WHY HEARING HEALTH CENTER
We believe in relationships, not transactions. Hearing care and treatment is not just a one-time purchase or visit. As Doctors of Audiology, we are concerned with your overall health. Your medical history, medications, and conditions are key factors in determining the best treatment for you. Just like with your internist, dentist, and other medical specialists you see, someone who knows you, your history, your family, and your needs is always best. Changes in your medications, heart function, memory, blood pressure, and other medical conditions can affect and cause changes in your hearing and processing ability.
We want to be the doctors you trust to coordinate your hearing health with the rest of your health.
We do not treat ears. We treat the brain. You do not hear with your ear. Your ears are merely appendages to catch sound and send it to your brain. Your brain processes and makes sense of the sound transmitted from your ears. It is critical for the brain to receive the correct amount and quality of sound stimulation. Hearing Health Center was the first practice, nationwide, to recognize “auditory deprivation”. Inadequate auditory stimulation to the brain causes physical (loss of brain tissue and brain shrinkage) and processing (inability to understand clearly) deterioration.
We offer and utilize every manufacturer, model, and type of hearing aid/device. Most hearing aid practices and dispensers use one or two hearing aid manufacturers or brands. Uniquely, Hearing Health Center has access to every manufacturer and type of hearing device available. We want to make sure that you get what is right for you.
We specialize in re-training the brain. Hearing treatment is more than just putting a piece of plastic on or in your ears. The best hearing treatment…successful hearing treatment…requires verification of the sound reaching your brain and training the brain how to accept, integrate, and use all of the new stimulation.
Awards and Achievements
- State of Illinois Outstanding Audiology Service Award
- Voted best hearing practice in Illinois ( three years in a row) from Hearing Review Journal
- State of Illinois Hometown Hero Award
- Women in Business Award
- Introduced digital hearing aid technology to Chicago
- First practice in the country to fit the tiny, in-the-canal hearing aid
- Introduced the revolutionary Lyric (the totally invisible, extended wear hearing device) in Chicago and Western suburbs
- Beta test site for manufacturers’ technological advancements
- Wrote the nationally utilized program, “Your Journey to Successful Communication”
- Wrote a “Proven Process” to guarantee your success
Hearing Health Center (HHC) was founded in 1984 by Dr. Ronna Fisher, Au.D., because of her experience watching her father struggle with an increased difficulty hearing and communicating. “My father’s hearing didn’t just affect him; it affected our entire family. He missed so much of my life, and it didn’t have to be that way.”
The practice has grown to become Chicago’s premier hearing facility. The doctors of audiology at Hearing Health Center are renowned for their skill in comprehensive hearing assessments, diagnosing and treatment of balance and vestibular disorders, and prescribing and individually tuning every type of hearing aid and personal communication device available.
HHC in the Press
Below are links to our blog posts referencing Hearing Health Center in the news; click to read the full post and learn more about how we serve the Chicago area community.
The bad news: It’s worse than we previously thought Early stage hearing loss was formerly considered “mild,” and depending on your lifestyle, would not trigger symptoms of difficulty communicating. However, studies¹ now show significant changes in the brains of those with early stage hearing loss in comparison with those whose hearing is normal. Specifically, even […]
THE BEGINNING Brianna Jones has worn a hearing aid in her left ear since she was four years old. Now she was going off to college and wanted to make sure her hearing aid was working perfectly before she left. This was the first time I had met Brianna and her mom. Testing showed her […]
What to do if you suddenly experience hearing loss As a Patient Care Coordinator, nothing is more alarming then getting a frantic call from a patient in panic mode because they suddenly lost their hearing. Working at the front desk and handling calls from patients at the Chicago office for the last six years, I’ve […]
Hearing Health Center recently introduced the option to lease hearing aids. It certainly makes sense. After all, we lease our cars, our smart phones, and office equipment. Why not lease our hearing aids?Although cost isn’t the number one reason for the 80% of Americans who need hearing aids but don’t wear them,* it can certainly […]