Center for Hearing and Balance Disorders – Chicago Hearing Associates

Hear Life Again With Expert Treatments 

More than 48 million Americans (20% of the population) have some degree of hearing loss. In fact, one out of every three people age 65 and older has hearing loss, and almost all children will experience a temporary hearing loss due to ear infections or fluid before age 18.

That’s why more adults and children turn to Chicago ENT for the most advanced surgical and medical therapies available.  Our audiology team are trained in the finest schools across the county and have been carefully selected by Chicago ENT’s medical director and founder, Dr. Michael Friedman. From diagnosing mild, moderate, and severe hearing loss, to treating ear infections and balance disorders, Chicago ENT and Chicago Hearing Associates boats the perfect combination of expert physicians and fully-equipped, on-site testing facilities.

We pride ourselves on our ability to educate patients about their hearing loss and provide treatment using the latest technologies and research.  Our goal is to optimize our patient’s hearing, allowing them to communicate with family, friends and the world around them.

Meet Our Audiologists:

Ellen May, Au.D., CCC-A

Samantha Dixon, Au.D., F-AAA

Brittany Beeg, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA

Our Hearing Services:

  • Comprehensive Hearing Evaluations (age 5-adult)
  • Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions Testing
  • Tympanometry
  • Hearing Aid Consultations & Fittings
  • Hearing Aid Servicing & Repairs
  • Custom Recreational & Professional Earplugs
  • Custom Earmolds
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Vestibular and Balance Evaluations
  • Auditory Brainstem Response Testing

Advances in Hearing Loss Treatment:

We work with all major manufacturers of hearing aids and are up to date on the latest digital, Bluetooth and wireless technology.  Hearing aids are prescription based devices that are programmed for a patient’s individual hearing loss. Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs) are NOT hearing aids.  They are strictly an amplification enhancer and are not approved by the FDA to treat hearing loss.

  • Receiver-in-the-canal (RIC)
  • Behind-the-ear (BTE)
  • In-the-canal (ITC)
  • In-the-ear (ITE)
  • Completely-in-the-canal (CIC)
  • Invisible-in-the-canal (IIC)

Assistive Listening Devices
Hearing aids are very helpful in one-on-one situations, but sometimes they are not enough. An assistive listening device (ALD) can help you function better in your day-to-day communication. ALD’s are available for use with or without hearing aids. These devices can include:

  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Phone Streaming
  • Television Streaming
  • iPhone or Android Direct Streaming
  • Personal FM systems
  • Telecoil/Induction Loop Connectivity

Custom Products
Harmfully loud sounds can permanently damage our hearing.  Protecting your hearing when participating in loud activities, such as listening to loud concerts, hunting, motorcycling, and construction work can save your ears in the future.

  • Musician Earplugs
  • Musician Monitoring Headphones
  • Sleep Plugs
  • Ear Plugs
  • Swim Plugs

To learn more about our different hearing aids, call Chicago ENT at 773.296.5500.

If you have more questions on hearing and balance, click here for our FAQ.

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