Dr. Girard received her professional doctorate in Audiology from Indiana University, and she specializes in the diagnosis and management of hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders. A strong advocate for patient empowerment, she believes that hearing is the most critical of all the senses. “Every patient’s hearing needs are different. We enjoy the everyday challenge of helping people hear their best, whether it is empowering our patients with our Sound Advice Classes, or finding the right hearing device for each patient’s specific needs. We especially like the smiles from our patients after they realize the difference in their hearing.”
Dr. Girard holds the Certificate in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies from the University of Iowa, and has earned her certificate of Clinical Competency in Audiology by the American Speech and Hearing Association. In addition, she is a fellow member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology. Furthermore, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Academy of Audiology, and has presented on several topics, including hearing loop technology, and ultra-high frequency audiometry at state and national conventions. Locally, Dr. Girard has given educational seminars on a variety of topics, including Hearing Loss and Dementia and Fall Prevention.
An Illinois native, Dr. Girard resides in the northwest suburbs with her husband and their son.
Dr. Jones received her professional Doctorate in Audiology from Ball State University with Outstanding Academic Achievement. Her professional interests include diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss, patient education and empowering patients to be advocates for themselves and others with hearing loss.
Dr. Jones serves as a member in numerous professional organizations and regularly presents on a variety of topics including the importance of assistive devices and the link between hearing loss and dementia. Dr. Jones is trained and certified in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, a specialized treatment for the management of tinnitus. She also teaches Hearing Health 101 Class at Hearing Associates.
Dr. Jones resides with her husband, Alex, in southern Wisconsin. She enjoys playing volleyball, watching football, and spending time with her family and friends.
Dr. Stuehm received her professional doctorate in Audiology from Northern Illinois University. She is passionate about patient education, treating hearing loss, and providing an improved quality of life for our patients through better hearing. She also has an interest in cochlear implants and is devoted to providing her patients with alternative solutions when hearing aids are no longer adequate.
Dr. Stuehm attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for her undergraduate studies, where she graduated with high honors with a degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences and an emphasis in American Sign Language. She serves as a member of numerous national organizations, and has presented her research findings at three national conferences.
Dr. Stuehm grew up in Schaumburg and currently resides in the northwest suburbs. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends along with both playing and watching sports.
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“I have been experiencing difficulty hearing distinctly in a variety of settings (i.e., group meetings, restaurants, gatherings where multiple conversations are occurring, listening to TV, etc.) but had been reluctant to do anything about it. My primary physician talked to me and said it was time to check out what was going on. She referred me to Hearing Associates in Libertyville. I was able to schedule appointment relatively quickly and went in for my exam. Dr. Rachel Stuehm met with me, explained what she would be doing and answered my questions. After the testing she met with me to go over my results and offered a recommendation. I left with a loaner pair of hearing aids which I am testing out this week. I felt listened to throughout the appointment and will be returning next week to finalize the process of getting my first set of hearing aids.”
“My mother was having issues hearing with one of her hearing aids. We had changed out her guards and that didn’t appear to help. I called Hearing Associates and they immediately assessed the situation and because it was almost the weekend, they squeezed mom in for a minor cleaning. ”
“I was experiencing some hearing issues and not sure if it was my ears or my aids. They were able to accommodate me quickly and solve my problem!”
“I received excellent care & follow from the Dr. Struehm & cheerful treatment from the staff.”
“I am always pleased with the service I receive. I was just in for my 6 mos. check up and everything was done efficiently and to my satisfaction.”
About this hearing center
For over 40 years, Hearing Associates has been helping people who have concerns about their hearing and balance. Our doctors of audiology at Hearing Associates are educated, trained, and experienced to investigate, diagnose, and treat: Ringing of the ears Problems hearing in background noise Hearing but not understanding Sensitivity to loud sounds Momentary dizziness when getting up Frequent incapacitating room spinning Our doctors of audiology are Medicare (and other insurance) providers. Testing is often covered.
Hearing care services
- Hearing tests and a wide variety of hearing aids for all lifestyles and budgets
- Basic comprehensive audiometry
- Speech in noise test
- Immittance measurements
- Distortion product otoacoustic emissions (OAE) testing
- Ultra high frequency audiometry (HFA) assessment
- Amplified telephones
- Television amplifiers
- Hearing loops (the TV in each of our waiting rooms is looped for demonstration purposes)
- Amplified doorbell ringers, shake-awake alarm clocks, and other alerting devices
- Aural rehabilitation classes (complimentary)
- Hearing Health 101 class
- Tinnitus management
- Custom earmolds and earplugs
- Cochlear implants
- Our doctors of audiology at Hearing Associates will assist you in securing a free amplified telephone from ITAC (Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation). Audiologists are the only professionals (in addition to your physician) who can certify that you qualify for this free government service. And, we will help you obtain an addition ITAC amplified telephone every four years.
|Monday||8:30 am - 5:30 pm|
|Tuesday||8:30 am - 5:30 pm|
|Wednesday||8:30 am - 4:30 pm|
|Thursday||8:30 am - 5:30 pm|
|Friday||8:00 am - 4:00 pm|
Accepted forms of payment
- Financing available for those who qualify
- Insurance accepted, please call for details