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


Audiology

The Department of Audiology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston offers comprehensive care to patients with speech, hearing and language issues.
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Overview

The Department of Audiology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston offers comprehensive care to patients with speech, hearing and language issues.
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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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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

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Kathryn Manfield, MSW, LICSW

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Clinical Social Worker
Department(s): Audiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5300
Fax #: 617-636-0583

Family support, parent support, parent-child relationships, psychosocial assessment/intervention, counseling, infant mental health, early intervention

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Alison Schlothauer, AuD, CCC-A

Alison Schlothauer, AuD, CCC-A

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Audiologist; Adult Amplification Program Director; Audiology Director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implant program
Department(s): Audiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5300
Fax #: 617-636-0583

Adults and pediatrics, diagnostics, cochlear implants, hearing aids, bone-anchored devices, electrophysiology

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Collyn P. Gallant, AuD, CCC-A

Collyn P. Gallant, AuD, CCC-A

Accepting New Patients

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

Adults, diagnostics, cochlear implants, vestibular assessments

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Cynthia L Hanifin, MS, CCC-A

Cynthia L Hanifin, MS, CCC-A

Accepting New Patients

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

Adults, diagnostics, vestibular assessments, central auditory processing evaluations

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Jennifer Springmier, AuD, CCC-A

Jennifer Springmier, AuD, CCC-A

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Clinical Audiologist
Department(s): Audiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5300
Fax #: 617-636-0583

Adults and Pediatrics, diagnostics, hearing aids, assistive listening devices

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

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

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 Y. Noonan, MD

Kathryn Y. Noonan, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Neurotologist; Associate Program Director, Otolaryngology Residency Program; 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): Audiology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5300
Fax #: 617-636-0583

Adult diagnostics, implantable hearing devices

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