"I've been practicing as a licensed audiologist and hearing specialist since 1997. I've been in private practice since 1999 in Brooklyn Heights where I served as director of audiology services at Long Island College Hospital for 11 years until the hospital closed. I opened Hearing Solutions of Long Island, located in the Heart of Cedarhurst, in 2010 to serve the community I've resided in since 1997. In 2011, I opened a second location in the heart of Boro Park and am affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center. I received my bachelor's degree in audiology and speech pathology as well as my master's degree in audiology from the City University of New York Brooklyn College. I completed my doctorate in audiology from the University of Florida in May 2012.
"I highly recommend Hearing Solutions/Dr. Motechin. He listens to you to ensure he understands the problem. He explains the difference between the different hearing aids and gives his suggestion to what he feels is best. Dr. Motechin gives you the time needed and answers any and all questions you may have."
~ Naftali R.
"Extremely helpful, has patience ( no pun intended ), listens carefully, knows what he is doing."
~ Alan I.
"Extremely helpful, has patience ( no pun intended ), listens carefully, knows what he is doing."
~ Alan I.
"I have been a patient of Dr. Stuart (Hearing Solutions) since 2012 and recently went back to up date my hearing aids. In the past I hated using my Cell Phone as it was so difficult for me to hear clearly, now with new hearing aids which are connected to my cell phone I LOVE using Cell Phone, also to be able to be connected to my TV (which in the past even at 100% volume I could not hear TV, now it is a pleasure. Dr. Stuart is always available for my calls and appointments are easily obtained. Visits are always pleasant and I am able to be open and comfortable with conversations with him. Thank You for giving me my Hearing backLinda Trimble"
~ Linda T.
"I have had the opportunity to work with Stuart Shalom for the last 15 years and have seen his skills both as a pediatric audiologist as well as a hearing aid dispenser. The patients who come in for hearing aids only want to deal with him and tell stories about bad experiences with others and how he is typically their savior. He does not force a hearing aid on a person, but only recommends what he thinks is the best and not necessarily the most expensive. He does this with you with humor and seriousness at the same time. He features all the latest technology and spends so much time with the patients to make sure they understand it completely. No one walks out of his office unless they completely understand their new hearing aid. His patience is second to none and I have learned a lot from him. It is a delight to work with Stuart Shalom and an inspiration to see how he deals with his patients. I look forward to many years of working together with him."
~ Ari G.
"Dr. Motechin, I can't thank you enough for accepting my call so close to Shabbos. I was in Baltimore as our children made a bris Friday morning. Shabbos is always such a special time, and you made it wonderful, allowing me to hear so much of what was going on and to be part of the conversations and enjoy everyone. When you returned my call, I told my husband ‘I don't know how to thank Hashem for sending me such a special doctor.’ I feel so gebenched and bentch you that, together with your wife, you should be gezunt and have so much yiddishe nachas from your family always. Thank you again."
~ R. G.
"Stuart's professional, compassionate, and really competent. Some of my friends have complained that their hearing aids from other providers are uncomfortable or bulky; he's always available to make sure everything works as it should. And he's a nice guy!"
~ Eileen G.
"How lucky was I to find a great audiologist, especially by referral. I've been a patient for many years and only have wonderful things to say about the quality of service you receive and the wonderful products sold by this company."
~ Jennifer O.
"I'm just going to get straight to the point; 4 years ago I was oblivious to the fact that I couldn't hear. I was very happy in my little bubble, but unbeknownst to me, my family was not. And so one day they formed a coup or an intervention as they like to call it and told me that if I didn't get my ears checked they would disown me as a mother. Between you and me, having your kids disown you is not really such a terrible thing, but nonetheless, being the good mother that Iam, I went to have my ears checked. And that's when I met Shalom. In one session, he tested my hearing and fit me with the right hearing aids. Now that may seem like a simple task, but let me tell you that simple it was not. I may seem nice and pleasant but I'm not. I'm difficult, and I wanted to make sure that no one would be able to see my hearing aids, that they wouldn't squeak in my ears and that above all else they'd be comfortable. There's nothing worse than walking around feeling like you have a banana in your ear.I sat in amazement as Shalom went through so patiently all the different types of hearing aids he had to offer. He explained to me the pros and cons of each of them and even had me try on a few so that I would see that wearing a hearing is not the end of the world. Did you know that some hearing aids connect to the bluetooth on your phone? Amazing, no? You learn something new every day. When my hearing aids came, Shalom took his time showing me how to put them in my ear, how to adjust the sound and refused to let me leave the office until was 1,000% happy. I can honestly tell you that I am, and if that's not enough you can ask my kids. If they're talking to me again that means they're happy too. My hearing aids have helped me at work as a teacher as well. The first thing my students ask me every morning is if I'm wearing my hearing aids. If I am, I get a star on my chart. I like stars. They make me happy, and when I'm happy, everyone's happy. So if you can't hear, do yourself a favor, make an appointment and get some hearing aids. Life is so much better when you can actually hear it."
