Your Hearing Care & Balance Experts in Hammond, LA

Named for an early Swedish settler, Peter Hammond, the anglicized version of Peter av Hammerdal, Hammond, LA began as a plantation to cultivate trees, which Hammond made into masts, charcoal, and other products for the maritime industry in New Orleans. Growth came with the New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad that crossed the Springfield Trail and Hammond’s Crossing.

Although once dubbed the Strawberry Capital of America in the late 19th century, Hammond is now the home base for the Louisiana Air National Guard’s 236th Combat Communications Squadron and an important transportation hub, linking Baton Rouge with Eastern Louisiana (Interstate 12) and New Orleans with Jackson, Mississippi (Interstate 55) and all points in between.

Cognitive decline and the early onset of dementia are common consequences of leaving your hearing loss untreated, and the damage to your inner ears can also have a negative effect on your balance. Rather than run the risk of developing these debilitating and life altering conditions, seek the help you need from our trusted team of audiologists in Hammond, LA.

For over 10 years, SLENT Hearing & Balance Center has helped thousands of local residents in Southern Louisiana achieve better hearing through a methodical process based on best practices in audiology.

Our hearing care and balance experts in Hammond combine great technology with personalized care that includes comprehensive hearing assessments, advanced technology hearing aids, testing and treatment for balance disorders, earwax removal, tinnitus management, and more to support you on your journey to better hearing and a better quality of life.

SLENT Hearing & Balance Center in Hammond, LA streetview

Opening Hours:

Monday through Friday – 8am till 5pm


15706 Professional Plaza
LA 70403


Our Hammond office is conveniently located in close proximity to both I-12 and I-55, off of Club Deluxe Road. You can find us between Hammond Square Mall and North Oaks Hospital.

Once on Professional Plaza we are the second office building on your right.

When you’re finished with your appointment, you can head North and experience shopping at Hammond Square or dining at one of our local restaurants in Downtown Hammond. Antiques more your style? Head South to Ponchatoula’s Antique City, where you may even spot an Alligator in the middle of town!

“Dr. Martinez is the best. He explained everything in great detail about my hearing loss and was very patient and professional. I highly recommend him and his staff.”

Tammy Beddingfield

Dr. Martinez is super knowledgeable, professional, and courteous. My hearing loss is long-standing and aggravated by an ongoing allergy problem. Dr. Martinez and his staff have gone above and beyond their duties to help with choosing the right hearing aids, adjusting them when needed, and offering encouragement. They have my confidence and highest recommendation.

Susan Belsom

How We Can Help You

Comprehensive Hearing Test

A Hearing Assessment: The First Step on Your Better Hearing Journey

Difficulty with recall and a decreased capacity to concentrate on daily tasks are among the early indicators of cognitive decline. The use of hearing aids is an effective means of restoring memory and preventing cognitive decline.

Early detection is not only your best insurance for preventing additional hearing damage, but it’s also your ticket to better hearing and a better quality of life. A hearing test at the SLENT Hearing and Balance Center location nearest you is quick, easy, non-invasive, and we provide you with the results during the same visit.

If you’re missing parts of conversations, loved ones complain that the volume of the television is too loud, or you just don’t feel like you’re hearing as clearly as you once did, then contact our team of hearing care experts for a comprehensive hearing assessment.


Advanced Hearing Technology

Access to Advanced Hearing Aid Technology

Most people are still stuck in the past when it comes to hearing aids, assuming that they are still like those bulky, frustrating gadgets your parents or grandparents wore. Instead of those outdated devices, you can use today’s advanced technology hearing aids from the SLENT Hearing and Balance Center closest to you.

Advanced hearing aid technology packs a lot more power in a smaller, lightweight device with amazing connectivity options and the highest level of sound quality ever produced. However, there is never a “one size fits all” for hearing aids. That’s why our team of hearing and audiology experts takes the time to understand your unique needs, lifestyle, and budget to provide the perfect hearing aids for you.

Balance Disorder & Tests

Testing and Treatment of Balance Disorders

Did you know that your balance is directly linked to your ears? Nausea, dizziness, or vertigo could be the result of damage to your inner ears or the direct result of a larger hearing issue or hearing loss.

In fact, statistics show that more than 50% of the accidental deaths and over 300,000 hip fractures among the elderly are associated with balance-related falls.

Our hearing and audiology experts understand the role your ears play in helping you stay steady on your feet, which is why balance disorder testing and treatment are a natural extension of what we do at our SLENT Hearing and Balance Center clinics.


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