The Audiology Department in The Stavros Niarchos Center for Speech & Audiology strives to identify hearing loss and manage the hearing impaired inpatient and outpatient pediatric populations at Blythedale Children’s Hospital.

Contact information

Ida Wise, AuD, CCC, Senior Audiologist

Referral Information

Questions regarding accepted insurance carriers and appointment scheduling are managed by the Outpatient Registration department. They can be reached at 914-831-2435. To download a referral form, please click below.

Click here to make a referral Referral Form

About Our Department

Our specially trained clinical staff is proud of its results. Using state-of-the-art equipment and testing procedures specifically suited for a child's age and diagnosis, results are obtained with most children, particularly those who are difficult to test.

Our Services

Patient evaluation and audiology procedures include:

An evaluation done on all ages using either headphones or via soundfield. Techniques utilized are modified based on the child’s age.

Performed when required post newborn hearing screening ideally during natural sleep or wen the infant is quiet. Also used for diagnostic evaluation of older children when needed. Surface electrodes are placed on the head with an earphone sending sound into the test ear. Responses are recorded on the computer. Provides frequency specific threshold information.

Must be age 6 years of age or older with adequate speech development. Identifies processing issues that affect the child in their academic environment.

Evaluation, fitting of a hearing aid device with confirmation of benefit when using the device. Performed at all ages once medically cleared for device use by an Otolaryngologist.

Initial programming of device post-surgery and routine management. Candidates are required to be 9 months of age with a severe to profound hearing loss.

Ear impressions for custom earmold and noise protector earplugs. Can be performance on all ages with medical clearance from and Otolaryngologist.


Audiology Key Contact

Profile photo for Ida  Wise, Au.D., C.C.C.

Ida Wise, AuD, CCC

Senior Audiologist

Treatments We Support

With the only dedicated post-acute pediatric brain injury unit in New York State - specifically constructed to treat children and adolescents with brain injuries - and our expertly trained clinical team, Blythedale is uniquely positioned to provide the best environment for recovery.

As technology continues to advance, children with special needs are becoming increasingly more integrated into the world around them. Blythedale's comprehensive Assistive Technology program, one of only a few such programs in New York State, is opening doors for these children.

Blythedale is the only specialty children’s hospital in New York State with the capability of providing the highest level of medical care and rehabilitation for children recovering from complex medical conditions, including childhood cancers.

Blythedale’s commitment to the highest level of medical and rehabilitative care, and ongoing integration of the newest cardiac support technologies for medically fragile children, is evident in our Cardiac Rehabilitation program.

As an expert in helping medically fragile children achieve their highest potential, Blythedale is well-suited to help transition a child with multiple complex chronic conditions from hospital to home.

For children recovering from multiple traumatic injuries, extensive orthopedic surgery or complex surgery, Blythedale offers a highly specialized, integrated approach to care.

Blythedale is a center of excellence in treating children with complex burns and wounds. The goal of the complex wound rehabilitation team is to obtain maximum autonomy and functionality while maintaining the optimal integrity of the healing wound or grafts with scar control.

Blythedale is widely recognized as a leader in treating children with rare conditions, spinal cord injury, neuromuscular disorders including muscular dystrophy and other myopathies, neuropathies, motor neuron diseases and neuromuscular junction disorders as well as complex genetic syndromes.

Blythedale has a commitment to achieving the best outcomes for infants coming for intensive rehabilitation following Neonatal Intensive Care stays. With a staff of full-time neonatologists overseeing the care our infants, and the addition of neonatal fellows, Blythedale continues to push the boundaries of what post-acute neonatal care can provide to medically fragile infants.

At Blythedale Children’s Hospital, a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week, pediatric attending staff supports infants, children and adolescents prior to and following complicated transplant procedures including heart, liver, kidney, bowel, and even multi-organ transplants.

Pulmonary hypertension is relatively rare, occurring in only two children per one million. Despite its low occurrence, Blythedale treated 30 children with pulmonary hypertension last year.

Blythedale’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is widely recognized as a national center of excellence due to the Hospital’s extraordinary success weaning fragile infants and children from respiratory support machines for an improved quality of life. Our parent training programs help ensure that caregivers are both confident and competent in caring for their child.

As the only pediatric specialty hospital in New York State, Blythedale Children’s Hospital has the ability to evaluate and treat complex feeding difficulties in children with a team of pediatric specialists who work exclusively with medically fragile children.