Otology and Neurotology

Otologists at Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center diagnose and treat ear disorders related to balance, hearing loss and skull base tumors. Our specialists provide comprehensive care for all conditions, from the common to the most complex.

Conditions We Treat

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    Conductive hearing loss
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    Sensorineural hearing loss
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    Otosclerosis
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    Sudden hearing loss
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    Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
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    Chronic ear disease
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    Cholesteatoma

Meet Your Care Team

David S. Haynes
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4.7

David S. HaynesMD

    Acoustic Neuroma, Adult and Pediatric Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma, Cochlear Implant Evaluation and Therapy, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Hearing and Speech Sciences, Otolaryngology
Robert F. Labadie
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4.8

Robert F. LabadieBS, MD, PhD, FACS, MMHC

    ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Hearing Loss, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery, Pediatric Otolaryngology
Marc L. Bennett
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4.8

Marc L. BennettMD, FACS

    Acoustic Neuroma, Cholesteatoma, Cochlear Implant Evaluation and Therapy, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Hearing Loss, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Otolaryngology
Kenneth E. Watford
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4.9

Kenneth E. WatfordMSN, DNP

    Adult and Pediatric Ear Disorders, Balance Disorders, Dizziness, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Hearing Loss, Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology
Matthew R. O'Malley
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4.8

Matthew R. O'MalleyMD

    Cochlear Implant Evaluation and Therapy, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Hearing Loss, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery, Pediatric Hearing Loss
Kareem Tawfik

Kareem TawfikMD

    Acoustic Neuroma, Atresia, Cholesteatoma, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Hearing Loss, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery

Why Choose Otology and Neurotology at Vanderbilt

  • Knowledge and experience

    Research shows that centers that perform the most surgeries typically have better outcomes. We have done more than 25,000 ear surgeries, including more than 4,000 acoustic neuroma and other skull base tumor surgeries. Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center has been a leading hearing implant center for more than 30 years.

  • Personalized care

    We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. We help you navigate your treatment options to ensure that you receive the best possible care.

  • Innovation

    Our specialists are world leaders in otology and neurotology research. Our team pioneers many of the latest innovations. These include image-guided cochlear implant programming, development of endoscopic ear procedures, and new approaches to treat acoustic neuromas, other skull base tumors and spinal fluid leaks. Our research is featured in the top medical journals (and even led one of our physicians to found a journal, Otology and Neurotology). Our dedication to research gives you access to the latest, proven treatment options and technologies available.

  • Clinical trials

    As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial

  • Outcomes

    Our programs in cochlear implants and ear surgeries, including endoscopic ear surgery, are among the busiest in the country. We also have one of the world’s largest databases. This lets us study and improve our outcomes. We publish our experience to inform others in the field and train future generations of otologists.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

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    Hearing tests (audiogram)
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    Hearing aid evaluations
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    Assistive listening devices
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    Cochlear implant evaluations
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    Cochlear implant
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    Stapedectomy
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    Repair of superior semicircular canal dehiscence
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    Surgery for cholesteatoma

Location

1215 21st Ave. S., Floors 6-10
Nashville, TN 37232