Yale Hearing & Balance Center

800 Howard Ave 4th Fl Rm 466 New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 902-0058


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Jennifer Hopper,


Doctor of Audiology Jennifer Hopper is the manager of the Yale Heaing and Balance Center. She earned her BA from The University of Iowa, her MS from Southern Connecticut State University and her Doctorate of Audiology from Salus University’s Osborne College of Audiology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the Connecticut Academy of Audiology. She sees patients of all ages for comprehensive hearing services and has a particular interest in patients with vestibular problems.

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Bernadetta Palmese,


Doctor of Audiology Bernadette Palmese earned her Master of Arts in Audiology from Indiana University and her Au.D from Pennsylvania College of Optometry-School of Audiology. She is currently the lead audiologist for the Cochlear Implant and Baha. She coordinates the Audiology externship program for the Hearing and Balance Center. She is also a clinical lecturer for the Yale University- School of Medicine and Yale University-School of Nursing. Bernadette has a strong interest in both diagnostic and rehabilitative Audiology; working with both children and adults.

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Carol Powell,


Audiologist Carol Powell supports the Head and Neck Rehabilitation Program. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and Master's degree from Gallaudet University. Hearing rehabilitation remains her highest priority for both adults and children.

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Christine Rodolfo,


Doctor of Audiology Christine Rodolfo earned her Bachelors of Science from Central Michigan University where she majored in Communication Disorders and minored in Gerontology. She earned her Doctorate of Audiology from Wayne State University and completed her Audiology residency through Yale School of Medicine. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She sees patients of all ages and has a particular interest in cochlear implants and pediatric audiology.


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“Hello my daughters are patients since 2011. They love the staff especially Dr. Palmese. She always has a smile and makes them feel like family. Everyone in the clinic is super attentive and if they have any situation they try to help them and solve it as quickly as they can.”

of New Haven, CT   
03/08/2021    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“She was very helpful, informative and thorough. ”

of Sherman, CT   
02/03/2015    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

“She made me feel comfortable. I was pleased. ”

of New Haven, CT   
04/29/2014    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

“They were very competent and fast really like the fact that there was no long wait ”

of Branford, CT   
09/07/2012    Review verified by phone
5 out of 5 1.

Clinic details

Provide compassionate, individualized care to both adult and pediatric patients

The team of professionals at the Yale Hearing and Balance Center is dedicated to providing compassionate, patient-centered care for adults and children with hearing and vestibular challenges and balance disorders. Whether treating you or your child, we provide personalized care and individual attention during every visit. 

As faculty of the Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery, our surgeons and multidisciplinary specialists offer unparalleled experience, innovative services, and the latest treatment and management technologies. Our team members are dedicated to advancing the science of hearing and balance through leading-edge research that will help improve the lives of patients with congenital and acquired hearing difficulties.

Our specialists see adult and pediatric patients at the Yale Physicians Building at 800 Howard Avenue (Fourth Floor) in New Haven, Connecticut. Pediatric patients are also seen at Yale-New Haven Hospital’s Pediatric Specialty Clinic located on the second floor of Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital.

Hearing care services

The Yale Hearing and Balance Center offers world class, comprehensive hearing and balance services for adults and children. Our caring team of multidisciplinary specialists offers innovative solutions to diagnostic, treatment, and management techniques for a range of congenital and acquired disorders, including hearing impairments, tinnitus, aural atresia, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), cholesteatoma, and hearing loss.

All our audiologists are certified, Connecticut State licensed, and highly experienced at performing a variety of leading-edge diagnostic tests.

Some of the tests we perform include:

  • Hearing evaluations
  • Auditory brainstem testing
  • Otoacoustic emission testing
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
  • Middle ear testing
  • Chemotherapy monitoring
  • Balance testing
  • Electrophysiology


(203) 902-0058

Hours of operation

Monday8:30 am - 4 pm
by appointment
Tuesday8:30 am - 4 pm
by appointment
Wednesday8:30 am - 4 pm
by appointment
Thursday8:30 am - 4 pm
by appointment
Friday8:30 am - 4 pm
by appointment

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  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
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