Dr. Rhee Rosenman-Nesson and her family recently moved from NYC to Millburn, NJ. She has two kids and is very excited to be a part of this community! Rhee became a dispensing audiologist because she loves helping people reconnect with their loved ones through better hearing. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, her Master’s Degree in Audiology at Hunter College, and her Doctorate in Audiology at The Graduate Center of New York. Dr. Rosenman-Nesson holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She is licensed in audiology by the University of the State of New York and The State of New Jersey. In addition, she is licensed to fit and dispense hearing aids by the New York State Division of Licensing Services and The State of New Jersey. Dr. Rhee Rosenman-Nesson loves helping people hear better and has been recognized for her excellence in patient care as a:
- Provider of Excellence 2015
- Provider of Excellence 2014
- Provider of High Achievement 2012
Even when very young, I connected well with people older than me. My parents always joked that at meals with friends and family, I ended up at the “grown-up table.” When I was in high school, that desire to connect with others led me to volunteer at a local nursing home. I spent many hours getting to know the residents and listening to their stories — even back then, I recognized the importance of hearing and being heard. Everyone has a story to tell, and it’s important for people to hear it. Listening to others is what connects us all.
After college, I worked in New York City in a career that I found increasingly unfulfilling. I longed for a career like my dermatologist father’s — he helped his patients in a dramatic, concrete way. He often said, “Someone comes to me with an itch, I treat them, and their itch is gone!” His patients always left happy. It felt like the perfect career fit, therefore, when a close ENT friend introduced me to audiology: Through hearing care, I could blend my passion for connecting to others with my desire to make a big change in people’s lives. In 2001, I went back to Hunter College and then The Graduate Center of New York, where I earned my Doctor in Audiology degree.
When I chose this profession, it never occurred to me that one day I would help my own family and friends navigate hearing loss. The day I fit my Grandma Esther with hearing aids was a truly magical one — it was like a light was turned back on and she could re-engage with her family again. She was developing dementia, so it was critical that she stay connected and engaged with the people around her. I was able to witness firsthand how hearing aids helped her stay in tune with those around her longer and on a level that she would not have been able to maintain otherwise.
A few years later, my father, mother-in-law, and some close friends of ours needed hearing aids. We joke that now, when my kids (their grandchildren) are too loud, at least they can turn the hearing aids off! I feel so fortunate for the opportunity to help my family and others reconnect with their loved ones and the world around them. The impact and confidence that better hearing brings is unmatched. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I am my father’s daughter; we are both blessed to be in a position to help create real, tangible improvement in other people’s lives.