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Smell, Hearing & Communication Disorders Center

Delivering hope through compassionate and innovative care.

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Smell, hearing and communications disorders, which tend to affect voice and facial function, are multifaceted, meaning they can arise from many different causes. That is why our multidisciplinary team of experts at the Smell, Hearing & Communication Disorders Center work together to provide patients with the extensive evaluations and personalized treatment plans needed to best manage and treat these conditions.



We Are Committed To Advancing Medical Options.

The best medical programs in the world are part of leading-edge research aimed at improving public health and developing new medical treatments. As the Region’s only adult academic medical center, we house vibrant research programs that include ongoing clinical trials, actively initiating studies to bring new therapies and diagnostic tests to patients in Greater Cincinnati and around the world.

We Actively Seek Medical Discoveries.

Nationally and internationally recognized for its research efforts, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and UC Health has a long and distinguished history of medical discoveries. Our premier surgeon-scientists and postdoctoral researchers pursue innovative and exciting research, focused on applying their discoveries directly to the bedside to advance patient care.



Our Teams Build Strong Collaborative Partnerships With Referring Providers.

We are committed to providing optimal care to your patient and open communication with you. As a referring physician, we understand that you need to be kept informed on your patient’s progress. That’s why we set up a toolbox to share detailed information about your patient’s health with you.

To refer a patient, call 513-475-UCMD (8263)

Conditions We Treat

We offer compassion and expertise to patients who suffer from disorders of the senses.

  • Anosmia
  • Balance Disorders
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • COVID-19 Related Smell Loss
  • Dizziness
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarseness
  • Hyposmia
  • Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis
  • Laryngitis
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Parosmia
  • Sensorineural Hearing Loss
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Tinnitus
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Cancer
  • Vocal Cord Granuloma
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

Leading-Edge Treatments

Your health deserves both world-renowned experts and the support system you can only find at home in Cincinnati. With UC Health, you’ll find both.

Advanced Diagnostics & Treatments

Auditory Brainstem Impants
Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
Barium Swallow
Cochlear Implants
Cricotracheal Resections (CTR)
Dietary Therapy
Direct Swallowing Therapy
Electrical Stimulation
Electrocochleography (ECoG)
Electromyography (EMG)
Electroneurography (ENoG)
Facial Rehabilitation
Epley Canalith Maneuver
Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
Hearing tests
Hearing Loss Rehabilitation
Hearing Aids
Individualized Home Practice Programs
Laboratory Testing
Laryngeal Electromyography (LEMG)
Laryngeal Sensory Testing
Maximal Stimulation Test (MST)
Microlaryngoscopy, Bronchoscopy (MLB)
Microvascular Decompression (MVD)
Nerve Excitability Test (NET)
Neuromuscular Retraining and Oral-Motor Techniques
Percutaneous Balloon Compression
Percutaneous Glycerol Rhizolysis
Percutaneous Stereotactic Radiofrequency Rhizotomy (PSR)
Platform Posturography
Professional and Occupational Voice Users
Rigid Transoral Laryngoscopy
Rotary Computerized Chair Vestibular Testing
Serial Balloon Dilations
Speech Therapy
Tracheal Resections (TR)
Transnasal Esophagoscopy
Vestibular Rehabilitation
Voice Evaluation


We offer hope through compassionate care and innovative treatments backed by research.

Our physicians are committed to your care and treatment. Our team of board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians gives you the confidence of knowing you will receive trusted care.

Patients from 28 states
#1 referral center in the region
4 convenient locations in Greater Cincinnati
Only center in the Midwest performing auditory brainstem implantation


Cross-Disciplinary Expertise, from Assessment to Recovery


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At UC Health, we lead the region in scientific discoveries and embrace a spirit of purpose – offering our patients and their families something beyond everyday healthcare. At UC Health, we offer hope.

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