Audiology Staff

There are five members of the audiology staff of the Ear Institute of Chicago. Each audiologist is licensed and certified in Audiology in the state of Illinois. Each audiologist has a wide range of experience in the field of audiology. Some of these experiences include:

  • neurophysiological monitoring
  • cochlear implant evaluation/testing/programming
  • clinical audiology research
  • hearing aid dispensing

 

Kathy HighhouseKathleen Highhouse, Au.D,CCC-A, received her Bachelor's Degree at Illinois State University and Master's Degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Kathy Highhouse has experience with audiological and vestibular diagnostic testing, hearing aids, cochlear implants, Baha implants, aural rehabilitation and supervision of Audiology doctoral students. She has been working as an audiologist since June 2000 and joined the staff at the Ear Institute of Chicago in December 2006.

 

 

 

Jill MessinaJill Messina, Au.D., CCC-A, received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Doctor of Audiology degree from Northwestern University. Jill Messina has experience with audiological and vestibular diagnostic assessment, electrophysiological testing, hearing aids, aural rehabilitation, and supervision of audiology Doctoral students. She is a member of the Ear Institute of Chicago cochlear implant team. She is working in conjunction with the physicians of the Ear Institute of Chicago on a research study examining the Vibrant Soundbridge as a method for treating conductive and mixed hearing losses. Jill Messina serves as a board member on the Illinois Academy of Audiology (ILAA). She has her Certificate of Clinical Competence and is licensed by the state of Illinois.

 

 

Vasilike RauchVasilike Rauch, Au.D., CCC-A, received her Bachelor's Degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana and her Master's Degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She earned her Doctor of Audiology Degree at the University of Florida. Vasilike Rauch has experience with audiological and vestibular diagnostic testing, neurophysiological monitoring, hearing aids, Baha implants, aural and vestibular rehabilitation. Vasilike Rauch has experience with both adult and pediatric populations. She is a member of the Ear Institute of Chicago cochlear implant team. Vasilike Rauch is also the lead audiologist for various, new tinnitus treatments. She also supervises doctoral audiology students. Vasilike Rauch is fluent in Greek. She has her Certificate of Clinical Competency and is licensed by the state of Illinois in audiology.