Colonna Audiology is
dedicated to the individual needs of each patient.
Sandy Colonna, Au.D holds the highest degrees and hundreds of satisfied patients have come to trust their hearing care to us. For more than 25 years, hundreds of satisfied patients in the Yonkers area have entrusted their hearing care to us.
New York State; New York Hearing Aid Dispenser
B.A., Speech Pathology & Audiology, Iona College
M.S., Speech Pathology & Audiology, Adelphi University
Au. D., University of Florida
American Academy of Audiology
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), ACE Award
Our private practice offers a unique solution to individuals seeking critical help for hearing related issues that affect all aspects of their daily lives.
From children to adults, anyone with a slight hearing concern or a significant one is invited to experience our services.
In past generations, hearing loss was considered an affliction that befell only the very elderly. The belief was that very little could be done to help it.
But things have changed dramatically in recent times. According to a MarkeTrak VIII survey, 60% of hearing impaired people today are BELOW retirement age, indicating that hearing loss can happen to anyone at any age. At the same time, technological advances have made hearing aids tremendously more effective as well as stylish.
✔ Dispensing of Digital Hearing Aids
in an array of technology
✔ 45-day Trial Period for all hearing aids
✔ Extended product Warranties
✔ Hearing aid Checks and Cleanings for the life of the hearing aid
✔ Annual hearing Screenings
✔ Re-programming when necessary
✔ Repairs and Service on all makes and models
✔ Ear molds and swim molds
✔ Musician’s ear plugs
✔ Noise reduction molds
✔ Assistive listening devices
In this life there is nothing more important than family and friends. Communicating with our loved ones is more valuable than rubies. Having a hearing loss compromises that communication.
When hearing is a concern, today is the best time to act!
Take the first step to improve the quality of your life: Schedule a hearing test today.
What is hearing loss?
Hearing loss is a decreased sensitivity to sounds that are normally heard. This decrease can either be in loudness or in clarity of the sound.
What causes hearing loss?
Hearing loss happens for many reasons. Some people lose their hearing slowly as they age. This condition is called presbycusis. Doctors don’t know why presbycusis happens, but it seems to run in families.
Another cause is the ear infection, otitis media, which can lead to long-term hearing loss if not treated.
Hearing loss can also result from taking certain medications. Ototoxic medicines damage the inner ear, sometimes permanently. Medications such as radiation and chemotherapy also may cause hearing loss. Check with your doctor if you notice a problem while taking medication.
Heredity is also a cause of hearing loss, but not all forms of hearing loss take place at birth. Some forms show up later in life.
Noise-induced hearing loss or exposure to loud noise is another factor. This type of hearing loss is common with construction workers, musicians and people in the Armed Forces. Sometimes loud noise can cause ringing, hissing or roaring in the ears called tinnitus.
Other causes of hearing loss are viral or bacterial infections, heart conditions or stroke, head injuries and tumors.
Why purchase a hearing device if I only have some hearing loss?
We know from research that when the brain is deprived of sensory stimulation, like hearing, its ability to hear and interpret speech will deteriorate. Research has also found that hearing loss can impact all aspects of your life, causing isolation and confusion.
Why purchase expensive hearing aids when there are less expensive aids that can be purchased in discount stores and via the internet?
A hearing aid is not a consumer product purchased at the lowest possible price. It is a medical device custom fit and custom manufactured to meet an individual’s specific hearing needs. When you come to my office you will receive the services of a hearing healthcare professional whose concern is improving your communication abilities.
Why do I need two hearing aids? Won’t one be enough to address my loss?
God gave us two ears to effectively process sound in our brain. Without such processing, our brain would present us with an incomplete sound picture. Two hearing devices provides better sound discrimination, improved understanding, hearing from both sides, the ability to locate sound source, and less stressful listening.