Dr. David Powell – VP of Professional Services & Audiologist
David Powell, a native of Belvidere, is the Vice President of Professional Services and an Audiologist at the Center for Sight & Hearing. Prior to joining CSH in 2006, he practiced audiology for over 11 years throughout the Chicagoland area. Dr. Powell was awarded the Champion for Children award in 2009 by the Division of Specialized Care for Children and the Outstanding Audiologist Award from the Illinois Department of Human Services in 2011. He and CSH strive to make hearing healthcare accessible by reducing barriers, such as cost and availability for individuals and their families. In doing so, he helped CSH to become one of the first satellite offices in the country to provide cochlear implant mapping services. Dr. Powell is an active member of the Roscoe Lions Club.
Dr. Powell earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Psychology from the University of Iowa-Iowa City, a Master of Arts in Audiology Degree from Louisiana State University, and his Doctor of Audiology from Salus University.
Dr. Sarah Filer – Audiologist
Dr. Sarah Filer has been an audiologist at the Center for Sight & Hearing since 2011. She performs hearing exams, hearing aid evaluations and fittings for all ages, however, she has a special interest in pediatric audiology partially due to the wide range of diagnoses in hearing loss of children.
Dr. Filer earned her Doctorate of Audiology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her Bachelor of Science and Education at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, with a minor in music. She is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Illinois Academy of Audiology.
Dr. Steve Taddei – Audiologist
Dr. Steven Taddei is an audiologist and audio engineer, running a recording studio in the Chicagoland area. He applies his experience in acoustics, audio signal processing, and research to improve outcomes for hearing aid users. Since joining CSH in 2017, he focuses on increased hearing health awareness to minimize the risk of hearing damage from everyday activities.
Dr. Taddei’s research findings related to wireless technologies and hearing aids have been presented at national conferences. He obtained his Doctor of Audiology from Northern Illinois University and his Bachelor of Arts in Audio Arts and Acoustics from Columbia College Chicago.