Lexington Hearing and Speech Center, Inc. is an Article 28 Diagnostic and Treatment Center. We provide comprehensive and professional audiologic care, from prevention to rehabilitation, for individuals of all ages with hearing concerns. Our unparalleled standards of professional patient care are directed to the unique needs of each patient, ensuring patients improved quality of life through better hearing.
Lexington’s Audiologist providers are accredited by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
Our Audiologist providers collaborate closely with our Otolaryngologist (ENT) to provide superior hearing health care.
Adele I. Agin, LCSW
Dr. Michael Ditkoff
John Ioannou, M.S., CCC-A
Director of Audiology
Luciana Parisi M.A, CCC-A
Clinical and Educational Audiologist
Joanne Tzortzatos, Au.D
Clinical and Educational Audiologist
Fernando Chavez, BT
Lexington Hearing & Speech Center Announces New Medical Director
Jackson Heights, New York, December 13, 2011 – The Lexington Hearing & Speech Center, an affiliate of the Lexington School for the Deaf in Jackson Heights, Queens, today announced that Michael Ditkoff, MD has been named its new Medical Director, effective December 1, 2011.
Lexington Hearing & Speech Center, a New York State Department of Health (DOH) Article 28 Diagnostic and Treatment facility, is part of the largest organization serving the deaf and hard of hearing community in New York State. An estimated 28 million Americans, including nearly one in five teenagers, have a hearing loss that can be treated.
As Medical Director, Dr. Ditkoff oversees a complete range of hearing testing and audiology services for infants, children, adults and seniors, and is responsible for New York City’s largest and most technically advanced hearing testing suite, designed to accommodate those requiring physical assistance or other special consideration. In addition to his supervisory responsibilities, Dr. Ditkoff will also maintain hands-on involvement with patients and see and treat patients on a continuing basis.
Dr. Ditkoff is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and treats medical and surgical diseases of the ears, nose and throat in children and adults at his private practice in Manhasset. He has surgical privileges at North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset and at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn.
Dr. Ditkoff received his specialty training in otolaryngology at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, Harvard University Boston Children’s Hospital, Tufts University Pediatric Floating Hospital and Brown University Hasbro Children’s Hospital. He co-founded Progressive Ear, Nose & Throat Associates in Manhasset in 2008.
At Lexington, Dr. Ditkoff works alongside the Center’s Executive Director and has numerous responsibilities in addition to clinical care for patients. These include establishing and maintaining standards of medical care; establishing community, education, and social service partnerships; leading clinical conferences and sharing medical expertise to maintain Lexington’s leadership position as an audiology center of excellence.
"The Lexington Center for Hearing & Speech is uniquely positioned as a resource of first choice for people concerned about possible hearing loss and appropriate treatment. Our rich history as New York State’s largest educator and service provider to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community gives Lexington an intimate understanding of all aspects of potential and actual hearing loss and enables us to deliver the finest standard of care. The exceptional experience and skill that Dr. Michael Ditkoff brings to Lexington are a tremendous new asset, and we are privileged to welcome him to our staff,” said Adele I. Agin, Executive Director of Lexington’s three affiliated centers.
"I am honored to be joining the outstanding team at the Lexington Hearing & Speech Center, which is widely recognized for its leadership in audiology services. I look forward to contributing to Lexington’s continuing legacy in the prevention and treatment of hearing loss,” Dr. Ditkoff said.