People with hearing, dizziness and balance problems can find expert help at the Mayo Clinic Division of Audiology. The clinic has one of the largest audiology practices in the world, with over 30 audiologists committed to providing individualized, comprehensive care at campuses in Arizona, Minnesota and Florida. In Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota, Mayo Clinic Health System locations bring Mayo Clinic audiology services to more than 60 communities.
Cochlear implant test
A patient tries a new cochlear implant.
Mayo Clinic's audiology specialists are experienced with almost every type of hearing and balance problem, and they work with you and your medical team to arrive at a diagnosis and develop solutions. They are trained and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), use best practices, and adhere to the ASHA code of ethics. Mayo Clinic audiologists are supported by hearing aid technicians who are highly skilled in the maintenance and repair of hearing aids. This ensures prompt service either in-house or with device manufacturers.
Mayo Clinic audiologists use sophisticated diagnostic tools and can offer solutions using the most current technology to meet a variety of needs. Each year, more than 21,000 people with various forms of hearing loss are treated at Mayo Clinic and undergo more than 52,000 audiology evaluations.
Research and innovation
Audiologists at Mayo Clinic are nationally recognized leaders in the field. They work with the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and various industries to develop new and better ways for people with hearing, dizziness or balance problems to function on a day-to-day basis.
Audiologists partner with ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists, as well as with doctors in family medicine, preventive medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, occupational medicine, pediatrics and other specialties, to offer evaluation and nonmedical management services tailored to each person's needs. They and allied health staff trained in caring for people with hearing loss and balance problems work together to provide exactly the care you need.
Mayo Clinic's collaborative, multidisciplinary team approach sets the clinic apart as a leader in audiology services.
An audiologist monitors a woman undergoing an assessment of her balance.
Audiology services fall under three general areas:
- Comprehensive hearing (audiological) evaluations for medical diagnosis, monitoring, hearing conservation and hearing loss management
- Comprehensive vestibular and balance assessments
- Comprehensive audiological rehabilitation services to facilitate the use of residual or restored hearing and the use of technology to augment interpersonal communication
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for ear, nose and throat by U.S. News & World Report.