The windy city has dozens of audiologists, and choosing between them can be a lengthy exercise. You have to compare driving distance, cost, and, most importantly, reviews. You need to get a good understanding of their strengths, weaknesses, and style of treatment to figure out if they’re the best audiologist for you.
To help you cut down the hours of research to just a few minutes, we've rounded up the 5 best audiologists in Chicago. Each of the practices listed here gets 5-star reviews for their service and the list represents several different areas of the city.
If you are just getting started you might like our free online hearing test or this beginners guide to hearing health with Dr. Amy Sarow.
#1 Audiology Associates of Deerfield
Audiology Associates of Deerfield are—unsurprisingly—located north of Des Plaines and Eveston in Deerfield, about a 30 minute drive north of central Chicago.
They have access to AGX Hearing Technology, which is some of the most advanced and effective technology available. The practice takes a personal approach, making sure to understand how you live, how your hearing needs affect you, and what kind of goals you have so they can offer you a comprehensive hearing solution.
There are two top audiologists working at the practice, Sheri Gostomelsky who has over 30 years of experience, Mark Christian who, due to having two deaf parents, had learned sign language at a very young age and has a deep understanding of the challenges hearing loss patients face.
The practice has a full 5.0 rating on Google and 128 reviews (as of the time of writing). Some of the reviews that stand-out and really sum up what it’s like to be a patient at Audiology Associates of Deerfield are:
I brought my grandma for her first audiology appointment. Every single staff member was incredibly kind. Dr. Sheri restored my faith in medical professionals who truly care about their patients. My grandma left her appointment with trial hearing aids so she had a solution walking out the door. There’s no better feeling than being able to trust that you’re in good hands. Thank you Dr. Sheri and your staff! – SamiJo
Dr. Mark Christian and Deerfeild Audiology are an example of a top-notch audiology practice. A high level of professionalism and customer service above and beyond set’s them apart from other offices. Dr. Mark is wonderful to work with – he takes his time to explain, compare, adjust, and listen to your concerns. They recently helped me in an “emergency” situation and I had an important event in just a few hours. Not every office would have stepped up. A wonderful group that honestly cares about their patients. – Pat
Audiology Associates of Deerfield doesn’t publish their appointment fees online, but you can easily contact them to request an appointment through their contact form. They’re open Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5pm, Friday 8.30am-1pm, and Saturday 8.30am-1pm.
#2 Chicago Hearing Care
Chicago Hearing Care is the office of Dr. Alejandra Ullauri, an audiologist that has practiced all over the world, including in England, Ecuador, and Australia. Dr. Alejandra is fluent in Spanish so if Spanish is your preferred language, you’ll be able to easily communicate about your treatment options. Chicago Hearing Care are based near Northwestern University, so is well placed to serve those who live in the city.
The practice has 5.0 stars on Google, and 46 reviews (as of the time of writing). Some of the reviews that best sum up the high standard of care are:
Dr. Ullauri is one of most dedicated, and compassionate hearing professionals I’ve ever met. Her credential are stellar, but what separates her practice from the rest is her unequaled kindness. I don’t know where I’d be today without her. – Michael
Dr. Ullauri is very attentive, kind, and caring doctor. I would recommend going she has a great personality and very knowledgeable. My son has been seeing her since he was 3 months old and she has been so helpful through the process. – Nellie
Their opening hours are 9am – 6pm Monday and Tuesday, 9am – 5pm Wednesday and Thursday, 9am – 1pm on Friday, and can do Saturdays by appointment only.
Pricing for appointments is not available online but you can see pricing for some of the hearing aids they work with here. To contact them for an appointment, you can call or email. Find their contact information here.
You can see their Google reviews here.
#3 SoniK Hearing
Based on S. Michigan Ave. just down the street from Cloud Gate, Sonik Hearing Services has earned a reputation for being one of the best audiology practices in the area. Dr. Lata Jain is the audiologist at the practice, who has over 15 years of clinical experience, and specializes in Tinnitus treatment.
