University Hospital Department of Audiology
The Department of Audiology at University Hospital is dedicated in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of hearing loss in individuals of all ages. Our audiologists work in conjunction with the otolaryngologists (ENTs) of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and in the University Hospital ENT Clinic as well as part of the University Hospital cranio-facial team. Additionally, the Department of Audiology performs and oversees the universal newborn hearing screening program at University Hospital. The Department is home to the Cochlear Implant Center of New Jersey, which has been providing comprehensive cochlear implant services for children and adults since 1999. In addition to providing services related to cochlear implants, the Department of Audiology also provides evaluations for the assessment, selection and verification of bone-anchored implantable devices.
Diagnostic services include:
- Comprehensive audiological evaluations for the pediatric through geriatric populations, including those with special needs
- Implantable device candidacy
- Otoacoustic emissions screening and testing
- Auditory brainstem responses testing (ABR)
- Vestibular evaluations.
Implantable device manufacturers we work with:
- Cochlear Americas- cochlear implants (now fitting the Nucleus 6 Speech Processor!) and bone-anchored implantable devices (BP100 and BP110 devices)
- Oticon Medical - bone-anchored implantable devices (Ponto Pro and Ponto Pro Power)
Lisa D. Bell, MA,CCC-A
Ms. Lisa Bell is the Audiology Director of the Cochlear Implant Center of New Jersey and the Lead Clinical Audiologist at University Hospital. Ms. Bell received her Master of Arts in Audiology from the University of Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the Douglass College at Rutgers University. Ms. Bell is licensed in Audiology through the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She has been practicing at University Hospital for over 19 years. She specializes in cochlear implants in which and has more than 15 years experience in the evaluation for and management of cochlear implants. Additionally, she manages the daily clinical operations of the Department and supervises doctoral Audiology students. Ms. Bell evaluates patients of all ages and has extensive knowledge in all aspects of diagnostic audiology.
Nicole Raia, Sc.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Dr. Nicole Raia joined the staff of University Hospital in July 2012. She received her Doctorate of Science in Audiology from Montclair State University. Dr. Raia completed her Fourth Year Clinical Externship at Weill Cornell Medical College where she focused on the diagnosis and management of hearing loss in a vast pediatric population. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. Dr. Raia is licensed in Audiology through the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). Her expertise is the diagnosis and management of pediatric hearing loss, including ear-specific behavioral audiometry and electrophysiologic testing. In addition to cochlear implants she also works with bone-anchored technology and performs vestibular evaluations.