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 son, Colton.
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
Read 19 verified patient reviews for Hearing Associates Inc - Gurnee! Their average review score is 4.95 () from 19 reviews.
“I had Hearing aids before,,and did not have all I needed to fully hear at many occations. The Hearing Associates fulfilled my needs of eliminating distracting background noises and making Hearing far clearer in various environments, including conversations in crowded rooms,theaters,inthe back of a car,especially soft-spoken people in otherwise noisy setting. Terrific staff.”
“No complaints right now. have not had the aid that long. the staff has been wonderful ”
“For more than 4 years, I have worked with the audiologists and staff at Hearing Associates. They are all thoughtful, considerate, and very knowledgeable. Most closely, I have worked with Dr. Julie Kneip, who is fantastic. All have gone out of their way to help me. I can call anytime, and great effort is made to squeeze me in, if I want to see them quickly. Courteous, kind to my children in the office, and I am never rushed on visits. Truly, I cannot say enough. I have been helped to hear, the best I am able, through a progressive hearing loss and hearing issues...in a kind, sensitive matter. I am grateful for the quality of care.”
“Having had 2 different hearing aid company's in my last 40 years this was the most detailed talk on the model . I appreciated the detail on the hearing test,Julie gave me. The 2 week follow up was more then i expected complete check up on the aids working the way they should. She is the best. ”
“I'm writing this for my 96 year old mother in law who had a hearing test and diagnostic done here. Dr. Julie Kneip did an excellent job running the required tests to determine the cause of my mother in law's hearing problems (severe cold, flu leading to fluid blockage in the ears). Dr. Julie was very thorough and also very kind and patient to help her through the tests. Mary's family doctor had a fax of Julie's results when he came into the office the very next morning so we could promptly move forward with treatment. Also Julie loaned her a hearing aid device for a few weeks which both helped her actually hear people talking again, and also helped her because by using it - psychologically it was very reassuring to her that she was not going deaf which was a big fear of her for a few weeks. Thank you Julie for a job well done. Son & Law and daughter of Mary your patient.”
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
Call this clinic today!
|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