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Dr. Ronna Fisher is the founder and owner of Hearing Health Center. She established the center in 1984 in honor of her father who suffered from hearing loss. In 2005, Dr. Fisher founded the Fisher Foundation for Hearing Health Care which is a not for profit organization. She earned her doctorate degree in audiology from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and holds a certificate of clinical competence in audiology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Dr. Fisher is a member of several audiology associations including the American Academy of Audiology and the Academy of Dispensing Audiologists.
Dr. Hilary MacCrae received her Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Montevallo, followed by her Doctorate of Audiology from Northwestern University. She also holds the Certification of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
“My undergraduate degree was focused on speech-pathology, not audiology. It was a lot to learn, and we would break off into study groups to make sure everyone stayed on top of the material. During one unit, there was this little section—almost a footnote—about the fact that patients with hearing loss can’t be accurately tested during speech therapy unless they have their hearing loss treated (with hearing aids, for instance). That means untreated hearing loss can delay the whole process of recovering after something like a stroke! Sitting down and talking things over with my classmates really helped me understand how important access to sound is to brain recovery, and that understanding brought me to audiology. I want to give every patient access to the sounds of their lives, because that’s what they need to succeed. It is critical.”
In order to give her patients access to sound, Dr. MacCrae uses research-based techniques to ensure accurate test results, then uses those test results to create individualized settings in any given patient’s hearing devices.
“If a patient of mine decides to use hearing aids, it’s my goal to get them as close to ‘normal’ hearing as possible. Sometimes they end up hearing sounds they’d totally forgotten about, like a clicking turn signal in their car. I love when a patient comes in raving about something new that they’re hearing, because that means we’ve opened up a whole new world for their brain to explore.”
When she is not seeing patients, Dr. MacCrae enjoys baking for her friends and coworkers, doing embroidery, and reading books on linguistics.
Sarah Schwartzer, AuD, CCC-A, F-AAA received her Doctor of Audiology degree from Northwestern University in 2019, having completed her training through various clinical placements including Northwestern Medical System, Tufts University Medical Center, and the Lovell Federal Health Care Center. Dr. Schwartzer is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and received her Bachelor’s from The University of Akron before moving to Chicago.
A well-rounded audiologist, Dr. Schwartzer has a strong diagnostic and hearing aid dispensing background as well as intimate knowledge of vestibular (balance system in the ear) diagnostics and treatment. Her previous position was at Chicago Dizziness and Hearing, the private practice of the Dizzy Doc himself Dr. Timothy Hain as well as neuro-otologist Dr. Marcello Cherchi. She is excited to be back working with hearing aid patients, saying:
“As a musician, I am intimately aware of how important hearing is. A dear friend of mine was in the FDA Pediatric Trials for the cochlear implant. Learning and working with him, as well as many other children and adults with hearing loss, I have truly found my passion to help people. The technology is fascinating, and I love being a part of the journey as patients and their families grow and thrive.”
She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds their Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A), as well as a fellow member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the Illinois Academy of Audiology (ILAA). She is also a member of the Bárány Society which is an international interdisciplinary society that facilitates contact between the scientists and clinicians involved in vestibular research and practice.
When she is not working, Dr. Schwartzer loves playing with her dog, Gimli (ask her for pictures!), her music (piano, viola, voice), bike riding and reading.
Read 49 verified patient reviews for Hearing Health Center - Highland Park! Their average review score is 4.8 () from 49 reviews.
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“Very professional and knowledgeable. They offer suggestions and answer all your questions. I highly recommend them.”
“The staff is very friendly and personal. Highly recommend Hearing and Health center!!”
“I was very happy with my previous visits since 2018 until last week 7/9/21. I had an issue with the problem of connecting my new iPhone 11 with my hearing aid. I thought maybe someone in the office can help out. I was introduce to an audiologist and the problem was solved in a short moment. Then I was advised to do a hearing checkup since the pandemic 2020, so I came back the following week 7/13 . After the hearing test I met the same audiologist for the follow up consultation. She was kind of impatient, and at the end she appeared 'rude' to leave. Yesterday I received a bill for these two visits, $85 and $195 The first $85 for connecting the device. (Isn't it the job of the professional to connect the device to make it work?) Anyway, these bills were paid in full. This is my experience I thought to share with you . ”
“Judy is always a ray of welcoming sunshine in the office front office. Thank you to Dr. Schwartzer for getting to the crux of my hearing difficulty. I always appreciate their determination and persistence in resolving hearing issues.”
“My association with the Hearing Health Center has always been most positive. The staff is exceptionally professional and caring. I had cracks in both my hearing aids and they were able to repair them without charge. You don't find that kind of service often these days. Thank you Hearing Health. So glad I found you!”
About this hearing center
Hearing Health Center offers an array of services. Our state of the art office makes is possible to accurately diagnose and treat your hearing issues. The caring and talented staff will take the time to get to know you to ensure we find the hearing solution that works best for you. We have access to the latest hearing aids from several manufacturers and will find the right match for your hearing loss, budget and lifestyle.
We offer five convenient locations to choose from:
Chicago Office 142 E. Ontario St. #1100 Chicago, IL 60611
Naperville Office 1212 S. Naper Boulevard Naperville, IL 60540
Oak Brook Office 120 Oakbrook Center #709 Oak Brook, IL 60523
Highland Park Office 185 Skokie Valley Road Highland Park, IL 60035
Park Ridge Office 7447 W. Talcott Ave. #360 Chicago, IL 60631
Hearing care services
Some of our services and products include:
- free baseline hearing checkup
- diagnostic hearing evaluations
- balance and dizziness evaluations
- tinnitus evaluation and management
- ear wax removal
- hearing aid sales, fitting and programming
- customized hearing protection and plugs
- hearing aids by all manufacturers
- curbside pickup and delivery services at all our locations
Call us today to schedule your personalize appointment to better hearing.
|Monday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Tuesday||8:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Wednesday||11:00 am - 7:00 am|
|Thursday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Friday||8:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Evening and/or weekend hours available by appointment. Please call to schedule.|
Accepted forms of payment
- American Express
- Financing available for those who qualify
- Insurance accepted, please call for details