Hearing Loss Surgery

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
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Why Yale Medicine?
  • Our Hearing & Balance Program offers a full range of medical, rehabilitative and surgical options for treating simple and complex hearing problems.
  • Our surgeons, neurologists, audiologists and speech therapists work together to provide care that’s not widely available.
  • We are internationally recognized for our expertise in eustachian tube surgery and are one of the few places in the world to offer it.

If you have hearing loss, you know that it can be about more than always missing the punchline. When you can't hear, you get irritable. You can feel isolated, and might even start to withdraw from the people around you. Your work may suffer.

“Hearing loss has been around forever, and we weren’t able to do much about it except hearing aids,” says Elias Michaelides, MD, director of the Yale Medicine Hearing & Balance Program, and associate professor of otolaryngology and pediatrics for Yale School of Medicine. Today Yale Medicine specialists offer  a full range of medical, rehabilitative and surgical options for treating simple and complex hearing problems.