Departments and specialties

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Departments that treat this condition

Areas that research this condition


Researchers who investigate hearing in Mayo Clinic's Department of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery focus on hearing preservation, restoration and rehabilitation.

Mayo Clinic researchers pursue a wide variety of investigations.

Particular areas of research focus include:

  • Cochlear implantation, including new hardware and software technology, as well as surgical technique
  • Vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma) tumors
  • Mobile tablet-based hearing screening system

Other areas of research include:

  • Otosclerosis and stapedectomy
  • Skull base tumors and surgery
  • Cholesteatoma management

Advances in basic science research and clinical studies have led to new and improved treatments as well. Researchers in neurophysiology, neurological disorders of the ear (neurotology), ENT, medical genetics, neurology, internal medicine, radiology and audiology work together to advance care for people.

To learn about some current research related to hearing loss, see:


Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery


See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic doctors on hearing loss on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

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Hearing loss care at Mayo Clinic

May 10, 2019