Research and Education in Otology

The World’s Largest Auditory Research Facility

Mass. Eye and Ear is internationally recognized for leading-edge scientific otology research – a proven resource of innovation and clinical advances. The physicians and other experts working here are advancing knowledge and moving the entire field forward, in areas including:

  • Mandatory newborn hearing testing
  • Computer-based hearing testing
  • Balance testing
  • Hearing reconstruction
  • Cochlear implants
  • Brainstem implants
  • Investigating genetic causes of hearing loss

It is a massive initiative of new discovery – the world’s largest auditory science research center. The doctors and other experts providing your treatment and diagnosis are also the scientists driving the research, serving as either investigators or key participants.

Ongoing initiatives include investigation related to:

  • Hearing reconstruction and acoustical impact
  • Cochlear implants
  • Brainstem implants
  • Genetic causes and progression of otosclerosis
  • Sudden deafness and autoimmune inner ear disease

Otology Medical Education

The Otology Service provides training for Harvard Medical School students and students visiting from other institutions. A five-year otology residency program is offered as well as a two-year neurotology fellowship. Mass. Eye and Ear is also working developing a new vestibular/otoneurology fellowship program.

Learn more about Education in Otolaryngology at Mass. Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School.

Learn More – Links of Interest

Dr. Rauch's Online Otology Clinic
Cranial Base Service
Facial Nerve Disorders