About HBS

We offer state-of-the-art testing, diagnostics, and hearing devices.

Hearing, Balance and Speech Center

Serving the Hamden community and surrounding areas with hearing loss solutions for over 30 years

As the birthplace of the revolutionary Vivatone® hearing aid, The Hearing, Balance and Speech Center is the right choice for all your hearing health care needs. Dr. Natan Bauman and his team of Audiologists and Hearing Instrument Specialists perform diagnostic hearing tests, balance tests and fit hearing aids. For a free hearing screening and hearing consultation please contact us at (203) 287-9915. We are conveniently located in Hamden, Branford, Norwalk, Bristol, Waterbury, and Wallingford. We look forward to seeing you!

The Hearing, Balance and Speech Center was founded in 1988, by Dr. Natan Bauman. We offer state-of -the-art testing, diagnostics, and hearing devices for those who have may have a hearing problem. We can also service and repair a wide-variety of hearing aids.

Our center is well known for it’s ability to develop innovative methods for helping those who are hard of hearing. The most revolutionary hearing aid on the market, "Vivatone®", was invented specifically for one of Dr. Bauman’s patients in our Hamden office. The patient wanted a device that would not “plug up” his hears, would provide a natural sound, was comfortable, and barely noticeable. Dr. Bauman came up with the first-ever open-fit hearing device. This technology has revolutionized the hearing aid industry. Many other hearing aid manufacturers have copied this same style of hearing aid and owe it all to Dr. Bauman. As a result of this open-fit technology being invented at the Hearing, Balance and Speech Center, we pride ourselves in being the “experts” in fitting patients with this technology.

We have 3 Professionally Certified and Licensed Audiologists and a Certified and Licensed Hearing Aid Specialists. To efficiently provide service to Connecticut residents and those in convenient neighboring states (New York and Massachusetts), we have office locations in Hamden, Norwalk, Branford, Bristol, Waterbury and Wallingford.

Appointments are available by appointment only. We accept most major insurances and Medicare. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding scheduling and payment arrangements.

We guarantee all medical records are kept completely confidential.