Sheri Gostomelsky, AuD - Doctor of Audiology in Deerfield

Sheri Gostomelsky, AuD

Doctor of Audiology in Deerfield

Doctor of Audiology - Arizona School of Health Sciences
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American Board of Audiology Certified American Academy of Audiology Academy of Doctors of Audiology Illinois Academy of Audiology

About Sheri

I was born and raised in Chicago by two wonderful parents who insisted that my sister and I attend college. I am extremely lucky to have an established and wonderful career where I change people's lives every day. Our practice is small and we take great pride in the care we provide our patients. We know our patients, their families and they know our families as well. Personalized service and attention is always at the forefront. I am happily married with two beautiful daughters and recently added to our family one son!


Expert Answers


Are LiNX2 ITE hearing aids more susceptible to moisture than Phonak Virto hearing aids?

In the ear products are not rated for moisture resistance. All of the big manufacturers have well made products. Because you are putting an electronic device in a dark and... Read more


Which in-the-ear hearing aids are best for moderate-to-profound hearing loss? I'm a 45 year-old l...

All of the big manufacturers have custom products powerful enough to accommodate your hearing needs, however, it is more important that you find a provider who will care for... Read more


What's the difference between an audiologist and a hearing instrument specialist?

A hearing health provider's title is distinguished by level of education which determines the type of service and care allowed. A dispensing license can be obtained with the... Read more


What is sensorineural hearing loss?

Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of hearing loss in adults. It is a result of damage to the hearing nerve and is irreversible. Treatment for most... Read more


Are the new Oticon Opn hearing aids really that much better in background noise? I am considering...

We have only fit a handful of patients so far. But, so far the feedback (no pun intended) has been great for hearing in noise! We all have different abilities to hear in... Read more


What iPhone apps are good for people with hearing loss? What are you recommending to your patients?

In my opinion. It is not which app is best, but which hearing solution/app meets your specific needs. The solution should be customized for you according to your specific... Read more


Why doesn't the hearing aid push button change the sound when I press it?

The button needs to be "adjusted or programmed" by your provider in order for it to function. Or maybe the button is broken. I'd make an appointment to see your hearing... Read more


Is Phonak Audeo V a significant upgrade to Audeo Q ?

Yes the sound quality is much cleaner and clearer as the new technology works harder and smarter. You won't be disappointed!


Is it true that some hearing aids are locked? I am considering purchasing hearing aids at Costco,...

The answer to your question is yes. But consider this as well as I play the devil's advocate. There are 6 major hearing aid manufacturers in the market place and if you move... Read more


Does Oticon Opn allow me to stream calls directly from an iPhone like the Linx or Halo aid?

Yes, the new Oticon product is iPhone compatible and will stream through both ears as the Resound and Starkey products do. An iPhone 5 or greater is needed to accomplish this.


I have the StreamLine TV, Pure 13 BT Primax, and a Samsung Android phone. Which apps do I use to ...

An app that will stream live TV through your devices is called Tunity.  It will be of help when you are not at home. 


Are there any TV hearing devices that can help amplify the sound from my television?

The previous answer offered some good solutions but there are also wireless headsets that can solve your dilemma.  These come at all costs. Some headsets fit over the head... Read more


Is the Phonak Audeo B Direct Made For iPhone?

Short answer: The Audeo B connects to most any Bluetooth enabled phone and will stream your phone call to one ear.  It will not stream media.


I have a severe to profound loss in both ears. I've always worn the full shell ITE aids. I like...

With most manufacturers you will get more power with a behind the ear product as the first reply explains, however, Starkey Hearing Technologies is one manufacturer that always... Read more


I have sloping hearing loss that is moderate to severe at high frequencies. I am 47, male. My low...

Your success with what you describe is based upon your ear anatomy and the artistry of the manufacturer.  If the device can be made deep enough to touch the bony portion of the... Read more


Does the Phonak Vitro B Titanium go far enough into the canal to prevent the echo sound and heari...

The answer lies in how deep the device can be built to fit in your ear.  Most of the ear canal has cartilage under the skin, however the last third of the ear canal is bone. ... Read more


What hearing aids have special features for tinnitus?

All of the major manufacturers have a solution for tinnitus built into their products at a variety of technology levels.  In many instances, the hearing aid alone can be an... Read more


Is it worth spending the money to buy higher technology hearing aids from the big brands?

Yes, the latest technology has features to make you successful.   Technology has never been better.  Not everyone needs the highest level of technology. What is most... Read more


What is the average cost of a premium hearing aid? Should I purchase from Costco or an independe...

The average cost of a premium hearing aid will vary in each market.  Hearing aids can range from hundreds of dollars to $4000 per device. When you purchase hearing aids, the... Read more


I live in a Senior Home. Noise in dining room makes hearing impossible. I have tried Oticon Alta ...

