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.
Protecting your hearing doesn’t mean skipping activities you love; learn how to get the most out of your concert experience. Let’s face it: today’s world has become increasingly loud, yet people do not think about their ears when attending concerts. They may say, “I’m paying to hear the music, why would I plug my ears?” […]
JUST AS TECHNOLOGY IN HEARING AIDS CHANGE, HEARING AID BATTERY TECHNOLOGY IS ALSO CHANGING.HERE IS WHAT IS AVAILABLE AND SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER TYPES OF BATTERIESREGULAR, DISPOSABLE ZINC-AIR BATTERIES Zinc-air hearing aid batteries are the traditional, pull-tab disposable batteries most frequently used in hearing aids. When the tab is pulled, the oxygen from the air […]
Everyone feels happier and more comfortable when they are recognized by their environment for their individuality, which is why Starbucks’ new location is so important. This location is not just another coffee shop in Washington D.C. It may be another Starbucks, but the sign is spelled S-T-A-R-B-U-C-K-S in the hand symbols for American Sign Language […]
Helen Keller said, “Blindness cuts us off from things, but the loss of the most vital stimulus – the sound of the voice – is much worse.” Remaining healthy has become a focus, even an obsession with Americans, particularly with baby boomers. Health issues do not happen in a vacuum; your body needs every sense […]