At Penn Medicine ENT, we offer patients the most advanced developments in hearing technology. Our multidisciplinary approach to medicine ensures that each patient path is tailored to the patient’s specific needs.
When they come to our center, patients typically begin by having a diagnostic assessment.
Often, those patients are also seeing an ear, nose and throat physician after they have their hearing evaluation.
Together, the team can then make the appropriate recommendation of what should come next.
In terms of hearing devices, we offer access to almost every hearing aid manufacturer available, as well as advanced implantable technology. This includes the auditory brain stem implant, which Penn Medicine is the first in the region to offer.
Hearing is currently the only sense that we can completely restore. We’re proud to be able to offer our patients everything available to help restore their communication with family and friends.
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