Hearing loss can occur at all ages. Whether you are a 1 year old or 100 years old, our highly skilled Audiologist will treat each patient with compassion and dignity. Manhattan Avenue Hearing Aids is committed to listening to each patient's concerns, evaluating, treating and finding the most appropriate solution for your hearing needs.
All hearing aids come with a 45-day trial period-so you can try hearing aids worry free! We also are happy to offer an interest free payment plan up to 18 months. We accept all major credit cards.
We accept the following insurance: Cigna, Empire BC/BS, Fidelis, 1199, Magnacare, Multiplan, Oxford and United Health Care.
Acoustic Reflex Testing
Your ear has tiny muscles that contracts to loud sounds. This test allows us to assess parts of the central nervous system and rule out a midline brainstem lesion.
Adult and Pediatric Hearing Evaluation
Comprehensive Audiological testing including Speech perception and recognition testing to asses both your responses to pure tones and to speech stimuli. These tests are necessary to establish your need and prognosis with hearing aids.;
Assistive Listening and Alerting Devices (ALD's)
For those who may need additional help, we can order a wide variety of devices that can be used with or without your hearing aids. ALDs can make a big difference in cutting through the background noise in loud, crowded places such as movie theaters, restaurants and churches or while watching T.V. or speaking on the phone.
Balance Testing (Video Nystagmography)
Some causes of dizziness or imbalance are related to the ear. Typically, a physician will request balance (vestibular) testing to confirm or rule out possible causes of your balance complaints. Tests to determine the cause or source of dizziness may include several tests including hearing tests, balance function tests, or brainstem response evaluation.
Batteries and Accessories
We are happy to provide you with a 6-month supply of batteries free of charge when you purchase your hearing aids though us. We also sell batteries at a very low cost, and are happy to mail batteries to your home monthly for your convenience at no additional cost.
Make sure to check the batteries in your hearing devices often and make sure there is no dirt, wax or debris interfering with the batteries performance. Batteries that are properly charged will make a noise (a squeal) when cupped in your hand or after it has been inserted in your ear, when you cup your hand over the hearing aid it will also make a noise.
Benign Paraxmol Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Treatment
Cell Phone Accessories
Custom earmolds for cell phone headrests, Bluetooth compatible device, hands-free and more.
Cerumen, or ear wax, can be removed from the ear canal so that it does not interfere with listening or comfort, especially for individuals who wear hearing aids.
Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations
During your examination you will be tested using a series of low & high frequency words to determine your ability to understand verbiage within a conversation. We will also give you several words to repeat. The results will help us determine your percentage of hearing loss, your ability to understand speech and how hearing aids will improve your ability to hear.
Since the various systems produce different hearing impressions, it is important for you to make a comparison yourself. For this purpose we will produce custom-made earmolds based on the exact contours of your ears. We can then ensure that your hearing aid fits perfectly.
To determine the optimum settings for your hearing aids, we use your audiogram, as well as your personal impression of how well you can hear. This adjustment process is carried out using a computer.
When adjusting your hearing aids, we take various measurements to check how well you can hear. Once we teach you how to operate them and instruct you on the energy supply (batteries), you should wear your new hearing aids for a few days in your regular surroundings.
Based upon what you tell us about how well you can hear in your everyday surroundings, we will make any necessary final adjustments to your hearing aids.
Once your hearing aids have been fitted to your complete satisfaction, we will provide you with detailed information on how they should be maintained. Of course, you can have your hearing aids checked by us at any time. This will ensure that the sound quality remains as good as ever, and will extend the life of your aids.
Hearing Aid Dispensing & Fitting
At the hearing aid fitting, you will receive the hearing aids you selected. They are programmed based on a prescription that is specific to each person’s hearing loss. The hearing professional may make adjustments after you try the hearing aids to make sure the settings and fit are ideal for you.
