Dr. Girard specializes in the diagnosis and management of hearing loss, tinnitus and balance disorders. She enjoys the challenge of helping people hear their best by empowering her patients through Sound Advice Classes or finding the right hearing device for each patient’s needs.
Dr. Girard received her professional doctorate in Audiology from Indiana University. Her education also includes certificates in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies and Clinical Competency in Audiology. She has served on the board of directors of the Illinois Academy of Audiology and is a member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Girard regularly shares her knowledge at national professional conferences and educational seminars.
An Illinois native, Dr. Girard resides in the northwest suburbs with her husband Joe and their son Colton.
Dr. Kneip received her professional Doctorate in Audiology from Ball State University with Outstanding Academic Achievement. Her professional interests include diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss, patient education and empowering patients to be advocates for themselves and others with hearing loss.
Dr. Kneip serves as a member in numerous professional organizations and regularly presents on a variety of topics including the importance of assistive devices and the link between hearing loss and dementia. Dr. Kneip is trained and certified in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, a specialized treatment for the management of tinnitus. She also teaches Beyond Hearing Aids: Sound Advice Class at Hearing Associates and leads the Waukegan Deaf and Hearing Loss Support Group.
Dr. Kneip resides in the northwest suburbs. She enjoys watching football and spending time with her family and friends.