Dr. Leslie Herman earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences and her Master’s Degree in Audiology from Washington University in St. Louis, where she also received an academic fellowship from the Central Institute for the Deaf. She opened the Summit Hearing Aid Center in 1983 and three years later opened a second office in Irvington. She holds New Jersey licenses in both Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing and is a trustee of the NJ Association of Hearing Health Professionals.
Holly earned her certification as a NJ Licensed Hearing Dispenser and her designation as Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist (BC-HIS, ACA). She earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston and is a member of the NJ Association of Hearing Health Professionals.
Read 21 verified patient reviews for Summit Hearing Aid Center LLC! Their average review score is 4.95 () from 21 reviews.
“To anyone reading this who may be thinking about getting hearing aids I want to say; if you’re wondering if you need them it probably means that you do. You already know that you’re missing things in conversation. Maybe you’re asking people to repeat themselves, your family is complaining about the high volume on the television, or you’ve been using closed captioning to help you follow the shows. You won’t realize how life changing these devices are until you’ve been fitted. On the first day I walked out of Summit Hearing with my new devices I felt that it was a different world than the one I’d been in 45 minutes before. There is so much happening in the world and you DESERVE to be a part of it. On that first day I had a conversation with my son without asking him to repeat himself over and over. I heard the outdoor wind chimes from inside my kitchen. There was a strange sound I couldn’t identify and found it was my puppy drinking from her water dish. Best of all I could enjoy friends and family again without feeling that I was missing half of what was taking place at every event. I can go for walks and not be afraid that I won’t hear cars approaching. People will try to talk you out of the expense by pointing out the commercials for inexpensive devices that merely amplify sound. Don’t be fooled! You need the professional tests to determine exactly what your loss is and in what range. You need to be educated on what device is best for you and you need to choose the one that works for your lifestyle. My hearing aids automatically muffle sound if it suddenly reaches a certain decibel, thus protecting the hearing that I do have rather than further damaging it. The device picks up sounds in the higher ranges where I have hearing loss and still allows me to hear the lower ranges naturally. These are all features that will allow me to protect the hearing that I do have while still compensating for my loss. Additionally, and most importantly, at Summit Hearing there is a staff of caring professionals who are courteous, patient and helpful, no matter how often I have a question or request an adjustment. Lastly, if you are in the process of getting devices be sure to GIVE THEM A CHANCE. It’s not the same as having your hearing magically restored. You will experience occlusion. You will have to adjust to caring for them, to hearing things differently. The first time you eat chips will feel like a party inside your head, but remember that this is the new normal and you WILL become accustomed to the changes. You’ll learn to modulate your voice as you’ve probably been speaking in a louder voice than you realize. All of these things will become far less dramatic each day.! Power through those first few days and you will be amazed at how your life changes. I could go on and on for pages but let me just say….there is SO MUCH that you are missing and you won’t know just HOW much until you recover that part of your life. ”
“My hearing aids are great and the support is excellent. I teach in NYC and my classroom looks out on Lexington Ave. Last week it was very hot and the windows were open. There was a lot of traffic noise but I had no problem hearing my students asking questions. ”
“I have been dealing with Leslie Herman at the Summit Hearing Aid Center for more than 15 years. She has always devoted the time and attention I have needed to ensure optimum comfort and enhanced hearing at the time of purchase and all subsequent adjustments. Her staff reflects her attitude and are helpful and responsive. I have recommended her to local friends. To geographically distant friends, I use her as a model of what to look for when seeking a hearing aid provider; high educational standard, choice of brands, complete comfort with digital technology, kindness and patience are right up there too. For these reasons I have rated my experience excellent. ”
“Leslie Herman was exceptional! Her manner and treatment of my husband Tim, was professional, sensitive, thorough and compassionate. We were grateful for her service to Tim. We would recommend her. ”
“Hearing testing was amazingly thorough. Lovely people — warm and friendly. ”
About this clinic
Summit Hearing Aid Center has been treating the hearing community for over 26 years. Our highly qualified clinical professionals provide testing, evaluations and offer the most advanced hearing devices that are available to patients of all ages. We can help you make the best decisions with all of your hearing needs and ensure you achieve a better quality of life through better hearing.
We provide full comprehensive hearing services including:
•Complete hearing evaluation and testing
•Evaluation of dizziness and balance problems
•Tinnitus evaluation and testing
•Hearing aid evaluation and dispensing
•Hearing aid adjustment and servicing
•Custom ear protection
•Assistive listening devices
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|Monday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Tuesday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Wednesday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Thursday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Friday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
Accepted forms of payment
- American Express
- Financing available for those who qualify
- Insurance accepted, please call for details