Meet The Staff Of Chicago Hearing Care
Dr. Alejandra Ullauri, Director
Dr. Ullauri is an audiologist with extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders in the pediatric and adult population. She holds a Doctorate degree in audiology from University of Florida, a Master’s degree in audiology from Flinders University of South Australia, and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Universidad San Francisco de Quito. She is certified by the American Board of Audiology in Cochlear Implants.
Dr. Ullauri has held audiology positions in England, Ecuador, and the United States. Prior to opening Chicago Hearing Care in 2016, Dr. Ullauri was the Manager of Audiology at the University of Chicago Medicine. Currently, she serves as a Subject Matter Expert at the National Center for Health, Behavioral Health and Safety where she conducts trainings in hearing screening methods. Dr. Ullauri is also the Vice-president of the Board of Directors of Child’s Voice, a school for children with hearing loss in Chicago.
Dr. Ullauri is bilingual (English/Spanish). She is the author of Audiology Services in Diverse Communities, a book for English speaking clinicians providing hearing services to Spanish speaking patients and families. Dr. Ullauri is deeply committed to helping reduce the health disparity gap in the Latino community.
It is truly an honor for me to lead a Hearing Center that envisions providing premium hearing health services to its patients. I understand that if you are viewing our website and planning to visit our center, you know someone who is experiencing the limitations of not being able to communicate properly at work, social or family events. When hearing quality is reduced, one’s daily life is harder and more complex than it needs to be. I’m glad you have decided to act. Untreated hearing loss has been linked to changes in the brain tissue, depression, isolation, and in recent studies, to dementia.
On the other hand, good hearing keeps you involved in life and able to participate in social and work activities. To hear better again you need professional expertise and the latest technology. I hope that if you already tried hearing aids and were not satisfied you will give hearing technology a second chance. Remember that technology on its own does not work; you need professional expertise to fit you properly and follow up with you on your hearing health. If properly selected and fitted, hearing aids do make a difference. They make life a lot easier!