Hearing Associates Inc - Gurnee

35 Tower Ct Ste A Gurnee, IL 60031

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Carly Girard,


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 Hearing Health 101 class, 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.

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Julie Jones,


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.

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Rachel Stuehm,


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 alternatives 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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Read 40 verified patient reviews for Hearing Associates Inc - Gurnee! Their average review score is 4.98 () from 40 reviews.

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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.”

of Grayslake, IL   
02/23/2019    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“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.”

of Wadsworth, IL   
01/23/2019    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“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.”

of Mundelein, IL   
09/09/2018    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“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.”

of Woodstock, IL   
06/19/2018    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“Entire staff is always professional, pleasant and very helpful. Thanks much. ”

of Hoffman Estates, IL   
06/18/2018    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

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Eliminating the sound of silence since 1980

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.

Hearing care services

  • 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
  • Cochlear implants
  • Earwax removal
  • Vestibular rehabilitation



Hours of operation

Monday8:30 am - 6 pm
Tuesday8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday8:30 am - 6 pm
Thursday8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday8:30 am - 4 pm
Evening and/or weekend hours available by appointment. Please call to schedule.

Visit our other locations

Hearing Associates Inc - Libertyville
755 S Milwaukee Ave Ste 189
Libertyville, IL 60048

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  • Cash
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  • Debit
  • Financing available for those who qualify
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
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