Diagnostic & Therapeutic Services

Hearing and Speech Care Throughout the Capital Region

In the Albany Med Health System, our dedicated team of audiologists and specialists care for patients of all ages with hearing impairments, speech problems, and balance disorders.

We have hearing centers located at Albany Medical Center and Glens Falls Hospital that offer diagnostic assessments, consultations, and educational services to provide you with comprehensive and professional care. Learn more about hearing services at Saratoga Hospital.

All locations and providers in the System can be found in the Get Care section of this page.

The Communications Disorders Center

Albany Medical Center

The Communication Disorders Center (speech therapy) at Albany Medical Center provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to people of all ages with communication and swallowing disorders. Our speech language pathologists are licensed by the New York State Department of Education and certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Conditions & Treatments

  • Swallowing (including office evaluations and videofluoroscopic swallowing studies)
  • Speech
  • Language
  • Voice
  • Fluency
  • Cognitive-Linguistic
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Social Communication
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD) and VitalStim

To schedule an appointment with the Communication Disorders Center at Albany Medical Center, call 518-262-4526.

The Hearing Center

Albany Medical Center

The Hearing Center (audiology) at Albany Medical Center is the largest and most comprehensive audiology center in the region. Our team of highly skilled, doctoral level audiologists care for patients of all ages and developmental levels, from infancy to geriatrics, with hearing impairment and balance disorders. Our audiologists are licensed by the New York State Department of Education. They work closely with our otolaryngology (ENT) physicians and are an important part of the management team.

Services offered

  • Diagnostic assessment with behavioral audiological testing, including pure tone audiograms, tympanometry with capacity to use multiple probe tones, and acoustic reflex testing
  • Otoacoustic emission (OAE) testing, measuring both distortion product and transient evoked responses
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing for hearing threshold and neurodiagnostic assessments
  • Evaluation of the vestibular system using Electronystagmography (ENG) and Videonystagmography (VNG) test protocols
  • Hearing aid consultations and evaluations
  • Dispensing of hearing aids, earmolds and related supplies, accessories, and services
  • Education for patients and families on hearing aid orientation to facilitate effective care and use of hearing aids
  • Probe tube measurement to evaluate hearing aid settings and benefit
  • Evaluation for cochlear implant
  • Rehabilitation following cochlear implant
  • Newborn hearing screenings

To schedule an appointment with the Hearing Center at Albany Medical Center, call 518-262-4535.

Hearing Services at Saratoga Hospital

Saratoga Hospital

In addition to traditional hearing tests, our services include diagnostic screening for patients of all ages with hearing complaints, such as ringing in the ears (tinnitus), hearing loss, ear infections, and more. Available tests include a comprehensive audiometry (hearing evaluation), acoustic reflex testing, auditory brain response testing (ABR), Eustachian tube-function test, speech testing, and tympanometry (middle-ear function testing), among others.

Industrial Hearing Screening

Our audiologist provides regular audiometric testing (hearing screenings) as required for employees in occupations with high noise exposure.

Hearing Loss Treatment

Hearing loss can occur through disease, injury, and genetic predispositions such as chronic ear infections, perforated eardrums, or age. In some cases, hearing loss is not reversible, but our team will diagnose and treat your symptoms and condition with options that include, among others, medicinal treatments such as corticosteroids, or minimally invasive surgery.

To schedule an appointment, call 518-587-5880.

The Hearing Center

Glens Falls Hospital

Hearing problems occur in many forms and to varying degrees. Using the most technologically advanced diagnostic tools, our audiologists will determine the extent and nature of your hearing problem and, if necessary, recommend a hearing aid or other non-medical treatment. In some cases, you may be referred to your physician for further medical evaluation or care.

  • Evaluations by licensed audiologists with doctorates of audiology
  • Advanced diagnostic technology for accurate identification of all types of hearing problems and balance disorders
  • Licensed hearing aid professionals ensuring that you receive the proper technology and fit of hearing aids
  • Educational services to help you and your family understand and adapt to your hearing loss

Hearing Aid Fitting and Instruction

If you need a hearing aid, we will help you select the proper technology to address your specific problem and meet your lifestyle needs. Using an array of specialized equipment, we will ensure that your aid is properly fitted, and we’ll provide training and ongoing support services. Our audiologists and hearing aid specialists provide professional concern and attention to your unique needs so you may achieve your goal of improved quality of life through better hearing.

Contact The Hearing Center at Glens Falls Hospital at 518-926-2060.

artino testimonial
We have collaborated to serve our community’s hearing needs through our Hearing Healthcare Initiative team. We discuss new technology and research and form protocols to reflect most up-to-date treatment guidelines.”
Lisa ArtinoAudiologist