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Hearing and Balance Center

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The Hearing and Balance Center at The University of Kansas Hospital provides specialty care for patients with disorders of the ears, facial nerves and skull base.

We provide our patients with high quality, compassionate care to improve hearing, balance and quality of life.

The area's leading physicians

Our physicians also are teachers, training residents and medical students in the most advanced surgical techniques and the fundamentals of quality patient care.

What is an otologist/neurotologist?

An otologist/neurotologist is a board-certified otolaryngologist with specialty training in the medical and surgical care of children and adults with conditions affecting the:

  • Balance system
  • Ears
  • Skull base
  • Temporal bone
  • Related structures of the head and neck

Otology/neurotology: Diseases and conditions

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Cholesteatoma (a skin growth in the middle ear behind the eardrum, usually caused by repeated infections)
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Congenital ear malformations
  • Dizziness and balance problems
  • Facial nerve disorders
  • Hearing loss
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Otosclerosis (overgrowth of bone in the space behind the eardrum)
  • Tinnitis (ringing in the ears) and other head noise
  • Tumors of the ear
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Schwannoma

Hearing Resources

We offer a variety of appointment types. Learn more or call 913-588-1227 to schedule now.