In many cases, adults with chronic ear infections or buildup of fluid behind the eardrum can be most effectively treated with ear tubes. In most cases, ear tubes can be placed in your doctor's office. Most people return to normal activities the same day, with only minor discomfort. The tiny tubes naturally fall out on their own within nine to 12 months, and most patients do not need replacement tubes.
Our specialists are highly skilled at surgical treatment of ear disorders or injuries that affect hearing, including perforated eardrum, cholesteatoma (benign skin growths), and otosclerosis (stiffening and changes in the hearing bones and their joints).
Bone Conduction Hearing Aids, Surgical and Nonsurgical
If you have hearing loss that is unilateral (in one side) or in both ears due to outer or middle ear problems, we offer bone conduction hearing devices. These collect sound and transfer it through bone vibrations directly to the cochlea (the hearing organ in your inner ear).
Cochlear Implant Surgery
If you have severe to profound hearing loss that cannot be treated with hearing aids, our specialists in cochlear implant surgery provide the most advanced cochlear implant care available. We performed some of the first cochlear implant surgeries in the U.S., and our research has contributed to major advances that have resulted in superior care and excellent outcomes.