Our Hearing Professionals

Management

David G. Carr, BC-HIS – President

Board-Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist
H/A License: 14000007960
NPI: 1962694521

Education

  • 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

Affiliations

  • 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
Audio License: 002094-1
H/A License: 14000028367
NPI: 1871688556

Education

  • Doctorate of Audiology, Salus University
  • Master of Science in Audiology, Adelphi University
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders, Adelphi University

Affiliations

  • 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.”


Patient Services

Dr. Sandra Fitch, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA – Southampton

Audiologist – Licensed New York State; Hearing Aid Dispenser – Licensed New York State
Audio License: 002384-1
H/A License: 14000034185
NPI: 1962766170

Education

  • 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

Affiliations

  • 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
H/A License: 14000008022
NPI: 1770775330

Education

  • 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

Affiliations

  • 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
Audio License: 000910-1
H/A License: 14000003711
NPI: 1922277805

Education

  • M.A. Audiology, Bowling Green State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Speech & Hearing Sciences, Elmira College

Affiliations

  • 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.”


Judy Rasin, Au.D., CCC-A – The Hearing Center at Pelham

Audiologist – Licensed New York State; Hearing Aid Dispenser – Licensed New York State
Audio License: 000487-1
H/A License: 14000001430
NPI: 1184609166

Education

  • Doctorate of Audiology, Arizona School of Health Science

Affiliations

  • Fellow: American Academy of Audiology
  • Member: American Speech Hearing Language Association

“It’s wonderful to have the opportunity each day to improve the quality of life for my patients. Communication is so central to who we are – I love those moments when a patient’s eyes light up as he begins to hear with new hearing aids. My goal is to treat each person with respect, in the way I would like my family members to be treated. I’m committed to finding the best solution for each person – listening to, educating and guiding the patient as he selects the option that best fits his hearing ability and life style.

“Comprehensive diagnostic testing for hearing and balance (dizziness) problems is an important part of my practice. In addition, I have a special interest in measuring the hearing of babies and children.

“For the past thirty years I have worked at Pelham Audiology/Audionics. I am delighted that our Bronx practice is now part of the McGuire’s family, and I am confident that its resources and staff will allow me to serve my patients even better. It is exciting to be part of a team that is dedicated to continually learning the newest technologies and providing compassionate patient care.”


Jodi M. Rokuson, Au.D, CCC-A, FAAA – The Hearing Center at Montefiore Hospital

Audiologist – Licensed New York State & New Jersey; Hearing Aid Dispenser – Licensed New York State
Audio License: 002460-1
H/A License: 14000038051
NPI: 1669813812

Education

  • Doctorate in Audiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
  • Bachelor of Arts in Hearing and Speech Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Affiliations

  • Member: American Academy of Audiology, American Speech Language Hearing Association

“I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to communicate with ease and effectiveness. Hearing impairments can cause stress and anxiety to individuals experiencing hearing loss as well as family and friends who would like to partake in seamless conversations with them. I make it my top priority to address the primary issues that face hearing impaired individuals on a daily basis such as hearing speech in background noise and understanding the high-pitched voices of children. I know that I have succeeded when I am able to make patients’ lives more enjoyable. For example, when a patient goes to a social gathering rather than staying at home for fear of not being able to hear or when a patient is able to watch television at a comfortable level with others. These moments of success make being an audiologist truly meaningful.”


Kaitlyn S. O’Rourke, Au.D., F-AAA, CCC-A – The Hearing Center at Yorktown Heights

Doctor of Audiology
Audio License: 002655-1
H/A License: 14000048664
NPI: 1932657897

Education

    Doctor of Audiology, University of Oklahoma
    Bachelor of Arts, Speech and Hearing Science, SUNY University at Buffalo

Affiliations

  • NYS License – Audiology
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology, American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA)

“I have spent my life surrounded by music. My social and personal experiences through music have shaped me from a very young age; it is difficult to imagine going through each day without being able to hear the sounds that were most important to me.

It is my goal as a hearing healthcare professional to listen to each individuals specific hearing needs and help them to achieve their own hearing goals. I understand that every person has different sounds that bring joy to their lives and it is a privilege to be able to restore this happiness through hearing technology. I am dedicated to each individual journey to better hearing health.”


