Our Team

Program Director

Dr. Silva was recruited in 2017 from the University of Florida to direct the Ear and Hearing Center, which includes the multidisciplinary programs for Cochlear Implantation and care of children with Microtia and Aural Atresia. His main focus is the medical and surgical care of ear diseases in…
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land) | 281-661-4858 (THI)

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Cochlear Implant Surgeons

Dr. Silva was recruited in 2017 from the University of Florida to direct the Ear and Hearing Center, which includes the multidisciplinary programs for Cochlear Implantation and care of children with Microtia and Aural Atresia. His main focus is the medical and surgical care of ear diseases in…
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land) | 281-661-4858 (THI)

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Alex D. Sweeney, M.D. is double board certified in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and Neurotology. He has particular interests in hearing loss, cochlear implantation and skull base tumors. He earned his medical degree and completed residency at the Baylor College of Medicine. Following…
Phone: 832-822-3250 (Main) | 713-798-6336 (Jamail)

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After completing his residency, Dr. Traboulsi trained in both Pediatric Otolaryngology and Otology. His main interests include pediatric airway disease, pediatric otology (chronic ear disease, cholesteatoma), and cochlear implantation. Dr. Traboulsi also specializes in pediatric imbalance and…
Phone: 936-267-7400 (Woodlands) | 281-666-5006 (Eagle Springs)

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Dr. Vilela came to us following completion of his pediatric otolaryngology training at The Children's Hospitals of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Prior to fellowship training, Dr. Vilela graduated from medical school at the University of Texas-Houston and completed his…

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Audiologists

Dr. Emery strives to achieve and maintain the highest level of professional competence and performance for her patient’s management and wellbeing.  Clinical Interests: Cochlear Implants, amplification and diagnostic evaluations.
Phone: 832-822-1030

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Clinical Interests: Cochlear implants, newborn hearing screening and evaluation, pediatric amplification, and diagnostic hearing evaluation
Phone: 936-267-7350

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Dr. Haring is passionate about supporting children who are d/Deaf or Hard of Hearing through early intervention and comprehensive audiologic management. Clinical Interests: Traditional Hearing Aids, Bone Anchored Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants, Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Audiometry
Phone: 832-822-3249

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Clinical Interests: Cochlear implants, auditory evoked potentials, and pediatric amplification
Phone: 936-267-7350

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My philosophy is to provide best evidence-based care.  My clinical interest is optimizing our implant program for our diverse population.
Phone: 832-822-3249

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Speech and Language Pathologists

Striving to increase access to quality care for a variety of families, I have participated in extensive hands on training and continuing education courses and achieved specialized skills for working with children who have hearing loss, performing videofluoroscopic evaluations of swallowing,…
Phone: 832-227-1891

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Allison firmly believes children with hearing loss have the right to grow up to be anything they want to be and do not have to be limited by the presence of a hearing loss. Working with children with hearing loss and their families is truly an honor. This has been Allison’s area of focus as a…
Phone: 936-267-7311

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I am committed to helping children become as functional and independent as possible. I firmly believe that creating an environment full of respect, compassion and trust, establishes a foundation for families to work alongside a team of professionals to reach a common goal.  I am fluent in American…
Phone: 832-227-1800

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Olivia's approach to treatment focuses on maximizing the potential of children with hearing loss so that they may learn to listen, speak, and achieve at levels that are on par with their typically hearing peers. Olivia is passionate about educating families and empowering them to choose the best…
Phone: 832-828-1800

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Cochlear Implant Clinical Nurse Coordinator