It sounds like you need to find a provider who understands your specific listening needs, evaluates your ability to hear in noise and will recommend the right solutions. ... Read more


What is the best hearing aid for a reverse slope cookie bite loss?

It is my humble opinion that there really is no "best" hearing aid; however the best device is one which is properly programmed to fit your needs.   All of the major hearing... Read more


Is it legal for an audiologist to force me to pay to access a copy of my audiogram and other reco...


How do I find an audiologist who is good at programming hearing aids for reverse slope hearing lo...

Fitting hearing aids is an art.  My advice to you is to research providers in your area and interview the top 2 or 3.  Make sure that real ear measurements and or speech... Read more


Are there any hearing aids that are safe to use while surfing?

The Esteem Hearing Implant is a hearing aid specifically made with water sports in mind.  There is a long list of indications and contraindications.  Esteem requires the skill... Read more


I read that MDHearingAid has the best hearing aids. Is that true?

The best hearing aid is the one that meets your lifestyle and needs and is fit using evidence based practices.  With any device, a qualified provider should have equipment to... Read more


Are TruHearing Flyte hearing aids as good as normal hearing aids? Do I lose anything by going wit...

Flyte hearing aids are normal hearing aids.  They are made for TruHearing.  If the device meets your needs, is fit appropriately (using real ear and or speech mapping), and... Read more


Are some telecoils better than others? The telecoil mode on my new Starkey Muse hearing aids isn'...

The good news is that  on your device, all of your telecoil programs are adjustable! This is not true for all products.  Return to your provider to have this resolved.   


Is it possible to have my AGX hearing aids unlocked? We are moving overseas, and I'm not sure wha...

Yes you can have the devices unlocked.  However, unfortunately, even if they are unlocked, the devices may not be able to be programmed in another country.  Let your... Read more


Are hearing aids waterproof?

Currently there are no waterproof devices available in the latest technology.  All of the big 6 manufacturers have highly rated water resistant products which includes OPN . ... Read more


What hearing aids are best for sensorineural hearing loss?

There is no best solution for a sensorineural hearing loss.  What is important is that your specific listening needs are addressed and that the solution fits your prescriptive... Read more


Does healthcare insurance ever cover the cost of hearing aid accessories like TV streamers, etc?

If you have hearing benefits written into your policy,  accessories may be covered.    Check your benefits if you have private health insurance.  Medicare will not pay for... Read more


My audiologist recommended AGX hearing aids, but when I look at all the information on the intern...

Yes AGX is a private label which uses 5 of the 6 major manufacturers.   I've said this before; the product is only a part of the solution.  The relationship you have with your... Read more


Is Costco a good place to buy hearing aids?

It is important to understand that a hearing aid is only part of the solution in treating a hearing loss.  Most studies show that the care you receive has a significant impact... Read more


What are real ear measurements? Is it worth spending an extra $1000 for?

In our practice we never let a hearing device walk out the door without performing real ear measurements.  Think of the ear canal as a tube.  If you roll up a piece of... Read more


My Eustachian tubes close frequently and I open them with the usual jaw movements. How does this ...

When the eustacian tube opens and closes, it can have an impact on the percieved volume of sound.  When the eustacian tube is closed, speech may sound softer or muffled.  When... Read more


Are Starkey any hearing aids any good, and are they considered on the cutting edge? I notice they...

All of the major manufacturers have cutting edge technology.  Halo is the original name for Starkey's made for iPhone product.  There have since been updated versions of Halo... Read more


Which cell phone platform - iPhone or Android - offers the best benefits when used with the Otico...

Both Android devices and Apple products work equally with the OPN platform.  The iPhone connects directly to the phone while Android products require the use of an accessory... Read more


Are there any surgeries that can fix my hearing loss? The doctor says it's 'age related' ...

What you describe is most common.  As we age the hearimg nerve ages too!  That being said, surgery is not a solution for damage to the auditory nerve.  It is fortunate that... Read more


Is there any reason to buy ReSound over Beltone?

Both brands are under the same umbrella and owned by the same company. Technology wise, you will have a good product.  Yes, Resound branded devices can be programmed by any... Read more


How do I know if rechargeable hearing aids are right for me? Which patients do you recommend rech...

Rechargeable batteries are a personal preference and are always given consideration for receiver in the ear (behind the ear) devices.  Discussions always center on convenience... Read more


Which hearing aids provide truly hands-free calling with an iPhone? With or without additional ac...

All of the big six manufacturers can connect directly to an iPhone.  Starkey, Phonak, Oticon, Resound, Widex and Siemens.


