Audiology Department

Jocelyn Hinfray, MS, CCC-A

Jocelyne Hinfray was born and raised in France.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern Connecticut State University, where she later received a Master of Science degree in Audiology.  She is board certified as an audiologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed to practice in Connecticut.

Mindy Jose CCC-A

Coming Soon

Elaine Hazelton, OTO-TECH

Elaine has been a certified otolaryngology tech since 2006, specializing in the testing and treatment of hearing loss, dizziness, vertigo, and balance disorders.

Zelda Shleifer, Au.D., CCC-A

Dr. Shleifer graduated from University of Connecticut with a doctorate in Audiology in 2010. She worked at the Hearing, Balance and Speech Center in Hamden for nine years, before joining Connecticut Ear, Nose & Throat, Sinus & Allergy Specialists in 2018. She is currently seeing patients in both the Southbury and Waterbury offices. Zelda was trained in diagnosic and rehabilitative audiology, as well as in tinnitus management. She lives in Waterbury with her husband and four children.

 Summary of Services Provided

  • Complete Hearing Evaluations for all ages
  • Tympanometry and Reflex Testing
  • Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry (BSER)
  • Otoacoustic Emission Testing (OAE)
  • Hearing Aid Evaluation
  • Hearing Aid Dispensing
  • Digital and Programmable Hearing Aids
  • Custom Ear Swim Molds
  • Custom Hearing Protection Molds
  • Balance Evaluation with Video ENG and Posturography

Advanced Hearing Aid Services

  • Full line of hearing aids, specializing in digital hearing aid technology
  • Hearing aid accessories
  • Hearing aid repair services

What You Should Know About Hearing Loss

  • Hearing loss is prevalent; 1 out of 10 Americans have a hearing loss
  • Hearing loss that develops with aging usually occurs slowly, is gradually progressive, and is permanent.
  • Most hearing losses can be helped effectively by individually selected, prescribed and fitted hearing devices.
  • The vast majority of Americans with hearing loss have their hearing treated by hearing aids.

Symptoms of Hearing Loss

  • Difficulty hearing high pitched sounds, such as birds singing
  • Difficulty hearing or understanding at public gatherings: concert halls, theaters, houses of worship
  • Difficulty understanding conversations within a group of people, or on the telephone
  • Speech sounds loud enough, but appears mumbled.

Causes of Hearing Impairment

  • The natural aging process
  • Exposure to loud or constant noise
  • Inherited medical conditions
  • Illness
  • Traumatic injury
  • Ototoxic medications
  • Tumors