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  • 10/11/2017 5:03 PM | Administrator (Administrator)

    Please check out the article published on, written by journalist Adam Rogers, whom interviewed Dr. Kathleen Campbell. The article is, called "WERE US DIPLOMATS IN CUBA VICTIMS OF A SONIC ATTACK—OR SOMETHING ELSE?"

  • 02/18/2016 4:18 PM | Anonymous

    CHICAGO, Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Ronna Fisher, Au.D., has been named Winner of the 13th Audiology Service Award, conferred by the Illinois Department of Human Services. Dr. Fisher has been so recognized because of her lifetime contributions to the field of audiology, as well as the quality and consistency of her professional care for the hearing-impaired. She was originally inspired to dedicate herself to audiology and helping the hearing-impaired as a result of her father's hearing problems, and gradually diminishing quality of life.

    Dr. Fisher founded and still provides care for the hearing-impaired at the Hearing Health Center (HHC), which has four Illinois locations, including downtown Chicago. The HHC offers complete hearing diagnostics and treatment, as well as listening and communication enhancement strategies to those patients in need of them.

    An audiology practitioner for over 30 years, Dr. Fisher earned a Master of Science degree in Audiology from the University of Pittsburgh, and by 1984 had established the HHC in downtown Chicago. She also founded the Fisher Foundation for Hearing Health Care to make ear care available to those in need, regardless of their ability to pay. 

    She has recently earned a Doctor of Audiology degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, as well as being an active member of the Academy of Dispensing Audiologists, the American Tinnitus Association, and the Illinois Academy of Audiology. Dr. Fisher has also earned a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. 

    About the Hearing Health Center

    The Hearing Health Center (HHC) has served the greater Chicago area since 1984, and has been a leading contributor to auditory research and technology since that time. The Center introduced digital hearing technology to Chicago, and has spearheaded investigation into stimulation of the brain's processing centers as a means of preventing memory loss and hearing loss, as well as slowing the onset of dementia. HHC has also won numerous service awards, including 'Best Hearing Healthcare Professionals'.

    About the Fisher Foundation for Hearing Health Care

    The Fisher Foundation for Hearing Health Care of Chicago, IL, was founded in 2008 by Dr. Ronna Fisher, Au.D., for the express purpose of helping the hearing-impaired who could not afford needed professional treatment. The Foundation regularly provides hearing aids to those in need of them, and its professionals provide ongoing education to the community about hearing health and awareness.

  • 02/09/2016 11:53 AM | Anonymous

    Student awarded $1,000 scholarship from Illinois Academy of Audiology

    Shannon Willingham February 5, 2016
    Filed Under College of Arts and Sciences Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Illinois State University Doctor of Audiology student Melissa Tednes was awarded a $1,000 clinical scholarship from the Illinois Academy of Audiology (ILAA) at its annual convention in Chicago on January 14–15, 2016.

    This scholarship is used to pay for tuition, books and other school-related expenses. The scholarship application requires a personal statement, resume, and two letters of recommendation from clinical supervisors that support her performance in clinic.

    Four students were awarded this scholarship based on their volunteering at the ILAA conference this year, being a part of the ILAA board, attending an ILAA board meeting and being an ILAA member.

    Tednes was the only student from Illinois State to receive this scholarship. She volunteered at this year’s convention, holds a student ILAA membership and represents Illinois State by phoning in to ILAA’s monthly conferences.

    Tednes was honored at the convention, and her scholarship was used for this semester’s school expenses. Assistant Professor Scott Seeman from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders watched Tednes receive this award, as he was at the convention promoting the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA) convention later this year.

    Congratulations, Melissa!

  • 04/13/2015 5:52 PM | Anonymous

    ILAA Members Mark Christian and Liz Meyer (as well as Sheri Gostomelsky) warn of potential hearing loss from use of ear buds. Please read the original article at the link listed below:

  • 01/02/2015 10:32 AM | Anonymous

    "Noisy toys can be as annoying as they are harmful"

    Read the full article regarding noise levels and toys featuring Regina Dziewior, AuD Here:

  • 11/20/2014 10:47 AM | Anonymous

    Click here to read the full article.

  • 10/30/2014 10:01 AM | Anonymous

    Lynn A. Wood traveled on a humanitarian trip with the Global Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss in Vietnam during the Summer 2014: The Foundation is in collaboration with the Thuan An Center for Disabled Children and Ho Chi Minh City University and provides a training curricula covering topics in audiology, speech-language pathology, early intervention and auditory-verbal practice.

  • 08/08/2014 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    On Sunday, June 29, 2014, Lynn A. Wood of the Auditory Verbal Center of Wheaton presented, Explode the App! at the AG BELL Association For The Deaf and Hard Of Hearing 2014 Convention.

    Explode the App! There is no limit to the listening, language and learning possibilities available through apps. Apps are common tools in auditory-verbal practices, clinics, schools and homes. If you own a device that runs apps, you have valuable resources at your fingertips (and at your child’s fingertips too!). This session presented strategies to engage, extend and expand on apps designed to promote vocabulary, listening and language. The presenters shared their favorite apps through themes and/or goals to traditional books, songs, crafts, games and more. The session provided attendees with ideas for making connections through apps to meaningful conversations and experiences, consider the pros and cons of using apps over traditional materials, and integrate ideas to adopt the benefits of both. Suggestions for “exploding ” the presenters’ favorite apps as well as key factors in choosing apps were shared and discussed. The format of the session was in teractive using iPad apps, hands-on materials and audience participation.

  • 04/02/2014 8:35 PM | Anonymous
    Linda Remensnyder highlights opportunities in looping given the theater industry's interest.

    See the full article here.

  • 01/28/2014 9:56 AM | Anonymous

    Mary Kay Chisholm's practice, Northwest Speech and Hearing Center, Ltd. won the business of the year award at the Arlington Heights annual Chamber of Commerce ceremony.

    Read the article featured in the Daily Herald:

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