As we approach fall and winter, we wish to update you on your ear nose and throat health. We recommend that you have your humidifiers inspected and cleaned. If you don't have one, this may be a good time to purchase. When heaters go on, so should humidifiers. In addition, nasal saline sprays and netty pots often times aid in healthy noses and throats. It is becoming increasingly well known how important good nasal breathing is for our overall health. I am sending a link to a recent story aired on CBS News, featuring James Nestor, author of the recent book, "Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art". It is very insightful and I hope you enjoy it.

We continue to take very strict COVID precautions. We have had no cases as a result anyone coming to our office or having surgery with us at Northwestern Hospital.
Flu season is rapidly approaching and strongly encourage the flu vaccine.
We are very pleased with our results of the Inspire(inspiresleep.com)procedure for sleep apnea. This has proven to be an excellent outpatient procedure for those who are not getting good results with CPAP.
As always, we offer a full range of services for your hearing health. We provide the most current technology for testing your hearing and providing the most appropriate hearing aids for each individual.
Please feel free to call the office(312-988-7777) for further information on all of the above or to set up an appointment. You may also send individual emails through our patient portal.

Wishing you all good health and safety,

Gordon J. Siegel, M.D.,FACS
Assistant Clinical Professor
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery             
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

FAQs About Hearing Aids

Dealing with hearing loss is different for each individual and it’s important that you understand what your options are when it comes to hearing aids. You might have many questions about what hearing aids do and how they can help improve your hearing while wearing them. There are many different types of hearing aids that you can choose from that will best fit your lifestyle. When you’re looking into hearing aids, it’s important that you have as much information as possible before you make your decision.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hearing Aids

Q: How do I know if I need hearing aids?

A: Hearing loss typically happens slowly and you may not even realize it’s happening to you right away. You might find that you’re struggling to hear the television or that you’re constantly asking friends and family to repeat themselves. If this is the case, you’ll need to talk to your ENT doctor about hearing aids and if they might be able to benefit your life.

Q: Does a hearing aid restore hearing?

A: The simple answer is no. Hearing aids are used to amplify sounds around you. When you aren’t wearing your hearing aid, you will still deal with hearing loss. Hearing aids are a tool that you can use to help understand speech and other sounds around you.

Q: What kind of hearing aids are available?

A: Hearing aids can come in all different styles and forms. Your ENT doctor can help you choose the style that works best for your specific degree of hearing loss and that will fit best to the shape of your ear. The common styles are behind the ear, receiver in canal, completely in the canal, or invisible in the canal.

Contact Your ENT Doctor Today

Help amplify your hearing! Contact your ENT doctor to find out if hearing aids are the right option for you.

Our Location

3 East Huron Chicago, IL, 60660, US

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm




8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-11:30 am