Ear and Hearing | Treatment and Services

Pediatric Hearing and Deafness Services

The Ear and Hearing Center at Cincinnati Children’s provides a wide range of hearing-related services. Our different services work to meet your child’s unique hearing needs:

  • Clinical otology
  • Clinical audiology 
  • Cochlear implants  
  • Aural rehabilitation therapy
  • Evaluation and management of central auditory processing disorders
  • Coordination of clinical and educational services
  • Dispensing of hearing aids and assistive listening devices

Inpatient and Outpatient Audiology

The Division of Audiology at Cincinnati Children’s offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. These include:

  • Auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing
  • Newborn ABR screening
  • Diagnostic hearing evaluations
  • Hearing aid sales and service
  • Hearing aid evaluation and fitting
  • Central auditory procession evaluation
  • Electroneurography (ENoG)
  • Aural (Re)habilitation therapy and consultation
  • Cochlear implant evaluation of potential candidates

Along with these services, we coordinate with physicians, other health professionals, school personnel and those involved in hearing aid fittings to ensure that we manage the total hearing healthcare needs of your child and family. Make outpatient appointments by calling 513-636-3351.

We inform referring physicians and professionals of audiologic evaluation results and recommendations and coordinate professional services required by hearing-impaired children through the Audiology Clinic, 513-636-4236.

Cochlear Implant Program

The Cochlear Implant Program at Cincinnati Children’s consists of a diverse team of specialists dedicated to evaluating whether cochlear implants are a viable option for your child. Our team includes specialists in:

We also involve other professionals, such as psychologists and educators from your child’s school, when appropriate. We offer a choice of implants from the three main cochlear implant manufacturers: Advanced Bionics, Cochlear Americas and MED-EL.

Otology Services

The Ear and Hearing Center at Cincinnati Children’s provides comprehensive otologic care for children with hearing loss and balance disorders.

Our services include:

  • Initial diagnostic evaluations
  • Interdisciplinary hearing-impaired clinic
  • Consultations for complex disorders

We also offer a range of surgical treatments for balance and hearing disorders:

  • Cholesteatoma and chronic ear infections
  • Hearing reconstruction with prosthetic ossicles
  • Reconstruction of microtia and aural atresia
  • Cochlear implantation
  • Bone anchored hearing aids
  • Brain stem implantation
  • Access to cutting-edge research in:
  • Unilateral hearing loss 
  • Functional MRI imaging
  • Auditory processing
  • Genetic hearing loss

ENT / Head and Neck Surgery Division

Learn about the internationally recognized Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, including our related programs and services. Read more