610 S. Park Crest Drive, Freeport, IL 61032

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About Us

A Reputable Hearing Healthcare Practice

Awender Audiology is a locally owned audiology practice in Northwest IL that offers state-of-the-art hearing aid devices and professional hearing evaluations in the comfort of your own home. When it comes to improving the quality of your hearing, we are confident that we are the right choice for you. 

About Dr. Carolyn Awender

Carolyn Awender, AuD.

Carolyn Awender, AuD.
Audiologist

Dr. Carolyn Awender, our professional audiologist, was born in Rockford and raised in Freeport. She obtained her master’s degree in Audiology from Northern Illinois University, and earned her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Florida.

Dr. Awender has been practicing audiology for more than 23 years in various settings, and she is excited to bring this much-needed service to the area. Evaluating patients in the comfort of their own homes allows her to deliver hearing solutions in the most convenient setting.

The hearing aid industry is continually evolving, and Dr. Awender is dedicated to staying current in the field. This allows her to provide her patients with the most advanced technology available.

Dr. Awender’s husband, Erich, is an emergency physician at FHN Memorial Hospital. They have 4 children.

Dr. Lydia Sitter

Dr. Lydia Sitter
Audiologist

Dr. Lydia Sitter is a professional Audiologist that comes to us from Dixon, IL. She has been practicing audiology for over 10 years. She obtained her doctorate from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She is board certified with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She enjoys helping patients with hearing loss discover what it is like to hear with the most up to date hearing aid technology and connectivity available.

Amy Field

Amy Field
Hearing Instrument Dispenser and Insurance Coordinator

Amy Field is our licensed Hearing Instrument Dispenser and Insurance Coordinator. She’s lived and worked in Freeport, IL for almost 20 years and has been with Awender Audiology for quite some time. She’s versed in insurance, customer service, and testing, fitting, and troubleshooting issues with hearing aids. She enjoys helping people treat their hearing loss and take advantage of all their insurance benefits.

Our Clients

Most of our clients are 50 years of age or older. Many of them have worked with heavy machinery or are frequently exposed to loud environments, such as construction workers, farmers, and military personnel.

Often, it is a family member who first notices that a person has hearing loss. If you think that a loved one is having problems with their hearing, let them know about it and recommend that they see a specialist.

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