Our Hearing Professionals
David G. Carr, BC-HIS - President
Board-Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist
- Board-Certified: Hearing Instrument Sciences, National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences
- Certified: Audibel, Starkey, Resound, Siemens, Oticon, Phonak, Widex, D.C. Electronics, Micro Tech
- Continuing Education: Regularly exceeds minimum hours required by New York State
- Member: Hearing Health Care Alliance of New York (two-term President), Founder of Help America Hear, Vice President of Enterprise Hearing Solutions, International Hearing Society
- Volunteer: Hearing Protection Awareness, local health fairs
David's message to his patients
"I'm committed to keeping abreast of the latest breakthroughs in hearing care, but I never forget that a professional's personal qualifications—thoughtfulness, compassion and dedication—make the biggest difference in your world full of sound.
"As your hearing specialist, I will listen to you, learn from you and involve you in the process. It's the only way to know which technology and programming are really right for you.
"Sharing knowledge with my colleagues is one of the most important benefits of belonging to professional organizations. I can exchange ideas, learn about new technologies and continually seek better ways of helping my patients."
Dr. Mary K. Bohr, Au.D., AAA - Doctor of Audiology - Director of Audiology - Riverhead & Greenport
Audiologist - Licensed New York State; Hearing Aid Dispensing - Licensed New York State
- Doctorate of Audiology, Salus University
- Master of Science in Audiology, Adelphi University
- Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders, Adelphi University
- Fellow of American Academy of Audiology
Mary's message to her patients
"I can't think of a better vocation than one that rewards you with the absolute joy in someone's eyes when they hear clearly for the first time. This is what drives me and gratifies me.
"I learn daily from—and with—my patients. I love what I do, and I am pleased to actively participate in continuing education.
"I have worked in several settings including hospitals, an ENT office and a school for the developmentally delayed. Each one provided a new learning experience, with patients ranging from pediatric to seniors. They are all rewarding, but each one has its own unique gratification.
"My number one priority is patient care. I am dedicated to helping my patients to hear and communicate effectively with their loved ones. This is not only my vocation, but my passion."
Dr. Sandra Fitch, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA - Southampton
Audiologist - Licensed New York State; Hearing Aid Dispenser – Licensed New York State
- Doctorate in Audiology, Long Island Au. D.
- Consortium: Adelphi, St. John's University, and Hofstra Universities
- Bachelors of Arts in Speech Communications, St. Joseph's College
- Certified member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Dr. Fitch has extensive experience with diagnostic hearing evaluations, central auditory processing evaluations, hearing aids, tinnitus management and aural rehabilitations.
Dr. Fitch's message to her patients
"When I look around, I see a world full of communication. It can be a child playing with friends, a man ordering his dinner, or a couple at a Broadway play enjoying the show. A hearing loss hinders these connections and negatively impacts on a person's quality of life. I love what I do. I help restore and reconnect people to their world."
Michael Burke - Patchogue
Licensed New York State Hearing Instrument Specialist
- Certified: Audibel, Starkey, Resound, Siemens, Oticon, Phonak, Widex and Audifon
- Continuing Education: Hours in excess of New York State requirements, ongoing manufacturer-specific product training in office and online
- Member: Hearing Health Care Alliance of New York
Michael's message to her patients
"I pride myself on staying current with the latest advances in technology in order to provide my patients with the very best hearing care possible. I am deeply committed to providing excellent customer service. It begins with listening to each person and preparing an individualized plan to identify their hearing needs. We then work together to determine the best way to meet those needs.
"The field of hearing instrument fitting has come a long way over the past 30 years. We are in a time of incredible growth in hearing aid technology and I am excited to be a part of a team that is committed to helping people hear and be able to communicate with their loved ones.
"I feel blessed to be able to say that my profession is a calling. I love what I do and I believe that I have made a difference in many people's lives."
Dawn M. Von Bargen, M.A., FAAA – Patchogue
Audiologist – Licensed New York State; Hearing Aid Dispenser – Licensed New York State
- M.A. Audiology, Bowling Green State University
- Bachelor of Science in Speech & Hearing Sciences, Elmira College
- Fellow of American Academy of Audiology
Dawn's message to her patients
"Every patient comes to my office with a different communicative need: the teacher who wants to hear the student in the back row; the grandma who yearns to hear the soft coos of her newborn grandchild; the businessman who is missing too much at staff meetings. Being a good listener enables me to understand my patients' most pressing communication needs and concerns. Together, we work as a team to achieve our goals toward improved hearing.
"Current hearing aid technology is advancing in ways that astound and it makes previously unattainable goals a reality. My patients' triumphs become my triumphs as we get back on the road to better hearing. The smiles that abound once our goals are met are my greatest reward and continue to make me feel fulfilled and proud to be an audiologist."