New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center

New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center (NOSHC) was founded in 1930. Each year brings growth and expansion as we continue to be the forerunner of speech and hearing centers in the New Orleans area. Our headquarters is located in Uptown, New Orleans. We also have satellite locations in New Orleans East and in Metairie, LA off of Veterans. For more info on our hours and locations, visit our contact us page.

Our Services

Our audiology services include comprehensive hearing testing and rehabilitation, including hearing aids for both children and adults. We also offer Auditory Attention Screenings, Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Testing, non-sedated Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing, and custom musician earplugs. For more info on our audiology department and services, click here.

Our speech-language pathology department administers formal and informal testing to address the following: articulation disorder, fluency disorder, voice disorder, expressive and/or receptive language disorder, social pragmatic disorder, language processing disorder, auditory processing deficits, phonological awareness deficits, and reading/spelling deficits. For more info on our speech-language pathology department and services, click here.

We have several staff members who speak both Spanish and English. Speech-language evaluations and therapy are available in Spanish and English.

What's New at NOSHC - Blog

May 8, 2019

Thank you for donating on GiveNOLA Day 2019! With your help, we raised $23,515 from over 131 donors! Included in that number, we also secured a $1,000 'Rock Around The Clock' Prize from the hosting organization- The Greater New Orleans Foundation. We can't thank you enough!

April 2, 2019

Registration for Social Language Expedition is now open. To register, call Susan Stouder at 504-897-2606. For more information go to our Summer Programming webpage

March 27, 2019

GiveNOLA Day 2019 is May 7th this year! We count on your donations to fund our specialty programs, go to to make a fundraising page and set a reminder to donate on May 7th!

May 4, 2018

Thank you to all of our donors! NOSHC raised $27,330 on GiveNOLA Day 2018!

April 12, 2018

We are currently looking to hire a certified licensed speech-language pathologist. Email Julie Tortorich----> with your resume.

April 9, 2018

Go to our summer program page to see more information! Listening For Success and Handwriting Helpers have online registration this year! Social Language registration is through NOSHC Scheduling Coordinator, Susan Stouder.

March 1, 2018

If you are interested in volunteering with NOSHC this summer, email for more information!

January 25, 2018

Hearing screenings detect hearing loss and/or middle ear problems.

Hearing screenings conducted by New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center typically use two tests to determine hearing status and whether further evaluation of hearing is needed. A hearing screening is a ‘snapshot’ of the child’s hearing on the day of the screening.

Screening: Tympanometry is a test of the middle ear function. A probe is placed in the ear canal to detect if the eardrum moves correctly. This can help the audiologist know if the child has middle ear fluid, a hole in the eardrum, or wax in the ear canal.

A pure tone screening is a quick test to see how well the child hears different sounds. (You may remember wearing headphones and raising your hand when you heard a beep.) This pure tone test screens inner ear function. The child may not pass this portion due to an outer or middle ear issue.

Referral: Your audiologist will refer your child to their primary care physician (PCP) or an ENT physician due to the middle ear dysfunction. Your PCP or ENT will treat the underlying medical issue.

Once the middle ear issue has been treated, your child should be re-screened to determine whether your child passes the screening or a full hearing evaluation is warranted.

November 1, 2017

New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center would like to thank the donors and donations received in memory of Eloise Caire Abadie.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Carney III

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gallagher

Stacy Lodrigues Insurance Agency

Dr. and Mrs. Terence E. Walsh

April 21, 2017

NOSHC recent reviews:

“My family has been utilizing NOSHC’ s services for almost a year now. My child’s cognition, speech and language has EXPLODED during this time! The staff is courteous and helpful. My child’s therapist is both knowledgeable and sensitive to his needs, always aligning his therapy goals to both his personal needs and what is being taught in the classroom. They are a great resource for any family who is in need of their services. Many thanks!!” - Monique D.

“Mr. Lesley is great with our son. He has already managed to make tremendous progress with his use of prepositions and enunciation in such a short period of time. Mr. Lesley is wonderful when it comes to knowing how to get our sons attention and keep him focused. He can be a wiggle worm at times so keeping him on task can be challenging. Very pleasant working with you so far this year! I wish we would have contacted you sooner. Thank you!” - Kristen R.

“My son has been coming to speech therapy for almost a year now. He absolutely loves coming to see Ms. Holly! She is so great with him and his progress is amazing. Definitely recommend!” - Cali M.

“My daughter has learned so much about different sounds and word pronunciation. I would recommend Mrs. Fitzgerald, my daughter loves her.” - Natalie W.

“My daughter has improved a lot since she started seeing Mr. Jernigan. My daughter has been in speech therapy since before we got here in 2015 and it didn’t seem like she was improving until after we started seeing Mr. Jernigan. With him it felt like she improved over night and 6 months ago when we had our son she still improved and didn’t regress. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for speech therapy.” - Angela A.

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NOSHC Official Holiday Closing Dates 2019

Closed: January 1, 2019

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