As of March 21, 2020, at 5:00 pm, the State of Illinois declared a “Stay at Home Order.” As a result, all Center for Sight & Hearing exams, vision rehabilitation services, and support group activities have been cancelled through April 7, 2020.

If you have an appointment in this time period, our office will be calling to reschedule your appointment for a later date. We continue to analyze the situation and hope to be fully operational as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (815) 332-6800 and we can provide further information.


Please continue to visit the Center for Sight & Hearing website ( for the most current information on the status of our programs and services. Stay well. We look forward to seeing and hearing you at the Center soon.

Dining in the Dark Rescheduled! Following a statement from the Winnebago County Health Dept. with regards to COVID-19, the Center for Sight & Hearing has rescheduled Dining in the Dark. Instead of being held this week, this unforgettable blindfolded journey through a delicious four-course meal has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5:30 pm at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. Thank you for your understanding!

Center of excellence in vision and hearing care

We enhance the quality of life for our patients and clients through comprehensive clinical, therapeutic, and support programs and services. Our experienced and dedicated staff provide personalized solutions to people with any level of vision or hearing loss at our state-of-the-art facility. CARF accredited since 2000, we service northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.


We offer comprehensive vision care and personalized solutions for patients with vision needs.

We’ve added new low vision services! Learn more about Vision Rehabilitation Therapy and Orientation and Mobility (white cane) Training. 


We provide hearing evaluations, programs, & resources for patients with any level of hearing loss.

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Center for Sight & Hearing Testimonials

“Before, when I got up in the morning, I was in no hurry in putting in my old hearing aids. Now with the new aids, it’s the first thing I do when  I get out of bed. They have made a large difference in my quality of life.”

-Carl C.

“The Eye doctor accurately diagnosed my 5-year-old daughter after calling and going to other places who kept saying she needed a specialist. She is now able to see more out of her really weak eye. He is great with children and also checked my two-year-old because what my older daughter has is genetic. 

– Bree D.

“The Center has been a sight-saver. I was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration less than 2 years ago, and am at the point of not being able to work or drive. How lucky am I that I was put in contact with these special people? I don’t know where this journey will take me, but now I know I have help along the way!”

– Dawn W.

“The Center is a remarkable place that showed me that just because I have a disability doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road for me…”

– Yolanda N.

“The Center has been instrumental in the development of many life skills, and encouraging my self-confidence.”

– Dr. Joel L.

“CSH is so wonderful! Thank you for helping us get a phone with more volume and larger numbers. The receptionist was so kind.”

– Ruth and Albert T.

“Thank you so much for helping me. You listened to me and got me the help that I needed. I am hearing things now that I haven’t heard in a long time.”  

-Jared K.

“Very friendly and helpful got my first hearing aid very pleased with it they helped me every step of the way”

-Kathy A

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The Center for Sight & Hearing is a center of excellence in hearing and vision care. We rely on your philanthropy to enhance our patients’ quality of life and positively impact the people we serve. For every dollar that you donate, 82 cents goes directly into programming and services.