Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Pediatric Hearing Center
Under the direction of Daniel J. Lee, MD, FACS, the Pediatric Ear, Hearing and Balance Center at Mass Eye and Ear cares for children with a wide variety of conditions, including complex disorders of the ears, mild to profound hearing loss and dizziness.Watch Baby Luna's first sounds
Preparing for Your Visit
Please bring all relevant records you already have, such as hearing tests or speech-language evaluations. For cochlear implant users, you can ask the clinic you’re coming from to email records from their clinic. Having this information will save time and help our team make a more informed diagnosis and provide better care.
Help your child prepare for their audiology appointment by viewing our Hearing Appointment Booklet. The information in our booklet will help your child know what to expect during their visit.
Resources for Patients and Families
COVID-19 Resources for Students with Hearing Loss and Teachers
Click here to find information and resources for students, parents and teachers, including techniques to minimize the impact of mask wearing, as well as how to create an online learning environment to best support student success.
Our pediatric specialists provide world-class medical and surgical care for infants and children with a variety of ear, hearing and balance disorders. Our team gives careful consideration to a range of interventions to ensure the most advanced and effective care plan for children.
We combine the expertise of a variety of specialists, including:
- Fellowship-trained pediatric otologists
- Neurologists specializing in addressing dizziness symptoms
- Pediatric anesthesiologists
- Pediatric audiologists with experience in ABR and behavioral diagnostic testing, and hearing aid and cochlear implant rehabilitation services
- Pediatric nurses and child life specialists
- Speech language pathologists who provide evaluations and therapy
- Educational consultants who ensure children get appropriate early intervention and school accommodations
Children with hearing loss benefit from specific supports so they can better access language and aim for succes. Our education and family support specialists deliver resources your child needs beyond the hospital setting.
Click here to access the full breadth of education and family support resources.
Organizations mostly for people (or families of people) with hearing loss
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
American Society for Deaf Children
Association of Late-Deafened Adults
Hearing Loss Association of America
Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation
Mass. Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
National Association for the Deaf
Organizations mostly for hearing loss research
Hearing Health Foundation
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Organizations mostly for hearing loss professionals
American Academy of Audiology
American Doctors of Audiology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Massachusetts Academy of Audiology
Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association
Organizations about noise protection
National Hearing Conservation Association
Local professional educational programs
Harvard-MIT Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology (SHBT)
Meet Our Team
From routine issues to the very complex, our team of specialists is uniquely qualified to meet the needs of children with ear and balance problems. Our physicians are all trained in ear, nose and throat disorders as well as pediatric care.
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Conditions We Treat
Did you know?
Mass Eye and Ear physicians consult with genetic specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital who provide expertise on determining any possible genetic causes of your patient’s hearing loss or complex ear condition.
When hearing is impaired, language is delayed. Our speech and hearing specialists work to develop appropriate receptive and expressive language for children.
We work to provide comprehensive early intervention, insuring that children receive important auditory information during the early, critical intervals of hearing development.