The Weill Cornell Medical College Hearing and Speech Center in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, under the direction of Joseph Montano, Ed.D., is designed to provide state-of-the-art diagnostic and rehabilitative services for disorders of hearing, speech, language, voice and swallowing. The professional staff consists of seventeen licensed and ASHA-certified audiologists and speech language pathologists that hold a minimum of a Master's degree.
Diagnostic audiology services include: complete assessment of auditory function, hearing measurement, central auditory processing evaluations, vestibular evaluations and electrophysiological testing, including auditory brainstem response testing (ABR) and otoacoustic emissions testing (OAE). Our Audiologic Rehabilitation programs allows individuals with hearing loss direct access to the most current technology including digital hearing aids, assistive listening devices and personal amplification systems. Rehabilitative services include speechreading, auditory training, cochlear implants, tinnitus management and hearing aid orientation. For more information about our Audiology Program, please click here.
Speech-Language Pathology services include complete treatment and assessment of speech, language, voice and swallowing disorders. A special emphasis is on the treatment of professional voice as well as the evaluation and management of oral and pharyngeal phase dysphagia, specifically with the use of endoscopy. The Clinical Voice Laboratory has been equipped with the most technologically advanced instrumentation to provide dynamic acoustic measurement of the voice. Clinicians in the Hearing and Speech Center have long been recognized for the quality of their skills. In addition to expertise in voice and swallowing, the Center provides programs for the treatment of speech and language disorders in adults, voice rehabilitation following laryngectomy, resonance disorders, swallow therapy and accent reduction. For more information about our Speech/Voice Programs, please click here
For further information, please call the Center directly at (646) 962-2231.
"Dr. Mehta is a great audiologist, and I have gone through a few. She is patient and knowledgeable, and flexible in her thinking. She has a deep understanding of the medical and technical issues related to hearing loss and the various technologies that can address that loss. If the standard or default approach is not working for me, she is always ready to work with me and think outside the box until each issue is addressed. I have recommended my father and father-in-law to Dr. Mehta, and both of them are satisfied patients as well."
"Yvonne is amazing. I entirely lost my hearing about two-and-a-half years ago, and received a cochlear implant. But that was just the beginning. Thanks to Yvonne's coaching in both speech and speech-reading, I am continuing to make more and more progress, and have reached a point where most people aren't even aware than I am actually deaf."
"Dr. Meaghan McCullagh and her student performed a complete hearing test which showed some age-related hearing loss add they offered to set me up with hearing aids. I chose to wait and revisit in one year. My desicion was agreed with and I fellt confident with Rr. McCullagh's professional opinions."