Ear and Hearing Center at UPMC

Ear and hearing problems can be very serious conditions that you should not take lightly.

If you suffer from one or more of the following symptoms, contact the UPMC Ear and Hearing Center to schedule an exam with one of our physicians:

  • Ear pain
  • Deafness
  • Hearing loss
  • Sudden hearing loss
  • Dizziness
  • Facial weakness or paralysis
  • Ear drainage
  • Bleeding of the ear

Complete Care for Hearing Disorders and Ear Diseases

Our physicians at the Ear and Hearing Center, we work with the UPMC Center for Audiology and Hearing Aids and the Center for Balance Disorders to provide complete care for all types of hearing and ear problems.

We evaluate and manage routine and complex hearing, ear, facial nerve, and balance conditions such as:

  • Acute and chronic ear infections
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Sudden hearing loss
  • Tumors of the skull base
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Deafness

Our experts use the latest hearing rehabilitation treatments and surgical techniques, including:

  • Lasers
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Cochlear implants
  • Bone anchored hearing devices

Experience Your Exam on Screen

Certain patient services make the UPMC Ear and Hearing Center a top ranked program. Our minimally invasive exam process allows some patients to view their exams on a 17-inch screen.

This technology provides a more detailed image of your ears, allowing you to see your eardrums and helping increase your knowledge of your health problem.

We can also use this technology to record the exam and keep a visual record of your progress and treatments.

Research on Diseases That Affect the Ear

The Ear and Hearing Center is active in clinical and laboratory research focused on hearing and diseases that affect the ear and temporal bone.

Current studies include outcomes following stapes surgery and the control rate of acoustic neuroma growth following CyberKnife® radiosurgery.

Patients may be asked, but are not required, to take part in a research study.

Make an Appointment at the Ear and Hearing Center

To make an appointment with one of our doctors or learn more about us, call University Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists at the:


Contact Us

University Ear, Nose,
& Throat Specialists (Oakland)
Eye & Ear Institute
203 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-647-HEAR (4327)

University Ear, Nose,
& Throat Specialists
Shadyside Medical Building
5200 Centre Ave., Suit 102
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Phone: 412-621-0123

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