Center For Hearing and Communication

50 Broadway Fl 6 New York, NY 10004
(917) 477-7999


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Michele DiStefano,

Director, Audiology

Dr. Michele DiStefano is Director of Center For Hearing and Communication's Shelley and Steven Einhorn Audiology Center and Berelson Hearing Technology Center. Dr. DiStefano joined CHC in 2017 with expertise in pediatric audiology honed at Beth Israel Medical Center, Clarke Schools, and New York Eye and Ear.

A graduate of the audiology program at CUNY-Brooklyn College, Dr DiStefano sees children and adults at CHC with a focus on comprehensive diagnostic testing, fitting of amplification/FM systems, post-fitting counseling and Early Intervention. With her pediatric clients, Dr. DiStefano partners with the families to help them ensure their child achieves his or her goals.

As an audiologist working with clients of all ages, her approach is to treat people exactly as she would want one of her own family members treated by a health care professional.

Dr. DiStefano is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) with specialized training and certification for caring for individuals with dementia.

Additionally, she is on the Board of Directors of the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NYSSLHA), a professional organization in New York state that represents the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology and individuals served by members of these professions. Dr. DiStefano serves as VP of the Audiology Board and is a member of the Government Affairs committee.


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Read 7 verified patient reviews for Center For Hearing and Communication! Their average review score is 4.57 () from 7 reviews.

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“There are very few places that those with hearing loss, slight or extreme, can go to be gently served and educated. The world is not very understanding when it comes to what's perceived as an irritating weakness. Anyone at any time can have a sense lost or compromised, and the Center is a beacon in their field of Hearing and Communication. I've been greatly blessed by going there...a safe place for the hearing impaired. ”

Susannah B. of New York, NY   
11/09/2019    Review submitted online

“Very professional, kind and knowledgeable. She really helped me a lot and educated me. The audiologist answered all the questions no one ever gave me answers to. And all this was done with a smile. I am very glad I found the center and more than pleased. I am finally happy and trust this center with my hearing 100%.”

Dawn T. of Jamaica, NY   
09/29/2018    Review submitted online

“The people who treated me were professional & excellent. The waiting time is just too long. ”

Edward C. of New York, NY   
02/23/2015    Review verified by phone

Official Response from Center For Hearing and Communication:
“We’re pleased our services met your standards and apologize for the wait. Note that walk-in hours are for clients who need flexibility in their schedule. If you can, please make an appointment in advance of your next visit. That will eliminate the wait. Thank you.”
Received 03/19/2018

“Professional. ”

Eier R. of Paterson, NJ   
01/17/2014    Review verified by phone

“Very thorough. ”

Casey B. of Los Angeles, CA   
11/14/2013    Review verified by phone

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Center for Hearing and Communication provides the highest quality hearing health care services to people of all ages who have hearing loss. A skilled team of audiologists is available to assess your hearing issues and develop a customized solution to meet your communication and lifestyle needs. Established in 1910, the Center for Hearing and Communication offers the latest in digital hearing technology from all the leading manufacturers including Phonak, Oticon, Widex, Starkey and Unitron.

Hearing care services

The Center for Hearing and Communication is a state-of-the-art hearing health care facility with services for people of all ages with hearing loss:

Hearing testing  

Hearing aid fitting & sales 

Free hearing screenings

Tinnitus therapy 

Assistive device counseling

and more

(917) 477-7999

Hours of operation

Monday8 am - 5 pm
by appointment
Tuesday9 am - 7 pm
by appointment
Wednesday8 am - 5 pm
by appointment
Thursday8 am - 7 pm
by appointment
Friday8 am - 5 pm
by appointment

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