September 27, 2021
Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge has expanded its Center for Balance to include the Center for Hearing, effective October 1, 2021.
“We are excited to open up this new service to our growing community,” said William DiStanislao, interim president, chief hospital executive, Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge. “Our certified audiologist will work closely with our medical director to interpret findings and recommend appropriate treatment.”
Our doctoral level audiologist at Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge offers a holistic approach to address the varied needs of individuals with hearing loss. Hearing loss is invisible, often develops slowly, and one may not be aware of hearing loss for many years. Yet, hearing is one of the most critical of our senses. We rely on hearing to interact and converse, to learn, and to perform many daily functions. Selecting appropriate hearing aids and other assistive devices and verifying device settings following fittings is critical to achieving the most effective fitting possible.
“I am looking forward to bringing evidence-based, state of the art audiology services to the Old Bridge community,” said Sara Kader, AuD, CCC-A, program coordinator, Center for Balance and Hearing, Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge.
The Center for Hearing will offer the following evaluations:
- Complete Hearing Evaluations for adults and children
- Comprehensive Balance testing including
- Electronystagmography (ENG),
- Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP), and
- Electrocochleography (ECochG)
- Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response
- Auditory Processing Evaluations
- Infant hearing re-screenings
- Otoacoustic emission testing
- Hearing Aid Selection Evaluation
- Hearing Aid Assessment and Verification
- Educational audiology consultations
For more information about The Center of Hearing, please visit https://www.rbmc.org/services/center-for-balance/