Neurotology is a subspecialty that combines otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat or ENT) and neurology. The focus is on treatment and surgery for neurological diseases of the ear and skull base, including hearing and balance disorders and conditions affecting the ear, auditory nerves, and related neural pathways in the brain.
Managing neurotological disorders requires a team approach including a neurologist and an ENT specialist. Depending on the condition being treated, other specialists, such as a psychiatrist physiotherapist, may also be involved. Eisenhower Neurotologists perform surgeries, such as the cochlear implant, to improve hearing and to remove cancers involving the bone around the ear.