The Ear Institute of Chicago is a medical and surgical practice that devotes itself entirely to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ear, facial nerve and related structures (otology/neurotology and skull base surgery). The Ear Institute of Chicago is a practice of UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Medical Group and is actively engaged in resident teaching through an affiliation with the Northwestern University Department of Otolaryngology. This website is designed to educate and inform our patients, physicians and other health care professionals.
The patient resources section of our website is designed to help make your visit to our office a pleasurable experience. This section enhances the patient-physician-audiologist relationship by giving you 24-hour access to new patient forms, postoperative instructions, pre-procedures instructions, tinnitus visit forms and frequently asked questions.
If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to call our office (630-789-3110) during normal business hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Central Time.
Earlens Sound Processor (Left) and Lens (Right)
We are proud to be a provider of Earlens, the world’s first and only hearing solution to directly vibrate the eardrum without surgery. Earlens delivers more complete sound than any traditional, acoustic hearing aid. The more complete sound comes from the Earlens ability to pick up and transmit a broader range of sounds than an acoustic hearing aid. The broader range of sound is associated with a more natural sound quality and better hearing in noise.
In Earlens, a Processor worn behind the ear sends an audio signal through the Ear Tip to a custom Lens that rests directly on the eardrum. When the eardrum receives the signal, it gently vibrates the eardrum to activate the ear’s natural hearing system.
For more information regarding Earlens, click here.
TIME magazine listed the Earlens as one of the best inventions of 2020. See the listing by clicking here.
Forbes Health recently reviewed the Earlens hearing system. For the full report, click here.
(Photos courtesy of Earlens Co., Menlo Park, CA)
Professional Staff of the Ear Institute of Chicago
(L to R) K. Highouse, AuD / M. Tedness, AuD, R. Battista, MD / Brigid Townsend, AuD / J. Messina, AuD
Robert Battista, MD, gave the following presentations: