Our Hearing Professionals
Au.D | Audiologist
Dr. Pollak has been serving the Brooklyn community in clinical practice for over 23 years. Prior to establishing her private practice in 2002, she served as Chief of Communication Disorders at a local medical center, where she established and maintained the first newborn hearing screening program in Brooklyn. Dr. Pollak obtained her Clinical Doctorate in Audiology in October 2001. She has written a number of articles regarding hearing healthcare, published in local papers. Dr. Pollak taught Pediatric Audiology at the Master’s Degree level at CUNY, and has supervised and mentored many graduate and doctoral students of Audiology.
Dr. Pollak is a member in good standing of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Academy of Audiology, The American Auditory Society, and is Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology.
“A hearing problem should never prevent someone from doing everything they want to do”.
M.S., CCC-A | Audiologist
Olga Lis, MS, CCC-A joined our team in October 2008. She received a Master of Science degree from Brooklyn College CUNY in 1998. Olga spent two years as part of the Cochlear Implant Team at Lenox Hill Hospital and eight years as the coordinator of the Cochlear Implant Program in Long Island College Hospital. Olga’s areas of expertise include pediatric audiology, including diagnosis and management of hearing loss, cochlear implants, and amplification for both children and adults. Olga specializes in Auditory Processing Disorder evaluations and treatment. She holds a certification in Fast ForWord since 2001.
“People don’t come to us to buy a hearing aid. They come because we hold their hand. We understand who they are and what they need and we care to help them hear.”
AuD., CCC-A | Audiologist
Chavie Drillick, AuD. CCC-A, is a Clinical Audiologist who has been with Audiology Central since 2005. Dr.Drillick earned her doctoral degree in Audiology from The CUNY Graduate Center. Chavie is also an adjunct clinical supervisor in Brooklyn College, imparting knowledge of hearing sciences to the next generation of audiologists. She currently conducts complete audiological evaluations on both children and adults as well as hearing aid evaluations and fittings. Chavie is dedicated to counseling her patients and their families regarding hearing loss and the available solutions to their hearing problems.
“When we treat the patient’s hearing loss, we solve the family’s hearing problems.”
Au.D., CCC-A | Audiologist
Dr. Amber Turner is a recent addition to the team here at Audiology Central. Dr. Turner earned her B.A. in Communication Disorders from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2012. She went on to achieve a Masters and Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from Gallaudet University in Washington DC in 2015 and 2016 respectively. She has worked in many settings which have allowed her to experience Audiology from differing perspectives. Studying at Gallaudet, and practicing in the clinic there, has given Dr. Turner the opportunity to work with the profoundly deaf community. Here she also learned to communicate proficiently in American Sign Language (ASL). During her clinical placements at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore and at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC. Dr. Turner was able to gain experience in large multidisciplinary medical facilities, and in Pediatric Audiology. During her Residency she was excited to discover the level of care and personal attention offered by the team at Audiology Central. Dr. Turner is pleased to continue to have the opportunity to continue to work with her colleagues as a practicing Audiologist and to indulge her passion for individualized, patient-centered care.
"You cannot find life and culture anywhere else like that in New York City."
Sofya Shor, our office manager, will answer your calls and questions, and schedule prompt appointments at your convenience. Sofya works closely communicating with our patients to ensure exceptional satisfaction throughout their personalized hearing care process. She is committed to delivering exceptional customer service and brings many years of professional experience to our team.
“I treat our patients and their families as I would want my family to be treated by others.”
Nathalie Ramkaran joined Audiology Central as a secretary in 2013. “I am glad to be a part of the team where there is professionalism, compassion and care for our clients, where everyone is treated as family. Our staff works together and with our patients to provide efficient care in minimal time. We address all your questions and concerns, so that seeing the Audiologist is a stress free and easy process for you. We always welcome feedback from our patients in order to improve our patient’s satisfaction.”
Nathalie is a great cook. She has three children and three grandchildren. She is warm, welcoming, friendly, jovial, and most of all passionate about everything she does. She finds humor in the simple things, which always makes for a fun day at the office.
“Our goal is to serve all your hearing needs so you can be happy when you step out our door. We provide a life changing experience that can help you better communicate with others.”