Why Choose SLENT Hearing & Balance
Center as Your Doctor of Audiology

“Hi, I’m Dr. Martinez your specialized Doctor of audiology and I’m the Founder of SLENT Hearing & Balance Center”

So, why us? 

It all comes down to trust.

We know what a harrowing experience hearing loss is, how fragile your ears are and how important getting your hearing back is to you.

You can trust us to be sensitive to this, to take care of you like a person – not a number – and make the entire experience as easy going and comfortable as possible.

In short, you can trust us to get your hearing back.

And it’s that right there that should give you the confidence in choosing SLENT Hearing & Balance Center as your Doctor of Audiology.

Everything we do is centered on you. Ensuring your hearing doesn’t stop you from living the life you love is one of the greatest ways we can contribute to the quality of your life.

We know our patients, every single one of them, and to us, they’re like family. The best thing about our family though, is that we’ve all chosen to be a part of it!

So, if you need help with your hearing, choose SLENT, because SLENT certainly chooses you.

Audiologist smiling outside building


“He is diligent in helping solve the problem at hand”

“Dr. Martinez is very thorough and personable and makes his patients at ease. He is diligent in helping solve the problem at hand and is flexible with appointments. Every time I have needed to be seen for issues with my hearing aid or ear issues, he and his staff have been very good about getting me in. He is highly recommended! “

– Reva H in Carriere


Audiology Driven Hearing Care

Dr. JJ Martinez

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

Doctor of Audiology
Board Certified Audiologist

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

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.

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