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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

Carrie Lichtenstein, AuD, CCC-A

Carrie Lichtenstein, AuD, CCC-A

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have high quality care.

Quality + Safety

A world-class teaching hospital shouldn’t make you feel small.  At Tufts Medical Center the patient is at the center of everything that we do.  This means we’re committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe, friendly environment.

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200 Years of Caring for the Community

Tufts Medical Center has been taking care of Boston and the surrounding community for more than 200 years.

Read about our enduring history