About Us

Mission and Purpose

Welcome to the Department of Audiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Here you’ll find some of the nation’s most respected health care professionals, focused on one very important goal: Improving the quality of life for people of all ages by enhancing their ability to communicate to its fullest potential.

We do this by providing comprehensive and collaborative services and resources to patients, families, health care professionals, and the community to address a wide range of problems associated with hearing and auditory processing.

Supported by the latest technologies, our hearing professionals approach each patient’s unique challenges by combining specialized expertise with years of experience in the areas of:

  • Prevention
  • Identification
  • Conservation
  • Evaluation
  • Treatment
  • Education
  • Clinical research

Our commitment to fulfilling this mission is demonstrated by continuous improvement of our services and our success in helping children, adults and older adults improve their ability to communicate with family, friends, teachers, and employers.

Audiology News

February 2014
UR Medicine’s Audiology Director of Clinical Services, Dr. Christy Monczynski Hopson, contributes an article to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle about Tinnitus.

September 2013
Dr. Christy Monczynski Hopson, Director of Clinical Services for the University of Rochester Medical Center Audiology Department contributes an article to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle about hearing loss and successful hearing aid use.

September 2012
Dr. Mark Orlando, Director of Research and Education in Audiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center is recognized and honored with the Golisano Foundation 2012 Healthcare Leadership Award.

Dr. Orlando specializes in evaluating the hearing of infants, young children and difficult to test populations in addition to his research using the auditory brainstem response, otoacoustic emission testing and audiometric testing procedures to investigate toxicity levels and brain maturation of very young infants and children. As part of the Special Olympics’ Healthy Athlete program he provides hearing screenings at local and statewide Special Olympic events; he is a key member of the Otolaryngology department’s cochlear implant team and offers mentorship to the next generation of audiologists.