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Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery Conditions We Treat

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

  1. Tumors and disorders of the ear and lateral skull base, including:
    • Acoustic neuroma
    • Meningioma
    • Glomus tumors (glomus jugulare, glomus tympanicum)
    • Facial nerve schwannoma (in collaboration with the Facial Nerve Schwannoma Center)
    • Rare tumors (lipoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, chordoma, chondrosarcoma, inflammatory pseudotumor)
    • Cerebrospinal fluid leaks
    • Pulsatile tinnitus and vascular anomalies of the temporal bone
    • Tinnitus

    Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak — What You Need to Know

    Neuro-otologist and skull base surgeon Daniel Sun, M.D., discusses cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, a condition in which an opening develops between the brain and the ear or sinuses. Prompt diagnosis and treatment is recommended to prevent infection and serious problems. CSF leaks can also signal other health problems that require medical attention.

  2. Chronic ear conditions, including:
    • Chronic otitis media and mastoiditis
    • Tympanic membrane perforation
    • Cholesteatoma (skin cyst of the ear)
  3. Hearing loss, including:
    • Age-related hearing loss
    • Congenital hearing loss
    • Otosclerosis
    • Ossicular erosion
    • Sudden hearing loss
    • Autoimmune inner ear disease
    • Cochlear implants

    Age-Related Hearing Loss (Presbycusis)

    Nurse practitioner Rachel Hisim talks about presbycusis, which is age-related hearing loss that happens gradually in high pitches in both ears.

  4. Vertigo and imbalance, including:

    Vestibular Migraine Headaches

    Nurse practitioner Rachel Hisim discusses vestibular migraine headaches, which are categorized as atypical and marked by dizziness, ear pain, sinus pressure or ringing in the ear.