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 Joe, and their two sons, Colton and Bauer.
This provider participates in the following insurance and discount plans: Sheetmetal 33 Classic Deluxe Benefit, Plumber and Pipefitter 803, Perkspot, CAP, Senior Provider Network, Union Reporter, Highmark Employee Discount , Plumber and Pipefitter 295, Metra, Provider Network of America, Pruitt Medicare, Paragon Home Resources, Summit Township, Heavy and Highway, HealthPass, Unified Hearing, Lake Medical Imaging, Digital Leads Only, Steamfitters Local 449, PEHP, Jordan Furniture, Care and Save Discount Prg, LECOM and AAA.
Dr. Kneip received her professional doctorate in Audiology. 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. Kneip was honored for Outstanding Academic Achievement while completing her Doctorate in Audiology. Her professional memberships include American Academy of Audiology (AAA), Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), Illinois Academy of Audiology (ILAA), and the Ida Institute. She has presented at the North Shore chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, Rotary Clubs, AARP, and Senior Circle on a variety of topics, including the importance of assistive devices, hearing loops, aural rehabilitation classes, and the link between hearing loss and dementia. Dr. Kneip teaches Beyond Hearing Aids: Sound Advice Classes at Hearing Associates, and leads the Waukegan Deaf and Hearing Loss support group.
Dr. Kneip resides in the northwest suburbs. She enjoys watching football, and spending time with her family and friends.
Selina is a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist who earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders. She joined our team of professionals two years ago and brought with her knowledge in the latest hearing aid technology and experience in helping people achieve healthy hearing.
Linda is a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist who joined our team over 15 years ago. She provides excellent hearing care services and is a professional in her field and can help you choose the best solution for your hearing needs.
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“I have had hearing aids for about 2 years. My ENT and audiologist moved to another state. Hearing Assoc. was recommended to my by a relative. Dr. Kneip listened carefully to my needs. She re-programmed my aids and they are great. I am hearing everything! Very professional and I will definitely return for future needs.”
“I had an exam for hearing loss and tinnitus there with Julie Kneip, AuD in early January 2019 along with an intern. Julie Kneip had an excellent bedside manner and the exam went by rather smoothly. I will definitely be returning here for any and all of my hearing needs.”
“I have always been super satisfied with the care I receive at this audiologist's office. The personnel are prompt and available in their appointments and always address any problems I have with my hearing and hearing aids. They are always interested in my well being.”
“I have been a patient for close to ten years. I had hearing aids from another group before I heard about Hearing Associates from a friend. The difference between the two groups was obvious on my first visit. I switched and never regretted my decision. I should note that it takes me an hour and a half to get to the Libertyville office but I would never switch to another group closer to my home. On Interim visits Selina and Linda have always been most helpful.”
“Entire staff is always professional, pleasant and very helpful. Thanks much. ”
About this clinic
Hearing Associates has been helping people with concerns about their hearing and balance since 1980 and offers expert hearing care services to patients of all ages. Our highly experienced clinical professionals provide testing, evaluations and offer the most advanced hearing devices that are available. We can help you make the best choices with all of your hearing needs and ensure a better quality of life through better hearing.
- Diagnostic hearing evaluations
- Diagnostic balance assessments (VNG testing)
- Hearing aid selection and fittings
- Cleaning and hearing aid checks
- Hearing aid loaners when your aid is being repaired
- Applications for free amplified assistive listening devices
- Earwax removal
- Vestibular rehabilitation
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|Monday||8:30 am - 5:30 pm|
|Tuesday||8:30 am - 5:30 pm|
|Wednesday||8:30 am - 5:30 pm|
|Thursday||8:30 am - 5:30 pm|
|Evening and/or weekend hours available by appointment. Please call to schedule.|
Accepted forms of payment
- Financing available for those who qualify
- Insurance accepted, please call for details