~ Malkie H.
"Patience, love, dedication, and professionalism are just a few words I would use to describe Shalom and his practice. Through his nurturing style, he was able to convince my father to purchase and wear a pair of hearing aids. These aids helped improve his quality of life and interaction with those around him."
~ Leor S.
"I have worked with Stuart Motechin for the past 10 years. He is an excellent audiologist. He is very thoughtful, thorough, and knowledgeable. If anyone knows hearing aids, it's certainly Dr. Motechin."
~ Alina T.
"Dr. Motechin has been my audiologist for four years and has fitted me for two different pairs of hearing aids after determining that I did have need for the devices. He offered me sources to learn about my hearing issues and how I might address them and afforded me all the time and attention I needed to learn about my choices. During this year, he introduced me to the newest technology aids that work seamlessly with my iPhone and have allowed me to tune my hearing to the various environments where I work and interact with others. When I've had issues, he's been readily available to me. We've always resolved any difficulties, and I've not been nickled and dimed. I think highly of Dr. Motechin as a professional and specialist and recommend him to anyone looking for assistance in addressing their hearing issues."
~ Steven J.
"I have been wearing hearing aids for almost 10 years. I started with the type that were completely in the canal. My hearing improved, but it was not great. Dr. Motechin prescribed the Starkey Halo hearing aids for me last year, and the difference was incredible. Not only is the sound quality great, but the ability to have phone calls go directly to the hearing aids and the ability to control the sound quality by using an app on my phone is extremely satisfying. I can watch TV without blasting the volume on the set by adjusting the hearing aid volume. I can go to a restaurant and cut down the background noise, too. The Halo is an incredible device.Thank you Stuart Motechin and Hearing Solutions of Long Island for making my transition from hard of hearing to hearing aids easier than I expected. Your ready availability and skill in resolving any problems that have arisen is greatly appreciated."
~ Wally B.
"When we search for the ideal health care provider, in whatever field, we try to evaluate his/her training and qualifications. We seek a professional who strives for high standards of excellence in honesty, patient care, and patient satisfaction. Stuart Motechin is a dedicated professional who more than meets the highest standards of care, and I am able to attest to this from personal experience."
~ Anonymous P.
"i cant say enough, what a nice guy, besides a professional dr stu is. my husband often needs adjustments, as he works in a noisy environment, and has to answer phones -not easy for someone with hearing aids. we see dr stu often, without issue. he is a pleasure, and i highly recommend him if you need or think you need hearing aids."
~ Betty N.
"I was always embarrassed to need hearing aids but thank God I met Dr Sholom Motechin who convinced me to come in and try them. I'm so thrilled I took his advice! I love being able to hear and plus they are so small and easy to use. Dr Motechin has so much knowledge and patience and care and is amazing at what he does!"
~ Rivky P.
"I had the pleasure of having Dr. Stuart Motechin as my audiologist and now I can hear. Every day is a new day for me now. I hear things I forgot had sound. I relied so much on reading lips that it became part of my everyday life. Huh? Was part of every conversation, more times than I care to admit. I now can hear paper rustling, my cat purr, rain hitting the pavement but most importantly I don't have to keep my phone on vibrate so I never miss a call, I can now hear it!! Ev"
~ Lettie D.
"I knew I had issues with my hearing but I didn't realize how bad it was. I thought I was to young for hearing aids and figured I could get by. Finally I called Stuart who was accommodating and offered to see me at either one of his offices and even made sure to schedule me right away. After running tests Stuart was patient and professional as he showed me my options and answered all my questions. As I was leaving his office he told me to call him the next day and let him kno Thank You Stuart! I can hear!"
~ Steven W.
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