WELCOME TO SLENT Hearing & Balance Center

Your Local Experienced Audiology & Hearing Care Experts

When it comes to your hearing health, nobody is more qualified to help than an Doctor of Audiology, and our team at SLENT Hearing & Balance Center consists of some of the leading audiologists in Louisiana.

But what makes us truly special is the way that we make you feel. From the moment that you first speak to one of our Doctors of Audiology, you’ll feel at home, like you’re one of the family at our hearing and balance center.


Comprehensive Hearing Tests

Our hearing tests and evaluations are designed to put you at ease so you know exactly where your hearing sits on the quality spectrum. Your test will last 45 minutes. There’ll be a physical examination (only a slight tickle, we promise!) followed by pure tone testing and speech testing. You’ll get the results almost immediately and from there you’ll be advised on what course of treatment is needed (if any) to improve your hearing health.


Personalized Hearing Aids Uniquely For You

You will never get a sales pitch from us. If you need hearing aids, it is our duty to advise you on the exact type you need and what’s going to fit with your lifestyle. As hearing aids are an investment, it’s so important that you get professional and impartial guidance, which, in many cases, depending on the severity of your hearing loss, can mean that the most basic and cheapest hearing aids might just do the trick! Of course, as technology advances, so too do the features and add-ons, but here at SLENT hearing and balance center, we’ll talk you through those if you want us to.


Balance Disorder &

Did it come as a surprise to you to learn your balance is directly linked to your ears? That nausea or dizziness is often a direct result of a larger hearing issue and hearing loss? Don’t worry, though – treating this is our speciality. This test is very similar to the hearing test, with an emphasis on a physical examination of your inner ear carried out by one of our highly trained Doctors of Audiology.

When Was The Last Time That You Had a Hearing Assessment?

Nobody looks forward to the day they get to wear hearing aids, but with over 48 million Americans suffering from some form of hearing loss (that’s 1 in 10 people), hearing aids are a critical part of caring for your hearing health.

At SLENT Hearing & Balance Center, we understand that there isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to hearing aids.

That’s why we work with you to find the perfect hearing technology for you based on your unique circumstances, level of hearing loss, and budget.

You can explore a range of technology, discuss your options with experienced audiologists, and make the right decision in a pressure-free environment.

But before you choose your hearing aids, the first step is to schedule your hearing evaluation with our leading team of audiologists.


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Schedule a Call Back

If you call us, we take it to mean that you need to see us as soon as possible and you don’t want to be kept waiting. We can then schedule you at a convenient time and date that suits you. For all inquiries, please fill out your details on the right-hand side and we’ll be in touch right away to schedule your appointment. Alternatively, call us at 985-273-5795 and our friendly receptionist will be delighted to help.

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Your Audiology Specialists

Dr. JJ Martinez

Dr. JJ Martinez, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA

Doctor of Audiology
Board Certified Audiologist

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Dr. JJ Martinez, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA,

JJ Martinez, AuD, CCC-A, F-AAA served active duty in the United States Marine Corps before receiving his bachelor degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2005 and his doctoral degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in 2010.

He completed internships at North Oaks Hospital, Tulane University Hospital, and several audiology practices in the greater New Orleans area as well as a year long externship with a private practice in Hammond, LA.

Dr. Martinez is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.

He provides humanitarian services and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations as a member of Rotary International and is a clinical Director of the Healthy Hearing discipline for the Special Olympics Louisiana.

Dr. Martinez will provide patients with diagnostic hearing evaluations, musician monitors, custom hearing protection, assistive listening devices, hearing aids, and evaluation and treatment of vertigo.

Dr. Martinez and his wife, Sarah, live in Ponchatoula and have one daughter, Sloane.


Dr. Marissa Corneille

Dr. Marissa Corneille, AuD

Doctor of Audiology

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Dr. Marissa Ledet Corneille, Au.D.

Marissa Corneille was born and raised down the bayou in a small south Louisiana town just outside Houma. Marissa received her Doctor of Audiology degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans in May 2018. She fulfilled her clinical externship year at SLENT from 2017-2018. She also received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 2014 where she played piccolo in the LSU marching band from Tigerland.

She has completed internships at Island Audiology in Hawaii, North Oaks Hospital, and several audiology practices in the greater New Orleans area and Baton Rouge.

Dr. Corneille is a member of the Louisiana Academy of Audiology and American Academy of Audiology. She was appointed president of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association of the LSU Chapter her senior year of undergrad at LSU (Baton Rouge).

Dr. Corneille has submitted her research concerning the importance and efficacy of school-based hearing screening programs in South Louisiana for publication to the American Journal of Audiology with her professor at LSUHSC in June of this year.

After moving to New Orleans to pursue her doctoral degree in Audiology, Marissa fell in love and married her husband, Evan, in June 2017. Dr. Corneille and her husband have just welcomed their first baby boy Benjamin Brooks Corneille in June of 2018. They live in Covington and love to ride bikes and run on the Trace.


Our Local Offices

SLENT offices are conveniently located in Mandeville, Hammond, and Slidell with close proximity to New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Our board-certified physicians offer patients the latest treatment options for common sinus conditions, chronic ear infections, allergy immunotherapy, facial plastics, sleep disorders, and hearing loss.

Audiologist in Mandeville 

1420 North Causeway Blvd.
Mandeville, LA 70471
Phone: 985-273-5795

Audiologist in Hammond 

15706 Professional Plaza
Hammond, LA 70403
Phone: 985-273-5795

Audiologist in Slidell 

1258 Brownswitch Road
Slidell, LA 70461-1606
Phone: 985-273-5795

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