We are a family-owned practice here for all of your hearing needs.
Active Ear: Our Story
Active Ear is a private, family-owned practice that is local to the Fox Valley Area. Our goal is to help as many people as possible hear better, by simply providing hearing aids we know people will be happy with at a price they can live with.
Our owner and hearing specialist, Jim Lippold, has been working in the field of audiology for over 10 years. Growing up, Jim was exposed to the world of hearing healthcare as his father is an audiologist. Training under his father for many years Jim learned a substantial amount about both the hearing system and hearing aids. Now, Jim runs his own practice and is grateful he is able to help the fine people of Fox Valley with their hearing.
If you are having trouble with your hearing, please call or schedule an appointment today. Our office is a no pressure environment. Our only goal is to help you get past the obstacles to better hearing. Don’t wait to hear better, call us today to make your appointment.
Meet Our Team
Jim Lippold, HIS
Jim is a second-generation, licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist, with over 10 years of experience helping people hear. He has been around hearing technology his entire life, and he trained and worked for many years with his father, who is a Doctor of Audiology. He trained and worked for many years with his father, who is a Doctor of Audiology. His family’s clinic has provided a combined 90 years of service to patients. More recently, Jim also worked for an ENT clinic. With his combined experience in both an audiology and ENT setting, Jim has seen a lot of changes over the years and is excited to help as many as people as possible hear better.
Sara Lippold, Patient Care Manager
Sara has been around the hearing industry for almost 20 years. Her background is in the food industry, from culinary arts administration to organizing special events and helping people eat healthier. She has worked as a receptionist at the family clinic and believes caring for patients is the number one priority. Sara is family-oriented and enjoys getting to know each of the patients who come to Active Ear. She enjoys helping patients feel comfortable with their hearing aids and welcomes all to give her a call to set up an appointment.