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Ochsner Otologists/Neurotologists offer specialty care for patients presenting with diseases of the ear, including trauma (injury), cancer and nerve pathway disorders, which may affect both hearing and balance. The department is additionally staffed by five full-time audiologists who provide state-of-the-art audiologic and vestibular assessments and rehabilitative clinical services for hearing loss and balance disorders in patients of all ages.

The physician and audiologist healthcare team within the department provides services in evaluating patients in the areas listed below.

Conditions Treated

  • Hearing Loss
  • Dizziness
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Otosclerosis
  • Ear and Temporal Bone Tumors (Acoustic Neuroma)
  • Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)
  • Conventional Hearing Aid Fittings
  • Implantable Hearing Devices (BAHA and Cochlear Implants)
  • Facial Nerve Disorders

Surgical Treatments

  • Tympanostomy Tube Placement
  • Tympanoplasty ( Ear Drum Repair)
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Chronic Ear Infection
  • Surgery for Cholesteatoma
  • Stapedectomy
  • Surgery for Hearing loss
  • Ear bone reconstruction
  • Cochlear implantation:  Children and Adults
  • BAHA surgery
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Skull Base Tumors
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Semicircular Canal Fistula
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Congenital Atresia of the Ear Canal
  • Cancer of the Ear, Temporal Bone and Skull Base
  • CSF leak to the Ear/ Encephalocele