About Us

The Sound Center helps you enhance your voice because you have a lot to say. When you align your communication sound and style with who you are, you speak better, you communicate authentically, and your confidence increases.

“There is nothing about your communication sound or style that is too big or too small for us to address. Whether you lack the confidence to share your ideas, you have trouble being understood, or you often lose your voice, we can help.”
Michelle Eppley – President

About Michelle Eppley:

Since 1997, Michelle has helped people achieve effective and intelligible communication capabilities. Clientele include executives, broadcasters, engineers, ministers, entrepreneurs, and teachers; corporate clients from industries such as construction, packaging, supply chain, manufacturing, and healthcare. Michelle has experience on-site at corporations, hospitals, a clinics, and schools. She served as an instructor in the DePaul University English Language Academy, teaching an intensive accent modification course and as an adjunct professor teaching Voice Disorders at Governors State University.

Michelle earned a Bachelor of Music at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, studying under a performance scholarship in voice, and a Master of Arts in speech pathology from the University of Iowa. She is nationally certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed by the State of Illinois.

About Ann Kolker Rychel

Ann offers therapy for voice, speech, Parkinson’s Disease (including SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd®), swallowing, language, and cognition.

During her career as a speech-language pathologist, Ann has worked with adults in outpatient, sub-acute, inpatient, and inpatient rehabilitation settings. A curious and compassionate approach to therapy coupled with experience treating various speech, voice, and swallowing disorders allow her to guide and assist clients in meeting their goals. As an experienced classically trained singer, she brings unique perspectives and experience to speech and voice therapy. Ann earned a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Saint Xavier University. Ann is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as licensed in the state of Illinois.

About our facility:

The Sound Center, Inc.
2021 Midwest Road, Suite 200
Oak Brook, IL 60523

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The Sound Center is headquartered at the heart of major East-West and North-South expressways, I-88, I-290, I-294. We are minutes away from O’Hare Airport and the Loop. We can accommodate groups or individuals, making use of executive board room space with teleconference, internet, and video recording capabilities in order to create a realistic setting for training of business communication.

If you can’t come to us, we can come to you.  Our equipment is mobile, so that you receive the same high level of service whether you come to one of our offices or we come to you.  We also provide video conference and telephone sessions.  We are committed to finding the best solution for your training needs.