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Penn otology and neurotology physicians have extensive experience in surgical and medical management of conditions that affect the ear and skull base.

Penn otology and neurotology physicians treat patients with:

  • Abnormal growths in the ear (cholesteatomas and otosclerosis)
  • Balance disorders
  • Benign tumors of the ear such as acoustic neuromas and glomus tumors
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Dizziness
  • Hearing loss
  • Facial nerve disorders
  • Malignant tumors within the ear or skull base

Penn's nationally recognized team of physicians and audiologists is the most experienced in the Philadelphia region.

Otology and neurotology physicians also collaborate with Penn Neurosurgery and the Penn Brain Tumor Center for management of tumors and lesions along the skull base including acoustic neuromas, glomus tumors, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, encephaloceles and cancers along the ear and skull base.

Penn otology and neurotology also works closely with radiation oncologists for radiosurgery treatment of acoustic neuromas, glomus tumors and other types of ear tumors.

In This Section

Conditions and Symptoms

View a list of conditions and symptoms treated by the Otology and Neurotology program.

Causes of Neurotologic Conditions

The causes of neurotologic conditions can vary from patient to patient depending upon the disease and symptoms they experience.

Neurotology Diagnosis

Penn Neurotology offers the most advanced techniques and procedures to diagnose hearing loss and impairment, dizziness and/or balance disorders and skull base tumors that affect the ear and surrounding structures.

Treatments and Procedures

Penn Neurotology is leading the way for the treatment of hearing loss, tinnitus, chronic ear infections, balance and dizziness disorders, and skull base tumors that affect the ear and surrounding areas.

Treatment Team

Penn Otology and Neurotology physicians provide expert evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for the full spectrum of conditions that affect the ear and skull base.

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