The mission of Cleveland Clinic's Head & Neck Institute Section of Audiology is to be a national leader in the provision of collaborative, patient-centered, and comprehensive hearing healthcare for individuals of all ages, exemplified by excellence in patient outcomes, education, research, and service.
We are one of the largest audiology programs in the country today, with over 20 clinical and research audiologists located at either Cleveland Clinic's main campus (including our Hearing Implant Program) or one of the Family Health Centers throughout Northeast Ohio (Beachwood, Independence, Strongsville, Twinsburg and Westlake). Each audiologist is part of the hearing health care team at Cleveland Clinic, working closely with our physician partners in otolaryngology in the Head & Neck Institute and other professional colleagues in a variety of specialty areas including pediatrics, geriatrics, neurology, psychology, dentistry, speech language pathology, plastic/reconstructive surgery and oncology to treat hearing disorders.
Our goals in the Section of Audiology are three-fold. First, to provide state-of-the-art audiologic assessment and rehabilitative clinical services for patients of all ages with hearing loss using evidence-based practices with quantifiable quality outcomes. Second, to offer educational opportunities by serving as clinical preceptors for Doctor of Audiology (AuD) students and otolaryngology residents and by providing continuing education experiences for our staff and other professionals working in the community. Third, to maintain an active research program through the Audiology Research Laboratory (ARL) by focusing on clinical investigations in the areas sensorineural hearing loss, tinnitus outcomes measurement, hearing aid signal processing and auditory electrophysiology.
Most importantly, our audiologists are dedicated to helping people with hearing loss improve their quality-of-life while dealing with the disorder. We understand that untreated hearing loss can interfere with relationships involving family members, friends and business associates. In turn, reduced communication function may cause feelings of frustration, isolation and withdrawal and even depression. By providing our hearing loss patients and family members with the most appropriate audiologic treatment plan, we continue to help each person overcome the consequences and achieve his or her individual communication goals.
Craig W. Newman, PhD
Section Head, Audiology
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