Otology and Neurotology Program

INSTITUTE
University Hospitals Ear, Nose & Throat Institute

DIRECTOR
Maroun Semaan, MD

KEY CONTACTS
Cliff Megerian, MD
Sarah Mowry, MD
Lindsay Means, CNP

APPOINTMENT LINE
For appointments with Drs. Semaan, Mowry or Means, please call Program Coordinator Tiana Murphy at 216-844-8013.
For appointments with Dr. Megerian, please call Program Coordinator Sonya Price at 216-844-5500.
For hospital transfers, please call 216-844-1111.

Conditions Treated
Hearing loss (acquired and congenital)
Chronic otitis media
Cholesteatoma
Otosclerosis
Lateral skull base neoplasms
Posterior fossa neoplasms
Peripheral vestibular disorders (Meniere’s, BPPV, superior semicircular canal dehiscence)
Otogenic cerebrospinal fluid leak
Facial paralysis (idiopathic, post-traumatic, inflammatory)

Therapies
Adult and pediatric cochlear implantation
Adult and pediatric auditory brainstem implantation
Osseointegrated hearing implants
Tympanoplasty and mastoidectomy surgery, primary and revision
Surgical restoration of conductive hearing loss: stapedectomy (primary and revision) and ossiculoplasty
Lateral skull base approaches to posterior fossa and jugular foramen tumors
Hearing preservation approaches for acoustic neuroma resection
Radiotherapy (Gamma Knife®)
Aural atresia surgery
Transmastoid and subtemporal approaches to CSF leak repair
Transmastoid and subtemporal resurfacing and plugging of superior semicircular canal
Endolymphatic sac decompression/shunt, labyrinthectomy and vestibular nerve section
Intratympanic therapy (steroid and gentamycin)

Distinguishing Features
Multidisciplinary approach to surgical hearing restoration and integrated services, including audiologist, speech therapist, psychologist and behavioral pediatrician
Multidisciplinary approach to treatment of lateral skull base and posterior fossa benign and malignant neoplasms
High-volume cochlear implant center offering all FDA-approved brands, including low-profile or hybrid electrodes
High-volume lateral and posterior skull base surgical center
Multidisciplinary treatment of facial paralysis (reinnervation and reanimation)