About Us

Providing expert hearing care to New York for over 60 years.

Audiological Care for Lawrence and Farmingdale, NY

The team at Wilks Hearing Center has years of combined experience helping people with their hearing health. All of our professional team members have graduate degrees in audiology, are licensed by New York State, and each audiologist is certified by the American Speech-Language-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.

We believe great care includes establishing great relationships with our patients. Treating hearing loss is an on-going process that requires regular follow-ups, maintenance, and cleanings to keep you hearing your best. We are here to support you through your entire journey to better hearing.

Meet Your Audiologists in Lawrence and Farmingdale, NY

Mary Lou Carlson, Au.D., FAAA

Mary Lou Carlson, Au.D., FAAA


Dr. Carlson has been with Wilks Hearing Center since 1986. She became the Director of the center in 2018. She received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences.

Dr. Carlson’s expertise in audiology and modern hearing aids makes her a sought-after speaker for local events.

Certifications and Memberships

Stuart R. Wilks, Au.D., FAAA

Audiologist/Director Emeritus

Dr. Wilks began his work in audiology in 1972 at the Lexington School for the Deaf, and later at Mount Sinai Medical Center. 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.

Certifications and Memberships

Stuart R. Wilks, Au.D., FAAA
Headshot of Deena Kafka, audiologist at Wilks Hearing Center

Deena Kafka, Au.D.


Dr. Kafka received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the Long Island Consortium of Hofstra, Adelphi, and St. John’s University. She completed her clinical internship and residency at a variety of well respected private audiology practices where she received extensive training in diagnostic evaluations, hearing aid evaluations, and hearing aid fittings.

Peggy Sullivan

Office Manager/Administrator

Peggy has been with Wilks Hearing Center since 1990. Peggy is who you will typically call when you need an appointment. She is responsible for determining patient health insurance benefits and coordinates billing activities.

Peggy Sullivan
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.

How We Give Back to Our Community

Our audiologists are active members of the Lawrence and Farmingdale communities. Wilks Hearing Center is proud to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Farmingdale. We do our best to provide the people of Long Island with hearing resources and education so they can successfully manage their hearing loss and enjoy life to the fullest.

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Office Locations

290 Central Avenue Suite 116
Lawrence, NY 11559

P 516-239-6400

Mon: 9AM – 5PM
Tues: 9AM – 5PM
Wed: By Appointment Only 
Thurs: 9AM – 5PM
Fri: By Appointment Only
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Our Office

475 Main Street Suite 1F
Farmingdale, NY 11735

P 516-786-HEAR

Wed: 9AM – 5PM 
Fri: 9AM – 5PM 
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

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