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.


Researchers who study hearing at Mayo Clinic focus on keeping and restoring hearing. Mayo Clinic researchers study a wide area of research. Areas of research focus include:

  • Improving hearing across the life span by finding hearing loss early and keeping track of it.
  • Newest treatments for hearing loss.
  • Cochlear implants, including new hardware and software and ways to do surgery.

Other areas of research include:

  • Otosclerosis and stapedectomy.
  • Skull base tumors and surgery.
  • Vestibular schwannoma, also known as 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, ENT, medical genetics, neurology, pediatrics, internal medicine, radiology and audiology work together to advance care for people.

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

Mayo publications

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