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.
Lina Razzaio joined CRM Audiology in July 2009 as a part-time office assistance. In light of her efficiency and dedication to the practice and the patients, she has become the practice manager of CRM Audiology and assistant to Dr. Christine Russo-Mayer. Lina enjoys working with patients, families and other professionals and goes above and beyond her responsibilities to accommodate everyone. Currently, Lina handles all new patient intakes, appointment, scheduling, billing and other routine day-to-day operations of the business. She is an amazing asset to the practice. From the initial phone call to the office to all of your follow-up visits, Lina will make you feel like part of the CRM Audiology family.
Alyssa Barzideh, B.S.
Doctoral Candidate of Audiology
Alyssa is a Doctoral candidate of Audiology at 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.Alyssa graduated Cum Laude from Adelphi University in 2014 where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Alyssa is concluding her coursework for a Doctor of Audiology degree from Montclair State University and is on track to graduate in May 2018. She is an active member of the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) and served on the Montclair State University SAA Chapter board as the National Representative from 2016-2017. Additionally, she maintains student memberships in the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) and Montclair Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSSHLA). She 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.Throughout the course of her education, she has learned and developed the skills necessary to provide quality, compassionate and individualized patient-centered care. For the past three years she has had extensive training in diagnostic testing, treatment, rehabilitation and counseling of hearing disorders regarding geriatric and pediatric populations. Alyssa enjoys working with patients of all ages and comes to us with a wealth of experience in various settings. Previously, she completed clinical externships at CRM Audiology, Lexington School for the Deaf, St. Josephs Children Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center ENT Associates.