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.
Tackling Cocktail Parties: The AI Hearing Aids that Read Your Mind The human brain is unparalleled in its ability to pick out certain phrases and attention-grabbing phrases that pique our interest from the din of everyday life. Hearing aids, on the other hand, are not-so-hot at the so-called “cocktail party effect,” – rather than singling […]
Every Voice is Too Precious to Miss: Going Above and Beyond A Patient Care Story At Hearing Health Center, going the extra mile is part of our mission statement. We strive to bring our patients the best care in every way we can; it’s written into our foundation. That’s why Dr. Robert Risley made a […]
I recently came across a story by Alan Felman, a 30 year old writer for Medical News Today. I want to share it with you because it expresses so many of the emotions and behaviors I felt and exhibited before getting my hearing aids…and after. “The big kicker with gradual-onset hearing loss is that you […]
Most hearing aid users know that their hearing health, treatment, and their hearing aids are crucial. In fact, they probably see their doctor of Audiology more often than any other health care provider. They understand that their hearing capacity and their ability to understand and process speech is critical for effective communication and enjoyment. First […]