Department of Otolaryngology

Treatments at the Ear and Hearing Center

Treatment may consist of one or several of the following:

  • Surgery
  • Medicine through intratympanic therapies
  • Hearing aids
  • Implants

Surgical Options for Hearing Disorders and Ear Diseases

The following are just some of the surgical treatments we perform at the UPMC Ear and Hearing Center:

  • Acoustic neuroma surgery
  • Cochlear implant surgery
  • Congenital atresia repair
  • CyberKnife® radiosurgery
  • Labyrinthectomy
  • Myringotomy and ventilation tubes​
  • Otologic laser procedures
  • Osseointegrated bone conduction hearing system (Baha)
  • Particle repositioning maneuver
  • Stapedectomy/stapedotomy​
  • Tympanoplasty

Learn more about our surgical treatment options.

Medicine (Intratympanic Therapies)

This treatment involves medication being injected through the tympanic membrane (eardrum) into the middle ear to treat certain conditions of hearing loss or dizziness. You may need just a single injection or a series of injections.

Gentamicin injections

Intratympanic injections of gentamicin is a vestibulotoxic medication that chemically reduces function of the inner ear. This is used for treatment of inner ear disorders causing frequent vertigo.

Steroid injections

Intratympanic injections of steroids is used for people with sudden hearing loss when they are seen near the time of onset.