Dr. Pessis is the owner and founder of North Shore Audio-Vestibular Lab. He has practiced audiology for more than 40 years, is active at both on the national and state levels, and is a past president of the American Academy of Audiology. Dr. Pessis is an Audiology representative to the American Medical Association (AMA) responsible for reviewing the valuation of clinical procedures. Nationwide, he is a well-known lecturer on topics relevant to the patients we treat. In addition, he is a requested mentor for doctoral students at programs throughout the country. On three occasions, he has been honored by the American Academy of Audiology with the Distinguished Presidential Award for his contributions to the profession of Audiology and for addressing the needs of patients with hearing and balance disorders. He received the Honors of the Association Award from the American Academy of Audiology, the most prestigious award granted by his colleagues. The award acknowledges Dr. Pessis as one of the foremost leaders in advancing the profession of Audiology.
At the state level, he has received the Honors of the Association and the Presidential Award by the Illinois Academy of Audiology (ILAA), which further acknowledges his dedication to the field of Audiology. Dr. Pessis was also selected, and is currently serving, as the sole audiology representative appointed to the Hearing Instrument Manufacturer’s Software Association (HIMSA) Board, an international board that is comprised of the 5 major/leading hearing aid companies in the world. His reputation with his peers, colleagues, and patients has afforded him the privilege of being elected or appointed to numerous professional and association boards.
Dr. Pessis enjoys the challenges of “everyday audiology” at North Shore Audio-Vestibular Lab (NSAVL). He and the staff of audiologists are committed to offering patients state-of-the-art care and technology. His relationship with hearing aid manufacturers throughout the world allows NSAVL to be “on the cutting edge,” and frequently results in being a beta site for technology not yet formally released to other audiology facilities. Patient loyalty is a testament to his long-standing dedication, skills, and unique ability to relate to the individual needs of his patients.