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 AMITA Health Medical Group (formerly Adventist Health Partners) and is actively engaged in research and teaching through its affiliation with the Northwestern University Medical School. 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: 8-4:30 p.m., CST.
(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
Our office is open during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the crisis, the Ear Institute of Chicago is offering a new convenient option for those who wish to receive great care without an in-office visit.
You can now schedule a virtual visit with your doctor or audiologist from the safety and comfort of your home using your computer, tablet or smartphone. These types of virtual visits are best for those with complaints of tinnitus and/or hearing loss and have a recent hearing evaluation. The hearing evaluation can be faxed or emailed to our office prior to the virtual visit (also known as Telehealth virtual visits).
Most insurers, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, are covering virtual care appointments at this time with no required co-pays.
To schedule, please call our office and ask if a virtual visit is an option for your situation.
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