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Our Staff

Shirley Pollak, Au.D.

Dr. Pollak has been serving the Brooklyn community in clinical practice for 18 years. Prior to establishing her private practice, she served as Chief of Audiology and Speech at a local medical center, where she established and maintained the first newborn hearing screening program in Brooklyn. Dr. Pollak obtained her Clinical Doctorate in Audiology in October 2001. She has written a number of articles regarding hearing healthcare, published in local papers. Dr. Pollak taught Pediatric Audiology at the Master's Degree level at CUNY, and has supervised and mentored many graduate and doctoral students of Audiology.

Dr. Pollak is a member in good standing of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Academy of Audiology, The American Auditory Society, and is Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology.

Rivka Strom, Au.D., CCC-A


Rivka Strom, Au.D., CCC-A,  joined our practice as a Clinical Audiologist in September of 2009. She was one of the first graduates of the Doctoral Program in Audiology at the CUNY Graduate Center.  She was the recipient of the 2005 Brooklyn College Award for Audiology as well as the recipient of the 2007 Sertoma International Communicative Disorders Scholarship. Her interests are in providing diagnostic and (re)habilitative audiological services for the pediatric and geriatric populations; however, her primary interest lies in the area of hearing aid technology and aural (re)habilitation.

Chava Drillick, AuD., CCC-A

Chavie Drillick, AuD. CCC-A, is a clinical audiologist who has been with Pollak Audiological since 2005.  She has doctoral degree in audiology from The CUNY Graduate Center. Chavie currently conducts complete audiological evaluations on both children and adults and conducts hearing aid evaluations and fitting as well.

Olga Lis, M.S., CCC-A

Olga Lis, MS, CCC-A joined our team in October 2008. She received a Master of Science degree from Brooklyn College CUNY in 1998. Olga specializes primarily in pediatric audiology. She spent two years as part of the Cochlear Implant Team at Lenox Hill Hospital and eight years as the coordinator of the Cochlear Implant Program in Long Island College Hospital. Olga’s areas of expertise include pediatric audiology, including diagnosis and management of hearing loss, auditory processing testing for both children and adults, and cochlear implant evaluations and programming.

Sofya Shor
Office Manager

Sofya Shor, our office manager, will answer your calls and questions, and schedule prompt appointments at your convenience.