Dr. Tanya Stathopoulos, Au. D., CCC-A – MedAlliance Bronx

Audiologist – Licensed New York State; Hearing Aid Dispenser – Licensed New York State
Audio License: 002503-1
H/A License: 14000039766
NPI: 1619306081

Education

  • Doctorate in Audiology, Nova Southeastern University
  • Bachelors of Science in Biology, St. John’s University

Affiliations

  • Certification: American Board of Audiology – Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)
  • Memberships: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), American Academy of Audiology (AAA), Doctors of Audiology (ADA), Long Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association (LISHA)

Dr. Stathopoulos’s message to her patients
“My goal is to improve each patient’s quality of life with better hearing. Everyone should feel as if they are able to laugh at stories without missing the punch line, hear everything that is being said at their place of worship, and share conversations with loved ones without so much listening effort.

I have been exposed to audiology services and hearing aids throughout my life. I have become proficient and excel in working with hearing aids. My work experiences, in addition to my extensive volunteer experience, have given me the opportunity to work with diverse populations. These experiences have allowed me to develop strong interpersonal skills, as well as build trust and respect with individuals of all ages. I have learned strategies to maximize my listening skills while communicating with others in order to truly understand and relate to the specific concerns, struggles, and perspectives of each individual.”


Cassie Fuller, Au.D. – The Hearing Center at Pelham

Clinical Audiologist
Audio License: 002687-1
H/A License: 14000049486
NPI: 1316489602

Education

  • Doctorate of Audiology, The University of Kansas
  • Bachelor of Science, Communication Disorders, Eastern Illinois University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Eastern Illinois University

Affiliations

  • NYS License – Audiology

“I am committed to giving the best evidence-based and personalized care to each of my patients. I recognize that no two patients are alike—individualized treatment is my utmost priority. As an audiologist, I advocate for each of my patients and listen to their unique needs to ensure they are hearing their best.

I have always been intrigued by the balance of science and culture in the field of audiology. Through diagnostic testing, sophisticated technology, and knowledge of acoustics and cognitive processes, we are able give those with hearing loss access to the sounds that surround us. Sounds, such as speech and music, are so closely tied to culture. My goal is to improve the quality of life of each patient by providing clear and comfortable access to these sounds. I am committed to using the most advanced and evidence based practices to meet the needs of each patient. I am grateful to have the awesome experience of working together with patients to bring clear speech and music back into their lives. ”


Christopher Herget, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA – The Hearing Center at MedAlliance

Audiologist – Licensed New York State; Hearing Aid Dispenser – Licensed New York State
Audio License: 002480-1
H/A License: 14000044506
NPI: 1619309036

Education

  • Bachelor of Science-Florida State University
  • Doctorate of Audiology-University of Connecticut

Affiliations

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology, American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology

Helping Patients
“I always knew, from a young age, that I was meant to help people. I love changing people’s lives in a positive manner. Allowing people to hear their family members again is the reason why I get up and come to work in the morning. I have a passion for this profession, so much so that I preach what I practice to current and future audiology students at major universities. From comprehensive hearing evaluations, to amplification assessments, to tinnitus counseling, I assure each and every patient the best practice protocol and best possible outcome.”

About Me
“Born and raised in Florida, I graduated at Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders with a minor in Film and Creative Writing. After taking a year off, I left for New England and graduated from the University of Connecticut with a doctorate degree in Audiology. In my spare time, I enjoy teaching current audiology students from the Long Island Consortium (St. Johns, Adelphi, and Hofstra.”


Katina Lown, Au.D., CCC-A, – Riverhead

Doctorate in Audiology
Audiologist License # 002740-1
Hearing Aid Dispenser License # 140000052485

Education

  • Doctorate in Audiology, Nova Southeastern University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders, SUNY New Paltz

Katina’s message to her patients

“I wake up every day excited about the opportunities I will have to provide my patients with greater access to sound and an increased ability to communicate with others, and especially with their loved ones.”

“I treat every patient on an individual basis and understand that each patient has a different lifestyle and story, and therefore has different and unique hearing needs. It is so incredibly rewarding to be able to help others communicate and to ease their difficulties with hearing on an everyday basis.”

“I am passionate about improving my patients’ overall quality of life by taking the time to understand their individual story and working with them to decide what the best solution is specific to their lifestyle.”


Paula Lamendola, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA – Centereach

Doctor of Audiology; A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
Audiologist License # 000906-3
Hearing Aid Dispenser License # 14000003899

Education

  • Doctor of Audiology; A.T. Still University of Health Sciences

Affiliations

  • Certified member of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology

Paula’s message to her patients

“Each patient has unique lifestyle and communication needs. My goal is to work together with my patients in choosing strategies to improve their quality of life. I am here to help you understand your test results and how they relate to your experiences. I work with my patients through each step of the fitting process from selection of appropriate technology to easing you into the fitting and guiding you along the way. There is no greater reward than having a patient who was initially hesitant to begin using amplification return to tell me how much they love their new hearing aids.”