Audiologists

Natalie McKee, Au.D.

Owner of BNA
B.S. & M.A. from Northern Illinois Unversity
Au.D. from Salus University
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Arica Rock, Au.D.

B.S. from Eastern Illinois University
M.S. from Illinois State Unversity
Au.D. from A.T. Still University
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Stacy Chalmers, Au.D.

B.S. from Illinois State University
M.S. from Unversity of Arizona
Au.D. from Salus University
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Sara Hanley, Au.D.

B.S. from Illinois State University
Au.D. from Rush University
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Office Staff

Barbara McKee

Insurance Specialist
Bachelor's Degree from Strayer University
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Kelly Chesnut

Patient Care Coordinator
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Suzy Mahoney

Patient Care Coordinator
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David Cate

Director of Business Operations

Why an Audiologist?

An audiologist (Au.D.) specializes in evaluating & treating patients of all ages who have experienced changes in their hearing. Au.D.’s hold Masters or Doctoral degrees from accredited universities and are experts in the prevention, assessment, and non-surgical treatment of hearing difficulties. Due to their education, certifications, and licensure, Au.D.’s are the most qualified professionals to perform hearing checks, provide rehabilitation services, and refer patients for medical treatment.

At BNA, our audiologists are trained to check a number of important indicators and then analyze this data to generate your Personal Hearing Profile. This profile describes the current state of your hearing and, based on your results, recommends a personalized set of options in a wide range of technology levels.

Here’s a more detailed comparison:
why an audiologist

 

Why Make the Switch?

In 2020, we celebrated our 30th year in business as Central Illinois’ leading audiology practice. During that time, we’ve seen other hearing healthcare operations come and go. They’ll change their hours and providers, or sometimes even close their doors without warning, leaving you scrambling to figure out your next steps.

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At BNA, we’re here for you. So if you’ve recently had a poor experience or suffered an inconvenient setback with another provider and would consider transferring care to an established local audiologist like BNA, set up an appointment to meet with one of our doctors and ask all the questions you want at no charge.

As an independent practice, we’re not connected to one specific hearing device manufacturer. Chances are, whatever brand of device you use, we will be familiar with it, so don’t hesitate to call and ask us about specific brands if you have one in mind.

We accept insurances, and you won’t need a referral to transfer your care to BNA. Additionally, we’ll contact your previous provider on your behalf and handle the transfer of all records and paperwork. You won’t have to worry about a thing.

At BNA, we take a genuine, personal interest in each patient, and that includes making your switch to us free and easy so you can focus on simply continuing to hear your favorite sounds. If now feels like the time to transfer to BNA, please reach out and schedule an appointment. We’d be honored if you chose us, and we’re confident this will be the last hearing healthcare switch you’ll ever make.

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The Monkey Story

The idea is based on the ancient Japanese proverb of the three wise monkeys, which is often expressed: see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil. We saw a connection between that proverb and 3 common neck-up checkups.

You visit an optometrist to get your eyes checked (see no evil), you visit a dentist to get your teeth checked (speak no evil), and you visit an audiologist to get your hearing checked (hear no evil). All 3 are important, yet the ears are often the most over-looked of the bunch.

So the monkeys are a reminder to remember your ears. You get your eyes checked & you get your teeth checked. Come to BNA & get your hearing checked too.
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