Sarah Sydlowski, AuD, PhD, MBA
Treatment & Services
- Assistive Listening Devices Evaluation and Fitting
- Audiologic Evaluation
- Auditory Brainstem Implants
- BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Appliance) Implants
- Bone-Anchored Implants
- Cochlear Implants
- Electrophysiologic Monitoring
- Hearing Aids
- Hearing Assistive Technology
- Hearing Implants
- Hearing Needs Assessment
- Single-Sided Deafness
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Hearing Loss
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
Graduate School - Gallaudet University
Washington, DC USA
Graduate School - Mayo Clinic Arizona
Scottsdale, AZ USA
Graduate School - University of Louisville
Louisville, KY USA
Undergraduate - University of Dayton
Dayton, OH USA
- Dangerous Decibels(R) Educator (2015)
American Academy of Audiology Board of Directors (2015-2018; 2020-present)
Ohio Academy of Audiology President (2017)
- Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology
- Specialization in Cochlear Implants
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology, Board Certified with Specialty Certification in Cochlear Implants
Awards & Honors
Health Sciences Educator Award nominee (2016)
Weatherhead School of Management EMBA Leadership Award (2020)
Board Certified in Audiology with Specialty Certification in Cochlear Implants (CISC)
Fellow, American Academy of Audiology (FAAA)
Certified Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CCC-A)
American Cochlear Implant Alliance
American Auditory Society
Ohio Academy of Audiology
Research & Publications
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As of 2/19/2021, Dr. Sydlowski has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Fiduciary Role. Dr. Sydlowski serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:
- American Academy of Audiology
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30 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
6 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021
I recommend the entire audiology dept to everyone. Dr. Sydlowski is one of the best clinicians I have ever seen. She is compassionate, kind, comforting, informative and knowledgeable.
Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021
The most wonderful part of this staff, is the cohesive and respectful way they work together. JP is always informed and up to date, Dr. Sydlowski is an excellent teacher and mentor for the externs. I recommend this group to anyone who suffers from hearing loss and it's effects on basic life experiences
Reviewed on May 26, 2021
I feel fortunate to have Dr. Sydlowski as my Audiologist
Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021
Dr Sarah is so caring and very concerned about me as a patient and friend. She is the Best of the Best. She takes time for me to issue my concerns and opinions; she gives me options and helps me to decide which is best for me in bettering my life.
Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021
Dr Sydlowski has been informative, caring, and knowledgeable. She has made my adjustment to the cochlear implant very easy.
Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020
In a nutshell, Dr. Sydlowski is the finest audiologist I've ever worked with. Over the past five years, she consistently has listed to my questions and concerns and addressed them. I seriously doubt there's anyone more knowledgeable about cochlear implants than her. She's a pro.
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