New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center

1636 Toledano St New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 383-6648


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Melody Benedic Walsh,
Au.D., CCC-A


Melody Benedic Walsh graduated from LSU with a Bachelor of Arts and from LSU Health Sciences Center with a Doctorate in Audiology. Ms. Benedic has served the NOSHC community for 2 years. She has completed research on Auditory Processing Disorders and won the James Jerger Award for Excellence in Student Research.


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Read 3 verified patient reviews for New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center! Their average review score is 4 () from 3 reviews.

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“Melody Walsh was extremely knowledgeable and very thorough. She took the time to fully understand my issues and helped me to get the equipment I desperately needed. I just wish I had met her sooner. ”

Amy C. of Metairie, LA   
09/16/2020    Review submitted online

“The audiology department was fantastic! We got our report within 2 weeks of the evaluation. If I could just rate them, I would give them 5 stars. If you need an audiologist, this would be the place to go. The speech services were not helpful. It took almost 3 months to get my report back (after I called several, several times). If you have a deductible plan, they expect you to pay up front (not a problem). But if your insurance pays more and you are entitled to a refund, good luck getting it! It has been a month and I'm still waiting on my refund. I get the same excuse every time I call to check on my refund, "It will be mailed on this day or that day".”

Amy S. of Metairie, LA   
05/23/2016    Review submitted online

Official Response from New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center:
“We at New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center were pleased to hear the positive review of our audiology department’s effective assessment and report submission on the child tested. This is the level of professionalism for which we strive in all of our departments. The delay of three months for submission of the speech language evaluation report is outside the two week turn-around time we have set as our standard. Since we are unable to determine the name of the child tested I do not know which speech language pathologist conducted the assessment in order to address the reason for the delay. To monitor and prevent this delay in the future, we have reinstated our monitoring system whereby the typist now monitors the turn-around time of all speech language evaluations from time of testing to completion of final report and notifies the clinician when their report is outstanding or past due. To address the refund, the Business Office has initiated a policy of preparing refund checks on the 15th and last work day of the month, to coincide with issuance of payroll checks. To determine why the check in question was not submitted timely, we have run an ageing report looking for clients with credit balances and researched the list of refunds pending and submitted. We were unable to locate such a pending refund and, not being able to determine the child tested, we are not able to submit the refund. (Our data base searches by the client seen versus the name of the parents). We also do not know if a check was submitted but possibly lost in the mail as has happened in the past. Once the parent identifies themselves, any pending refund will be prepared. ”
Received 03/19/2018

“I am 81 years old, retiree with a low monthly income. I was referred to the NOSHC by my doctor, as I was having big hearing problems and could not afford to buy hearing aids. I applied for free aids and was approved right away without a long waiting period or any hassle. The office staff was very helpful. The audiology doctor, who worked on my hearing aids, was very kind and patient with me. I was provided hearing aids free of charge. It's a great help and my life is much better as I can now communicate with people around me. I am very grateful to the NOSHC, to Dr. Melody B. Walsh and to the office staff. ”

Ban V. of Harvey, LA   
05/15/2016    Review submitted online

Clinic details

New Orleans Speech & Hearing Center, a United Way Agency, is here helping people to overcome their communication disorders, helping them live up to their potential. As people get older, problems such as hearing loss can affect their ability to do the things they've always loved. At the New Orleans Speech & Hearing Center, our goal is to provide high quality care at a price that our clients can afford. This affordability means that everyone who needs speech and hearing services can get them. It's that simple; because as a non-profit agency, serving the public has been central to our mission since 1930. 

We have 3 locations:

Main office
 1636 Toledano St
New Orleans, LA  70115

Satellite offices
5646 Read Blvd  Suite #320
New Orleans, LA  70127

4051 Veterans Blvd  Suite #223
Metairie, LA  70002

Hearing care services

We provide the following services:

  • Hearing tests for all ages
  • Hearing aids
  • Auditory processing disorder testing and therapy
  • Auditory brainstem response
  • Auditory steady state response 
  • Speech/language therapy 
(504) 383-6648

Hours of operation

Monday8 am - 6 pm
by appointment
Tuesday8 am - 6 pm
by appointment
Wednesday8 am - 6 pm
by appointment
Thursday8 am - 6 pm
by appointment
Friday8:30 am - 2:30 pm
by appointment

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Accepted forms of payment

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  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Debit
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
Disclaimer: This clinic profile is for general information purposes only.
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