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.