|AUDIOLOGY/HEARING SERVICES||Provide hearing services for all ages from newborns to the elderly. Services include infant hearing screening, complete hearing assessments for all pediatric populations(infants to school age), auditory processing evaluations for school age children, dizziness and hearing evaluations for older children and adults. Cochlear Implant Team services Nassau and Suffolk County and provides evaluation, surgery, programming and aural rehabilitation.||Suffolk||AUDIOLOGY/HEARING SERVICES||STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL|
|HEARING AND SPEECH CENTER||Evaluates and serves adults and children with hearing, speech, language or swallowing impairments. Offers a full range of audiological and speech pathology and testing which include brain stem evoked response, central auditory test batteries, electomystagmography(for vertigo), hearing aid evaluations and hearing aid analysis, and site of lesion testing. State approved diagnostic and treatment center. Participates in the New York State Health Department's physically handicapped Children's Program. Also serves as a training center for gradual speech pathology and audiology students from affiliated universities.||Suffolk||HEARING AND SPEECH CENTER||ST. CHARLES HOSPITAL|
|HEARING SERVICES||Offers hearing services for students attending local district programs who have hearing disorders or central auditory processing disorders and include the following: Audiological Evaluations (are provided for students with hearing impairment. Evaluations include pure tone audiometry and tympanometry. The following can be included in the evaluation for an additional fee: aided testing with hearing aids, hearing test with student wearing hearing aids; aided testing with FM unit, and hearing test with student wearing FM unit.); FM Evaluations (include an initial FM evaluation that provides a hearing test to determine the appropriate FM unit for the student. Calibration of the FM unit is included in this service. ); Earmolds (FM Amplification are provided for students who require FM amplification and are made by audiologists who individualize this equipment to meet the student's needs.); Central Auditory Processing Evaluation (provided for students, who are seven years and older, with normal hearing and intelligence who have an impaired ability to attend, discriminate, recognize or comprehend auditory information.The Central Auditory Processing Evaluation includes: a peripheral audiological evaluation; tests of speech recognition in quiet and noise; testing to assess central auditory processing disorders, including but not limited to dichotic listening tests, distorted speech, speech in noise, and temporal ordering tasks; and an evaluation report.); FM Amplification Trial (designed to assist district personnel in determining if low gain amplification could benefit students who have been diagnosed with: mild hearing loss; fluctuating middle ear hearing loss; learning disabilities involving auditory deficits; and sensorineural hearing loss. To determine if a student can benefit from such amplification, trial use of equipment is available. This includes provision of equipment for one month; in-service workshops for staff on proper use of equipment; classroom management techniques; and pre- and post-data using standardized checklists of auditory behaviors.); FM Equipment Services (provide for the rental of FM equipment for one month when it is necessary for a district to provide short term use of this equipment and in-service workshops are not needed. If FM equipment is not working properly, the unit can be brought to the BOCES Audiological Center at the Rosemary Kennedy Center – Room 1301G. A computerized evaluation of the unit will be provided and simple repairs, when possible, can be made.) and Consultant Services (include in-service consultation provided to assist district staff in meeting the needs of students with either hearing impairment or central auditory processing disorders.) Call for more detailed information.||Nassau||HEARING SERVICES||NASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION|
|HEARING SERVICES INFANT PROGRAM||Offers services to assist children in achieving age-appropriate language, readiness and social skills which will enable them to enroll in early childhood activities within their neighborhoods. The Hearing Services Infant Program offers a comprehensive, multifaceted program for infants and toddlers who have hearing losses. Any child with a hearing loss significant enough to warrant the use of hearing aids is considered a candidate for the program. Referrals can be made for any child as soon as the diagnosis of a hearing loss is confirmed including newborns and children who are candidates for, or who have received, cochlear implants. Parent training and center-based services are the two key components of the program. Home-based services are based upon Project SKI-HI, a comprehensive intervention program for children with hearing losses and their families. Parents and family members learn about hearing loss, the use of hearing aids and cochlear implants, communication options and the development of language. This model recognizes the importance of helping parents and family members learn to work/play effectively with their child in order to stimulate audition, communication and language skills. The focus of these sessions is on the parent/family members, and how best to interact with the child. The parent advisor does not work directly with the child, but instructs, advises, teaches and models activities that the parent/family members can use with their child. Center-based services are initially provided to children and family members on an individual basis. This affords the family members an opportunity to ask questions, to practice using and troubleshooting the amplification equipment and to observe and imitate the ways in which the staff work with the child. Following this initial period, the staff may continue to work with the child individually or in a small group. Within the toddler groups, emphasis is placed on learning turn-taking skills, social communication and cooperative play, with a continued emphasis on the development of auditory skills and the acquisition of language. Speech therapy services may be provided to the child on an individual pull-out basis or as part of a collaborative instructional model within the classroom. Call for more detailed information.||Nassau||HEARING SERVICES INFANT PROGRAM||NASSAU BOCES DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION|
|HEARING TESTING, AUDIOLOGY||Provides both pediatric testing for children as young as 3 months to testing for adults to determine if a hearing aid would be beneficial. Provides up-to-date equipment to diagnose hearing loss. Counseling services also included.||Suffolk||HEARING TESTING, AUDIOLOGY||SUFFOLK HEARING AND SPEECH CENTER OF GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER|
|HY WEINBERG CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION DISORDERS||Is a not-for-profit, full-service speech and hearing center. We provide speech, language, and hearing evaluations and therapy to individuals and groups of all ages and all types of communication disorders. Undergraduate and graduate students provide these services under the supervision of NYS licensed and nationally certified Speech-Language Pathologists. Most services are provided free of charge with a nominal administrative fee per semester. Speech/Language services at the HY Weinberg Center include: Comprehensive Speech/Language; Evaluations; Individual and Group Therapy and Parent/Family Education. Hearing services include: Complete Audiological Evaluations; Hearing Aid Evaluations; Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Aids; Immittance Testing; Central Auditory Testing; Auditory Brainstem Response Testing (ABR); Otoacoustic Emissions Testing and Aural Rehabilitation. Group programs include: TOTalk; KIDTalk; PreRead; Social Communication Groups; Accent Modification/English Conversation Group; Adult Communication Group and Transgender Voice Group. The Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders is committed to a policy of equal access to services. Call for detailed information regarding each service offered.
||Nassau||HY WEINBERG CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION DISORDERS||ADELPHI UNIVERSITY|