Ocean County Audiology Is the 490th Business to Join the Lakewood UEZ
Patricia Komsa, the executive director of the Lakewood Development Corp. (LDC), Urban Enterprise Zone program, announced that Ocean County Audiology Center, 921 East County Line Road, Lakewood, N.J., has become the 490th certified UEZ business in Lakewood and the first to join the UEZ in the newly approved boundary modification zone that included office buildings at 910 and 921 East County Line Road.
“Our goal is to enroll 500 businesses by January 1, 2012,” says Yehuda Abraham, director of business development. Being a certified UEZ (Urban Enterprise Zone) business gives business owners advantages and costs nothing to belong. Some advantages are that purchases made for the business are tax exempt; sales tax is 3 ½ percent; and special grant and loan opportunities are available.
Ocean County Audiology Center, a private practice owned and operated by Dr. Adam Enock, provides such services as hearing and balance testing, and hearing aids with the newest technology for people of all ages, ranging from newborn hearing screenings through geriatric patients.
Dr. Enock said, “For many, the word ‘hearing aid’ is synonymous with being old, but that’s not true at all. People of all ages can suffer from hearing disorders. For those concerned about looking old, some hearing aids today are practically invisible.” The oldest person Dr. Enock has fitted with a hearing aid was 103, but the youngest was only six months.
Dr. Enock earned his Sc.D (Doctor of Science) from Montclair State University, 2010. He holds a B.A. from Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, and Touro College, Brooklyn. He completed internships at Robert Wood Johnson, New Brunswick; Speech and Hearing Associates, Somerville, N.J.; the VA Hospital, Brick, N.J.; the Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation, Pomona, N.J.; and Alliance Speech and Hearing, Howell, N.J.
Dr.Enock is a licensed audiologist in New Jersey and New York and holds Hearing Aid Dispenser licenses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Besides his own practice, Dr. Enock is an audiologist for the hearing conservation program at the navy bases in Lakehurst and Earle, N.J.; and Philadelphia and Mechanicsburg, Penn. Almost all insurances are accepted. For further information, contact Dr. Enock at 732-987-6590.
About the UEZ The Urban Enterprise Zone program was designed to foster economic growth to revitalize and stimulate designated urban communities. The program encourages businesses to create private-sector jobs though public and private investment. More than 8,000 businesses throughout the state and 490 businesses in Lakewood benefit from tax and financial incentives.
For more information about the UEZ, contact the Lakewood Development Corporation at 732-364-2500 Ext. 5257 or visit www.lakwoodnj.gov. The UEZ office is located in Room 12 of the Lakewood Municipal, 231 Third Street, Lakewood.