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At Hearing Center of Plainview, we truly believe that better hearing leads to a better life.
Our patient-centered approach allows us to focus on satisfying your hearing care need, whatever they may be. Our practice will work with you to diagnose and find solutions for your hearing and tinnitus needs using state-of-the-art equipment and the most advanced technology . Because our focus is entirely on your unique needs, coming to Hearing Center of Plainview means that you’ll experience patient care that is specific to you, with exceptional follow-up care that ensures your hearing needs are being met.
Hearing Center of Plainview wants you to be satisfied with your care. We are a local, independent, community-oriented practice. Our services are fully guaranteed, meaning we are committed to listening to your concerns, and your technology is always perfectly fit to renew your world of hearing. A strong patient-provider relationship based on honesty, integrity, and values is what we strive for, and we feel that this is the best approach to making sure you don’t miss any of the precious moments in your life.
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I have been a patient at Hearing Center of Plainview since 2013. During this time, their staff helped me select hearing aids to fit my active lifestyle, responded to my questions with patience and understanding, and addressed any issues I’ve face with equal amounts of concern and compassion. In particular, I would like to thank Michael Valasky for his ongoing professionalism and dedication to making sure I get the very most out of my hearing aids, and for giving me back a part of my life (the ability to hear well) that I didn’t know I was missing.
Dear Dr. Forman-Franco:
Once again I feel compelled to put pen to paper regarding the most professional hearing care I continue to receive from Hearing Center of Plainview. After Hurricane Sandy forced you to close your Island Park office, I remained a faithful patient because over the past five to six years I have found your service and expertise to be unmatched. You and your staff are so sensitive to the hearing impaired! Despite the distance to Plainview, I continue to recommend Hearing Center of Plainview.
Linda Aebly does an incredible administrative job. Her ability to cut through red tape remains outstanding. Dr. Kislow and Michael Valasky are true professionals that go the extra mile to ensure the patient is comfortable and satisfied, and they possess the true art of listening. Some people hear but don’t listen, which I consider a waste of good hearing; your team truly listens and never makes me feel pressured. And you, Dr. Forman-Franco, are awesome, taking the time in my most recent visit to use the most current technology to fine-tune my new hearing aids and return the clarity and sounds I haven’t heard in a long time.
So yes, I am PRO Hearing Center of Plainview and will continue to exclaim your praise to anyone who will listen. I wish you a happy holiday season and thank you and your staff for all you do.
Hearing Aids have been a life improving experience. Since receiving mine, I am much more relaxed, able to engage in conversation, and don’t find myself asking people to repeat themselves. This is all thanks to the knowledge, professionalism, and courtesy of the Plainview Hearing Center staff.
Home life with my daughters has become very peaceful since they aren’t complaining about my inability to hear. I’m not asking them to repeat themselves so they have stopped lecturing me about the importance of hearing. Life at my ELK meetings and Veterans of Foreign Wars has improved since I can now hear at the meetings and social events. I never realized the potential hazard I imposed by not hearing while driving. Now I hear horns, sirens, directional signals realizing what I missed while driving.
I was fitted for two top-of-the-line digital hearing aids today to compensate for my high-frequency loss. It was amazing to wear them today for the first time. I was sitting in the car waitingâ€¦, and I was listening to the music on the radio. I could hear almost every word of the song, and I could hear the music more clearly. I usually ask to make the TV louder, to Number 7 or 8, but today, we were both able to listen at the same level, 4! I am hearing sounds in my house that have always been here, but I never heard them: the ticking of the clocks in the dining room and the one on the shelf in the TV room. My wife called me from the front door when I was in my car ready to zip off to Walbaum’s. When I rolled down the window to ask her what she wanted, her response was, “Hey, you heard me!” At one point today, it brought tears to my eyes to realize what I had been missing. There are other benefits that might not occur to people whose hearing is normal. I think that because I no longer will be frustrated knowing I am not hearing, I will be more accurate in my responses to other’s speech and better company. It had become impossible to hear at large parties like weddings. This particular aid is designed to amplify the sounds from the person whom you’re facing and diminish the sounds entering the rear microphones of groups talking behind you. It is also designed to give highest priority to human speech. In the earlier days, sound of all kinds was amplified equally, so the sound of the car engine and the sound of your passenger’s voice were the same volume, and people were always raising or lowering the volume to get right the sound they wanted to focus on. The new generation of hearing aids discriminates in favor of human speech, and it actually reduces the volume of competing noise. We are lucky to be living at such a time, and I am lucky I was able to afford the best product.
