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Audiology and Hearing

At the leading edge of research, technique and technology, the specialists of Mass. Eye and Ear’s Department of Audiology are uncompromising in their commitment to success. The daily priority is a combination of precision testing, informed interpretation, and thoughtful strategy development toward workable hearing loss solutions with aural rehabilitation and assistive, devices including hearing aids and cochlear implants.

The bar is set high with one goal: improving hearing and communication for people of all ages.

The depth and breadth of expertise is unequaled, with some of the world’s foremost authorities on hearing loss – scientists and clinical practitioners at the leading edge of research and innovation. This combination of world-class audiologists with groundbreaking technologies result in care that is supported by current research findings and custom-tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

Teaching and clinical training are provided through affiliations with:

Research activities span basic science to translational to clinical, all with improved understanding and management of hearing loss as the goal. As in other areas of Mass. Eye and Ear, there is a direct relationship between our research and innovations that improve patient care. The experts who treat hearing loss are often the same scientists doing cutting-edge research, improving today’s techniques and discovering tomorrow’s.


The audiologist is a licensed professional with doctoral or master's level training who can perform the tests required to fully and accurately assess hearing loss and determine the best course of action for treatment and management.

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