Our Audiology Staff
Christine Russo-Mayer, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Christine Russo-Mayer has been practicing Audiology since 2000. She earned her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida in 2003 after earning a Masters degree in Audiology from Lehman College in Bronx, New York in 1999. Dr. Russo-Mayer is certified by American Speech and Hearing Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She is fully licensed by New York State to dispense Hearing Aids and is certified to recommend and fit all levels of amplification that include digital hearing aids and FM systems. Her clinical expertise includes her work with pediatric through geriatric populations. In addition, Dr. Russo-Mayer is an early intervention provider affording her extensive pediatric experience that includes the special needs population and an Educational Audiologist who contracts with local school districts. She is also a member of National Coalition of Auditory Processing Disorders and keeps current with all of the assessment and management strategies in order to assist the growing number of Auditory Processing cases.
Dr. Russo-Mayer is a mother of 2 beautiful children, Jenna and Jayson. Before relocating her practice to Westchester after the birth of her daughter, Dr. Russo-Mayer was the director of The Communications Center, an Audiological practice of the Upper East Side of Manhattan. There she worked side by side with adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat doctors and gained a tremendous knowledge for the medical background of Audiology. In addition to the clinical Audiology practice at The Communications Center, Dr. Russo-Mayer had the pleasure of working with The Tomatis Program and other listening training programs developed for individuals with Auditory Processing, ADHD, Sensory Integration, Autism and other developmental delays. In working with these populations, Dr. Russo-Mayer has learned to focus on the WHOLE PERSON rather than just THEIR EARS. For this reason, she is also a profession member of Developmental Delay Resources (www.devdelay.org) network, in her continuing efforts to better serve individuals with special needs. She also works closely with the Audiology Doctoral program at the CUNY Graduate Center, beginning in 2008 as an associate adjunct professor for Audiological Habilitation and continues to supervise candidates in the program. She enjoys teaching prospective Audiologists and supervises undergraduate and graduate students.
Alyssa Barzideh, Au.D., CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology
Alyssa earned her Doctorate of Audiology in May 2018, from Montclair State University, a specialized program that is designed to provide outstanding clinical training for audiology students in order cultivate the skills necessary to become competent, qualified and caring audiologists. Dr. Barzideh is fully licensed by New York to practice Audiology and dispense Hearing Aids. She is certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A) and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).
Dr. Barzideh attends various conferences to stay knowledgeable on the most up to date evidence-based research and technology for best patient care. Her mission is to provide comprehensive audiological services based on clinical expertise while most importantly incorporating patient values and expectations. She has had extensive training in diagnostic testing, Central Auditory Processing Disorders, treatment, rehabilitation and counseling of hearing disorders regarding geriatric and pediatric populations. Dr. Barzideh enjoys working with patients of all ages and comes to us with a wealth of experience in various settings.
Danielle Acosta, BS
Doctoral Candidate of Audiology
Danielle is concluding her coursework for a Doctor of Audiology degree from Montclair State University and is on track to graduate in May 2020. Danielle graduated from Radford University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2015. She is a member of the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) at Montclair State University. She attends numerous conferences and workshops to remain up to date on current evidence-based research and technological advancements. Danielle’s clinical rotations have given her valued experience working with patients of all populations and age groups, aiding them through diagnostic testing, rehabilitation and counselling. She completed a clinical rotation at CRM Audiology and is not completing her 4th Year Clinical rotation here at CRM Audiology where she has been fully trained in the assessment of Central Auditory Processing Evaluations, hearing and amplification evaluation as well as hearing aids. She holds a NYS Dispensing Trainee license. Through the rigorous and comprehensive Doctoral program, as well as exposure to a variety of clinical settings, Danielle has developed the skills to be a competent and compassionate clinician. Her passion is driven towards providing quality patient-centered care, as well as raising hearing health awareness, quality of life, and overall health in the community.