I really enjoy them. I realize that one must spend money to keep them operating properly, but it’s worth it.
My name is Edward Moore. Several years ago, after suffering with hearing loss for way too long, I decided to call the Plainview Hearing Center. I was missing out on too much, constantly asking people to repeat themselves. Watching TV or going to a movie with my wife and friends became less enjoyable. Even dinner conversation was becoming a strain! I decided I was too young to be missing out on so much! The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Plainview Hearing Center has always made me feel comfortable. They changed my life for the better.
As a woman in her 50’s, it took me a while to come to terms with the fact that my hearing loss was so dramatic. Although I’d known for years that my hearing was rapidly deteriorating, I always made excuses when asking people to repeat themselves. I would say things like “you’re mumbling, or I wasn’t paying attention”…things of that nature, but I knew I could not put it off any longer-I needed help! Taking the first step to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bonnie proved to be a life-changer. She, and the entire staff at Plainview Hearing Center, took the time to explain all of my options, made me feel comfortable immediately and really educated me as to how my life would be different. That is an understatement! Since getting my hearing aides, which are completely undetectable, EVERY aspect of my life has improved. Professionally, I have more confidence in meeting with clients and participating in meetings, both in my office and out; socially everything is more enjoyable, from watching tv at home to having dinner with friends or enjoying a movie and the theatre like I used to! To say “Thank You’ just doesn’t seem sufficient, but I suppose it will have to be. I feel like I have my life back–truly!
Tony and I want to thank “The Plainview Hearing Center” for their expertise and quality care. Their friendly professional service is outstanding. Dr. Forman-Franco spends quality time and care to fit and accommodate your hearing loss needs. The office provides the state of the art hearing tests and should your hearing be impared Dr Forman-Franco will discuss and fit the appropiate hearingÂ aids. Dr Franco will also provide complete care, service and instructions to maintain your hearing aids. The office manger, Micheal and the office staff will always try to accommodate you with the soonest appointment and will be there to provide the best service. Thanks again for improving our quality of hearing.
It’s been six months since I came to see you and get my hearing aids and it’s amazing what a six months I have experienced! I knew that my hearing was impaired, and I tried to manage the best that I could with other accommodations such as amplified telephones at work, and watching TV at higher volumes etc. To get to the point, the quality of my life has changed so much for the better. I have a routine early every morning in which I feed and let me dogs out in the backyard. This summer (after getting my hearing aids) I experienced something new, I could hear birds singing in the trees out back! They had always been there, but I never knew it. I also used to watch TV with the volume control on number 50. Since the summer I now set the volume to about 28 or 29 to wife’s great pleasure. I am finding that I use the word “what” a lot less and it’s a true pleasure to engage people in conversation now that I can hear them more clearly. You just don’t realize what you are missing when your hearing isn’t there. To me, it’s just as important to make sure that you are being taken care of by the right people and this is where I know I made the right decision by coming to see Dr. Bonnie Forman-Franco at the Plainview Hearing Center. In today’s world of hurry and rush it’s truly a pleasure to deal with professionals who take the time to make sure that you are getting the right testing, evaluation and equipment and that you fully understand how to use the hearing aids without being hurried through the process. I feel very comfortable and assured that my needs will be taken care of both over the phone or in the office. It’s also reassuring when I stop by for a ‘quick adjustment’ and Michael sees and knows my by name. He is a true asset to the practice. He is compassionate, friendly and has helped me when I needed to see someone right away for an adjustment. A real professional! I can’t say thank you enough to Dr. Franco and her staff for all they have done for me, and I know they will be there for me tomorrow should I need them.
Bonnie is a wonderful specialist, a star in her profession – literally knows all the answers and is a great help always. Good hearing is taken very seriously and everything is done to make it a priority for her patients. Michael is a consumate health care professional. He is always there to help and does so with great skill and kindness.
