Family Audiology PLLC
Endwell, New York 13760
(Directly across from Highland Park)
Hours of Operation
- Kristi Leniek, M.S., CCC-A
Monday-Thursday9:00am - 3:00pm
- Friday8:00am - 4:30pm
- Jaime Giblin, B.S.
Monday-Friday8:00am - 5:00pm
- Walk-in hours:
Monday11:30am - 12:00pm
- Tuesday11:00am - 12:00pm
- Wednesday11:30am - 12:00pm
- Friday11:00am - 12:00pm
Our Articles & Videos
- Docs on Call: Personal Amplification Devices
- Docs on Call: Earwax
- Docs on Call: Ear Infections
- Docs on Call: Strategies and Tips
- Docs on Call: Brain Training
- Docs on Call: Troubleshooting Hearing Aids
- Docs on Call: Dual Impairments
- Docs on Call: iPhone Hearing Aids
- Docs on Call: Invisible Hearing Aids
- Docs on Call: Tinnitus
- Docs on Call: Binaural Hearing
- Docs on Call: Choosing an Audiologist
- Docs on Call: Fitting a Hearing Aid
- Docs on Call: Hearing Loss
- Docs On Call: Feedback
- Docs on Call: Untreated Hearing Loss
Your Complete Hearing Care CenterFamily Audiology is the only AudigyCertified provider in the area. This certificate is one that we are particularly proud of, as our membership in Audigy Group places us as one of the top 250 private hearing care practices in the nation, all of whom adhere to the same set of patient care standards Family Audiology stands for.
Family Audiology’s vision is to become the most respected and sought after hearing provider in Greater Binghamton. We will earn our customers’ loyalty through enthusiasm, integrity, and teamwork; providing the most innovative technology and superior, competent care.
We offer comprehensive, diagnostic evaluations and specialized tests and treatments for patients of all ages that are challenged by hearing loss.
Click HERE for your guide to financing your hearing aid.
Family Audiology is a privately owned business whose audiologists’ diagnose, treat, and manage individuals with hearing loss or balance problems. Kristi and Jaime have academic and clinical training which provides the foundation for patient management from birth through adulthood. Evaluation is used for appropriate patient treatment of hearing and balance problems by combining a complete history with the assessment of a variety of specialized auditory and vestibular tests. Based on the diagnosis, a variety of treatment options will be presented as part of a comprehensive rehabilitative program. This may include dispensing and fitting hearing aids, performing additional hearing tests, referring patients for medical treatment, and providing hearing rehabilitation services.
The professional environment at Family Audiology is designed to make the patient comfortable. If your hearing loss will benefit from a hearing aid, you will be shown everything you need to know about hearing aids…if you need consultation, you and your loved ones will have explanations which will help you understand…if you are unsure whether or not you need a hearing aid, you will be provided the help you need to be comfortable with your decision.
Sometime in your life you have probably seen someone who is missing out on the little sounds of life…the ticking of a clock, the ringing of a phone, the lower (or higher) tones of voices. It’s not about what you are hearing; it’s about what you are missing, and what you don’t know you are missing!
Kristi Leniek, MS CCC-A
Kristi Leniek, MS CCC-A, Master of Audiology, grew up in Endwell, New York. After working for Rehabilitation Services, Inc., she opened Family Audiology in 2003 and has been practicing there ever since.
Kristi has been practicing Audiology for 14 years. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Communication Disorders from Bloomsburg University and continued on to receive her Masters Degree in Audiology from Ithaca College in 1994. Having worked in the healthcare clinical settings throughout her career, Kristi’s knowledge has brought her extensive experience in the diagnostic processes used to assess and treat hearing problems.
Kristi is licensed in Audiology and hearing aid dispensing. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, American Speech & Language Hearing Association, American Hearing Aid Associates, and the Educational Audiology Association.
Watch her Docs on Call video:
Choosing an Audiologist
Untreated Hearing Loss
Choosing a Hearing Aide
Jamie Giblin, B.S
Jaime grew up in Johnson City, New York and graduated from Suny New Paltz in 2004, earning her Bachelors of Science degree. She is presently working on receiving her Doctor of Audiology degree from Bloomsburg University.
While training in a private practice, Jaime has developed significant experience in clinical diagnostics and hearing loss treatment and rehab.
Jaime is a member of the American Academy of Audiology as well as the Hearing Loss Association of America.
Watch her Docs on Call video:
Invisible Hearing Aids
Musicians and Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss and Protection
Leah Doty, Au.D. Doctor of Audiology
Leah Doty, AuD joined our practice in 2015. She grew up in Vestal, NY, and has a B.S. in psychology with a minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders from SUNY University at Buffalo from 2010 and a Doctorate of Audiology from Syracuse University from 2015. Her clinical where she worked in a private practice setting mostly performing hearing evaluations, hearing aid consultations, hearing aid fittings and adjustments along with an ENT practice where she performed VNG evaluations. Dr. Doty’s other clinical rotations include working at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in the Communications Disorders Unit, working for Oswego BOCES and the city of Syracuse school district with educational audiologists, and working at the Syracuse University Gebbie Speech and Hearing Clinic.
“I love audiology because I love helping people communicate more easily with friends and family members, and because I believe that it is important for safety for people to be able to hear the sounds in their environments. It’s also exciting to be able to learn about the constantly evolving hearing aid technology and help people find solutions to communication difficulties using technology.”
In her free time, Dr. Doty enjoys making jewelry, drawing, painting and reading.
Our staff maintains the highest level of knowledge and education in order to adjust to the emerging changes in technology and care of hearing-impaired patients.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the statistics of hearing loss?
- An estimated 28 million people suffer from hearing loss. Hearing loss is present in three out of every ten adults between the ages of 50 and 64 and four out of every ten adults ages 65 and over.
- What are some symptoms of hearing loss?
- Others complain that:
- You have the television too loud
- You have problems hearing birds or wind
- You have difficulty hearing female voices or children
- You have difficulty hearing in groups
- You find yourself confusing words or making silly mistakes, misunderstanding conversations
- Other people, or family members, think you have hearing loss
- What are the different types of hearing loss?
- Conductive hearing loss occurs from loss of sound sensitivity resulting from abnormalities of the middle and/or outer ear. This type of loss is common in children with ear infections; once the infection has cleared up, the hearing is usually restored. Sensorineural hearing loss results from abnormalities in the inner ear and/or nerve paths to the brain. The auditory cells and nerve are permanently damaged. This is the type of hearing loss often referred to as “nerve deafness.” Mixed hearing losses are those that have symptoms of both conductive and sensorineural hearing losses.
- What is involved in a hearing evaluation?
- The first step in a hearing evaluation will be a detailed case history regarding your hearing health. Your answers, as well as any additional information, will provide valuable background information. Next, a diagnostic hearing evaluation will take place using listening and measurement devices. After testing is complete, your audiologist will review the results. If a medical condition is discovered or suspected, you will be referred to a medical doctor for treatment and consultation. If the test results indicate you would benefit from the use of hearing instruments, various options most appropriate for your hearing needs will be discussed. If your child is scheduled to have a hearing evaluation, click here to fill out the case history form and bring it with you to your next appointment.
- What do hearing aids cost?
- The cost of a hearing aid relies on many variables which are out of our control. These variables include, but are not limited to: severity of hearing loss, type of aid, style of aid, manufacturer of aid, options, warranties, state of purchase, etc.