Dr. Kristin Baldwin, AuD, CCC-A
Dr. Kristin Baldwin, a 2013 graduate of Long Island AuD Consortium (Adelphi/Hostra/St. John’s), is a passionate and dynamic member of CHC’s audiology team. With unsurpassed technical expertise, Dr. Baldwin is skilled at determining just the right hearing solution for each person’s individual needs. Her expertise includes the fitting of Lyric, an extended wear hearing devise that fits in the ear canal and is completely invisible. In addition, Dr. Baldwin completes Auditory Processing evaluations on individuals with normal hearing who have difficulty understanding auditory information. Dr. Baldwin also goes out into the community on our audiological mobile unit as part of CHC’s Center for Hearing and Aging. She provides hearing screenings, complete evaluations, and assistive technology evaluations.
Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?
I'm fluent in all the latest hearing technology, but I'm also a people person. I'll spend time with you to understand your hearing and communication needs so that you'll get the custom solution that's right for you.
What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?
Expert hearing testing and hearing aid fitting including Lyric (a completely invisible extended-wear hearing device); extremely tech savvy with an ability to explain in simple terms how to use the different devices; and expertise in the evaluation of auditory processing disorder (or APD).
What are you proud of in your practice?
Our audiology center, the Center for Hearing and Communication, is a nonprofit organization established in 1910. Most days I work with my private clients in our state-of-the-art office in Lower Manhattan. But once a week I provide hearing healthcare in under-served neighborhoods in NYC via a mobile unit. I love making a difference in the lives of children and older adults who otherwise wouldn't get the care they need.
Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?
I find it gratifying to help people who know they have a hearing issue but have not previously taken action to treat the problem. A lot of times people will start to retreat from the world and the things they love because life is difficult when you can't hear properly. But when I fit a person with the right hearing technology and they are able to embrace life again, that's pretty special.