History

H.E.A.R.S. Audiology, P.C. (Hearing Education, Assessment & Related Services),is owned and operated by Kathleen Page, M.A., F.A.A.A., New York State licensed and Board Certified audiologist specializing in pediatrics, Auditory Processing Disorders, and hearing aids. H.E.A.R.S. began as a strictly mobile practice providing on-site hearing and speech screening services to private schools, preschools and day care centers. Our goal was to identify ear and hearing-related difficulties as early as possible in order to facilitate prompt and effective management. We believe that early identification is key to preventing unnecessary developmental delays and hearing-related learning problems in children.

Having moved from a small office in Kings Park, New York, to a larger facility in neighboring Smithtown, audiological services are provided to children and adults. Kathleen has taken a special interest in the pediatric population. Often referred to as the premier pediatric audiologist in the area, and with a proficiency for testing the more difficult-to-test population, Kathleen is frequently called upon to evaluate children for the Early Intervention Program (EIP) or Committee on (Preschool) Special Education (CSE/CPSE). She is repeatedly sought after by the local school districts for her expertise in Auditory Processing Disorders. Parents and school officials alike turn to H.E.A.R.S. to provide assessments and recommendations for effective management of Auditory Processing Disorders (APD).

In conjunction with early identification, H.E.A.R.S. Audiology places significant importance on consumer education. Kathleen has been commended for the thoroughness and usefulness of her written evaluation reports, and has been asked on numerous occasions to present information to parent groups, teachers, nurses and therapists on a variety of hearing-related topics.

Contractual audiological services are currently provided to residents of nursing facilities, private hearing aid dispensing offices, educational institutions, and physicians. H.E.A.R.S. was also contracted by Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center on Long Island to provide a comprehensive review and subsequent recommendations for their Newborn Hearing Screening Program. While H.E.A.R.S. offers amplification options for their hearing-impaired patients, it is recognized that hearing impairment impacts on the family as well as the patient. The staff at H.E.A.R.S. Audiology strive to involve all family members in each patient’s hearing care plan, resulting in more rapid progress and a successful outcome. Aural rehabilitation and speechreading therapy is also available. Kathleen has worked in a variety of settings, each with their own dynamic, including clinical, private practice, hospitals, nursing and rehabilitation facilities, schools, and government agencies.

In keeping with our mission of early identification of hearing-related difficulties, H.E.A.R.S. Audiology continues to operate its mobile division, offering customized mobile screening services. Our on-site hearing screening service remains unsurpassed and is the most comprehensive you are likely to find anywhere.

With 30 years experience and counting, services are delivered with compassion, patience, and respect. Bilingual services (Spanish) are available. At H.E.A.R.S. Audiology, our clients are made to feel they came to the right place. Everyone is welcome and no one is ever rushed out the door.