My name is Neil Simon, not the playwright Neil Simon, just a regular guy who began noticing several years ago that I was having increased difficulty hearing. I was constantly asking friends and family to repeat themselves. My grandchildren began noticing that I was having trouble understanding them. That’s when I decided to do something about it and called the professionals at Plainview Hearing Center. Their staff could not have been any kinder of knowledgeable. They took the time to explain what hearing aid would be the most effective given my lifestyle and helped me make the right choice. Boy has my life changed for the better! Thank you Plainview Hearing Center.
Hi, My name is Pat. A few years ago, I began to notice my husband, Paul asking me to turn the volume up when we were watching television, when we’re having dinner with friends or family, he was constantly asking people to repeat themselves. Finally, after family members, myself included kept badgering him enough about his hearing difficulty, he knew it was time to do something about it. That’s when we called The Plainview Hearing Center. Their friendly, knowledgeable and supportive staff explained how his life would drastically improve with the help of hearing aids and that very day, he decided to move forward with them. I’ve noticed him enjoying everything more! Dinner out, movies, watching television…he’s not missing out on anything! Especially my badgering!
My name is Rebecca. At only 53 years old it wasn’t easy coming to terms with the fact I had total hearing loss in one ear. But I did and was missing out on so much with friends and family, I knew I had to do something about it. After meeting several different audiologists I just wasn’t feeling comfortable and confident that they had my best interest at heart. Then I found the hearing professionals at Plainview Hearing Center. Their compassion and knowledge made me feel completely comfortable immediately. They took the time to carefully explain all of my options. With my active lifestyle they helped me make the right choice. My hearing aid is so small it’s completely unnoticeable! I’ve recommended Plainview Hearing Center to many family members and friends and will continue to do so. Thank you Plainview Hearing Center!
It took visits to 3 different doctors and 7 weeks for me to finally come to terms with the fact I was experiencing hearing loss and was a candidate for hearing aids. I selected Dr. Franco from the Plainview Hearing and Speech Center to help me because of her patience during my appointment and the education she gave me on a topic that was new to me. Knowing this was going to be an ongoing process, it was important for me to pick someone who was both understanding and local. It’s been a few months now since I’ve started to wear my hearing aids and they have changed my life. I didn’t realize the drawers in my kitchen made noise or the clock in my office ticked. I didn’t realize how much I was missing by not being able to understand what my children were saying when I was in another room. At this point, I wear my hearing aids all day long. I even wear them at the gym, which has relieved my stiff neck caused by leaning over the treadmill to hear my friend speaking. I want to thank Dr. Franco, as well as Mike and Michelle, for their kindness through this process.
Dear Dr. Bonnie Forman-Franco, Mr. Michael Valasky, and office staff, I would like to thank you all for your kindness, sensitivity, professionalism during our visit to your office. When I came to you with my mom just a few weeks ago, I explained my Mother’s medical and personal status. My dad had just died, my mom had just finished a rough course of chemotherapy and her current hearing aids; one crushed and one ineffective. My mom was grieving, not feeling well, and had a very difficult time hearing. You and your staff fit us into your schedule and worked so very patiently with both of us. You understood that for whatever time my mom had left, it was important that she be able to communicate with us. You rushed our order so my mom would have the quality of life for whatever time we had left. And she did, in her remaining days, although way shorter than I had thought or hoped for, she was able to hear and participate in conversations. She was able to use the telephone and hear and speak to all of her friends and family near and far. I only wish we had come to you years ago when we had started our search for hearing aids. I can’t thank you all enough for making my mom’s last few weeks with us so much better. You and your staff were professional, warm, and helpful. Thank you again.
I had been ignoring my hearing loss for a variety of reasons. It began taking up too much of my time and energy not dealing with it! Last year, I saw Dr. Forman-Franco for an evaluation. I was apprehensive, and dealing with stigmas about hearing loss. Dr. Forman-Franco’s demeanor was professional and supportive, and soon I felt at ease. I discussed my concerns with her, and she determined which hearing aid would work best for me. Dr. Forman-Franco’s expertise was obvious. I have been wearing (and loving) my Widex hearing aids since January of 2009. The quality of my life both professionally and personally has improved vastly. The hearing aids are unobtrusive, and not easily visible. That was important to me. However, since having my hearing aids and improved quality of life, I would even use a device that was less cosmetically pleasing! Thank you, Dr. Forman-Franco.