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

Doctor of Audiology – 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

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

Doctor of Audiology – 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.”


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

Doctor of Audiology – 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.”


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

Doctor of Audiology – 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.”


Dr. 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 & UCHC

Doctor of Audiology – 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.”


Dr. Roseann M. Bello, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

Doctor of Audiology – Licensed New York State; Hearing Aid Dispensing – Licensed New York State
Audio License: 002822-1
H/A License: 14000054731
NPI: 1013564764

Education

  • Doctor of Audiology – The Long Island Au.D. Consortium, Hofstra University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology & Communication Sciences and Disorders – St. Joseph’s College

Affiliations

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

In the field of audiology we have the chance to truly listen to our patients and provide them with the support and technology they need to excel and enjoy the sounds of life. I have the opportunity to truly make a difference in the life of another individual every single day. Audiology has become my passion for this very reason. It is truly a blessing to be able to provide support and assistance to the hearing impaired population so that they can fully engage in the joys of life. There is no greater feeling then an individual returning to the office after being fit with hearing instruments and listening to them describe all of the new sounds they have heard. From the sounds of birds to the voices of their grandchildren, each individual with their own unique story and experience, it is truly a privilege to be a part of their hearing journey.


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

Doctor of Audiology – Licensed New York State; Hearing Aid Dispensing – Licensed New York State
Audio License: 000906-3
H/A License: 14000003899
NPI: 12245306356

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.”


Janet Shalley – Southampton

Doctor of Audiology – Licensed New York State; Hearing Aid Dispensing – Licensed New York State
Audio License: 000865-1
H/A License: 14000025950
NPI: 1255581377

Education

  • Masters of Science From Adelpi University

Affiliations

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology

Bio:

With over 25 years of experience in the fitting and dispensing of hearing aids, I have seen an amazing transformation in the industry. Hearing aids today are truly remarkable. We have the technology available to keep our patients connected to the world like never before. Hearing loss can keep people confined and distances them from the things and people they love. Hearing aids allows the wearer to once again enjoy and participate in life. It gives me great pleasure to be able to give my patients the gift of hearing.

Janet’s message to her patients

“If I could give my patients just one piece of advice it would be -don’t wait any longer. Unfortunately, people spend months or years in denial of their hearing loss and miss out on so much of life. To be able to enjoy music and parties, participate in conversations at family dinners and speak with loved ones on the phone are activities that should never be put on hold.”

Favorite Quote:

“Your hearing loss is more noticeable than your hearing aid.” I’m not sure where I first heard this but it I quote it to all my patients.


Carissa Citro, Au.D. CCC-A

Doctor of Audiology – Licensed New York State; Hearing Aid Dispensing – Licensed New York State
Audio License: 002898-01
H/A License: 14000059479
NPI: 1689218869

Education

  • Doctor of Audiology- University at Buffalo
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders-SUNY New Paltz.

Affiliations

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology, American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

Bio:
I am grateful to work in the field of Audiology at a time when technology is rapidly advancing and consequently there are so many hearing device options available to my patients. Beyond staying up to date on current technology, I have compassion and the ability to listen closely to each individual’s needs. Every patient has a unique story on why they are visiting a hearing care provider and it is my responsibility to diagnose, counsel, and develop an appropriate treatment plan. I believe that with a strong understanding of a patient’s lifestyle and needs I can guarantee that each patient receives the most benefit possible from amplification. I am further committed to supporting patients by ensuring that I answer all their questions and that I am always reachable and here for any support.

It is extremely rewarding to see the expression on a patient’s face when they hear sounds for the first time. Whether it is an adult who has not heard the sound of birds chirping for years or a one year old who is hearing for the first time, it is incredible to see how they scan and absorb the environment around them in a new way. I love being a part of the process and having the ability to then follow up with these patients. In my opinion, continued follow up is the most effective way to quality patient care. As a provider I can offer the most support by establishing good rapport with patients and continuing to learn about their hearing health journey and understand ways that their quality of life has improved!

Sarah Franky

Doctor of Audiology – Licensed New York State; Hearing Aid Dispensing – Licensed New York State
Audio License: 002881-01
H/A License: 14000057823
NPI: 198224522

Education

  • Doctor of Audiology- The Long Island Au.D. Consortium: Adelphi University
  • Bachelors of Arts in Communication Disorders- SUNY New Paltz

Affiliations

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

I decided to pursue audiology after witnessing first-hand the detrimental effects hearing loss can have on communication. My mom was born with a profound unilateral sensorineural hearing loss in her right ear. This along with my passion to help others is why I fell in love with the field of audiology. There is no greater joy than being able to help my patients improve their quality of life through better hearing.