Better hearing and a better quality of life can be yours for many years with the help of the right hearing professional.

At Lexington Hearing and Speech Center, Inc., our mission is to provide life-long professional services to support all people with hearing loss or communication difficulties in achieving their goals. With a history stretching back over 100 years, the center has been tirelessly dedicated to helping people with hearing loss be engaged in their lives and society. Throughout its history, the organization has shown tireless dedication to the equity, independence, and well-being of people with hearing loss. We pride ourselves on developing long-term relationships with our clients. Relationships based on unsurpassed personal service that begins the first time you walk through our doors and continues long after your initial appointment.

Meet the Team

John Ioannou, Audiology Director

John Ioannou

Audiology Director

John Ioannou, is the Audiology Director of the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center and has provided unsurpassed hearing health care services across the New York City area for over 12 years. He has practiced in a number of clinical settings serving various populations including both pediatrics and adults.

His varied career has included working as a clinical director and supervisor to staff audiologists. Throughout his career he has overseen the professional development of numerous clinical fellows of audiology.

  • Board Certified in Audiology
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • NYS Licensed Audiologist
  • NYS Licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser
  • Master’s Degree in Audiology from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 2001
Joanne Tzortzatos, Senior Audiologist

Joanne Tzortzatos

Senior Audiologist

Dr. Tzortzatos has provided 13 years of extensive clinical audiology services ranging from children and youth to adults. She has a broad knowledge of hearing aids and the most recent technology associated with them.

Dr. Tzortzatos has proven herself to be a caring professional helping individuals of all ages to hear better. Her knowledge and experience has helped children with hearing loss, and their families, reach their personal and developmental goals. Dr. Tzortzatos provides lectures and workshops for the community in an effort to promote hearing conservation, hearing loss awareness, and options for better hearing.

  • NYS Licensed Audiologist
  • NYS Licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser
  • Member of American Speech and Hearing Association
  • Doctor of Audiology (AuD) from Still University, Arizona School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Masters of Science in Audiology from Brooklyn College, City University of New York
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Science and Disorders, Queens College, CUNY
Luciana Parisi-Sankovich, Educational Audiologist

Luciana Parisi-Sankovich

Educational Audiologist

Luciana Parisi-Sankovich, Audiologist, has worked in clinical audiology, educational audiology, industrial audiology and Early Intervention. Currently a senior educational audiologist at the Lexington School for the Deaf, New York City.

  • Member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • NYS Licensed Audiologist
  • NYS Licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser
  • 2001 Clinical Completion for Audiology
  • 2000 Master’s of Arts – Audiology – Saint John’s University
  • 1997 Bachelor’s of Arts-Biology – Saint John’s University
Fernando Chavez, Chief Technical Engineer

Fernando Chavez

Chief Technical Engineer

Fernando Chavez has worked at the Lexington Center since 1986. As chief technical engineer he is responsible for all educational and clinical technology such as FM equipment, hearing aids and audio listening devices such as alarm systems, loop systems, infrared systems, etc.

He provides technical support to the audiology clinic staff and the many audiology patients served.

  • B.S. Technology, NY Institute of Technology
Ana Rodriguez, Office Coordinator

Ana Rodriguez

Office Coordinator

Dr. Prajoy Kadkade, MD, FACS

Dr. Prajoy Kadkade, MD, FACS