The Ear Specialty Center at Summit Health offers comprehensive surgical and nonsurgical treatment of pediatric and adult diseases of the ear and facial nerve. These include specialists in audiology, the medicine of hearing, and otology, the treatment of diseases of the ear.
- Acoustic neuromas, glomus tumors, and other ear tumors
- Balance disorders (Meniere’s disease, benign positional vertigo, superior canal dehiscence)
- Cochlear implants
- Ear infections, chronic ear disease, and eustachian tube problems
- Facial nerve disorders
- Hearing loss and deafness (including state-of-the art implantable and external hearing aids)
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
Pioneers in leading-edge ear care, we are a premier practice for the care of people with hearing loss and other problems of the ear and related structures. Our specialist Jed A. Kwartler, MD delivers the highest standard of care, latest techniques, and state-of-the-art technologies to each patient.
Our Audiology Center offers testing to identify and manage hearing and balance disorders, including hearing assessment in infants, children, adolescents, and adults; hearing aid evaluation, selection, and fitting; and assessment for patients experiencing dizziness. We also teach patients with hearing loss about leading-edge hearing aid technology and communication strategies to deal with difficult listening situations.
Hearing loss (or hearing impairment) is defined as hearing problems in one or both ears. It includes the inability to hear the range of sounds that is normal for most people. People with hearing loss or hearing impairment might hear some sounds, but they also might hear no sounds.
If you think you might be experiencing hearing problems, take our Five-minute Hearing Test. The results will help you determine whether you should be evaluated and treated for hearing loss.
Our services also include pediatric audiology and otology, which involves ear treatment for infants and children.
Hearing loss is the most common developmental abnormality found at birth. Data show that 3 in every 1000 babies are born with hearing loss each year in the United States.1
Watch this video to find out how a cochlear implant has changed the life of a child: