language therapy to maximize cognitive communication skills such as memory and attention to aid in the processing of language.

Concussion services 

Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of receptive and expressive language skills. This can also involve muscle weakness (dysarthria) and motor planning impairments. (apraxia)

man getting a speech exam

Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health offers a wide range of audiological services and uses the latest technology to diagnose and treat children and adults of all ages.

Hear from our Patient

When Desi first arrived as a patient at Phelps Hospital, he did not connect with anyone. Watch how one of Phelps’ speech pathologists, Kristin Courtney, helped him come out of his shell and how his mom is thankful she found this speech center so close to home.

If you think you may have a speech problem, call (914) 366-3010.

1) Speech disorders: Articulation, Oral Movement disorder, voice/ Fluency. 2) Language delays/ disorders: Preschool children, elementary aged children, Adults with strokes, head trauma, or neurological diseases