Greetings, and welcome to Mid Island Audiology! We are here to help patients of all ages who may be experiencing a hearing loss. Whether you're curious about hearing aids, or are just looking to get a hearing test to see how you're doing, we can assist. Our highly trained audiologist Dr. Thomas Recher has in-depth experience treating most hearing and ear conditions, including hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), Meniere's Disease, ear infections, and much more.
Just a few of our services include:
"Dr. Recher was very kind and patient. He took all the time necessary to learn about my hearing loss history. I did not feel at all rushed or pressured. Being profoundly deaf in one ear, Dr. Recher was not pushy about possible hearing aid options for me. He understood that I am very comfortable with my hearing capabilities and gave me numerous helpful tips to protect my hearing. He is very knowledgeable. It was an extremely pleasant experience overall. He made sure all of my questions were answered, clearly and thoroughly."
~ Jennifer V., patientMore Testimonials
Even if there is no such thing as a free lunch, there are free two services offered at Mid Island Audiology.
Purchasing a hearing aid is an important investment in your hearing. Mid Island Audiology offers the Secure 4-Year Warranty on all EarQ hearing aids. This gives you the highest level protection on your devices. Not only will you experience one of the longest warranties in the US, you will feel confident in your investment. The warranty covers:
If Dr. Recher cannot fix your hearing aid, he will return it to the manufacturer to service it, free of charge. Best of all, Mid Island Audiology is one of more than 1,400 facilities that honors this warranty. If you are traveling and you are in need of service, simply visit one of the other EarQ provider locations to have your device repaired for free.
Dr. Recher offers a complimentary ear flush to every patient that he sees. Your hearing aids will function better, your ears will be cleaner and you will hear better with our gentle, proven ear flush method. Using warm water and gentle pressure, Dr. Recher can effectively rid you of unnecessary ear wax without the dangers of cotton swabs. Many of our patients even describe this as one of their favorite parts of their visit!
There have been many exciting advancements in hearing aids in recent times. These include programing hearing aids remotely using our Telecare system, and smartphone app that allows patients to both adjust the volume of their hearing aids and communicate directly with Dr. Recher. However, the most exciting advancement in hearing aid technology has to be something we all take for granted:
Own voice processing.
When you talk, your speaker (your mouth) and your receiver (your ears) are close enough together that you hear your own voice in a distinct manner. In the past, when someone had a hearing aid, they either heard their own voice as though it was muffled or heard their own voice as though it was coming to them from another part of the room. Among all of the adjustments a hearing aid user made, hearing their own voice was the most difficult.
Fortunately, Signia has revolutionized the hearing aid industry with its own voice processing system. Now, Signia’s hearing aids allow the person to better hear the world around them while hearing their own voice the way they would if they were not wearing the hearing aid. This development is especially welcome for those who speak for a living or simply love to chat with friends. It will not surprise us if more manufacturers follow suit, but Signia has become the leader in hearing aid technology for this simple, but vital development.