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Department of Pediatrics

Audiology - Hearing and Balance

The Center for Hearing and Balance is a full service Audiology facility committed to serving central and downstate Illinois in the comprehensive care of hearing, tinnitus, and balance disorders. We are part of the Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery located at St. John's Pavilion.  
There are professionals specializing in infant and pediatric hearing evaluation, hearing handicap/communication assessment, evaluation and fitting of hearing aids, and rehabilitation, as well as, balance and dizziness evaluation and treatment. Our services are provided in conjunction with the otolaryngologists (Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctors) at SIU School of Medicine. Referrals are also accepted from other physicians and professionals. We are also associated with the St. John's Hospital Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program.

The Hearing and Balance Center proudly announces the addition of the Cochlear Implant Program to the services offered for the deaf and hard of hearing. Cochlear implants are indicated for use by adults and children over 1 year of age who have significant hearing loss that is not effectively treated with conventional hearing aids.


Faculty & Staff

  • Suzi Pokrzywinski, M.S.
  • Jennifer Edmonds, AuD
  • Kathleen Faloon, M.S, M.A.
  • Brittney Reidy, M.S. F/AAA, CCC-A
  • Cassandra Maillet, AuD
  • Valerie Ray, AuD


Contact Information

Phone: (217) 545-8000
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 4:30pm
Address: PO Box 19662
             Springfield, IL 62794

Physician Referrals

(217) 545-8000