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”

Usually “Why Us” pages say things like, “We have over X years’ experience,” “We’re expertly trained and deliver excellent service,” “We’re nice, friendly and hey, we know a thing or two about ears.”

Although it’s tempting to do that (because it’s very true for us), I don’t believe that’s what you really want to know…

I believe you want to know that the hearing center you trust with one of the most important and fragile parts of your body – one that’s responsible for so much of your life’s enjoyment – actually understands what a harrowing experience hearing loss is and understands what an uncomfortable and unsettling experience you’re going through right now.

You want to know that although many Americans suffer from hearing loss of some sort, that yours will be treated as unique – that you’ll be treated with personalized care, like a family member, and you’ll be treated so well that your life will cease to be interrupted by your hearing loss.

So, let’s flip this around. Instead of why us, let’s tell you what you really need to hear… why you?

What you choose to do in your life determines how you feel – whether you’re happy or sad, challenged or content. From going to sports games, shooting to doing woodwork, socializing, or cutting the grass – your daily activities and interests shape who you are.

And, for many, if not all of your activities, you require the ability to hear, to listen, and to interact in order to enjoy them to the fullest.  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, if given the choice, would prefer never to have a hearing problem so they’d never need to see us, which is why when they do, we make their experience as comfortable as possible. We treat our patients like family and we ensure that everyone who does need to see us gets the personalized help they deserve.

In short, although you never want to need us, when you do, we make sure your hearing’s the best it’s ever been.


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, 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, 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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