Maryland Hearing & Balance Center
The University of Maryland Hearing and Balance Center's vision is to provide superior quality and personal and compassionate care for patients of all ages, in order to improve their hearing, balance and quality of life. Our audiologists are dedicated to the science of hearing and balance and the advancement of state-of-the-art technology.
- 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 Retraining Therapy (TRT): This specialized treatment is designed to reduce the intrusiveness of tinnitus and sound sensitivity on daily life activities.
- 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.
- Baha Implants: This surgically implanted device is indicated for patients who cannot use traditional hearing aids, e.g. people with chronic ear infections, congenital external auditory canal attresia and single-sided deafness.
To schedule an appointment or talk to an audiologist, please contact the Hearing and Balance Center at (410) 328-5947. Physicians may call our referral line at 1-800-373-4111.