Hearing Associates Inc - Gurnee

"Eliminating the sound of silence since 1980"
(28 Reviews)
Call: (847) 505-0139
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 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.


Julie Kneip


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 M

Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist

Selina has been with Hearing Associates for two years. As a Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Science & Disorders, Selina uses her comprehensive knowledge and passion for technology to help patients improve their hearing and communication.  


Linda C

Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist

Our Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist, Linda Chudd has been with Hearing Associates for over fifteen years. With a B.A. in Mathematics and Teacher Certification from Eastern Illinois University as well as an abundance of CE classes and Oticon training hours under her belt, Linda aims to help each patient hear the best they can in all listening environments.

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Read 28 verified patient reviews for Hearing Associates Inc - Gurnee! Their average review score is 4.96 () from 28 reviews.

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“ I have been wearing hearing aids for nearly 40 years. Hearing Associates have been my first choice for my hearing aid needs. Over these many years they have been there for me and treated me like part of the family, not just as a customer. When the newest technology became available in the CIC style, I was interested as I have used nothing else for the last 20 years. Without a doubt, these CIC aids have been the absolute best. The fit is extraordinary with zero leakage and no “whistling“or feedback. The feedback suppression works very well and even when using headphones. Noise suppression is excellent when in noisy environments like at restaurants. Sounds that I have not been hearing are now clearly audible. Music sounds very good and I hear in a wider frequency range. As s singer, it has been a totally new experience. I hear myself better, which helps me maintain proper pitch. Use on the telephone (which is a very important to my work) is excellent. I really like the fact there are no program buttons to push, they totally automatic. Hearing Associates have continued to fit me with only the best and with a warranty and customer service bar none. Love the battery program and the assistance the staff provide me, especially during the visits not requiring a doctor. You are the best, thank you for all that you do. Carl”

of Lake Villa, IL   
02/04/2018    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“I'm glad I found Hearing Associates, Inc. I couldn't be more pleased with the professionalism, expertise, care, and friendliness of this clinic.”

of Des Plaines, IL   
01/05/2018    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“I am in my 4th year with Hearing Associates, and have had prompt and excellent service from the Libertyville office staff. I haven't had any problems with the hearing aids, thanks to the quarterly service. I also appreciate the removal of ear wax when needed. ”

of Libertyville, IL   
12/18/2017    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

“Although I have experienced no hearing difficulties, I learned of your practice through a professional presentation for social workers and nurses. I was so impressed that I recommended that my companion make an appointment to determine whether his current aids were the best available option. He did get new ones and we have both found all services to be exemplary, but have especially benefited from the on going "Sound Advice" classes designed to help patients and families make the maximum use of the hearing aids. However, what we have valued most is the sensitivity of the entire staff, to each patient's individual needs, and their dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for every patient.”

of Northbrook, IL   
12/11/2017    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.


of Antioch, IL   
12/08/2017    Review submitted online
5 out of 5 1.

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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.

Clinic 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
  • Earwax removal
  • Vestibular rehabilitation



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Hours of operation

Sunday Closed
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
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Evening and/or weekend hours available by appointment. Please call to schedule.

Accepted forms of payment

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Debit
  • Financing available for those who qualify
  • Insurance accepted, please call for details
Disclaimer: This clinic profile is for general information purposes only. Financial aid and insurance coverage can vary widely by policy and should be verified with the provider before services are rendered.