Valley Stream NY Hearing Professional, Dr. Cardano

Meet Dr. Cardano

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Our Director – Dr. Lawrence Cardano, Au.D., FAAA Doctor of Audiology

As the director of Hearing Center of Long Island, I am proud to be a Doctor of Audiology and a licensed certified audiologist who has dedicated my professional life to helping individuals with hearing loss and their families to overcome the challenges and frustrations of hearing loss.

I provide hearing care using state-of-the-art technology, research-based techniques, and a personal touch you won’t find anywhere else. My philosophy of practice is summarized by a quote from a noted pioneer in the field of audiology, Dr. David Luterman: “Listening is the most important skill for a professional to have.”

My passion for helping others began with my childhood interest in music and musical performance. An avid amateur musician, I was fascinated by the many ways sound affects our emotions and enriches our lives. And in 1989, after graduating from Columbia University, I started working with patients who were struggling with hearing loss. This was a time when hearing aids and the related technology were very limited compared to what is available today.

Despite those limitations, some of the people I worked with were pleased with the results that I had helped them achieve. At the same time, others were not satisfied at all. Over time, technology progressed and many groundbreaking options were introduced, but a large percentage of people with hearing loss still chose not to seek treatment, and for those with hearing aids, their satisfaction level remained low.

This was frustrating to me because the reason I chose to become an audiologist was that I wanted to find ways to help people improve their quality of life with better communication ability. So I began a quest to find the keys to success for those facing the challenges of hearing loss.

My quest resulted in years of attending seminars and conventions, scouring audiology publications and research reports, and seeking the advice of respected researchers and fellow audiologists. I tried different approaches that seemed promising in my office, and I analyzed the cases of the patients I worked with to find patterns that could predict success.

The research obtained on my quest ultimately led me to take an education-based approach to help people with their hearing loss. In 2002, I began Long Island Sound, a newsletter that offers information and reflections on overcoming hearing difficulty from the perspective of both professionals and people coping with hearing difficulty. I am also a frequent speaker on topics such as coping with hearing loss and improving personal communication. I believe that helping people understand their hearing loss and all the resources available to them will ultimately result in happier patients and higher success rates.

I have helped thousands of hearing impaired people and their families solve their hearing and communication difficulties throughout my career. I have also written Better Hearing With or Without Hearing Aids: Your Guide to Solving Your Hearing Problems to share some of the insights from my study and practice.

In addition to authoring helpful resources and frequently speaking on hearing loss-related topics, I’m also actively involved in community service through my work with Lions Lend An Ear. This is a respected program of the Nassau County chapter of Lions Clubs international that is committed to helping those who cannot afford the hearing help they need.

My education, experience, and continued commitment to helping as many people as possible means that when you choose Hearing Center of Long Island for your hearing healthcare, you will receive the highest quality treatment available and personalized service you can count on!


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Speech & Hearing Science – SUNY Buffalo
  • Master’s Degree in Audiology – Columbia University
  • Doctor of Audiology – University of Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • Board-Certified by the American Board of Audiology
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology
  • Member of the American Speech and Hearing Association
  • Member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology
  • Board of Directors – The Hearing Care Group
  • Affiliated with Franklin Hospital Medical Center in Valley Stream, NY
  • Author of Long Island Sound newsletter
  • Director of Hearing Center of Long Island
  • Frequent speaker on a variety of hearing loss-related topics

As one of the premier hearing care centers in Valley Stream, NY, our team at Long Island Hearing Center also provides award-winning hearing services to patients from Lynbrook, East Rockaway, Oceanside, Franklin Square, Malverne, Rockville Centre, Hewlett, West Hempstead Lawrence, Woodmere & Elmont, NY.