Also at the practice is Larry Hable, a Hearing Instrument Specialist who has served the hearing industry for over 50 years, so is truly dedicated to helping patients overcome their hearing difficulties.
The practice also has great reviews, with over 60 5-star ratings on Google. Two reviews that stood out:
The staff at SoniK Hearing Care have been excellent to work with. I’ve worn hearing aids for 30 years and this is one of the best providers I’ve experienced. My new devices have made a significant improvement in my ability to hear in difficult situations and have been an excellent enhancement to daily interactions. Specifically, Dr. Jain has been great with answering my questions and offering solutions. She has also enhanced my knowledge of the process of adjusting the devices to get the best results. I feel like I’m well cared for at this facility! – Daniel
Dr. Lata Jain has been consistently great over the years. I trust her and the hearing aids I have received have been dependable and perform great. She listens and is responsive to feedback and makes the adjustments quickly. She is always very competent and professional. Two thumbs up! – Andy
SoniK offers free online screening and a 75-day trial of your new hearing aids. Their opening hours are 9am-5pm Monday, 8am-6pm on Tuesday through Thursday, 9am-4pm on Friday, and 9am-1pm on Saturday.
#4 Chicagoland Hearing
Chicagoland Hearing have over 25 locations in the Chicago area, so you’re likely to have a location available near you. They’re a family owned and operated practice that has been putting patient satisfaction and health first for over a decade.
They have hundreds of positive testimonials on their site (you can find those here) you can also search for the individual locations on Yelp and Google for further reviews. Even more reviews can be found on their Facebook Page here. Here’s a couple of notable comments:
Bloomingdale – My visit to Chicagoland Hearing Aid Center in Bloomingdale was hands down one of the best medical-related visits I’ve ever had! My husband and I are buying some custom in-ear monitors, and in order to do that, one must find an incredible audiologist. Cathy is just that person! - Tab
Rolling Meadows – I was pleased to experience efficient and friendly service as well as receive a recommendation for a good hearing aid product from the Chicagoland Hearing Aid Center in Rolling Meadows. A professional audiologist performed a hearing test in a corporate office space using just a laptop and a headset – no sound booth! Cool! The hearing test results were discussed and the product selected. The audiologist, Benjamin Wright, was very patient with my mom and she is pleased with the results! - Diane
#5 The Hearing Place
The Hearing Place is based in Oak Park just off W. North Ave., so is readily accessible from all areas of Chicago and the greater area. There is metered parking available on N. Kenilworth and W. North Ave. and there’s a parking lot behind the lot which is accessible via N. Kenilworth Ave., so you don’t need to worry about where to park nearby.
The audiologist at The Hearing Place is Dr. Cynthia Chow, who not only treats patients but often trains others in the profession.
The Hearing Place has 19 5-star reviews on Google (at the time of writing). Here are two that best demonstrate their level of care:
My elderly mom came to live with us from Boston. She had a lot of trouble with her hearing aid so we came to The Hearing Place. Dr. Chow was very knowledgeable and professional. She did an amazing job identifying the issue with the device. Dr. Chow was very kind and patient with my mom. After she adjusted the settings, my mom felt like a whole new person who could hear so much more. – Joanne
It’s wonderful to be able to receive such high-quality care so close to home. The office is welcoming and convenient. Dr. Chow is warm, professional, extremely knowledgeable, and devoted to caring for your hearing at an affordable cost. A small-town feel with top-notch solutions. – David
It’s worth noting that Dr. Chow had replied to both of these reviews and is actively engaged with her patients.
The Hearing Place is open Monday through Friday 9am-5pm, though evening and weekend hours are available by appointment. You can find their reviews on Google here.
There you have it! 5 of the best audiologists in Chicago – one of these audiologists will be able to help you and give you an exemplary level of care. If you’ve visited (or visit) any of these audiologists, please let us know about your experiences. If we’ve missed any local practices of note, we'd love to hear from you at [email protected].