Hearing Professionals of Illinois

(847) 674-5585
We Have 6 Locations to Serve You

Hearing Health Blog

A couple of decades ago, issues related to hearing loss were not so common. In fact, it was perceived by many to be a health problem that only affects the old. However, today, hearing loss is the third most prevalent health problem affecting both young and older Americans alike. In addition, there were a limited number of treatments available for

Read More


As part of the fitting process for hearing aids , several pre-fitting tests may be performed.  Experience has shown that speech-in-noise tests such as the Quick SIN or Words-in-Noise or a loudness discomfort level test can help the audiologist get the best results for their patient.  However, recent advances in understanding how the brain processes sound indicate that the fields

Read More


Holidays are the perfect time to spend with friends and family. While stress from work or studies can lead to a possible buildup of frustration inside you, holidays help you let all of that out and share happy thoughts with the people that care the msot about you. It is very healthy to socialize and spend quality time filled with

Read More


When you hear the word “audiology” you probably think of hearing aids .  But did you know that audiology is much more than just fitting and adjusting hearing aids?  Audiology is an entire branch of science devoted to hearing, balance and associated disorders. Audiology Training   Because an audiologist does much more than just dispense hearing aids, they must have

Read More


Hearing loss has become a common public health problem affecting both the young and the old. The number of people suffering from some degree of hearing loss is increasing by the day in the United States. Unknowingly, we often put our ability to hear at risk, particularly those of us working in noisy environments like construction sites, music venues, and

Read More


Working or living in noisy environments is considered a normal part of our daily lives. Every day people on busy roads and often get stuck in traffic jams with blaring horns all around them. Many work environments are considered dangerously noisy – the modern office is sometimes no different from a busy market. Noise is not limited to industrial or

Read More


There has been an outcry against the increasing healthcare costs in the United States, with Forbes reporting that healthcare costs are rising faster than inflation. This, coupled with an economy that is still trying to recover from the damaging effects of the housing bubble and the recession that followed it, poses to be a major problem for patients. A simple

Read More


Audiologists are health care professionals who make the world a place of better hearing… one ear at a time.  They evaluate, diagnose, treat and manage hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders in patients of all ages. Audiologists treat newborns, children, teens, adults and seniors.  Research and development in the field of audiology has led to the creation of many new

Read More


The concept of a pill that prevents or even cures certain kinds of hearing loss sounds futuristic – but it is not as far into the future as you might think. By 2020, the reality of drug-based cures and preventative measures for hearing loss may be a reality. Currently, five drugs are in the final stages of clinical testing, and

Read More


An audiologist is a person who has gone to school for between six to eight years to receive a masters or doctorate degree in audiology in order to practice.  Their main duties involve identification, assessments, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of hearing loss in people of all ages. The role of an audiologist is a complex one.  They are the doctors

Read More