Audiology

The Audiology Department is comprised of pediatric audiologists, who are healthcare providers trained in the hearing sciences. These specialists provide screening, evaluation, and treatment programs for newborns through adulthood. What sets this department apart from many others is its experience in testing difficult-to-test children and its large complement of audiologists. It is one of the region’s largest pediatric audiology departments with 10 audiologists and two audiology residents on staff. This translates into more individualized attention for your child. 

For over 35 years the HackensackUMC Audiology Department has set the standard as a provider of comprehensive audiological services.  With a team of doctoral level audiologists, our department addresses the specific needs of each patient and enhances the quality of life for the hearing impaired individual. We are known and respected throughout the region for our diagnostic and rehabilitative expertise with infants and very young children as well as with older children and teenagers.

Services

Our pediatric audiologists are involved in diagnosing, treating, and providing a diversity of services, including diagnostic, rehabilitation, and outreach services relating to permanent and temporary hearing loss.  Using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques we offer complete audiological assessments using both behavioral and electrophysiological (ABRs and OAEs) measures.  Other diagnostic testing includes Central Auditory Processing testing, evaluations for hearing aids and other related devices, and neurological ABRs and balance testing (ENG/VNG) for both children and adults.  We are particularly proud to offer a Cochlear Implant program serving both pediatric and adult patients with severe to profound hearing loss.

Situated in this premier Medical Center, the Audiology Department routinely functions as an interdisciplinary practice by working closely with The Department of Otolaryngology, The Institute of Child Development, and the Genetics Service.  

Diagnostic Services

  • newborn hearing screening and evaluation 
  • auditory evaluation
  • pediatric audiological evaluation
  • auditory evoked potential evaluation:  audiological,  neurological,  ECochG
  • cochlear implant evaluation
  • middle ear analysis
  • vestibular evaluation
  • soundfield fm system evaluation
  • fm evaluation
  • frequency transposition evaluations
  • amplification evaluation:  hearing aids, bone conduction hearing aids, and Baha

Rehabilitation Services

  • fm fitting
  • assistive listening device assessment
  • cochlear implant mapping
  • school observation and training on hearing aids, fm systems, and cochlear implants
  • classroom acoustic management
  • hearing-impaired parent support infant groups
  • hearing-impaired teen support groups

Outreach Services

  • school in-services for a range of topics concerning hearing loss and learning difficulties
  • health fairs to educate and screen the preschool and school-age child on hearing loss and hearing health
  • frequent lectures for community agencies on a range of topics from implementation of newborn nursery hearing programs to cochlear cochlearotoxicity

Appointment Forms

Pediatric Questionaire

Registration Form

Infant Hearing Questionaire

CAT Questionaire

ABR Instructions for Parents

Staff

Section Chief
Kenneth Bodkin  Au.D., CCC-A, PASC

Clinical Coordinator
Barbara Uhl, Au.D., CCC-A

Senior Audiologists
Carol Dolshun, MA, CCC-A
Maryrose H. McInerney, Ph.D., CCC-A

Audiologists
Meghan Lockard, Sc.D., CCC-A
Lisa Nostrand, Au.D., CCC-A
Alexandra Camacho-Luna, Sc.D., CCC-A
Kimberly Auerbach, AuD., CCC-A
Sergine Pascal, Sc.D., CCC-A
Stephanie Garcia, AuD., CCC-A

4th Year Clinical Interns
Marisa Bellotti
Kayla Holstad

Audiology Assistant
Andrea Tomlinson, MBCHIS
Jaylene Caba  

Helpful Links

AmericanAcademyof Audiology  www.audiology.org

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association www.asha.org

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell)  www.agbell.org

American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) www.deafchildren.org

American Tinnitus Association (ATA) www.ata.org

Audicion del Bebe www.audiciondelbebe.org

Baby Hearing www.babyhearing.org

Beginnings www.ncbegin.org

Better Hearing Institute (BHI) www.betterhearing.org

BoysTown National Research Hospital www.boystownhospital.org

Central Institute for the Deaf  www.cid.wustl.edu

Dangerous Decibels www.dangerousdecibels.org

Deafness Research Foundation www.drf.org

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program (EHDIP) www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/ehdi/

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) www.hearingloss.org

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

www.nidcd.nih.gov

New JerseyEarly Hearing Detection and Intervention Program

http://newjersey.gov/health/fhs/ehdi/index.shtml

Virtual Tour of the Ear

www.augie.edu/perry/ear/ear.htm

 

 

 

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