Meet your team of audiologists serving Essex County.
for West Orange, NJ
Audiologists in West Orange
Patients are seen by our co-owners and New Jersey-licensed audiologists and hearing aid dispensers, Robbi Hershon, Au.D., CCC-A, and Debra Knapp, Au.D., CCC-A. Both hearing doctors have undergone extensive training and gained experience in hospitals and Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) offices before opening this private practice together.
Robbi Hershon, Au.D., CCC-A
Audiology License: 41YA00045100
Hearing Aid Dispenser License: 25MG00091700
Dr. Robbi Hershon received her B.S. from Ithaca College in Speech Pathology and Audiology, her M.S. in Audiology from Northeastern University, and her Au.D. from Arizona School of Health Sciences. She is a member of ASHA where she has been awarded multiple Awards for Continuing Education. She is licensed as both an Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser by the State of New Jersey. Dr. Hershon co-founded The Hearing Group with Dr. Knapp in 2004. Prior to this she worked in several local hospitals and in ENT offices providing services to pediatrics, adults, and those with special needs. She is a member of the Rotary Club of West Orange where she served as President from 2017-2018, was the chair of the Community Service Awards, is currently President of Help the Children Hear and is a Paul Harris Fellow. She was appointed to the Board of Directors of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce in January 2019. The field of audiology and hearing aid dispensing has been a very rewarding experience for her, particularly how the services she provides has improved people’s lives.
When Dr. Hershon is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her family, attempting to solve the New York Times crossword puzzles, and relaxing at the beach.
Debra Knapp, Au.D., CCC-A
Audiology License YA404
NJ Hearing Aid Dispenser MG767
Dr. Debra Knapp was born and raised in New Jersey. She completed her undergraduate work at Ithaca College in upstate New York. She received a master’s degree in Audiology from Northeastern University in Boston and a Doctorate degree from The University of Florida in Gainesville. She is licensed by the state of New Jersey as an Audiologist and as a Hearing Aid Dispenser. She is a member of American Speech and Hearing Association. After working in ENT and hospital settings, she decided to become a business owner and go into private practice. She co-founded The Hearing Group with Dr. Hershon in 2004. Dr. Knapp has worked with a variety of patients that include the pediatric population, young adults, geriatric population, and special needs patients. She is passionate about building relationships with her patients to understand their needs and determine the best solutions available to assist them with their hearing care. Her passion, plain and simple, is to help you achieve a better quality of life through improved hearing.
Outside the office Debra enjoys spending time with her husband Andrew, her two daughters Katelyn and Alison, and their dog Jasmine. In her free time, she loves reading, traveling, and getting involved in her community.
Front Office Staff
Destiny joined The Hearing Group in July 2016 and runs our front office. She comes to us with many years of experience in the healthcare field. She is the one who greets you warmly with a smile on her face as you arrive, schedules your appointments, and can answer your insurance questions.