Our physicians are fellowship-trained pediatric otolaryngologists that are able to offer comprehensive and compassionate care for children with ear and hearing disorders. Hearing loss and ear disorders in children can seriously interfere with language and speech development, impair communication and adversely affect school performance.

Experts in the Section of Pediatric Otolaryngology provide medical and surgical services for ear disorders and hearing loss in children that can reduce the impact on social and educational development. Whether your child has a cholesteatoma, chronic ear disease, or hearing loss requiring implants, our nationally recognized team will evaluate and offer the safest and most effective treatment or surgery. When a child is diagnosed with hearing loss, we work closely with our pediatric colleagues in audiology, speech therapy, and genetics to establish an accurate diagnosis of the cause and degree of hearing loss and then implement the steps necessary for addressing your child’s hearing impairment.

Our subspecialty clinics address pediatric hearing loss, hearing implants such as cochlear implants or bone anchored implants, and comprehensive pediatric audiology services.

Samantha Anne, MD
Samantha Anne, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Ear and Hearing Disorders; Associate Professor, Pediatric Otolaryngology
What We Treat

What We Treat

Surgeons are able to evaluate and manage a myriad of conditions that affect children’s ears including:



Hearing Implant Program (HIP)

Cleveland Clinic's Hearing Implant Program (HIP) is committed to providing high quality, team-centered, patient-focused hearing care for children with hearing loss.
The HIP team consists of specialists from a variety of disciplines — including audiology, otolaryngology, and speech-language pathology — who specialize in the assessment, treatment, and (re)habilitation of cochlear implant and bone-anchored hearing implant recipients. The HIP team is dedicated to the long-term support of our implant recipients: from candidacy evaluation through surgery, initial device fitting and programming, (re)habilitation, and long-term management. In addition to offering comprehensive clinical services, the HIP team members are also involved in various areas of implant research.

The HIP team works closely with patients and their families to guide them toward the best course of treatment based on their personal and family goals. We look forward to answering your questions to determine if your child is a candidate for a hearing implant(s).

Pediatric Hearing Management Team (PHMT)

The Pediatric Hearing Management Team (PHMT) helps to ensure children who have been diagnosed with hearing loss receive comprehensive care. Children from birth through age 21 with the following diagnoses are referred to the PHMT for management:

  • Congenital hearing loss.
  • Unilateral or bilateral sensorineural hearing loss.
  • Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD).
  • Conductive hearing loss caused by aural atresia, microtia, and/or ossicular abnormalities.
  • Hearing loss caused by anatomical differences or anomalies.

Our team will discuss each child’s case and determine the best management plan for them. Families may receive correspondence from our team outlining recommendations for additional testing or treatment options.



After you call to arrange an initial appointment with our team, one of our providers will reach out to you to perform a pre-visit intake.

Please make arrangements to have copies of prior imaging, imaging reports, operative notes, laboratory studies, pathology reports, audiograms, and consult notes available that you would like us to review prior to your appointment.

Cochlear Implant or Bone Anchored Implant Evaluations Appointments

  • Phone: 216.444.0354

Communication Evaluation Appointments with Dr. Don Goldberg

  • Phone: 216.445.5669, option 4

Pediatric Audiology Appointments

  • Phone: 216.444.8500

Pediatric Otolaryngology Appointments

Specialty Programs Contact Information

  • Pediatric Multidisciplinary Hearing Center (PMHC)
    Phone: 216.445.0075, option 4




Your generous support for Pediatric Otolaryngology will help fund the future care of children via:

  • Pediatric Otolaryngology Specialty Program Support
  • Research Projects
  • Resident Education and Educational Travel Grants for Trainees

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