About Us

Meet Our Staff
Patients First

Developing a Long-Term Partnership

Choosing a hearing professional is one of the most important decisions you will ever make and the personal relationships you will develop with our staff will continue long after your initial appointment. We believe that ongoing counseling, periodic adjustments, and regular hearing aid cleanings are vital to your continued satisfaction with your investment in better hearing. We are committed to being here to support your every need. 

Meet Us

Our Audiologists

Sarah E. Borer, Au.D.

Dr. Sarah Borer was born and raised in Tiffin, Ohio. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences at Ohio University. She received her Doctorate in Audiology at Central Michigan University. She completed her externship at Dayton Ohio VA Medical Center. Dr. Borer is a strong advocate of continuing education in her profession in order to stay current on available technologies and therapies that will benefit her patients. She has interest in several areas of research. Some of her work has been published in the journal of Noise and Health. Dr. Borer joined the staff at Ear, Nose and Throat Center in 2007 and has expertise in adult diagnostics, amplification, bone-anchored implants (BAI) and hearing protection. Her broad clinical background allows her to provide a wide range of solutions for her patients. She is an active member of the American Academy of Audiology. 

Melanie S. Ludolph, Au.D., FAAA, CCC-A

Dr. Melanie Ludolph was raised in Morton Grove, Illinois. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and Master of Science in Audiology at Western Illinois University. Dr. Ludolph earned her Doctorate in Audiology from Pennsylvania College of Optometry School of Audiology. Dr. Ludolph joined the Ear, Nose, and Throat Center in 2001. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Her areas of expertise include diagnostics, adult amplification and hearing protection. She strives to provide the best care and solutions for her patients hearing needs. Dr. Ludolph also enjoys providing clinical supervision for audiology doctoral candidates. 

Melanie Croke, Au.D.

Dr. Melanie Croke was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Marquette University with a minor in Interdisciplinary Family Studies and her Doctorate in Audiology at Northwestern University. She completed her clinical externship at Houston ENT & Allergy in Texas.

She joined our practice in 2023 and her areas of expertise include adult audiologic assessment and hearing aid fitting with follow up services. Dr. Croke is passionate about helping her patients with hearing loss advocate for their unique communication needs. Outside of work, she is a loving cat mom to her two orange tabbies, Dunkin’ and Curtis.

A Word

Why Choose Sound Hearing Solutions?

We are in the business of helping you hear better. Our process starts with a thorough diagnostic hearing evaluation to assess your medical needs. Through comprehensive counseling, we guide you in understanding how these results could be impacting your daily life. From there, we support you in choosing a customized plan of care that best meets your personal hearing health goals. We work with you throughout your hearing health journey by providing ongoing services and care beyond the initial selection and fitting. 

Our commitment to you is that we will keep your hearing devices optimized to your hearing health needs throughout the life of the technology. As dedicated audiology professionals, we are motived by seeing the positive benefit hearing health makes in peoples’ lives. And we love watching our patients thrive with better hearing!

In addition, Sound Hearing Solutions is affiliated with The Ear, Nose and Throat Center which allows us to consult with onsite physicians. 


Park Ridge

1875 Dempster St.
Suite 301
Park Ridge IL 60068

Telephone: 847-685-1000

Buffalo Grove

1450 Busch Parkway
Suite 140
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Telephone: 847-685-1000


Office Hours

Park Ridge

Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm

Buffalo Grove

Mon - Fri 7:30am -3:00pm

Hearing Aid Walk-In Clinic

Park Ridge

Mon - Fri 10:00am - 11:00am

Buffalo Grove

Times Vary, Please Call For Details

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