Speech & Hearing Metuchen Office
Bridge Pointe Office Complex, located at 225 Bridge Street, is conveniently located at the intersection of Essex Street (Route 27) and Bridge Street, right off Route 287 at exit 2A north and 3 south, and is easily accessible from the Metuchen train station.
If you are using Waze or Google Maps to find our office for an appointment, use the address 230 Bridge Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840. We are located in suite 225 of Building E.
For appointments and/or information, call (732) 750-4660
Office Manager: Melissa Ext. 212
Fax Number: 732-750-4686
Parking: The office has plenty of free parking and is wheel chair accessible with elevators.
Hours: Our hours are by appointment and are available Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.
About The Speech & Hearing Metuchen Office
We provide a complete range of audiology, hearing aid, and speech-language therapy services for children and adults of all ages.
We accept Medicare and participate with Horizon, Aetna, Cigna, United, Oxford, and many other insurance carriers. Unless required by your insurance, you do not need a referral from a physician to receive our services. Our friendly and helpful office manager will be happy to assist you to determine your specific insurance coverage and procedures that need to be followed. We also accept referrals from School Districts, NJ Division of Disability, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Workers Compensation and many Union and insurance hearing aid plans.
All services are provided by NJ licensed and nationally certified audiologists and speech language pathologists who hold either a Masters or Doctorate degree in their field. All hearing aid related follow up is with an audiologist, not a technician.
We pride ourselves on the comprehensive evaluations and our professional interaction with referring physicians, including neurologists, pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, developmental pediatricians, gerontologists, family practitioners, general practitioners, and otolaryngologists. We also pride ourselves on our educational audiology program and our ability to interact and provide suggestions to teachers and child study team members regarding classroom management and intervention (therapy) strategies to help their students.
Our diagnostic audiology services are designed for children and adults ranging in age from “new-born” to “mature.” Unlike other commercial hearing aid and audiology centers, our audiologists are expert in evaluating children and adults whose hearing is difficult to assess due to various neurological, developmental, or other conditions.
Our hearing aid services begin with an assessment of how your hearing loss is affecting your ability to communicate, how it is affecting your social life, your interaction with family members, and your work performance. We find that hearing aids are not for everyone. However, learning how to enjoy a great quality of life despite hearing limitations is an important resource our audiologists can provide for your benefit.
Our NJ licensed and nationally certified speech-language pathologists (also known as speech therapists or SLPs) evaluate and treat a wide range of speech and language disorders among both children and adults. Evaluations and therapy are covered by Medicare for adults over age 65 and by most commercial plans for younger adults and children. Typically, we see children as early as 18 months of age, and adults at any age. Our friendly and helpful staff will help you determine if you have coverage for our services and help guide you through the process.
Even the most state-of-the-art hearing aids can’t always solve all hearing difficulties on their own. To help “keep up” during noisy situations, conversations, and while watching TV, our patients have found that short-term auditory training has added to the benefits of the hearing aids and has significantly improved overall communication.
Central Auditory Processing Evaluations
Auditory Processing Disorders (APD), also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) is the reduced or impaired ability to discriminate, recognize or comprehend complex sounds, such as those used in words, even though the person’s hearing is normal. For example, understanding boat for coat or the not being able to discriminate the difference in sounds between “sh” and “ch” It is a complex problem that affects about 5% to 7% of school-aged children and it is twice as often diagnosed in boys than in girls.
Social Skills Groups
The benefits of developing social skills in everyday activities are imperative to a person’a ability to communicate appropriately in social settings. The group specifically focuses on: Social Thinking, Emotions, Conversational Skills, and Social Interactions.