Philadelphia Otology and Neurotology Center

Our Otology and Neurotology Center offers comprehensive care of all ear, balance, facial nerve, and skull base disorders.  Much of the knowledge regarding occupational hearing loss was discovered in our office by Dr. Joseph Sataloff, whose first book on this subject was published in 1957.  We have continued this tradition of excellence in care of hearing and balance disorders.  We offer state-of-the-art diagnostic evaluations, and treatment of all disorders of hearing, balance, tinnitus (ear noises), and skull base tumors.

All of our physicians are experienced ear surgeons.  The medical director, Dr. Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, is fellowship trained in otology,  neurotology, and skull base surgery, and is particularly interested in acoustic neuromas, traditionally unresectable skull base tumors, profound deafness (cochlear implants), birth defects, otosclerosis, and complicated chronic ear disease.  He has been performing and inventing surgery for these conditions for more than a quarter of a century. To make an appointment to be seen by our physicians, call 215-545-3322 or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Who should be seen at the Otology and Neurotology Center?

Adults and children experiencing:
Hearing Loss   Imbalance
Ear infections   Bell's Palsy
Fullness in the ears   Facial drooping
Ear popping   Facial paralysis
Ear drainage   Vertigo
Dizziness   Ear tumors
Ringing in the ears   Congenital ear abnormalities
Ear noises   Facial Spasm

What types of problems are treated at the Otology and Neurotology Center?

Otitis media   Eustachian tube dysfunction
Mastoiditis   Otitis externa
Cholesteatoma   Profound deafness 
Otosclerosis   Conductive hearing loss 
Ossicular discontinuity   Sensorineural hearing loss
Ossicular malformation   Autoimmune hearing loss
Oval window fistula   Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
Tympanic membrane perforation   Meniere's Syndrome
Labyrinthitis   Congenital hearing loss
Jugular vein abnormailities   Congenital ear malformations 
Acoustic Neuroma  (vestibular schwannoma)   Ear canal stenosis 
Meningioma   Facial nerve paralysis
Facial Neuroma   Temporal bone cancers
Glomus tumors   Skull base tumors
Chordoma   Cholesterol granuloma
Petrous apex masses   Round window fistula

and other related conditions



What services are offered at the Otology and Neurotology Center?

Audiometric testing (hearing testing)   Pressure equalization (PE) tubes
Tympanometry   Tympanoplasty (eardrum repair)
Newborn hearing screening   Stapedectomy
Hearing aid evaluation   Ossicular reconstruction
Hearing aid fitting   Middle ear surgery
Auditory brainstem evoked response (ABR or BERA)   Labyrinthectomy
Electronystagmography (ENG)   Vestibular nerve section
Electroneuronography (ENoG)   Acoustic neuroma resection
Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP)   Middle fossa surgery
Otoacoustic emissions testing   Posterior fossa surgery
Cochlear implantation   Otoplasty (congenital malformation repair)
Osseointegrated implants (Bone Anchor Hearing Systems)   Mastoid reconstruction  (elimination of old cavity)
Facial electromyography (EMG)   Mastoidectomy
Ear canal reconstruction (canalplasty)    
and other related services