Your Hearing Care & Balance Experts in Metairie, LA

In the 1760s, many of the original French farmers in the area were sharecroppers, in French métayage, thus the origin for the name of Metairie, LA. Urbanization of the area along the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain began when an electric streetcar was installed running along Metairie Road in the late 1910s, opening the area to greater development, and the construction of upscale housing tracts began in the 1920s.

Metairie has survived three major hurricanes, continuing to thrive with New Orleans’ highest grossing Lakeside Shopping Center, the Fat City nightclub district, and the metro area’s family friendly Mardi Gras. In addition to water-related recreation on Lake Pontchartrain, Metairie has nearly a dozen parks that feature facilities for organized sports leagues such as football, baseball, and basketball as well as other youth programs.

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 Metairie, 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 Metairie 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.

J.J. Martinez, Au.D., FAAA with a patient at SLENT Hearing & Balance Center in Metairie, LA

Opening Hours:

Monday through Friday – 8am till 5pm


4770 South I-10 Service Rd
Unit 110
LA 70001


“I am 100 years old and would be lost without my hearing aids. Thank Heaven for Dr. Martinez and his staff. They understand my concerns and answer my questions, always courteous, always kind, never in a hurry or rushed. I found them to be friendly, caring professionals, and I highly recommend them to anyone facing hearing loss.”

Ruth Burns

“Dr. Martinez and his entire staff are friendly, professional, and efficient. It is a pleasure to be treated by them“

Bruce Davidson

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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