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Sarah Sydlowski, AuD, PhD

Sarah Sydlowski, AuD, PhD
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Title Associate Chief Improvement Officer
Department Head and Neck Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Administrator, Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
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Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Audiologic Evaluation
  • Audiology
  • Auditory Brainstem Implants
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Appliance (BAHA) Implants
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Electrophysiologic Monitoring
  • Hearing Aids
  • Hearing Assistive Technology
  • Hearing Implants
  • Hearing Test
  • Single-Sided Deafness
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Deafness
  • Hearing Loss
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About Sarah Sydlowski, AuD, PhD

Sarah Sydlowski, AuD, PhD, MBA completed her clinical doctorate at the University of Louisville, her externship at Mayo Clinic Arizona, and her PhD at Gallaudet University. Most recently, she completed her executive MBA at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University where she was the recipient of the EMBA Leadership Award.

Dr. Sydlowski is Audiology Director of the Hearing Implant Program at the Cleveland Clinic where her clinical and research interests focus on implantable hearing devices, optimization of practice efficiency while maintaining strong outcomes, and development of innovative clinical delivery models. Dr. Sydlowski is Board Certified in Audiology with Specialty Certification in Cochlear Implants. She has earned the Cleveland Clinic Distinguished Educator Certificate and is adjunct faculty at the University of Akron where she teaches the graduate Implantable Technologies course.

Dr. Sydlowski has been active in professional organizations, serving on the American Academy of Audiology Board of Directors as a member-at-large (2015-2018) and as President Elect (2020), as President of the Ohio Academy of Audiology (2017) and as a Trustee of the AAA Foundation (2019). She has served on a taskforce for the American Cochlear Implant Alliance related to expanding cochlear implant candidacy and is also Co-Chair of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance Program Committee.

Listen to Dr. Sydlowski on our Head and Neck Innovations podcast:

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Graduate School - Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

Graduate School - Mayo Clinic Arizona
Scottsdale, AZ

Graduate School - University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Undergraduate - University of Dayton
Dayton, OH

Additional Training

  • Dangerous Decibels(R) Educator (2015)

Professional Highlights

  • American Academy of Audiology Board of Directors (2015-2018; 2020-present)

    Ohio Academy of Audiology President (2017)


  • Audiology
  • Specialization in Cochlear Implants
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

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