Wilks Hearing Center
Wilks Hearing Center
Wilks Hearing Center
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Wilks Hearing center opened its doors in 1952 with the advent of the transistor hearing aid. Now in its second generation of family operation, it has been a comprehensive audiology facility since 1979. Wilks Hearing Center brings together a staff of audiologists with educational and medical center experience from several of the nation's most prestigious institutions.

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All professional staff members have graduate degrees in audiology and are licensed by New York State. Each is certified by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. Dr. Wilks and Dr. Carlson are Fellows of the American Academy of Audiology and are Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology.

The Wilks Hearing Facility

Wilks Hearing Center became one of the first comprehensive audiology facilities in New York State, when in 1976, it relocated to its present modern facility, at 290 Central Avenue, Lawrence, NY.

Since that time, it has undergone two expansions making it one of the most extensive private facilities in the metropolitan area.

The Lawrence location has:

  • Two soundproof rooms, meeting ANSI standards.
  • Fully calibrated computerized diagnostic audiometers.
  • Sound Field play light / toy system for (conditioned orienting response) diagnostic testing of young children.
  • Sound Field speaker system for evaluating adult and child aided hearing aid performance.
  • Fonix analyzer for testing hearing aids (This is the identical unit used by manufacturers when building hearing aids).
  • Real ear system for measuring hearing aid performance at the eardrum.
  • Programming computers for fitting programmable and digital hearing aids.
  • Laboratory for adjusting earmold fit and for hearing aid maintenance.
  • Diagnostic acoustic immitance bridge and a tympanometer for measuring middle ear function, in adults and children.
  • Auditory brainstem evoked response unit for neuro-audiological studies.
  • Oto-acoustic Emission system for evaluating newborns and young infants, as well as adults requiring this analysis.
Wilks Hearing Center's caring staff provides prompt and professional attention in this warm and inviting atmosphere. The center is handicap accessible.


The Wilks Hearing Center Team


Stuart R. Wilks, Au.D., FAAA Stuart R. Wilks, Au.D., FAAA
Director/Audiologist

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology
  • Fellow American Academy of Audiology
  • N.Y. State Licensed Audiologist
  • N.Y. State Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser
  • Certificate of Clinical Competency / Audiology
  • Member American Speech, Language and Hearing Association
  • Member N.Y. State Speech, Language and Hearing Association
  • Member L.I. Speech Language and Hearing Association
Dr. Wilks began his work in Audiology in 1972 at the Lexington School for the Deaf, located in Jackson Heights, New York. He provided pediatric evaluations and was involved in some of the earliest research into digital hearing aids.

In 1973, he joined the Mount Sinai Medical Center, in New York City, where he became Coordinator of Audiology Services. He served as supervisor of Audiologists and graduate level audiology students and as Lecturer to the Ear, Nose and Throat residency program.

In 1978, he left Mount Sinai to operate the Wilks Hearing Center, which was founded by his father, in 1952. Dr. Wilks received his Doctor of Audiology degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences.

In addition to direct patient care, Dr. Wilks serves as the Center's director.


Mary Lou Carlson, Au.D., FAAA Mary Lou Carlson, Au.D., FAAA
Senior Audiologist/Pediatric Audiologist

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology
  • Fellow American Academy of Audiology
  • N.Y. State Licensed Audiologist
  • N.Y. State Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser
  • Certificate of Clinical Competency / Audiology
  • Member American Speech and Hearing Association
  • Member N.Y. State Speech, Language and Hearing Association
  • Member L.I. Speech Language and Hearing Association
Dr. Carlson has been with the Wilks Hearing Center since 1986. She is Supervisor of Audiologists and Audiology Interns. She received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. In addition to her many years of dispensing hearing aids, she provides central auditory processing evaluations and neuro-audiological studies. She heads the infant and pediatric workgroup for the center.


Aviva Brody, Au.D., FAAA Aviva Brody, Au.D., FAAA
Audiologist

  • Fellow American Academy of Audiology
  • N.Y. State Licensed Audiologist
  • N.Y. State Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser
  • Certificate of Clinical Competency / Audiology
  • Member American Speech and Hearing Association
  • Member N.Y. State Speech, Language and Hearing Association
Dr. Brody began at the Wilks Hearing Center in 1999. She received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Dr. Brody is licensed in New York State and her responsibilities include pediatric and adult evaluations, electro acoustic and real-ear hearing aid evaluations and hearing aid dispensing. She has a concentration in digital hearing instrument programming.


Peggy Sullivan Peggy Sullivan
Office Manager/Administrator

Peggy has been with the Wilks Hearing Center since 1990. She manages patient relations and supervises the support staff. She is responsible for determining patient health insurance benefits and coordinates billing activities.

Peggy is in charge of the Assistive Listening Device program.


Barbara Goldenberg Barbara Goldenberg
Patient Care Coordinator

Barbara began working at Wilks Hearing Center in 2010. She coordinates our services with other care providers and she is responsible for patient management and follow-up. She assists in orienting patients to amplification and provides overall support for the professional audiology staff.

Barbara's smile often greets you when you arrive.


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