Otology-Neurotology

Otology-Neurotology

LabThe Otology-Neurotology Division offers the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the temporal bone, related structures and the auditory system.

Services include:

  • A full range of otologic procedures, from placement of ventilation tubes in children's ears to removal of complex skull-based tumors.
  • articles_cochlear.gifA hearing restoration program featuring our nationally known cochlear implant program, which has been in operation since 1984, and our inter-nationally recognized expertise in congenital aural atresia for pediatric and adult patients.
  • The Vestibular and Balance Center with a full range of diagnostic equipment and rehabilitative services. Other centers include Hearing Aid and Tinnitus/Hyperacusis.
  • Associated basic science and applied science laboratories, which focus on hair cell regeneration (restoration of hearing), implantable devices, and meningitis-sensorineural hearing loss.
  • A nine-station Temporal Bone Laboratory, with twice-yearly bone dissection courses supported by the Lions of Virginia Hearing Foundation.
  • An outreach program in the Dominican Republic. Physicians, fellows, residents, and nurses typically go twice a year, performing 20 – 25 surgeries on far-advanced chronic ear disease.

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