We are a compassionate team creating a higher standard of hearing care.
Thirty Years of Putting Hearing Patients First
Chicago Hearing Services was established in 1990 to enhance the lives of the patients we serve in Chicagoland. The entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care to make you or your family member’s visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
Chicago Hearing Services is built upon high standards, training and expertise, patient education, and most of all, a positive patient experience.
Decades of Experience
Customized hearing wellness plans
Expertise & Standard of Excellence
Emergency Care & Flexible Hours
Meet Our Team
Played Piano & Flute Growing Up
Grew up in Wyoming
Has 110 first cousins!
Marie Vetter-Toalson, Au.D.
Owner & Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Marie Vetter-Toalson is the owner of Chicago Hearing Services and a Doctor of Audiology. She earned her A.S. in Biology from Eastern Wyoming College, her B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of North Dakota, her Doctorate in Audiology at The Ohio State University. She completed her clinical fellowship at Sensaphonics Hearing Conservation and Chicago Hearing Services.
Prior to owning Chicago Hearing Services she was employed at Chicago Hearing Services for six years. She also worked at the University of Chicago Hospital for three years. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the Illinois Academy of Audiology (ILAA).
She has a passion for being active in state and national audiology organizations, particularly concerning advocacy, patients’ rights issues, and teaching student leadership. She empathizes with patients when discussing hearing loss and is dedicated to creating a positive and integrative hearing healthcare experience so her patients leave informed and confident. Dr. Vetter-Toalson has served as the past Vice-President of Governmental Affairs as well as the Vice-President of Public Relations for the Illinois Academy of Audiology. Outside of audiology, she is active with Big Shoulders Fund Chairman’s Advisory Council, and a member of the Gladstone Park and Portage Park Chambers of Commerce. She enjoys spending time with her family, her husband, and her friends.
Dr. Vetter-Toalson has a strong interest in hearing wellness, amplification, aural rehabilitation and counseling, and musician hearing loss prevention.
Emily Dudley, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
Dr. Emily Dudley grew up in Bend, Oregon and spent the last year working at a non-profit hearing and speech center in Portland, Maine. Dr. Dudley earned her undergraduate degree from Portland State University in Speech and Hearing sciences, and is a graduate of Pacific University’s accelerated Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program. Dr. Dudley is passionate about personalized, patient centered hearing health care. Dr. Dudley also loves working with the treatment of childhood hearing loss and American Sign Language. Dr. Dudley is a member of the Illinois Academy of Audiology.
Grew up in Bend, Oregon.
Played Oboe in High School and was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall!
Got into audiology after working with a child who experienced language deprivation after her cochlear implant failed.