Hearing Aid Repairs
Some minor hearing aid repairs can be done in the office setting in a short period of time; others will need to be sent to the manufacturer for repair. Your hearing professional can help determine what kind of a repair is necessary if you feel your hearing aid is not working properly.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
During a hearing aid evaluation, you will meet with a licensed professional who will discuss with you the different styles, colors, technologies, and benefits to wearing hearing aids. You may be shown different styles or have the opportunity to try different hearing aids in the office. Custom impressions may be taken of your ears, depending on the style of hearing aid chosen.
Hearing Evaluations for Children
A hearing test for a child is often not as simple as a hearing test for an adult. For this reason, audiologists are trained in specific techniques to evaluate the hearing of a child. Toys, games, and lights are used in the testing room to help obtain responses from a child to soft tones, noises, or words. The child may wear headphones or listen to the sounds in a room with speakers.
Hearing protection (Muscian Ear Plugs, Custom I-Pod ear plugs, Noise protection plug)
We are strong advocates of hearing protection. Noise induced hearing loss is one of the only preventable types of hearing loss. We offer affordable and comfortable solutions for our patients who are exposed to noise ranging from an occasional rock concert to working with heavy machinery daily. These earplugs are a MUST for prevention of further hearing loss, and are the most effective since they are custom made to your individual ear.
Industrial hearing screenings
Workers in certain occupations are required to receive regular hearing tests due to the risk of hearing loss that can be caused by excessive noise in their workplace. These hearing screenings can be completed in less than 30 minutes, and comply with the standards set by OSHA.
In Office Services
We encourage ongoing cleaning and maintenance after your hearing aid purchase to ensure you receive optimum performance and benefit from your hearing aid(s). We encourage all our patients to come in for regular hearing aid check-ups and cleaning.
Repairs, Maintenance, Cleanings, and Warranties come with all brands of hearing aids. We offer in-office repairs when possible on most makes/models.
Live Speech Mapping
Live Speech Mapping is a fitting process that uses probe microphones and live real-time speech to allow the patient and their family members to immediately see and understand the benefits of hearing aids and fitting adjustments.
Newborn Hearing Screenings
The majority of infants born in hospitals are screened for hearing before going home. This type of hearing test uses small headphones and stickers that attach to the baby’s skin. A soft clicking sound is played in each ear, and a computer measures the brain’s response to the sound. The baby sleeps during this short, painless test. Babies who did not receive a hearing screening at birth should be screened within the first month of life.
An otoacoustic emission test (OAE) measures an acoustic response produced by the inner ear function. Tones are sent through a probe placed in the ear to evaluate whether the ear produces these ‘emissions’ in response to the sound. The absence of otoacoustic emissions may indicate hearing loss to some degree.
School and Employment Audiograms
We are happy to fill out any forms that you may need for Employers, Board of Education, Preschool, MTA or any other agency that is requiring hearing test results for employment or enrollment.
Test & Audiometry
In order to adjust your hearing aid to your individual requirements, we first determine your personal hearing profile, or "audiogram." This is done by testing your ability to hear a variety of speech and environmental sounds.
Tinnitus Evaluation and Management
Tinnitus is described as a ringing in the ear, and can range in severity. A tinnitus evaluation can help you identify how much tinnitus interferes with your daily life and if there are treatment options that can benefit you.
We use this test to detect disorders of the middle ear. Air pressure in the ear canal is varied to test the condition and mobility of the ear drum (tympanic membrane) and ossicles (bones in the middle ear). Tympanometry is used to test for the following conditions: Eustachian Tube Dysfunction, Perforated Eardrum, Fluid in Middle Ear, Impacted (ear wax); scarring of the ear drum, tumor in the middle ear, and disconnected bones in the middle ear.
VNG - Balance Evaluations
Videonystagmography evaluates the function of the vestibular portion of the inner ear for patients who are experiencing symptoms of vertigo, unsteadiness, dizziness, and other balance disorders. Hearing evaluation tests are frequently combined with vestibular studies for the identification of inner ear disorders.