“We’re listening to you.”

We pride ourselves on a being a very patient-centered practice. We always take the time to listen to you so we can better understand the day-to-day challenges you are facing as a result of hearing difficulties. We find that this is the best way to develop treatment goals and intervention strategies that are both relevant and achievable. When it comes to your hearing, your choice of a hearing healthcare professional is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Since a hearing aid can’t be prescribed like eyeglasses, the proper hearing aid recommendation and fitting is highly dependent on the judgment and skill of the professional selecting the instrument. We test your hearing, select, and dispense the hearing instrument best suited to your personal, professional, cosmetic and financial needs.

Director

Lawrence Cardano, Au.D., FAAA Doctor of Audiology

Lawrence Cardano, Au.D. is a Doctor of Audiology and a licensed certified audiologist. He earned his bachelors degree in speech and hearing science at SUNY Buffalo where he participated in research in central auditory processing. He earned his masters degree in audiology at Columbia University and his Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Florida.
Dr. Cardano is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and the Academy of Dispensing audiologists. He is affiliated with Franklin Hospital Medical Center in Valley Stream N.Y.
As director of Hearing Center of Long Island, Dr. Cardano provides personalized hearing care using state of the art technology and techniques. His 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.”
Dr. Cardano’s community service efforts include his work as a founding member of the board of directors for the Lions Lend and Ear program. Through this program, as part of the Nassau County chapter of Lions Clubs International, Dr. Cardano volunteers his time and expertise to benefit needy hearing impaired individuals.
Dear Dr. Cardano, I didn’t realize how much I was missing. Since working with you and having the hearing aids I feel more a part of any conversation. It’s a pleasure to hear and join in again! I encourage anyone with a hearing problem to go see you. Thank you.

– Frances Simeti, East Rockaway

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Professional Staff

Jennifer Lazzaro, Au.D., FAAA Doctor of Audiology

A dedicated audiologist since 1995, Dr. Lazzaro has held key positions at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, University Hospital of Brooklyn, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and South Nassau Communities Hospital.
At Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, a teaching partner of Harvard School of Medicine, Dr. Lazzaro was responsible for training fellow audiologists in various testing procedures as well as providing advanced diagnostic hearing aid related services. Part of her work involved helping to educate new hearing aid users with weekly hearing aid orientation classes and fellow audiologists through her work on the Continuing Education Committee at the hospital. At Brooklyn, Jennifer provided advanced diagnostic services such as otoacoustic emissions testing, as well as ABR and ENG testing.
At Columbia Presbyterian Hospital Dr. Lazzaro provided a full range of hearing aid evaluation and dispensing services. She was the head of Columbia’s pediatric Cochlear Implant team. She was also responsible for training medical students and residents as well as supervising new audiologists. Following her work at Columbia Presbyterian Jennifer was called on by South Nassau Communities Hospital to start their new Department of Audiology where she established a program including diagnostic audiological testing and hearing aid dispensing.
Dr. Lazzaro brings a wealth of expertise and experience – and caring – to her work at Hearing Center of Long Island to improve the quality of life for those with hearing loss.
Dear Jennifer, I was a little hesitant about coming in for a hearing test (my first). After meeting you I found that it was a pleasant experience. You and the staff really put me at ease and I got rid of all my fears. I immediately got used to my new hearing aids! I am having no trouble adjusting. You helped to ease my way to a better hearing experience. There is a new world out there for me-thanks to you! You do an excellent job. Thank you.

Sincerely, Matilda Sposato, Valley Stream, NY

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Dr. Lorraine Rein, Au.D. FAAA Doctor of Audiology

Early in life, audiologist Dr. Lorraine Rein, AuD. realized that she wanted to dedicate herself to working with people and making a tangible, meaningful difference in their lives. With a passion for communication and human connection, she decided to study speech and language pathology at Hofstra University. As a class requirement, she had to observe the day-to-day of professional audiologists, working alongside them. As she puts it, “After one observation, I was hooked!”
Her past positions include Clinical Supervisor for doctoral students and Hofstra University and Chief of Audiology at Parker Jewish Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation. Dr. Rein has also worked for the Long Island Hearing Screening Program, a not for profit organization providing hearing screenings to pre-school age children.
Now, she uses her extensive experience and sincere compassion to provide the best solutions for those coping with hearing difficulty. Dr. Rein knows better than anyone how easy it can be for her patients’ connections to their friends and loved ones to deteriorate when hearing becomes difficult, so she’s made it her personal mission to keep everyone connected.
Outside of work, Dr. Rein is an avid dog rescuer, and she lives with her husband of 35 years, an expert mechanic and history buff who restores WWII military vehicles as a hobby. She’s also a loving mother. Aside from her years of work restoring communication to her patients, she says that her greatest accomplishment has been her raising “two boys who have become kind, honorable men”.
Most of all, Dr. Rein is excited to meet all her new patients, learn their stories, and change their lives for the better.
My visit with Dr. Lorraine Rein was very comfortable and informative. Dr. Rein was very helpful in showing me how to use and care for my hearing aids. I now can hear sounds and conversations clearly. I can even hear the birds in my trees in the backyard tweeting and “trilling”. Thank you, Dr. Rein.

Sincerely, Gloria Cascardno, Cedarhurst, NY

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Your Goals Are Our Goals

We promise to work closely with you to discover where you are having the most difficulty communicating. Then, we will collaborate with you to determine the best solution to increase your ability to hear and understand in the situations you describe. If that solution includes hearing aids, then we are committed to recommending the technology that:
  1. Works best for your level of hearing loss;
  2. Complements your lifestyle and…
  3. Fits within your budget. Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal.

Developing a Long-Term Partnership

Choosing a hearing professional is one of the most important decisions you will ever make and the personal relationships you will develop with our staff will continue long after your initial appointment. We understand that ongoing counseling, periodic adjustments and regular hearing aid cleanings are vital to your continued satisfaction with your investment in better hearing and we are committed to being here to support your every need.

Continuing Education

Although we’re smart enough to know that we don’t know everything, we’re dedicated enough to try! To make sure we stay on top of both the the latest advances in technology and the current research related to hearing we attend many conferences, seminars and conventions every year. In addition we belong to a variety of professional organizations that provide us with a wealth of information.
  • American Academy of Audiology (AAA),
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
  • Academy of Doctors of Audiology
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology