Ear and Hearing Center

Programs and Services


Comprehensive, specialized care for children with severe degrees of hearing loss, and help them achieve the best possible communication outcomes.

The Microtia and Atresia Program provides care for children with deformities of the inner and outer ear with best-in-class repair and reconstruction services.


Surgeries most frequently performed by the Ear & Hearing Center surgeons include:

  • Procedures to treat chronic ear disease
  • Procedures to restore conductive hearing loss
  • Cochlear implantation
  • Tumors of the cranial base

Conditions treated:

  • Congenital aural atresia
  • Ear canal exostoses or stenosis
  • Tympanic membrane perforation
  • Cholesteatoma and chronic otitis media
  • Ossicular discontinuity
  • Conductive hearing loss not secondary to middle ear effusion
  • Complications of otitis media (coalescent mastoiditis, intracranial abscess, temporal lobe encephalocele, etc.)
  • Sensorineural hearing loss (mild, moderate, severe or profound)
  • Skull base tumors (paraganglioma, chordoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, endolymphatic sac tumors, etc.)
  • Acoustic neuroma, including patients with neurofibromatosis
  • Temporal bone trauma
  • Facial nerve palsy

After treatment, Ear & Hearing Center specialists continue to work closely with a child's family, teachers, school nurse and speech therapist to monitor progress.