As many as one out of every 2,000 children born in the United States has a moderate or worse hearing loss, making congenital hearing loss one of the most common birth defects in the country.

The Ear and Hearing Center at Cincinnati Children’s features an interdisciplinary group of clinicians and researchers dedicated to diagnosing and treating children with hearing loss. The center is a unique collaboration between the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, the Division of Audiology and the Division of Human Genetics.

We use state-of-the-art molecular genetic testing, combined with clinically relevant result interpretation, when treating your child. Our mission is to:

  • Provide optimal and innovative medical and surgical management to improve the quality of life for children with hearing impairments.
  • Advance the understanding of the biological basis for normal hearing and deafness through cutting-edge molecular research