Phelps Hospital has been helping people to communicate 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 at the Donald R. Reed Speech and Hearing Center can help. Our diagnostic services include:

1) Universal Newborn Hearing Screening. 2) Complete audiological evaluations, including pure tone testing, speech audiometry, and middle ear function testing. 3) Balance testing. 4) Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) assessments. 5) Auditory nerve function testing. 6) Central auditory processing evaluations.
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.

Hearing services offered to adults

As an older adult who is experiencing hearing loss, you’re not alone. Hearing loss is a common, often upsetting part of aging. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately one-third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 75 have some degree of hearing loss. Some signs commonly associated with hearing loss are:

  • asking people to repeat
  • ringing, buzzing, or humming in your ears
  • believing people are mumbling
  • needing to turn up the volume of a TV or radio
  • staying home to avoid frustration in social situations, which can cause feelings of isolation
woman getting an ear exam

A compete hearing evaluation tests all different parts of your hearing system—that is your outer, middle and inner ear. You might recognize the Pure Tone Test. This test determines your degree of hearing loss and the pitch range of the loss. Our audiologist plays tones that you will respond to by raising your hand or pushing a button. These tones represent the ranges where your speech sounds occur. The audiologist will then play other tones to determine if you have conductive hearing loss, which reflects a problem in the middle ear that is often medically treatable.

We offer a full range of hearing services for children of all ages

Children are never too young to have their hearing tested. That’s why Phelps screens the hearing of every newborn. Research shows that hearing-impaired children who receive hearing aids prior to six months of age can develop speech and language that are comparable to children whose hearing is unimpaired.

Are you concerned about your child’s hearing?

Hearing loss can be difficult to detect in children because they learn to compensate by being more sensitive to other information in their environment, such as vibrations in the floor, changes in light as a door opens or closes, and air movement. You know your child best. If you suspect your child is having trouble hearing, give us a call. Our audiologists will test your youngster’s hearing using age-appropriate techniques that are child-friendly, engaging and capture the most information in the shortest amount of time.

Call (914) 366-3010 to talk to a Phelps specialist or schedule an appointment online.

Don’t let speech and language difficulties stop you from expressing yourself

Adult speech and language disorders can result from stroke, traumatic brain injury or neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. In fact, our staff are all certified in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment program, which is targeted toward building vocal strength in Parkinson’s patients. We offer evaluation and treatment for adults and children ages 2-18 who have language or fluency disorders. Our expert speech-language pathologists are all licensed in New York State and are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Phelps is also home to the Institute for Voice and Swallowing Disorders, where we provide expert service to adults and children with vocal pathologies or swallowing dysfunctions.

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