Ear & Hearing


To end human suffering from diseases of the ear and lateral skull base.

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To provide personalized, compassionate, and state-of-the-art care that generates outstanding clinical outcomes and high patient satisfaction.

With the most experienced otologist/neurotologist in Southern Arizona, two full-time audiologists, personalized clinical coordination, comprehensive hearing and vestibular (balance) testing, state-of-the-art implantable hearing devices program, and complete infrastructure for clinical research, Ear & Hearing at the Center for Neurosciences provides unmatched care in Southern Arizona for all disorders of the ear and lateral skull base.

As the medical and surgical foundation for Ear & Hearing at the Center for Neurosciences, the Otology, Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery program offers complete diagnostic care, treatment, and rehabilitation of complex ear diseases. Headed by Dr. Abraham Jacob, fellowship-trained and board-certified in Otology/Neurotology, specific expertise is now available for treatment of skull base tumors (vestibular schwannomas/acoustic neuromas as well as posterior cranial fossa meningiomas), facial nerve disorders, primary/revision middle ear and mastoid surgery as well as implantable hearing technologies (cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing aids, and implantable hearing aids).

Audiology, in close partnership with Otology/Neurotology, offers complete hearing health solutions within Ear & Hearing at the Center for Neurosciences. Mary Rose Goldstein, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA, a highly qualified audiologist with specific expertise in medical audiology, leads the audiology program alongside her colleagues, Alissa Knickerbocker, AuD, CCC-A, FAAA and Margaret Fries, AuD, FAAA providing diagnostic hearing evaluations, tinnitus evaluations, electrophysiologic testing, vestibular evaluations, hearing aid fittings, bone anchored hearing devices, and cochlear implant services for all ages.

Our audiologists strive to provide you with accurate information regarding your hearing status, promote understanding of your hearing and communication needs, increase your knowledge of evidence-based management and/or treatment options and introduce you to the hearing health tools and resources that can maximize your quality of life.