How do I get rid of the constant whistling sound from my hearing aids?

There are many causes of whistling or feedback. Commonly wax build up in your ears, or improperly fit or programmed devices can be the culprit.  A broken tube on a traditional... Read more


My first set of hearing aids were Resound. When I lost one, I was told I needed two brand new Res...

New devices, as a pair, work together to give you optimal hearing. However, it is possible  to replace a single device and have mismatched technology.  Yes, some ears prefer... Read more


How do I choose the best cochlear implant company?

Start with the surgeon.  Ask why he or she prefers implanting particular manufacturers. Your ear anatomy also plays a role in the selection. The audiologist can then guide you... Read more


Why don't audiologists give me a speech test in the soundroom to compare how I do with and withou...

This is a question that many patients ask.  Speech testing in a soundproof room does not give enough information as to how we hear.  If the audiologist uses best practices,... Read more


I have a high tone in my right ear. Do I need to see an audiologist or can I see any hearing prof...

One sided symptoms always require attention.  You should make an appointment to see an audiologist.  The audiologist will take a thorough case history, examine your ears,... Read more


Are there any truly invisible hearing aids?

To answer your question, here's a short blog that I published in August.


My hearing aids are apparently "obsolete". Are there any aftermarket hearing aid repair shops?

Yes, most older devices can be repaired even if the manufacturer who designed them can not.  The only word of caution is that with an older device, you may be opening up... Read more


When will direct audio streaming from Android be available for the LiNX Quattro hearing aids?

Without having a crystal ball, there is no way to calculate a release date for "direct to Android" connectivity to the Quattro.  Trust me, we all keep asking!   We do know that... Read more


How do I get water out of my ear safely after swimming?

Believe it or not, there's also an  Ear  Dryer made by Macks!  The product is great for those of us  who always get water trapped in our ears.  It's gentle and safe to use.


What are the best ear plugs for comfort and noise protection?

The best protection is any plug, custom or non custom that fits correctly and is inserted properly.  An audiologist can guide you through choices for fit and comfort and they... Read more


When I buy premium-priced hearing aids, am I getting better hardware or is it only the software f...

It is my understanding that if you compare technology levels within the same product line for a single manufacturer, it is the software.  If you compare products between... Read more


What is the best BiCros hearing aid?

Four out of the six major hearing aid manufacturers Starkey, Widex, Signia and Phonak make BiCros solutions.  Each of these products are great if fit properly .  Most patients... Read more


Is it possible to recommend the right hearing aid based on the hearing test (audiogram) alone?

Yes it is possible to choose a hearing aid based on a hearing test.  Fitting hearing aids on the basis of a hearing test alone is done routinely on mission trips when we see... Read more


Why doesn't medicare cover hearing aids?

Medicare provides so little in the way of dental, vision and hearing care.  Unfortunately, this is the way Medicare was set up and offering hearing aids as a benefit would make... Read more


Which works best for iPhone users, Phonak Marvel or Made For iPhone hearing aids like Oticon Opn?

Both devices you describe work perfectly with Apple products.  The big difference is that Oticon's system requires the phone to be in close proximity when you are having a... Read more


Are online hearing tests accurate? I am thinking about buying online and not sure whether I can t...

Do not trust an online test.  If you are going to invest in hearing aids, invest in yourself by having your hearing evaluated by an Audiologist.  You cannot check for wax with... Read more


Where can I find affordable hearing aids? I am on a budget of only $1500 for 2, and would like to...

If you have difficulty locating a professional in your area, check with the American Academy of Audiology ( or the Academy of Doctor's of Audiology... Read more


What's the difference between Oticon Opn and Oticon Opn S?

There are three new advantages.  The newest technology works faster than the original version.  The speed at which the hearing aid processes allows for easier listening,... Read more

Find Sheri

Audiology Associates of Deerfield, PC
400 Lake Cook Road
Suite 101
Lake County
Deerfield , Illinois 60015
United States of America

Services Provided

Adult Hearing Evaluations

Pediatric Hearing Evaluations

Veterans Hearing Evaluations

Adult Hearing Aid Fittings

Earwax Removal

Otoacoustic Emission Evaluations

Tinnitus Assessments

Tinnitus Counseling

Musician's Earplugs

Musician's In-Ear-Monitors

Free Hearing Screenings

Cochlear Implant Adjustments

Home-Based Care

Nursing Home Care

Hearing Loop Demos

Hearing Aid Repairs

Hearing Assistance Technology

Tympanometry Evaluations

In-Home Wireless Device Setup

Real Ear Measurements

Noise Protection Earplugs

Video Otoscopy

Virtual Noise Verification

Sound Tolerance Treatment

Cochlear Implant Evaluations