Hearing care from an audiologist who has personal experience with hearing loss.
Who We Are
Dr. Thomas Recher founded Mid Island Audiology in 2014. He wanted an opportunity to treat patients the way he believes they deserve to be treated, following his own high standards of care. As an independent audiology practice, we can take the time to truly listen to what our patients need and personalize treatment based on what’s best for them. We answer to our patients and no one else.
We are a single location, family owned practice. Dr. Recher is a Wantagh resident who is grateful to be able to give back to his friends and neighbors. He is deeply invested in the local community and is also a contributing member of the Wantagh Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Recher understands the importance of better hearing as he has experienced, first-hand, the affects of hearing loss in his own family. At Mid Island Audiology, we pride ourselves on providing quality hearing services to each patient who walks through our doors.
Dr. Thomas Recher
Dr. Recher discovered audiology through one of his great passions in life: music. He grew up playing a number of instruments, including drumming. Music is a huge part of his life and always will be. Today, he still actively performs with his church. When he set out to pursue a career, he wanted to find some way to combine his love for music with his desire to help people in a medical field. Audiology was the perfect fit.
During his studies, he found that he had developed some hearing loss and tinnitus himself due to noise exposure as a young musician. These experiences have influenced how he treats his patients. As he learns more about managing his own hearing health, he carries that knowledge on to his patients.
Dr. Recher received his Doctorate of Audiology through Hofstra University’s Long Island Audiology Consortium (affiliated with Adelphi and St. John’s University). He gained experience in a variety of settings including a large hospital in Brooklyn, New York. This rotation taught him a unique diagnostic and counseling process to treat patients of all ages with hearing loss. He had the opportunity to assist a team of ENT physicians in the diagnostic and fitting process of cochlear implant candidates. He also completed a research proposal that examined the causes of tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and its associations with the brain, and he continues to have expertise in tinnitus management.
Dr. Recher is grateful to audiology because he met his now-wife while going to school to become an audiologist. In addition, she connected him with the Deaf community, which gives him a greater understanding of the experiences of people with severe to profound hearing loss.
Dr. Recher is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology as well as an associate of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. His other passions include being an active contributor in his community and church, spending time with family and friends, and songwriting. He loves to experience the outdoors through activities such as mountain biking, golf, running, and snowboarding.
Carline has been Mid Island Audiology’s front office receptionist for 2 years. She is currently a senior, finishing up her undergraduate degree, at St. John’s University, majoring in Communication Science Disorders with a focus in Audiology. Carline loves this field and is eager to contribute to it even more once she becomes an Audiologist in the near future! Her interest in Audiology began with her Hearing Science class back in 2018, when she was just a sophomore in college. However, hearing concerns has been a part of her life for much longer. As a young girl, Carline had chronic otitis media, mild conductive hearing loss (which got resolved), and she currently has a sensitivity to certain sounds, also known as misophonia. Due to her story, she is able to empathize with patients very well. In her current role as the office receptionist, she embodies a positive aura that compliments her affable personality. Carline is very much a people person. When she is not working in the office, she provides violin lessons to young children. A fun fact about Carline is that she is a huge film buff! So, if you ever want to talk about movies, she’s your gal. Carline is very passionate about her position here at Mid Island Audiology, her drive stems from her advocacy for the patients. She is always happy to care for any of your patient care needs. Whether it be on the phone or in person, she will always make sure you feel welcomed.
How We Give Back to Our Community
Dr. Recher is an active member in his community and church. For 10 years, Dr. Recher was in music ministry at his local church. He continues to educate and spread positivity to his community. Dr. Recher also has a health and wellness podcast called, “The Positivity Effect.” The podcast is free to listen to and provides people with information on their hearing health and how they can better get to know Dr. Recher.