Meet the Audiologist
Helping You and Your Neighbors Hear Better in Queens, NY
Our passion is helping smart people like you—people who are interested in staying connected and getting the most out of life—rediscover hearing. Our satisfaction comes from the joy our patients feel when they are hearing clearer, able to once again connect with friends, family, and the world around them.
We provide a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing services, including hearing aid screening, evaluations, hearing aids, and rehabilitative and preventative counseling. You’ll be working with our highly trained staff to couple the latest in hearing aid technology with the best fit for your hearing needs.
Mid Island Audiology has helped many people in the South Richmond Hill area improve their hearing. Chances are we’ve helped your friends and neighbors, and we’re sure that we can help you, too.
“One of my relatives recently consulted with an audiologist because of age related hearing loss. He consulted with Tom Recher at Mid Island Audiology, located in Westbury, NY. He said Tom was very professional, and knowledgeable and was able to fit him with a hearing aid, and that he was extremely satisfied. And would recommend that anyone with a hearing loss consult with Tom.”
– Joe A., patient
Thomas Recher, Au.D.
I received my doctorate of Audiology through Hofstra University’s Long Island Audiology Consortium (affiliated with Adelphi & St. John’s University). My clinical knowledge was expanded through a variety of settings including a large hospital in Brooklyn, New York. This rotation taught me how to lead patients of all ages through the discovery and remediation process for hearing loss through a unique diagnostic and counseling process. I also had the opportunity to assist a team of ENT physicians through the diagnostic and fitting process for candidates of cochlear implantation. In addition, I had the opportunity to educate hundreds of patients a week about the importance of hearing healthcare through the hospital’s screening program. In addition to my studies, I completed a research proposal during my studies that examined the causation of tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and the associations it may or may not have with the brain.
Unbeknownst to me, I gradually developed a permanent slight hearing loss, prior to college, through noise exposure from musical instruments. I was told by others that, “those instruments can be loud”, but I did not fully understand the effects of cumulative noise exposure. What I needed was education on hearing conservation.
Now as an Audiologist, It is my mission to empower others with this knowledge as well as improve the quality of people’s lives and relationships by facilitating better hearing and communication. I am qualified to provide appropriate amplification solutions for patients of all ages.
I am a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology as well as an associate of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. My other passions include being an active contributor in my community and church, enjoying my family and friends, and songwriting. I love to experience the outdoors through activities such as mountain biking, golf, running and snowboarding.
Specialties: Clinical diagnostic audiology (hearing & balance testing), counseling, hearing aid dispensing, hearing rehabilitation, hearing conservation.