Our Audiology Staff
Christine Russo-Mayer, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Christine Russo-Mayer has been practicing Audiology since 2000. She earned her Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida in 2003 after earning a Masters degree in Audiology from Lehman College in Bronx, New York in 1999. Dr. Russo-Mayer is certified by American Speech and Hearing Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She is fully licensed by New York State to dispense Hearing Aids and is certified to recommend and fit all levels of amplification that include digital hearing aids and FM systems. Her clinical expertise includes her work with pediatric through geriatric populations. In addition, Dr. Russo-Mayer is an early intervention provider affording her extensive pediatric experience that includes the special needs population and an Educational Audiologist who contracts with local school districts. She is also a member of National Coalition of Auditory Processing Disorders and keeps current with all of the assessment and management strategies in order to assist the growing number of Auditory Processing cases.
Dr. Russo-Mayer is a mother of 2 beautiful children, Jenna and Jayson. Before relocating her practice to Westchester after the birth of her daughter, Dr. Russo-Mayer was the director of The Communications Center, an Audiological practice of the Upper East Side of Manhattan. There she worked side by side with adult and pediatric ear, nose and throat doctors and gained a tremendous knowledge for the medical background of Audiology. In addition to the clinical Audiology practice at The Communications Center, Dr. Russo-Mayer had the pleasure of working with The Tomatis Program and other listening training programs developed for individuals with Auditory Processing, ADHD, Sensory Integration, Autism and other developmental delays. In working with these populations, Dr. Russo-Mayer has learned to focus on the WHOLE PERSON rather than just THEIR EARS. For this reason, she is also a profession member of Developmental Delay Resources (www.devdelay.org) network, in her continuing efforts to better serve individuals with special needs. She also works closely with the Audiology Doctoral program at the CUNY Graduate Center, beginning in 2008 as an associate adjunct professor for Audiological Habilitation and continues to supervise candidates in the program. She enjoys teaching prospective Audiologists and supervises undergraduate and graduate students.
Lina Razzaio, RMA, RPT
Lina Razzaio joined CRM Audiology in July 2009 as a part-time office assistance. In light of her efficiency and dedication to the practice and the patients, she has become the practice manager of CRM Audiology and assistant to Dr. Christine Russo-Mayer. Lina enjoys working with patients, families and other professionals and goes above and beyond her responsibilities to accommodate everyone. Currently, Lina handles all new patient intakes, appointment, scheduling, billing and other routine day-to-day operations of the business. She is an amazing asset to the practice. From the initial phone call to the office to all of your follow-up visits, Lina will make you feel like part of the CRM Audiology family.
Stephanie Russo, Au.D.
Stephanie Russo received her Doctorate in Audiology in 2011 from the CUNY Graduate School (4 year doctoral program). She initially joined CRM Audiology in the summer of 2009 for a doctoral externship. Upon completion of the doctoral program she was hired part time as a clinical audiologist who serves the pediatric and adult populations. She is a certified and licensed audiologist and holds a NYS hearing aid dispensing license. In addition to working at CRM Audiology, Dr. Russo also practices at Family Health Hearing Center in Fishkill, NY. She is an excellent diagnostician and hearing aid dispenser.
Keena Seward, Au.D.
Dr. Keena Seward earned her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2011 and a Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Sciences & Disorders from Hampton University in 2007. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Board of Audiology. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She completed her clinical externship year at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA where she received extensive training in audiology diagnostics and rehabilitation for pediatrics and adults. Prior to joining CRM Audiology, Dr. Seward worked as a research audiologist at NYU School of Medicine. She also taught as an adjunct professor at Hampton University in Hampton, VA. She is passionate about working with patients to help them optimize communication. She works with each patient to assess his or her individual needs and determine the best plan of action.
Joseph M. Bernstein, MD
Dr. Joseph Bernstein is a well-known and highly regarded Pediatric Otolaryngologist. His areas of interest include congenital ear, nose and throat syndromes, hearing loss, sleep apnea and sinus disorders. He is the director of Pediatric Otolaryngology at NYEE and Continuum Hospitals of New York. Dr. Bernstein is also an active member of NYU's Cranio-Facial and Cleft Team. He practices in Manhattan at NYEE (380 Second Avenue, 9th Floor) and in White Plains. Dr. Bernstein is a caring and dedicated physician who is loved by all his patient and their families and regarded by his peers.