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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.

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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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Doctors + Care Team

Erik Brizzee, AuD

Erik Brizzee, AuD

Title(s): Audiologist
Department(s): Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5300
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Audiology, hearing loss

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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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