Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Hearing Center

The Hearing Center, a collaboration of Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, and Houston Methodist, is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of hearing impaired adult and pediatric patients. The Hearing Center uses a comprehensive system of clinical, research and educational programs to provide optimal patient care. Offering medical, surgical and education support and therapies, The Hearing Center team specializes in evaluating and treating sensorineural hearing loss and performs cochlear implantation. Patients with sensorineural hearing loss undergo a comprehensive medical evaluation in order to determine the cause of the hearing loss and to identify coexistent conditions in other organ systems.

Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment

The center offers evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for the entire spectrum of conditions related to hearing, including:

  • Minimal to profound hearing loss
  • Chronic ear disease
  • Congenital ear malformations
  • Malformations and tumors of the ear and temporal bone

Our Team of Experts

Services at the Hearing Center are provided by a team of specialists with expertise in a wide range of auditory, diagnostic and therapeutic areas. Those involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients may include surgeons, audiologists and psychologists as well as speech, language and learning specialists.

Treatments and Procedures

Surgeries most frequently performed by Hearing Center surgeons include: 

  • Procedures to treat chronic ear disease
  • Procedures to restore conductive hearing loss
  • Cochlear implantation
  • Tumors of the cranial base

Diseases and Conditions

Hearing loss

  • Conductive hearing loss not secondary to middle ear effusion
  • Sensorineural hearing loss (mild, moderate, severe or profound)

Disorder or injury