Hearing Disorders and Deafness

Hearing loss is being partly or totally unable to hear sound in one or both ears. Hearing disorders make it hard, but not impossible, to hear. They can often be helped. Deafness can keep you from hearing sound at all.

Programs + Services


Cochlear Implant Center

Tufts Medical Center’s Cochlear Implant Center in downtown Boston offers a growing array of options for patients with severe hearing loss.
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Hearing Loss + Amplification Program

Whether you’re just beginning to notice the effects or you’ve been living with hearing loss for many years, the Hearing Loss and Amplification Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston is here to provide the evaluation and care that you need.
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Doctors + Care Team

Alison Schlothauer, AuD, CCC-A

Alison Schlothauer, AuD, CCC-A

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Audiologist; Adult Amplification Program Director
Department(s): Ear Nose and Throat ENT Otolaryngology, Audiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5300
Fax #: 617-636-0583

Pediatrics, implantable devices, diagnostics, electrophysiology, and hearing aids

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Carrie Lichtenstein, AuD, CCC-A

Carrie Lichtenstein, AuD, CCC-A

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Audiologist
Department(s): Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5300
Fax #: 617-636-0583

Diagnostic testing for adult and pediatric populations, vestibular evaluations, central auditory processing evaluations

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Collyn P. Gallant, AuD

Collyn P. Gallant, AuD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Audiologist
Department(s): Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5300
Fax #: 617-636-0583

Cochlear implants

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Jonathon S. Sillman, MD, FACS
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Jonathon S. Sillman, MD, FACS

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Neurotologist; Otolaryngologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Otolaryngology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8724
Fax #: 617-636-1479

Neurotology, hearing loss, balance disorders, facial nerve disorders, skull base tumors, ear infections, cochlear implants

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Joy P. Wilmouth, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS, Cert AVT

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Speech Language Pathologist; Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist
Department(s): Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5300
Fax #: 617-636-0583

Pediatrics, infants, hearing loss, cochlear implants, hearing aids, listening and spoken language

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Kathryn M. Tribulski, AuD

Kathryn M. Tribulski, AuD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Audiologist
Department(s): Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5300
Fax #: 617-636-0583

Pediatrics, implantable devices, diagnostics, electrodiagnostics, hearing aids

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Kathryn Y. Noonan, MD

Kathryn Y. Noonan, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Neurotologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Ear, Nose + Throat (ENT), Otolaryngology, Neurotology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8724
Fax #: 617-636-1479

Cochlear implants, otosclerosis, acoustic neuromas, hearing loss, tinnitus, cholesteatomas, chronic ear disease, and skull base tumors

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Susan M McDonald, MA, CCC-A

Susan M McDonald, MA, CCC-A

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Senior Audiologist
Department(s): Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5300
Fax #: 617-636-0583

Diagnostic audiology, implantable hearing devices

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