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Hearing & Balance

The audiology team at Chicago ENT

Hear life again with expert treatments 

Senior Couple Talking in Park

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 audiologists hold doctoral degrees and are highly skilled in all aspects of hearing as well as in prescribing assistive devices and therapies. They work closely with the ENT physicians to diagnose and treat mild, moderate, and severe hearing loss. Chicago ENT boasts the perfect combination of expert doctors 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

Michelle Nebel, Au.D., CCC-A

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.

  • Recreational Ear Plugs
  • Sleep 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.


Chicago ENT has four convenient locations throughout the greater Chicago area. For the exact location and/or directions, simply click on the map next to your desired location. To book an appointment, call 773-296-5500 to speak to a scheduler or conveniently online 24/7.

Advanced Center for Specialty Care
3000 N. Halsted Street, Suite #400
Chicago, IL  60657

Phone: 773-296-5500

Office hours:
Monday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Allergy Shot Clinic hours:
Monday 11 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am –4:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 11:30 am

St. Mary’s Hospital Professional Building
2222 W. Division Street, Suite #250
Chicago, IL  60622

Phone: 773-296-5500

8930 Gross Point Road, Suite #700
Skokie, IL 60077

Phone: 773-296-5500

Swedish Covenant Hospital
5140 N. California Avenue, Suite #600
Chicago, IL  60625

Phone: 773-296-5500