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Hearing loss is a common birth defect and it can often be the reason hearing problems emerge later on in childhood (as reported by the Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media). The foundation also states that 1 to 3 of every 1,000 babies born have some degree of hearing loss. Causes range from trauma, infection, exposure to a loud noise, reaction to certain childhood medications or family history.

At Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, your child will meet with audiology specialists who will customize the evaluation, treatment and services to match your child’s specific needs and unique situation. For appointment scheduling call (847) 535-8000.  Please specify whether you would like to be seen at our Lake Forest or Grayslake office. To speak to a member of our staff call (847) 535-6114.

Request an Audiology Appointment Online

Not sure if your child is hearing normally, or looking for someone to assess his or her balance? We offer online appointment requests for new and existing patients looking to see an audiologist for:

  • Balance Evaluation
  • Hearing Evaluation

Worried about your hearing?

One out of every 10 Americans, or 28 million people, has some degree of hearing loss that can affect work and relationships and be a barrier to social occasions. See if you need a hearing screening evaluation by taking our simple, five-minute hearing test >

We offer a variety of appointment times to best fit our patients' busy schedules. Please call to determine the best appointment time for you.


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