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Otology and Neurotology


The Johns Hopkins Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery team is comprised of otolaryngologists who have specialized training to diagnose and treat disorders of the inner ear, auditory nerve and base of the skull. They help people who have conditions such as superior canal dehiscence, acoustic neuromas and tumors of the skull base. 

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Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Otology and Neurotology

Advanced Research

Johns Hopkins continues to develop advancements in technology to diagnose superior canal dehiscence, acoustic neuromas and other tumors of the skull base.

Multi-Specialty Team

Our team comprises specially trained head and neck surgeons working in multidisciplinary teams including skull base surgeons and neurologists.

Comprehensive Care

We offer each patient a thorough and comprehensive approach that encompasses medical, surgical and behavioral treatments to improve your quality of life. 


Conditions We Treat

The Johns Hopkins Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery team provides state-of-the-art care to patients with:

Tumors and Disorders of the Ear and Lateral Skull Base

Hearing Loss

  • Age-related hearing loss
  • Congenital hearing loss
  • Otosclerosis
  • Ossicular erosion
  • Sudden hearing loss
  • Autoimmune inner ear disease

Chronic Ear Conditions



Otology & Neurotology Video Library (Slideshow)


     Meet Our Specialists

    Get to know our multidisciplinary team of skull base surgeons, neurologists, nurses and other medical specialists.

    Nurse Practitioners

    • Barbara Gottschalk, MSN, CRNP

      Certifications: American Nurse Credentialing Center Adult Nurse Practitioner, American College of Nurse Midwives
      Clinical Interests: Otology and Cochlear implants
       Barbara Gottschalk, MSN, CRNP
    • Rachel Hisim, MSN, CRNP

      Rachel Hisim, MSN, CRNP
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