Maryland Hearing & Balance Center
The University of Maryland Hearing and Balance Center’s vision is to provide superior comprehensive and personalized care to our patients. Our audiologists work with patients of all ages with hearing and balance disorders to improve their quality of life. Individuals experiencing communicative difficulties, dizziness or imbalance, or who have concerns for their child’s speech or language development can find their answers in our Center. The audiologists are dedicated to the science of hearing and balance and provide innovative solutions in diagnosis and treatment of their patients.
- Audiological Evaluations (hearing tests): This evaluation determines whether hearing loss exists. Based on the test results, recommendations are made for further evaluation and/or management of the hearing loss.
- Auditory Brainstem Response & Otoacoustic Emissions: These advanced diagnostic tests provide additional information about the function of the auditory structures. They are also used to assist in the evaluation of hearing in infants and toddlers.
Balance Evaluations: We use a variety of tests to evaluate people with complaints of dizziness, vertigo and imbalance, including videonystagmography (VNG), Rotary chair (RC), Posturography (CDP) and Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP)
- Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Program: Treatment of intrusive tinnitus and sound sensitivity that effects daily life. Found out more >>
- Hearing Aids: The Hearing and Balance Center offers a wide variety of hearing aid styles and technology from several manufacturers. Find Out More
- Cochlear Implants: A cochlear implant is an electronic device designed to help people with severe to profound hearing loss who do not benefit from hearing aids. It converts everyday sounds into an electrical signal that stimulates the hearing nerve and is interpreted by the brain as sound.
- Bone Conduction Implants: Surgically implanted devices indicated for patients who cannot use traditional hearing aids (e.g. people with chronic ear infections, congenital external auditory canal atresia, and single-sided deafness).
In addition to clinical practice, our team members are instrumental in the education and training of audiology doctoral externs and in furthering clinical research. While their dedication to helping adults and children with hearing and balance disorders is apparent through the compassionate and patient-centered care they provide, their contributions to research and education help advance the science of hearing and balance so that adults and children everywhere can lead better lives.