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Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery


Dr. David Eisenman and Dr. Nicole Nguyen discuss cochlear implants.


Drs. Eisenman and Hertzano in the Division of Otology, Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery specialize in treatment of all diseases of the ear and lateral skull base, both simple and complex.

The division has close and collegial relationships with partners in the Department of Neurosurgery the Division of Interventional Neuroradiology and in the Maryland Hearing & Balance Center, led by Director Angela Lataille, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA.

These partnerships allows us to offer pediatric and adult patients all available treatment options for whatever their needs. We provide the complete range of hearing restoration options for our patients to serve all of their hearing and communication needs.

Conditions Treated

Conditions we treat include:

  • Chronic otitis media with and without cholesteatoma
  • Otosclerosis
  • Hearing loss
  • Vertigo
  • Acoustic neuroma and other skull base tumors
  • Pulsatile tinnitus due to all causes, including sigmoid sinus wall anomalies (diverticulum, dehiscence and ectasia).
  • Superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome
  • Meniere‚Äôs disease
  • Facial nerve paralysis due to trauma, tumors, infection, surgery and other causes.
  • Non-rhythmic tinnitus

Treatment Options

Amongst the treatment options we offer are:

  • Tympanoplasty surgery, with and without mastoidectomy
  • Ossicular chain reconstruction
  • Stapedectomy
  • Pediatric and Adult Cochlear Implantation
  • Bone-conduction hearing devices, surgical and non-surgical, including Baha, Ponto and SoundBite devices.
  • Intratympanic perfusions for hearing loss and vertigo
  • Hearing aids
  • Tinnitus habituation therapy
  • All lateral skull base approaches to acoustic neuromas, with and without hearing preservation
  • Sinus wall reconstruction for sigmoid sinus wall anomalies
  • Venous stents for dural sinus stenosis causing pulsatile tinnitus


Dr. David Eisenman
David J. Eisenman, MD
Professor and Director

Adam Kaufman
Adam Kaufman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor