Our Team

The Yale Hearing and Balance Center offers a dedicated and supportive team of highly experienced, world-class surgeons, physicians, audiologists, and hearing-aid specialists. 

As faculty of the Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery, our team members are actively involved in research that contributes to the knowledge of hearing and balance disorders and to the advancement of technologies that diagnose, treat, and manage them. 

Using a comprehensive team approach, we work closely with nationally recognized neurologists, otologists, oncologists, speech pathologists, and otolaryngologists within Yale to offer a full range of services. Collectively, we offer the most innovative solutions for testing, diagnosing, treating, and managing hearing and balance issues for you or your child.

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Elias Michaelides, MD

Director

Associate Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology) and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Director, Yale Hearing & Balance Program

Otolaryngology Program Director

Elias Michaelides, MD, is a neurotologist and skull base surgeon who provides compassionate support and advanced surgical care for patients with lateral skull base tumors and tumors of the ears and temporal bone. He received a BA for Cornell University and his MD from SUNY-Stony Brook. He completed a residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia. After completing a Fellowship in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull Base Surgery at the Michigan Ear Institute, he...

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Heather Hawley Haversat, AuD, FAAA

Lecturer in Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Doctor in Clinical Audiology

Heather H Haversat has been a pediatric audiologist at Yale Hearing and Balance Center since 2014. She completed both her B.A. and Au.D. at the University of Connecticut and completed her yearlong externship at Yale. Heather's principle interests are diagnostic evaluations, hearing aids, and cochlear implants with experience in working with special populations. She is part of the interdisciplinary Yale Comprehensive Down Syndrome Clinic and provides audiologic support to the Yale Pediatric...

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Jennifer Hopper, AuD

Lecturer in Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Manager, Yale Hearing and Balance Center

Staff Affiliate Surgical Otolaryngology

Jennifer Hopper, AuD completed her BA from The University of Iowa, MS from Southern Connecticut State University and her doctorate of audiology from Salus University’s Osborne College of Audiology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the Connecticut Academy of Audiology. She sees patients of all ages for comprehensive hearing services and has a particular interest in patients with vestibular problems.

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Roxanne Kohilakis, AuD

Lecturer in Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Doctor in Clinical Audiology

Roxanne Kohilakis, Au.D., received her B.S. from State University of New York at Geneseo and her Au.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She also completed her yearlong residency at the Yale Hearing and Balance Center. Roxanne is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Her primary interests are adult amplification, cochlear implants, and diagnostics.

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Dhasakumar S. Navaratnam, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology and of Neuroscience

Dhasakumar Navaratnam MD, PhD is a neurotologist and neurologist who provides advanced comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients with hearing and balance problems. He received his MD from the University of Colombo and his PhD from the University of Oxford. He completed his residency in neurology and post-doctoral training in hearing research at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Navaratnam is funded by the NIH and performs basic science research on aspects of...

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Bernadette Palmese, AuD

Staff Affiliate - YNHH

Staff Affiliate Surgical Otolaryngology

Staff Affiliate Yale School of Nursing

Bernadette Palmese, Au.D received her Master of Arts in Audiology in 2003 from Indiana University and her Au.D from Salus University in 2006. She is currently the lead audiologist for the Cochlear Implant and Baha. She coordinates the Audiology externship program for the Hearing and Balance Center. She is also a clinical lecturer for the Yale University- School of Medicine and Yale University-School of Nursing. Bernadette has a strong interest in both diagnostic and rehabilitative Audiology;...

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Carol Powell, MSc, CCC (A)

Lecturer in Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Carol A Powell, MS, CCC/A is an Audiologist in the Hearing and Balance Center. She received her BS from the University of Connecticut and MS from Gallaudet University. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She sees patients of all ages for diagnostic hearing services.

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Yale Hearing & Balance Center

From Left to Right: Carol Powell, MS; Anne Ferruggiaro, AuD; Jennifer Hopper, AuD; Bernadette Palmese AuD

PATIENT LOCATIONS

Adult Care
800 Howard Avenue, 4th Floor
New Haven, CT 06519
T: 203.785.2467
F: 203.785.5936
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2874 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06614
T: 203.459.8330
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Pediatric Care
Yale-New Haven Hospital
West Pavilion, 2nd Floor
1 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06504
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