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 at Mayo Clinic focus on hearing preservation, restoration and rehabilitation.

Mayo Clinic researchers pursue a wide variety of investigations. Particular areas of research focus include:

  • Improving hearing across the life span through early detection and monitoring of hearing loss
  • Emerging therapies and treatments for hearing loss
  • Cochlear implantation, including new hardware and software technology and surgical technique

Other areas of research include:

  • Otosclerosis and stapedectomy
  • Skull base tumors and surgery
  • Vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma) tumors
  • 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, pediatrics, 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 about hearing loss by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.