Center for Hearing and Balance
Think of your ear as having three parts: Your outer ear, the part that we see, collects sound; your middle ear transforms sound into energy; your inner ear receives the sound energy and transmits it to your nerve endings.
The sounds (energy carried in the vibration of air molecules) that come to your ear first strike your eardrum and cause it to vibrate. These vibrations are then carried along a chain of three small bones: malleus (or hammer), incus (or anvil), and stapes (or stirrup), for hearing. And if anything should go wrong with any of these areas, a range of hearing and balance problems could result, from acoustic neuromas to autoimmune inner ear disease.
Mount Sinai’s Center for Hearing and Balance in New York City treats the full spectrum of hearing and balance disorders, including:
- Acoustic neuromas
- Auto-immune inner ear disease
- Chronic ear disease
- Facial nerve disorders
Among the treatments we provide are bone-anchored hearing aids, cochlear implants, and skull-base surgery.
Treatments for Balance Problems
The treatment of balance disorders at Mount Sinai combines the experience and clinical skills of our ear, nose, and throat (otolaryngology) specialists and our neurologists. Common balance disorders we treat include:
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
- Labyrinthitis (vestibular neuritis)
- Meniere's disease
- Vestibular migraine
Mount Sinai's skull-base surgery program comprises a multidisciplinary team of specialists in neurotology, head and neck surgery, rhinologic skull-base surgery, neurosurgery, interventional radiology, and related specialties. Visit our Center for Skull Base Surgery for more information
We Can Help
Mount Sinai is highly experienced in diagnosing and treating hearing or balance disorders. If you are experiencing hearing loss, dizziness, or balance problems, please call us at 212-241-9410 to schedule an appointment.